Enrollment process and procedures
Enrollment procedures differ between colleges on the University of Tulsa campus so if you have friends in another college, they may have to complete different materials in order to register for classes and may be subject to different degree requirements.
As an Engineering and Natural Sciences student, new students will work directly with either Sharon, Lindsey, or Amy to enroll for classes and continuing TU students will receive detailed information about each enrollment period via email and posted throughout the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences shortly before registration.
***Your first stop for any enrollment questions should begin with the Advising office.
NEW Students (including transfer students)
You will be contacted by an advisor (Amy, Lindsey or Sharon) or you can make an appointment to meet with either Lindsey, Amy or Sharon for your initial enrollment. Registration for your first semester is completed directly through the Advising office. This appointment takes less than 30 minutes and can be done in person, on the phone or through email correspondence depending on the student’s preference for enrollment method. If a student may have AP, IB or college credits, we will need to know this during your enrollment appointment. For transfer students, we will complete a transfer evaluation of your previous coursework PRIOR to your enrollment appointment so we can make sure all of your transferable credits are counted towards your intended TU major.
Enrollment for the next semester occurs near the 10th week of each semester.
- Students can pick up their enrollment card packet approximately two weeks before the registration period begins and will be notified of its availability via email and postings throughout Keplinger Hall. This packet will contain a preprinted enrollment card, an instruction sheet with details on options for enrollment and a copy of the student’s current balance sheet(s). We utilize the balance sheet as a worksheet so if something is missing or out of place, you can make the changes so you can make appropriate decisions about your enrollment with you faculty advisor.
- Your registration date is based on your class standing and is calculated using COMPLETED credits only and for freshmen and sophomores the last 2 digits of the student ID number (this schedule is subject to change so check your email and postings throughout Keplinger Hall for current semester information):
| Class standing || Registration day ||Completed credits needed |
|| Day One
|| 90 or more |
|| Day Two
|| 60 to 89 |
|| Day Three and Four
|| 30 to 59 |
|| Day Five and Six
|| 1 to 29 |
| New students (including transfers)
|| By appointment
|| Not applicable |
- Students must clear any holds placed on your enrollment. Holds are listed on the enrollment card and must be cleared in the office placing the hold (i.e. Business Office, Admissions, International Student Services) before will be able to enroll. Ask us if you need to know where to go to get a particular hold cleared. A few holds may not be able to be removed (ex. Academic/Dean’s office) and will prevent students with these holds from registering online - we empathize with your situation, but if your hold cannot be removed, you'll have to register in the Advising office on or after your appropriate day.
- Once a student has their enrollment card, he/she should meet with their faculty advisor. Enrollment cards must be signed by the student’s faculty advisor before enrollment may occur. The faculty advisor’s name is listed on the enrollment card. We can supply contact information if you are unsure where to find your faculty advisor.
- If you wish to enroll online, you must bring your completed enrollment card to the Advising office BEFORE your enrollment date. We will keep the original and make you a copy. If you run into problems registering online, you MUST BRING THIS COPY BACK when stop by to fix the problems as we will not be able to find your original card during the peak of registration. Students are responsible for making sure they get enrolled – bringing in a completed enrollment card only means we open online enrollment, we will only enroll you in classes if it is your enrollment day and you tell us you’d like to be enrolled while you wait. If a student wants the Advising office to enroll them, they just need to bring their completed card on or after their enrollment date and we will enroll you and you’ll leave the office with a printout of your schedule.
NOTE: If the section of a course closes before your registration occurs, you may choose another section. If you decide to take another course than what your advisor approved on your enrollment card, you will need to complete a drop/add form to add or drop that course. The only exception to this rule is if the block course you wish to take has closed, you may choose another block course if your advisor had approved a block course on your enrollment card.
Please stop by the Advising office or check with your Faculty Advisor if you have questions regarding enrollment.
Dropping and adding classes after initial enrollment
Students may add classes through the end of the second week of classes for any given semester.
Students may drop classes through the end of the third week of the semester without the course showing on the student’s transcript. After the third week and before the end of the 12th week, it is considered a withdrawal and this will show on the student’s transcript as a W. A W does not count in the student’s GPA, but does show they did not complete the course.
ALL schedule changes require the completion of a pink drop/add form available in the Advising office and approval of the student’s faculty advisor. It may also require the signature of the instructor for the course being added or dropped. Please ask if you need to know whom needs to sign your drop/add. Please make sure they are filled out completely before bringing them to the Advising office for processing.
Late enrollments (initial enrollment for a given semester) are accepted through the end of the first week of classes. After this date, a petition completed through the Advising office must be approved to enroll.