Student Success

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT FOR COURSE REGISTRATION

Academic advisement for registration at Morehouse College is designed to assist students in enrolling in appropriate courses and in attempting ample credit hours for timely graduation. Advisement conversations are based upon the student’s Academic Plan for a course of study in a major sequence and in the core curriculum. Advisors review the student’s progress and discuss course options. However, a key tenet of academic advising is that the student is responsible for his own decisions and his efforts to meet the goals of his academic plan.

New Students Course Scheduling and Registration

New students will be contacted (via email) by an enrollment representative to schedule courses for their first semester. The email will include instructions for completing components that initiate the schedule creation process (i.e. Course Scheduling Advisement Form, foreign language placement exam, etc.)  Once these components are completed, the enrollment representative will work with the incoming student to create their first semester schedule. This schedule will be created based on the major selected on his application, placement information from standardized tests, and (if applicable) Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, high school dual enrollment and/or college transfer credits.  If no major is selected on the application, a general schedule will be created based on core curriculum requirements only. Required course materials will be provided to students who register for 100 level courses as part of their tuition and fees. Students who will enter Morehouse in Fall 2017 may click here for additional information. 

Academic Advising Week for Currently Enrolled Students (AAW)

The College typically designates the first week of November and the first week of April as Academic Advising Week (AAW) for currently enrolled students.  During this time, students get academic advisement for registration for the upcoming semester. Academic advisement for registration for the Spring semester and J-Mester session takes place in November, and academic advisement for registration for the Summer session and Fall Semester takes place April. A Course Registration Advisement Form has been developed for department use, but some departments may have a customized form. Once academic advisement is completed, students receive a copy of the  advisement form with course recommendations and approvals and can register for their courses.

Advisement for Students Who Have Declared a Major

During Academic Advising Week, students who have declared a major are required to follow the process established by the department of their intended major to select courses for the next semester. We recommend students take action prior to AAW to ensure they are prepared for advisement and thus, are able to register for their classes when the registration period begins. They may be required to meet individually or as a group with their assigned faculty advisor or to meet as a group of majors in the Department. Notwithstanding, if a student is unsure of his faculty advisor assignment and/or the departmental advisement process, he should contact his department chair. Students continue to be advised for registration in their major department until graduation.

Advisement for Undeclared Students or Changing Majors

The week before Academic Advising Week, students who have not declared a major will receive an email from Ms. Jacquelynn Davis, The Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support urging them to meet with her to: 1) declare a major, and thus enable them to be assigned a faculty advisor, or 2) schedule an appointment with her to discuss course selection. Students who are considering changing majors should contact Ms. Jacquelynn Davis prior to AAW for assistance.

Advisement and Audits for Student-Athletes

The schedule of Student-Athletes must be audited by the Athletic Advisement and Academic Skills Enhancement Specialist. Rather than use the Course Advisement Registration form, student-athletes should download the Course Registration Advisement Audit Form and take it to their advisement appointment with their faculty advisor. Request that the advisor:

  1. completes Section II (including alternate courses) and
  2. initials the two statements at the bottom of the form, signs, and dates.

Submit the completed form to Kevin D. Chapman, Jr. in the Douglass Academic Resource Center for final audit.

Mr. Chapman has imposed an academic advisement deadline AND a course registration deadline. Student-athletes must schedule an appointment for course registration advisement with their faculty advisor no later than 7 days prior to the start of Academic Advising Week. Additionally, student-athletes must register for their courses within 7 days of the official start of the Registration Period. Students must register for the exact courses captured on their Course Registration Audit Form and courses required by the College such as Crown Forum.

Advisement Through Videoconferencing 

Your advisor may prefer to use or agree to use videoconferencing software such as Zoom, Skype, or Go-to-Meeting, etc. to conduct your advising session rather than request a face-to-face advising session. You may be required to show your Morehouse ID or another form of identification.

Authorization for Advisement Through Morehouse Email

By completing an online registration form, continuing students can seek approval for courses for the following semester via email. As a result, they are granting their academic advisor permission to provide advisement via email, to access their academic records and to discuss their academic performance via email.

The academic advisor will respond by either approving the courses or asking for additional information, including a request for an in person meeting to remove the advisement hold and clear the student for registration. Again, each Department sets the rules of engagement for academic advising, and thus advisement through Morehouse email may not be an option in your major or by your assigned advisor. 

A separate form is required for each semester.

You must communicate through your morehouse.edu email account. We will not provide advisement to students using other email services.

Addressing Advising Inconsistencies with the College Catalog and Student Handbook

The College Catalog is the designated resource for clarification on major and core curriculum requirements for graduation. Unless you are directly instructed by your  academic advisor or a Department Chair to not follow what is found in the Course Catalog or General Education Handbook (as evidenced by instructions on your Course Registration Advisement form) you are bound by the requirements in the College Catalog. When further clarity is needed, the student should contact his Department Chair or the Office of Student Success prior to registering for courses. For example, a student who isn't advised to register for Crown Forum is required to register for it because the Crown Forum requirement is outlined in the Handbook. However, if the student can show that he was told to NOT register for Crown Forum or its associated seminars/assemblies, he should discuss this advice with his Department Chair or the Crown Forum Staff prior to registering for courses. 

To aid academic advisors in the course registration advisement process, newsletters are distributed electronically monthly during the academic year to advisors and department chairs across campus. Advisors Sharing Knowledge (ASK) includes advising tips, advising resources, campus services, dates to remember, and other information specific to advising at Morehouse.  If faculty and/or staff are not receiving the newsletter via e-mail and would like to receive this information, please contact Jacquelynn Davis. Copies can also be found here. Suggestions of topics for future newsletters are welcome.
 
Registration Process

The department designee will remove the Academic Advisement Hold that is placed on each student’s account just prior to the beginning of the Registration period.

Registration (completed via TigerNet) begins the Monday after Academic Advising Week. We strongly encourage students to register ONLY for the courses that have been approved by their academic advisor and courses required by the College such as Crown Forum.

Cross-Registration is only allowed during a designated period and those dates are communicated by the Office of Records and Registration. All pertinent advisement and registration dates can be found on the Academic Calendar. 

Students who need help with the registration process can see Student Services for assistance.

Steps

Step 1: Check advising, registration and cross registration dates.

Step 2: Get advised before or during Advising Week. Keep a copy of your approved Course Registration Advisement Form. This form will be used by staff to remove holds.

Step 3: Use your Course Registration Advisement Form to register for classes in TigerNet. Click here for steps and possible errors you might incur. If all sections for courses for which you have been approved are full, ask the instructor for an override or get advised again for replacement courses.

Step 4: Confirm your registration by paying tuition and fees associated with each course. Nonpayment for courses cancels your registration and removes you from all courses. Pay by the deadline to avoid the purge.

Step 5: Get technical help if necessary.

Step 6:  Register again if you are purged. When the classes you were in/all other sections are no longer available, you must be advised again to identify  replacement courses.

Attending Class

A student who is not officially registered for a course may not attend the course unless he/she obtains written or electronic consent of the appropriate department chair/program director or professor.

Students are held accountable for absences incurred and are responsible for the material that was missed prior to enrolling in a course. Students adding classes after they begin should meet with course instructors to get assignments and make up the work.