Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 APU Catalog 
2019-2020 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registration & Course Delivery

Registration Policies

Registration and Enrollment

Registration dates are on the Academic Calendar  in the Catalog and in the University Calendar online. Students are officially registered if registering through the Web Portal or the Registrar’s Office.

Adding Courses

Students may add courses through the late registration period, as noted on the academic calendar through one of the following methods:

  • Student Portal
  • Registrar’s Office, by:
    • Completing the ADD section of the Change of Class Schedule form
    • E-mailing the Registrar’s Office via your APU e-mail account

Students will only be allowed to add courses for the following time frames once an academic term (module I, module II, session, block, and full) begins. An academic term start date is defined as the first day of courses for the term. 

Block – 2 business days     

Module – 3 business days    

Session – 4 business days    

Full – 5 business days          


After the add period has closed students can no longer enroll in courses offered during that academic term.  

The last day to add  courses is indicated on the academic calendars and is also reflected in the late registration timeframe as well.


With permission of the instructor, certain courses may be audited for non-credit. Auditing status provides the privilege of class attendance only and does not include taking examinations or submitting papers. Information about auditing courses is available in the Registrar’s Office. If a course is filled with credit students, no audits will be allowed. Refer to the Tuition and Fees section for audit costs. Audits must be requested within the first 7 days of the term. Audits cannot be changed to credit, but credits can be changed to an audit within the first 7 days of the term.

Complete Withdrawal Policy

This policy applies when a student stops attending all courses at the university. If a student is withdrawing from one or more courses, but is still enrolled in other courses at the university, this is considered under the Course Add/Drop Policy.

Students must complete the COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL form available at the Registrar’s office or online through My APU. If the student is enrolled in a degree program, the Dean of Student’s signature is required. If the student has received federal or state financial assistance Financial Aid signature is required. The completed form must be promptly returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

The date of withdrawal will be the date the student completes the withdrawal form or the date the student officially notified the Registrar’s Office (this notification may take place via APU e-mail, letter, or in person).

Course Add/Drop/Withdraw Policy

This policy applies when a student is adding, dropping, or changing course sections. If a student is withdrawing from all courses at the University please refer to the Complete Withdrawal Policy.

  • Dropping Courses

Students must complete the DROP section of the Change of Class Schedule (available at the Registrar’s Office) and promptly return it to the Registrar’s Office for processing or request to drop via your APU e-mail addressed to the Registrar’s Office. Please copy your advisor and instructor with the request. Classes dropped after census point for a class appear on the student’s academic record with a Withdrawal grade (W or WU). The only exception to the policy is when the University cancels a course. Under those circumstances the Registrar’s Office will process a drop for the affected classes.

The date the course will be dropped is the date the form is received by the Registrar’s Office staff.

  • Withdrawing Courses

Students who wish to withdraw from a course after census point will receive a “W” grade (or “WU” if instructor initiates the withdrawal). All withdraw requests must be submitted to the Registar’s Office prior to completion of 80% of the term (see Academic Calendar  for specific dates). The “W” grade may not be granted after that date unless the student files a Request for Special Consideration and the request for “W” is approved.

Faculty-Initiated Drop/Withdrawal

An instructor must administratively drop a student who has failed to attend class (no grade given).  An instructor may administratively withdraw a student who ceases class attendance without completing the formal withdrawal procedure (see “WU” grade). The date of last attendance must be noted. A student may not be dropped by the instructor later than the Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade as noted on the Academic Calendar .

Non-Standard Term

Alaska Pacific University occasionally offers courses (PsyD, MBA, and Corporate Education) that do not fit into the traditional academic calendar options that have been approved by the university. Such courses are considered to be offered on a non-standard term and may be subject to different payment calculations by third party government agencies based on meeting times. It is the student’s responsibility to determine if these courses will affect funding and other benefits, including VA benefits, and financial aid.

Maximum Credits per Term - Undergraduate 



Require Academic Dean’s Approval














Maximum Credits per Term - Graduate



Require Academic Dean’s Approval