Registrar�s Office Glossary
- a unique six-digit code that undergraduates use to unlock the registration
screen for a particular term in webCentral. Students get alternate PINs from their advisors during registration week. The alternate PIN system exists to ensure that students have a working relationship with their advisors. Therefore, students are assigned a new alternate PIN for every quarter.
- stands for Academic Progress Report. The APR is a summary of an
undergraduate student�s progress at DU toward finishing their degree program. The APR is available for viewing in MyWeb. An APR is for a students� own viewing, intended as a guideline to give students a general idea of their progress. It is not an official record of their academic progress.
- the name of DU�s university-wide database software. All university processes
happen in Banner. MyWeb is the web-based representation of Banner; changes made in MyWeb update Banner, and vice-versa.
- a registration arrangement that allows a graduate student to keep
his or her full-time status while involved in research, writing his or her thesis or dissertation, or both, and has finished all coursework. Continuous Enrollment registers a student for eight credit hours for a quarter. Graduate students apply for Continuous Enrollment in the Office of Graduate Studies, and renew it every Autumn Quarter, but must register for it each quarter. A student cannot be registered for Continuous Enrollment and taught courses simultaneously.
- stands for Course Reference Number. It is a four-digit code that is unique to every
course section. CRNs are reassigned each quarter; therefore BUS 1400 section 1 in Autumn Quarter will have a different CRN than BUS 1400 section 1 in Winter Quarter.
- refers to the cost of tuition for students in programs eligible for the "flat-rate" and registered for 12 to 18 credit hours;
students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours are billed for the equivalent of 12 credit hours. Not all degree programs participate in the flat-rate tuition scheme, however, such as Daniels College of Business graduate programs and the College of Law.
- an opportunity for students requiring credit for thesis or
dissertation research, or other individual research in a subject, outside of normal
coursework. Registration for independent study requires a completed and approved Independent Study/Research Form.
- an opportunity for a capable student to pursue special work under
individual supervision in areas not covered by class offerings. Independent study cannot be taken instead of, or to modify a regular course offered by a department. Registration for independent study requires a completed and approved Independent Study/Research Form.
Leave of Absence:
- the term for when an undergraduate takes time off from his or her studies. It
could be considered a �temporary withdrawal.� The procedure for stopping out is begun in The Center and completed in the Office of the Registrar.
- the online doorway into the university�s database. It allows students to access
their academic and financial information, update their personal information, and register for classes. Instructors use MyWeb to manage their courses and submit grades. Employers and employees use MyWeb to manage wages and tax information. Alumni can also log in to MyWeb to view their academic history, print unofficial transcripts, and request official transcripts. MyWeb is at https://myweb.du.edu. To log in, the user must know his or her ID number and passcode.
- when a student is registered for more than 19 credit hours (undergraduate) or
18 credit hours (graduate) in a term. An undergraduate can register him or herself for up to 19 credit hours, but in order to register for more, a student must obtain overload approval from an academic advisor. To take more than 18 credit hours, a graduate student must obtain approval from an advisor in their academic department. Taking more than 18 (graduate) or 19 (undergraduate) credit hours requires approval to ensure the student is capable of handling the additional coursework, as well as able to pay the additional tuition fees.
- the six-digit code used to log in to MyWeb, WebCentral, DU Email, and
- approval given for a particular restriction for online course registration,
such as closed course, prerequisite, and class restriction errors. Instructors can give students permit overrides in MyWeb, which will then allow a student to register for a course online without encountering the restriction the instructor has overridden.
- the online customizable element of the DU network. Here, a student,
faculty, or staff member can access MyWeb, calendars, weather, groups, course
schedules, DU news, email, and so on.
- the term for when a student no longer wishes to be enrolled and stop
pursuing a degree with the university. Undergraduates begin the procedure to withdraw in The Center and in the Office of the Registrar; graduate students begin this process in the Office of the Registrar.
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