As of Nov. 1, HPU’s graduate students will be able to register
and pay online for winter 2002 and spring 2003 courses. Both
in-person and Web registration for winter 2002 will end on Dec.
“Web Register is a pilot project, and we are starting with
the graduates because they are a smaller population,” said Harry
Byerly, associate vice president and director of the Center
for Graduate Studies. “There is so much work involved that we
will take it in stages and roll it out slowly for the undergrads,”
In mid-September, the CGS will send e-mails via Campus Pipeline
to all graduate students publicizing the impending Web registration
period. On Oct. 1, the CGS will follow up with registration
bulletins and additional e-mails. From Oct. 7 to Oct. 31, the
pre-registration deposit period, students that wish to discuss
their degree plans and course selection for the winter and spring
semesters will be invited to visit their graduate advisors.
The early Web registration period is Nov. 1 to Nov. 6, a head
start on the in-person registration period, to encourage students
to log on rather than wait until Nov. 7 to register.
Byerly said that registration for 1,250 graduate students can
be a time-consuming procedure and Web registration will help
speed up the process. This will allow advisors to spend more
time with students who have questions or concerns, and it will
offer convenience and flexibility to the students.
“We want to encourage early Web registration,” said Byerly.
Students who take advantage of Web registration will have first
choice of courses and class schedules because in-person registration
starts a week later. Students who register online will not have
to pay deposits for the winter term, but in-person registration
will require a $500 deposit. Also, Web registration allows students
to add or drop classes during the registration period for free
instead of the usual $15 fee/course.
Students who normally pay a $500 deposit to register for courses
must do so by Oct. 31 in order qualify for early Web registration,
while students receiving financial aid or scholarships are automatically
authorized to Web register. For all students, however, any outstanding
account balances must be paid in order for them to use this
online service. Students who are authorized to Web register
after Oct. 31 will be notified by e-mail during the entire Web
registration period. The e-mails will contain links to the registration
pages on Campus Pipeline, which will be located under the Student
There are other registration changes in store for graduates
this winter. “Registration will be based on the number of credits
the student has earned by Oct.1, 2002,” Byerly explained. Students
will only be allowed to register online or in-person starting
on their assigned date. “Students felt that the alpha order
(to register) was unfair. We want to accommodate their requests,”
For more information aout winter and spring registration, call
the Center for Graduate Studies at 544-0279 or e-mail email@example.com.