A registered student is one who has enrolled in courses for a given semester; has met all requirements to receive financial aid or direct payment of tuition expenses; paid the College's institutional fees and submitted a completed student insurance form in the relevant semester. Students must register on the days indicated in the academic calendar. A student may not register for a course unless all requirements, academic (e.g. prerequisites) and otherwise, have been satisfied.
Full-Time Students: A full-time student is defined as one who takes a course load of between twelve (12) and eighteen (18) credits per semester.
Part-Time Students: A part-time student is defined as one who takes a course load of between three (3) and nine (9) credits per semester.
NB: No student will be allowed to attend a course for which he or she has not registered.
Step 1 - Academic Advisement: The first step in the registration process is academic advisement. Before proceeding to register for courses, students must consult with an academic advisor to establish academic goals, review academic progress, and determine an appropriate course workload for the semester, based on their grade point average and general assessment of their academic progress.
Step 2 - Register for Courses: Students must then register for their chosen courses in the Registration Office.
Step 3 - Payment of Fees: Students must pay institutional and tuition fees for each semester in which they are enrolled. Payment can be made at the Business Office on the Main Campus or at any branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank using a bank deposit slip obtained from the Business Office. Upon clearance of the student's financial obligations to the college, each new student will receive a student identification card. This card is validated at each registration session with a semester-specific validation sticker. Students are required to display their validated ID cards at all times while on the College's premises or at affiliated institutions. Students must present a valid identification card to borrow books from the library and to use any of the College's facilities. Student ID cards must also be presented at examination sessions.
Late Registration comes into effect on the first day of class of each semester. Students are required to pay an additional late registration fee when registering during the late registration period.
Withdrawals from the College:
In order to officially withdraw from the College, a student must complete Cherub College's Withdrawal Form and return his/her ID Card to the Office of the Registrar. Students who withdraw from a programme are normally allowed to apply for re-admission and submit an application to the Admissions Office at a later date should they so choose.
Withdrawals from a Course:
A student may withdraw from any course without academic penalty provided that this is done by the withdrawal deadline indicated in the academic calendar. In order to withdraw from a course, a student must complete the Course Withdrawal Form, seek the approval of the department chair and submit the signed form to the Office of the Registrar, by the deadline date. Students who withdraw from a course by the stipulated deadline date will receive a grade of "W". "W" grades are not calculated in a student's Grade Point Average (GPA). Students who audit courses are not evaluated and do not receive a grade.
Leave of Absence:
Students may apply for leave of absence from a programme for medical, personal, or financial reasons using the Leave of Absence Form. Leave of Absence forms must be approved by the relevant department chair and submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to the semester in which the student intends to be on leave. Such leave shall not exceed three consecutive semesters or one academic year.