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Class Enrollment Policy

Class Enrollment Policy

Authority: 
Academic and Student Affairs
Date enacted or revised: 
August 29, 2005

In order for a class to be offered, the number of students enrolled in an undergraduate class shall be a minimum of ten (10) and the minimum number of students enrolled in a graduate course shall be a minimum of five (5). Classes with smaller enrollments than the above limits shall be canceled unless exceptions are made by the Provost.

The following is a list of exceptions, not considered an inclusive list, that may justify allowing a course with a smaller enrollment to be taught in the summer:

  1. The class contains one or more graduating seniors.
  2. The class contains one or more students who need the class to graduate and the course is not being offered before the scheduled graduation date.
  3. Some small classes are allowed to be offered if the "alternate semester" or the "alternate year" rule is being followed for offering the course.
  4. A laboratory class may be allowed if it is not required to be taken with the lecture; the lecture class meets all enrollment guidelines but the laboratory does not.
  5. The class is offered to students in a co-op program.
  6. Some of the students enrolled in the class are taking no other course and the number of students in this category is enough for their tuition to pay the cost of instruction.
  7. The class is being taught for no pay or prorated pay.
  8. Other justifications on a case by case basis.

Courses should be scheduled in order to ensure maximum enrollment and student accessibility. Class sizes may range from 10 to over 100 students.