PCPS Academic Advising Center
Important Information for Fall 2020
Students that are looking to take courses at another college or university must complete a Permission to Take Courses at Another Institution form and obtain the necessary approvals before taking the course. Otherwise, credit may not be granted for a course taken elsewhere.
Students looking to take a course at Marywood University will need to complete a Marywood Registration form and submit it to Kevin Curry, Assistant Dean of PCPS Academic Services.
Credit for Prior Learning
To receive credit for prior learning experience the Credit for Service Learning Experience form must be completed.
To substitute a course for another course or GE requirement complete the Course Substitution form.
Adding or dropping a course: if you need to add or drop a course once the semester begins, please complete a Student Schedule Change form in order to officially drop or add a course.
Changing your Major: a Change of Curriculum form will need to be completed if you are changing your major. Freshman will not be able to change their major until the end of the fall semester.
Curriculum planning: an eight semester Curriculum planner is a proactive way to plan ahead for your future courses.
All forms should be completed in its entirety and emailed back to the PCPS Advising Office.
- The Advising Center will email you to come in to sign up for a registration appointment. While scheduling your appointment, be sure to pick up a course registration form, block planner and semester planner.
- Here are some tips to prepare for your appointment.
- Please bring the required registration form and a copy of your recent CAPP to your appointment.
- Your adviser will give you your PIN for registration, along with the date and time you can register.
- Registration dates are set by the number of credits earned. View the schedule.
- To access the web registration, click here.
- On registration days, the PCPS Advising Center will close at 3pm, but you can call us until 4:30pm at 570-941-6390 if you have a registration issue. Or you can stop into our office the following Monday to complete a problem registration form.
Freshman registration workshops are offered each October. You'll receive an email from the advising center with dates and times for presentations.
Can't decide on a major? With the PCPS Exploratory Program, we can help you evaluate different majors and help you determine which will make a good fit.
Accelerated Master's Degree Programs
If you have an outstanding academic record, you may be eligible for admission into one of our Accelerated Master's Degree programs. These programs allow undergraduates to complete their bachelor's degree while also taking graduate courses.
Registering for Classes
Because of the University’s obligations under federal financial aid regulations, as well as regulations for students receiving tuition benefits through the military or employer tuition benefits, that students are required to self-register for classes.
- On campus students will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar of the dates for Intersession/Spring and or Summer/Fall registration.
- On campus students must obtain a registration term PIN from your graduate program mentor in order to self-register.
- Online students will receive an email with their PIN along with a program newsletter explaining the online self-registration process.
- If you are unable to register yourself due to a course restriction, please reach out to the Graduate Program Director or the Coordinator of PCPS Graduate Academic Services.
The course schedules are listed on the Registrar's webpage. Click on Course Search by Term on the left. You can find courses by subject, course number, instructor or educational level.
Web registration allows you to add, drop or review your courses as many times as necessary to complete, print, or change your schedule. There is no time limit on your registration session, however, the system will log off after five minutes of inactivity.
Specific step-by-step instructions to self-register can be found by clicking here.
If you have any problems with registration, please contact Tammy Manka, Coordinator of PCPS Graduate Academic Services at email@example.com or by calling 570-941-4286.
Academic Integrity Policy
Graduate students are responsible for complying with the University's Academic Code of Honesty, which addresses behavioral integrity in academic work. Code violations include plagiarism, duplicate submission of the same work, collusion, providing false information, unauthorized use of computers, theft and destruction of property, and unauthorized possession of tests and other materials.Learn more about the Academic Integrity Policy.
Standards of Progress for Graduate Students
Academic Probation and Dismissal
- A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls between a 3.00 and a 2.00 will be placed on academic probation.
- Students on academic probation are required to earn a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00 within the next three courses taken (normally nine hours of course work) in order to remain in good academic standing. Failure to fulfill this expectation may result in dismissal.
- Although there are no set limits on the number of courses a graduate student may take in a semester while on academic probation, it is imperative that the student recognizes the need for improved academic performance in order to regain the minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 within the next three courses.
- A graduate student whose cumulative graduate GPA falls below a 2.00 will be subject to dismissal.