Students are prohibited from enrolling in overlapping classes so they can fully attend their classes. Students are also prohibited from enrolling in Twin Cities campus back-to-back classes with insufficient travel time, which may lead them to consistently arrive late or to depart early. Students may request their instructors grant an exception to this policy. .
- Overlapping class times
- Classes with any common meeting time are considered to be overlapping.
- Students are not permitted to register for classes that overlap unless they obtain written (electronic) permission from all instructors involved.
- Instructors have discretion to approve or deny these student requests.. Approval should generally be granted where students have extenuating circumstances such as needing to meet degree requirements.
- Enrollment in back-to-back classes [Twin Cities only]
- Students should not enroll in back-to-back classes when (1) the amount of time available for travel is less than 15 minutes if both classes are in Minneapolis (east or west bank) or (2) the amount of time available to travel between two classes is less than 30 minutes where one is in Minneapolis (east or west bank) and the other is in St. Paul.
- Students must obtain written (electronic) permission from all instructors involved in order to register for classes that do not meet these travel time requirements.
- Instructors have discretion to approve or deny these requests. Approval should generally be granted where students have extenuating circumstances such as needing to meet degree requirements..
- A student that fails to obtain the required approval and consistently arrives late or leaves early may face penalties in a class such as a reduced grade or deducted points for participation..
This policy is not applicable to the Duluth campus.
Reason for Policy
Students consistently arriving late for a class or departing early can disrupt the teaching and learning process. Instructors may accommodate student-scheduling problems but are not required to do so.