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Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for courses. An advising hold is placed on all student records prior to each registration period. The hold will be removed within one to five (1 to 5) business days after the student has met with his/her advisor and has had his/her program plan updated. The College of Nursing may also place a hold on a student’s record if the student has not completed all pre-registration requirements (for example, if the student’s immunization records are not complete or if the College of Nursing does not have a copy of the student’s current nursing license). Separately, the UIC may also place holds on a student’s record (e.g., additional University immunization requirements that are not complete, outstanding tuition fees). It is the student’s responsibility to clear all holds prior to the registration period. See the UIC Office of Admissions and Records website for more information about the UIC holds.
Descriptions of nursing core (NURS), elective (NUEL), practicum (NUPR), and specialty (NUSP) courses are available online. This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most accurate and current information. Courses listed are subject to change without advance notice and are not necessarily offered every term or every year. For some courses, enrollment is restricted and/or priority given to students whose degree plan indicates the need for that specific course in a specific semester.
Course Registration Permits
Registration permits are required for all College of Nursing courses. Permits are issued by the college’s Office of Academic Programs (OAP) within one to five (1 to 5) days after a student’s program plan is updated. If you are unable to register for a course you are expecting to take, please contact your advisor to make sure your degree plan is up-to-date. Note that if you receive a registration permit, it does not automatically mean that you are registered for the course. You still have to officially register. A registration permit does NOT guarantee a seat in the course, as many courses have enrollment limits; early registration is strongly encouraged.
Adding / Dropping Courses
Students may not add or drop a course after the 10th day of instruction in the fall and spring semesters, the 2nd day of instruction in summer session #1, or the 5th day of instruction in summer session #2 unless approved by the College of Nursing. Graduate students wishing to add, drop or revise their registration after this deadline must complete a Graduate College Revision Form and a Graduate Student Petition Form, available in the College of Nursing’s OAP office and at the College of Nursing’s regional campuses.
Undergraduate students wishing to add, drop or revise their registration after the UIC deadline must complete an Undergraduate Student Petition Form and Registration Revision Form and submit it to their advisor and to the Associate Dean for approval. An undergraduate petition to drop a course will only be approved one time during the student’s program.
You will not be able to register for courses until you have met with your academic advisor and have received approval to register. This applies to all students for all terms. If it has been more than five (5) business days since you met with your academic advisor and you are still not able to register, only then contact the College of Nursing’s Office of Academic Programs. Please note that a registration hold is different from a registration permit.
Registering for a Multi-Part Course
Register for all parts of any “multi-part” course which includes labs, lectures, clinical, discussion sections, etc.
Scheduling Clinical Placements
When scheduling classes, students should plan on being in attendance from the exact start time to the exact end time. It is extremely important for all students to allow travel time between campus and the student’s clinical site.