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Registration and Policies

Important Deadlines
Academic Integrity


Add or Drop a Class
Withdraw from a Class
Class Standing
Part-Time and Overload Credit
Time Conflicts
Exam Time Conflicts
Duplication of Courses
Withdraw from the University for a Quarter or Longer

Grades and Academic Standing

Incomplete Grades
Grade Changes
Pass/No Credit (P/N) Grading Option
Grade Scale
Academic Probation and Dismissal

Special Courses

School of Professional Studies Courses
Student Organized Seminars
Independent Studies
Research Practica

Non-Northwestern Credit

AP/IB Credit
Transfer Credit
Study Abroad Credit


Change Majors within SoC
Transfer to Another School at Northwestern

Supplemental Enrollment Benefit

Supplemental Enrollment Benefit

Additional Opportunities

Double Majors, Adjunct Majors and Minors
Dual Degree in Music and Communication
Dual Degree in Engineering and Communication
Study Abroad

Participation in Co-curricular Activities

In order to participate in co-curricular and student group activities, students must be simultaneously enrolled in classes at Northwestern. Students who have graduated or who are taking a quarter off from enrollment may not participate in co-curricular or student group activities. This includes all department sponsored and student run theatre and film projects and productions.

Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council consists of approximately 18 undergraduate students representing the three divisions of the School: Division I Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, Division II Communication Studies and Radio/TV/Film, and Division III Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Council meets with the Dean to discuss matters related to the undergraduate experience in the School. The group meets approximately once each quarter, but may also have special sessions. Applications are available during spring quarter from the Student Resource Center (in the Music and Communication Building, room 5-134).