Registering for Courses

Registration for Fall 2020 begins July 6 in new UR Student Information System

Beginning Monday July, 6th, matriculated students at the School of Nursing can register for fall 2020 classes using the University of Rochester’s new student information system:

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This new system is part of an initiative to update and streamline student records at the University, providing enhanced access to course scheduling and registration, real time billing and contact information maintenance.

Instructions for Fall 2020 Registration



Please note: Registration link is for matriculated students enrolled in a degree program only. You are expected to register for the courses on your degree plan. Any deviation from that plan must be approved by your advisor and recorded on the degree plan in your file. Non-matriculated students will need to register through the Online Prerequisite or Non-matriculated Courses page.

Preregistration Period

Preregistration occurs every semester for the purpose of planning for faculty and space needs for the coming semester. Students are encouraged to register for courses during the preregistration period to assist with this effort. Registration will remain open until the first day of the semester.

  • For the summer semester
    Preregistration is held in April.
  • For the fall semester
    Preregistration is held in July. 
  • For the spring semester
    Preregistration is held in November.
  • If students register for a clinical course less than six weeks before the first class date, it is unlikely that a clinical placement can be arranged that semester.

Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses

  • Last Day to Drop 

    Depends on course start date. Contact the SON Registrar's office  for details.
    Please note: If you drop the course, it will be completely removed from your academic record. After the deadline to drop a course has passed, you can only withdraw from a course.
  • Last Day to Withdraw

    Depends on course start date. Contact the  SON Registrar's office  for details.

    Please note: If you withdraw from a course, the course remains on your record. The instructor will assign a grade of WP (passing at time of withdrawal) or WE (failing at time of withdrawal) based on your course performance to date.
  • Once the semester begins, web registration is closed. Written notification is required to drop a course by downloading and completing the drop/add form or notifying the registrar in writing. Prior to the start of classes, you can drop a class with no penalty. Your account will be refunded the full cost of the course and the course will be completely removed from your academic record. (This does not apply to Online Prerequisite (Fast Track) courses )

    After the course withdrawal deadline, the course remains on the academic record and the course instructor assigns a grade based on the course's usual grading criteria. For courses that do not run the full term, the drop and withdrawal deadlines will be adjusted accordingly.

Refund Schedule if Dropping/Withdrawing from a Course

Regardless of whether or not you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, after class begins there is a prorated refund schedule in effect that may impact your account.

Please see the School of Nursing's Refund Schedule: Current Refund Schedule or Refund Schedule Effective Fall 2020.

This refund policy is applicable to all students including those with University Tuition Waivers, so that those with tuition benefits are then responsible for a balance of the tuition. Please contact the Registrar for drop and withdrawal dates for summer courses or any other course that does not follow the standard fourteen-week semester. For Online Prerequisite courses, there is no refund once you are given access to the course material.

Continuous Enrollment Requirement

Matriculated students must maintain continuous enrollment by registering for at least one course at the University of Rochester each fall and spring semester. If this is not possible, contact the Registrar's Office, to request NUR 300, Inactive Status (Baccalaureate students) or NUR 985, Leave of Absence (Graduate students). Consult your advisor before making this decision. A  Leave of Absence Request must be completed. For students enrolled in more than one program, registering for a course in either program meets the continuous enrollment requirement for both programs.

Compliance Requirements – New Students

Before initial registration:

  • Complete the appropriate health history forms for your program to University Health Services (UHS) 
  • Submit proof of annual Flu vaccination to the compliance office (Spring entry)
  • Complete Title IX training through EverFi
  • Complete a Background Check
  • Complete all assigned modules in the School of Nursing Compliance course in Blackboard
  • Students enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelors Programs for Non-Nurses and Nurse Practitioner master's, and post-master's programs are required to complete BLS for the Healthcare Provider through The American Heart Association and submit a copy of the card to the compliance office.

Compliance Requirements – Continuing Students

Before registration, continuing students should:

  • Submit proof of annual Flu vaccination to the compliance office
  • Maintain and update required CPR certification if required for their program
  • Submit annual health updates, if required for their program, to University Health Services (UHS)

Questions about compliance can be directed to

In addition to the above requirements, RN to BS, Master's, and Post-Master's students, are required to provide the School of Nursing with a copy of their current RN license.

University of Rochester Tuition Benefits

New tuition waiver process: Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, eligible employees will be able to submit their employee tuition waiver application online through HRMS using the path Self Service>Benefits>Tuition>Apply Employee Tuition Waiver. This new process will save you time and effort. The new online application will be live starting on August 3. In the meantime, please do not complete a paper application for fall 2020.  Email with questions.

Courses covered under the University of Rochester 's tuition benefits plan must be completed with a satisfactory grade in order for the course to be paid for by the University. Courses that are not dropped prior to the first day of classes will be paid for by the student according to the School of Nursing's refund schedule (See: Current Refund Schedule or Refund Schedule Effective Fall 2020)

In addition, taking an incomplete in a course will result in the course not being paid for until the course is complete, late fees and account holds may result. University of Rochester tuition benefits are limited to courses completed within six months after the end of the course.

Please note: If you are utilizing tuition benefits for graduate or non-credit courses, your courses may be taxable. Please visit the Taxability of Employee Tuition Benefits webpage for information to help you determine whether graduate tuition assistance benefits are taxable and how much tax will be withheld from your paycheck.

All School of Nursing courses follow the University of Rochester policy for assignment of credit hours. The university policy is based on US Department of Education and New York State Education Department (NYSED) guidelines. Access the university policy.