Student Registration Policies and Procedures
Academic Advisement and Registration
When does advisement begin each semester?
Depending upon your admission status, your advisement begins with an appointment with the Advising Center (C-217) or a mailed invitation with designated registration times. You are encouraged to see an Admissions Counselor to check your registration status well before your designated registration time. Caution: If you wait too long to complete admission requirements, you may not be scheduled for an Advising Center appointment and will have to register on designated registration dates.
How do I know what academic advisor to see?
Depending upon your major, you will either be assigned a specific faculty member as an advisor or you will be assigned an office to go to for advisement. Undeclared students are advised in the Advising Center (C-103). Remember, all students admitted with Learning Support requirements must see a Learning Support advisor to be advised and registered regardless of the declared major (except Nursing and Health Science majors).
Advising Center (229) 317-6865
Business (229) 317-6800
Health Science (229) 317-6900
Humanities (229) 317-6850
Math/Science (229) 317-6830
Nursing (229) 317-6820
Physical Education (229) 317-6788
Social Science (229) 317-6810
For more information about advisement, refer to the Academic Advising section in the current student handbook (p. 5, 50).
Fee Payment Deadlines
If you do not pay your fees by the early registration deadline, your class schedule may be cancelled and you will have to re-register.
Senior citizens - (those admitted through the age of 62+ category) may register for academic credit on a space available basis without payment of matriculation fees.
Employees - those participating in the BOR tuition plan must register at the designated times and places. Contact the Office of Personnel at (229) 317-6720 for additional information.
Final registration will be the last time a student can register for classes and will occur 2 days prior to classes beginning. Eligible students will be mailed an invitation. All academic files must be complete in order to register on this day.
During each semester is designated as Advising/Early Registration week, and currently enrolled students may, at this time, early-register for classes for the upcoming semester. Academic advisors are available at this time to assist students with advisement and students will be allowed to web register for their classes, and each currently enrolled student is strongly encouraged to early-register. Details concerning early-registration and fee payment are emailed one week prior to advising/early registration.
Instructions on how to register for classes is available on the Darton State College web site, http://www.darton.edu/current/registration_procedures.php.
New Student Registration
All students (freshman, transfer and nontraditional) are mailed an acceptance packet which includes information about placement testing, orientation, registration, and financial aid. Please pay careful attention to all important dates and instructions in the packet. If you have questions regarding you status, contact the Office of Admissions at (229) 317-6740.
To take an on-line course you must be admitted to Darton State College and eligible to register. Registration for online courses is done through the normal registration process. Online sections are in the regular course listings by subject.
Since all communication with the instructor will be electronic, students must be thoroughly competent at using e-mail and the Internet before registering for an on-line course. No class time will be spent on computer basics.