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What should I know about course registration at PALS?

What should I know about course registration at PALS?

 

What is the Semester Registration Requirement?

Students at PALS are required to register for a full semester. You may not register for 1 half semester at PALS unless you are completing PALS or withdrawing from studies at PALS.

Students registering for the Summer semester may choose to register for 1 or 2 Summer sessions consecutively.

 

How Are Classes Assigned To Me At PALS?

Depending on your legal status and how much time you’ve spent at PALS, the way you are assigned classes is different. Please see the following charts:

                                   Full Time Students

Time at PALS How is the decision made? Can I change courses?
1st Semester Your classes are assigned to you. Courses are selected based on your placement TOEFL ITP score and language weaknesses identified by the faculty. No.
After 1st Semester
  • Make an appointment with the assistant director to discuss your academic progress and select courses.
  • All full-time students must select at least 18 hours of classes to maintain their full time visa status.
Yes. You may change classes 1 time during the 1st week of class.
 

                                  Part Time Students

Time at PALS How is the decision made? Can I change courses?
1st Semester Your classes are assigned to you. Courses are selected based on your placement TOEFL ITP score and language weaknesses identified by the faculty. No.
After 1st Semester
  • Make an appointment with the assistant director to discuss your academic interest and select courses.
  • Part-time students may not take more than 15 hours of classes at PALS.
Yes. You may change classes 1 time during the 1st week of class.

 

Course Hours

All full-time students under F-1 visas must take at least 18 hours of classes at PALS. Part-time students may not take more than 15 hours of classes.

 

(Updated 5/3/2016)