At the beginning of each semester during orientation, new students meet with their faculty advisers to plan for and get approval for courses, and to preregister for the upcoming semester. When you meet with your advisor, you should bring a current transcript or academic journey report, and the course registration sheet.

Continuing students preregister during the previous semester, just prior to the regular university course registration period. After preregistration, all LIS students must register during the University registration period. Some courses have limited enrollment. Please make an appointment to meet with your advisor as soon as the announcement is sent since course scheduling is complex. Some courses may become filled. Other courses may have to be cancelled if they don’t attract a sufficient number of students.

A full-time course load is 8 credits (including two or more graduate courses) and students may take no more than 15 credits a semester unless they obtain special approval from the dean of the Graduate Division. Course change and withdrawal procedures are described in the General and Graduate Information Catalog, as are requirements for continuous enrollment and regulations regarding leaves of absence.

In order to provide more opportunities for students to complete their programs, and to accommodate practicing librarians who wish to update their skills, some classes are also offered through the University’s Outreach College. Courses offered as part of the Outreach College contain exactly the same content but a separate registration procedure is followed.

All courses are graded A+ to F, except LIS 690 Library Internship Program and LIS 696 Practicum in Librarianship, graded as Credit/No Credit; and LIS 700 Thesis Research, in which the grade of S (satisfactory) is given upon acceptance of the thesis.

Eligibility for continued registration and for graduation requires a 3.0 grade-point average. If grades fall below this minimum, a student is placed on academic probation for the succeeding semester. During this time, the student must attain the minimum grade-point ratio to continue in the program. An application for diploma must be filed at the beginning of the semester in which the student expects to complete degree requirements.

For more registration information visit MyUH Online Services.