FAQs

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How do I know what courses to take?

Both the undergraduate and graduate catalog can be found online. Choose the catalog based upon the year you entered the University. The catalog provides you with General Education Curriculum and courses you need to take for your Major. Specific courses with times, days and CRNs can be located through a Course Search.

What if I can't get the class I wanted?

Stop into to Academic Services located in McGurrin, room 111 to fill out a Problem Registration form, or you can monitor the course to see if seats become available.

Can I take a course at another college?

Yes. It is possible to take a course at another college. Permission in advance is needed to determine if the course will transfer back to The University of Scranton.  Students that have completed 60 credits or more need to take the course at a four year college or university. Students that have completed less than 60 credits may be approved to take a course at a two-year or four-year school.

How do I add or drop a class?

Students may add courses anytime from the initial registration period and the fifth class day from the start of the fall or spring semester, or the second class day of intersession and summer sessions. After this period passes, a Student Schedule Change form will need to be completed by you, the instructor of the class you are dropping and your Academic Dean. You can find the entire policy and form by clicking here.

How do I change my major or add a minor?

  • If you decide to change a major or add a minor, it is always advisable to speak to your academic advisor first.
  • Speak to faculty members in other areas of interest to collect more information about another Major or Minor. Sometimes due to the demands of your Major, it might not always be adviseable to add a minor.
  • Visit Career Services and make an appointment to speak with a counselor.
  • Complete a Change of Curriculum form and make an appointment with your Academic Advisor. Be sure to sign the form and get any additional signatures from Chairpersons and the Dean that houses the new major.

Community Based Learning Hours

  • Community Based Learning timesheets should be turned into the Dean's Office by the due date.
  • Community Based Timesheet can be found here.
  • Tips for All Studentsplus or minus

    • Check your Scranton.edu email address frequently. All offices at the University will send email to this address.
    • Sign up for Emergency Texts and phone calls. In the event of a weather event, or campus emergency, you will be notified via text or call immediately.
    • Get involved! We have plenty of clubs, athletic teams and events to keep you busy.
    • Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and get enough sleep.
    • Find your quiet, happy place to relax and stay focused on academic tasks.
    • If you are struggling academically or personally, seek help!