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Course registration is usually handled administratively by each college dean’s office. The nature of the lock-step curriculum reduces substantially the need for the student personally to select courses.

Registration, schedules, and fees due are viewable via Life at MUSC at least six weeks before the semester begins. During a period before classes begin, students may make course changes via their college of enrollment. However, all students are encouraged to pay fees early online in order to save time and avoid inconvenience to their personal schedules.

Students may not be enrolled in more than one program at any given time except for dual degree programs or by special approval of the dean(s) and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The drop/add period extends through the first 14 calendar days of each semester (seven days in Summer). For courses of less duration than the length of the full semester, the drop period shall be up to 15% of the length of that course as measured in clock hours. Course change forms (available from dean’s offices and from Enrollment Management office or online) must be appropriately signed and returned to Enrollment Management. Courses dropped during this period do not appear on the academic record.

Cross Registration
The Medical University cooperates with other local post-secondary publicly supported institutions to allow full-time students to enroll in a course at a comparable level usually at no extra charge at institutions listed below provided that the course is not offered concurrently at the Medical University and the student possesses the qualifications stipulated by the course description and the institution. These institutions are Charleston Southern University, the College of Charleston, the University of Charleston and Trident Technical College. To enroll in a course, the student must have the approval of his/her advisor and the academic deans of both institutions. Enrollment at Charleston Southern University will incur additional tuition charges. All grades earned at the host campus will be automatically posted to the home campus record and, if appropriate, will be computed in the grade average. More information on cross registration is available in the Office of Enrollment Management.

Last Published with Edits:August 11, 2016 4:19 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: August 2016

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