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Office of the Registrar


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does a course number get assigned?
A. The department can suggest a course number and indicate that on the Course Addition Template or the Registrar will assign one. In either case, the Registrar will contact the department with the assigned course number information.
Q. How do I know if my course change has been approved?
A. You can check with your school representative or you can check the Catalog Updates to see if it's been approved.
Q. Does the FSCC need to approve a term change or new wording in the description?
A. This kind of change must be presented as information to the FSCC. No formal action is taken by the Committee but the change will be reflected in the Catalog Updates.
Q. When is the course change effective?
A. The change is effective with the next catalog or the next fall term.
Q. When do I need to submit the change so it will appear in next year's catalog?
A. The change must be approved by the department and school curriculum committee before it is reviewed by the FSCC. The paperwork for all major changes, after departmental approval, should then be submitted to the FSCC. Check the calendar for detailed meeting information.
Q. What are the steps for adding a writing intensive course?
A. Check the Course Guidelines for this information.
Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A. Contact the chair of the committee or one of the committee members.