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|Volume 68, Issue 4, Thursday,
August 29, 2002
Adding classes can be difficult
By Andrew Fritsch
The beginning of the semester is a hectic time for students returning
to UH. Waking up on time, buying books, parking and finding the right
But the biggest problem for some students is making or refining a class schedule within the first week of classes and staying enrolled.
State law dictates that students cannot add classes after the 12th day
of classes, Sept. 9 this semester, so the chances of entering a class after
"If a course is open this week, book it," Lucchesi said.
"You'd be surprised how much movement (within enrollment) goes on in
the first week," he said. "If students need courses, they should
The most effective ways to check course availability are online at www.uh.edu/enroll/rar
or through the VIP system at 713-743-8484, Lucchesi
Students can petition to enroll after Sept. 9, but most departments
will not allow it because the University receives state funding only for
"They (departments) are taking on the expense without the money," Gillis said.
Enrollment services have been open to all students since April 15, so most classes are already filled at this point, Lucchesi said.
To enter a class after Saturday, students must go through the departmental
dean's offices to enroll, Lucchesi said. Most colleges are strict on
"Next week, hopefully, there will be very little going on through dean's offices," Lucchesi said.
The night of Sept. 9 or in the early hours of Sept. 10, students who
haven't made the minimum payment for the semester — half of the current
Students intending to stay enrolled have a grace period until the 20th
class day, Sept. 18 this semester, to pay tuition and fees, after which
After Sept. 18, anyone who has not made the minimum payment will be permanently removed from classes for the semester, Gillis said.
The official population report for the University must be turned in on the 20th class day as the basis for state funding, Gillis said.
"If they (students) have any doubt about activation status, they should check online or on VIP," Gillis said.
A student who finds that a payment has not been credited to his or her
account should contact the bank or credit card company the payment was
Students can check financial status online at www.uh.edu/sfs and see a calendar of important dates, Gillis said.
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