Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for
Students expected to complete their degree
requirements must apply to graduate online via their Gullnet
account (SelfService) by May 15th for fall and November 15th for
When will I receive my diploma?
Your diploma will be mailed
to the address you provided on your graduation application about 4-6 weeks after graduation. Every student
must be checked out completely before receiving his/her diploma.
Please verify that we have your correct permanent address
on your Gull Net account.
What do I do if I am receiving notices to pay back
my loan but I am still enrolled in school?
Usually on the back of the notices will be a number to call, this number
will allow you to order a deferment form which you will need to bring to
the Registrar's Office to be filled out for proof of student status.
Will I be deregistered if I miss
class the first week?
During the drop/add period, instructors of
courses that have reached maximum enrollment may instruct the Registrar's
Office to deregister individual undergraduate students provided the
following criteria are met:
- The student has missed two consecutive class meeting/days during the
- The student has not yet notified the instructor of his/her intention to
remain in the class.
Non-attendance without formally dropping a course
with the Registrar's Office does not constitute a "W" grade...it
constitutes an "F" grade.
Students should check their schedule on GullNet to make sure
all enrollment information is correct.
I am not attending this term, what do I need to do
before I return to school?
This depends on the type of student you are. If you are a:
- Non-Degree: you can register for up to 7 credit hours during winter
term and 8 credit hours during fall/spring/summer term without being
readmitted by completing a non-degree registration form.
- Returning Matriculated: Undergraduate students who miss a
semester (fall or spring) must be readmitted to the University.
Matriculated graduate students who do not attend at least one graduate
class in a calendar year must also be readmitted to the University.
Applications for readmission may be obtained
on the web:
What do I do if a course I want is closed?
- Check the Gull Net frequently for course openings as other students are
dropping and adding other courses.
- Wait until the first week of the semester and go the class to speak to
the professor for permission to be let in. You will also need your
department chair to approve your add slip to be enrolled in a closed
How can I obtain my grades?
There area few options:
- Use the Gull Net to obtain an unofficial transcript or past semester's
- Come into the Registrar's Office to obtain an unofficial transcript.
How can I change my major or minor?
You may obtain the form
online. After having filled it out,
you then have to take it to the new major department, have them sign the
form and assign you
a new advisor. The form needs to be returned to the Registrar's
Office for completion.
How do I audit a course?
Audited courses bear the same tuition and fees as for
credit coursework graded in a traditional manner. Audited
courses are counted as part of an individual’s course load but
cannot be used to satisfy any graduation requirement. Students
are assigned W grades for non-attendance. Individual courses
can be designated as audit by submitting a properly completed
Change Form for PS/F, AU, Credit Hours to the Registrar’s
Office. Changes to or from audit are permitted only during the
preregistration, registration and drop/add periods.
Can I take a course Pass/Fail?
During their junior and senior years,
take courses on a pass/fail basis, subject to the following
taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used to satisfy General Education,
major or minor requirements with the exception of non-traditional credit
awards and field based courses where pass/fail is the only grading option.
In addition, courses used to satisfy the University’s 300/400 level
requirement may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
may take as many as four courses under the pass/fail option, but may elect
only one pass/fail credit course per semester unless a course is offered
only on a pass/fail basis.
- Students on academic probation may not elect to take
any courses on a pass/fail basis if the courses are offered for a grade.
Individual courses can be designated as pass/fail by submitting a properly
completed Change Form for PS/F, AU, Credit Hours to the Registrar’ Office.
Changes to or from pass/fail are permitted only during the preregistration,
registration and drop/add periods. Pass
grades (denoted by "PS" grades) do not affect the semester and
cumulative grade point averages; however, failing grades (denoted by
"F" grades) do affect the semester and cumulative grade point
What happens if I repeat a
course because I received a bad grade?
Students repeating a course at SU
will receive credit for the last occurrence of the course only, provided
the course is graded A, B, C, D, F or I. Repeated coursework is
noted as such on the student record, remains in the student’s attempted
hour calculations, but is removed from the earned hour, quality point and
GPA calculations. Courses repeated at another educational institution will not be
counted towards the GPA.
Non-attendance without formally dropping a course with
Office does not constitute a "W" grade...
it constitutes an
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