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Once admitted to QU, the student must select and register in courses that constitute the requirements towards the degree he/she is pursuing. Registration for classes takes place prior to the beginning of every semester. The student is assisted by his/her assigned advisor to ensure that he/she has registered for the appropriate courses for each semester. Students requiring academic advisement must check with their advisors before registering. The following information identifies the steps and requirements necessary for a successful course registration process.

Methods of Registration

Students register for courses at QU online through their myQU portal after first meeting and consulting with their academic advisor. In order to access the myQU, new students must use their username and password information that was provided to them in their admission letter.

Once the student has successfully registered for the semester, the student can view his/her schedule of courses, classroom locations, meeting times, faculty assignments for all registered courses.

Students experiencing difficulty accessing their myQU portal should contact the ITS Help Desk by e-mail at

Important Registration Information

Each student is responsible for his/her own registration. Students are only officially registered in a course when the course appears on the student’s schedule in his/her myQU account.

It is sometimes necessary for an academic department or college to make changes to its class schedule such as changing class time, location, and instructor, merging of sections, or even canceling the course. Departments will make every effort to announce such changes; however, it is the student’s responsibility to follow up his/her registration status according to such changes. The first week of classes in the semester is allotted for this purpose. Changes to a student’s registration are not permitted beyond the last date for the drop and add period.

A student is allowed to pre-register for a course whose prerequisite(s) he/she has not yet completed, on the assumption that he/she will pass the prerequisite course(s) during the semester in which the pre-registration takes place. If the student fails in any pre-requisite course(s), the Registration Department will drop, without notification, all the courses pre-registered by the student. Consequently, the student is responsible for checking his/her final grades to make sure that he/she has successfully completed the prerequisite(s) and that he/she is successfully registered for the courses selected for the following semester. If a student is not allowed to register for a course it is because of his/her failing or dropping a prerequisite course, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her course load does not fall below the minimum number of credit hours allowed.

Dates for pre-registration and registration are determined by the University and stated in each year’s academic calendar. This information is also published widely for the University community and updated regularly on the University’s web site.

Academic Load

The minimum and maximum number of credit hours allowed per semester is as follows:

 Semester  Academic Standing
 Type of Study  Academic Load
(credit hour) 
 Min  Max
 Fall and Spring  Good Standing
(2,00 and above)
 Full Time  12  18
 Part Time  1  11
 Academic probation
(less than 2,00)
 Full Time  8  12
 Part Time  1  9
Summer  Good Standing
(2,00 and above)

Full Time
Part Time

 2  9
 Academic probation
(less than 2,00)

Full Time
Part Time

 1  6

 A new student at the University will be allowed to register for the maximum number of credit hours allowed by his/her program and for a student who achieves a cumulative 3.50 GPA based on 15 credit hours or more, he/she will be allowed to increase his/her load by 1-3 credit hours. A student expected to graduate by the end of a given semester may register, in that semester, for fewer than the minimum number of credit hours stipulated in the course loads shown above.