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Registration: General Notes

  • Co-op information: If you are planning on a three or six month co-op, notify the College of Engineering Career Center, 114 Marston Hall, to place you on the co-op status with the university. This will retain your full-time student status, registration information will be sent to you directly, and your loans and financial aid will be deferred. This will provide a seamless re-entry back to the university upon return from your co-op. Failure to do this will result in having to re-apply to the university. See Cheryl Brooks in Marston 114 on questions about three or six month co-ops.
  • Graduation requirements: Students must achieve an overall 2.0 cumulative average in university requirements and an overall 2.0 cumulative average in the major to be cleared for graduation. Seniors must meet with their advisors or the Chief Undergraduate Advisor in their departments for graduation clearance after registration ends.
  • Pass/Fail: Engineering, Math, Science, and General Education courses cannot be taken Pass/Fail if they are to be used to fulfill university and major requirements. If you have taken a course Pass/Fail, come to the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston, for a "Revoke Pass/Fail" form to change the course to a grade.
  • Summer or winter courses: Prior Approval must be obtained from the college or university before students take courses at another college/university. Students will need a course description and syllabus and have it reviewed by their department's Chief Undergraduate Advisor, if it is a major requirement. Greg W. Brown in the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston Hall, will approve all Physics, Math, and Chemistry courses. General Education courses are approved by the Registrar’s Office, 213 Whitmore Administration Building. A Prior Approval Form can be obtained in the Office of Student Affairs, 126 Marston Hall or in the Registrar's Office.  Grades for courses taken outside UMass Amherst do not count in your cumulative GPA.
  • Courses taken during winter or summer through UMass Amherst Continuing Education do not need prior approval and the grades count in your cumulative GPA.