The Enrollment Validation Policy takes place every semester. It impacts both undergraduate and graduate level students/classes. It applies to all full semester classes (16-week classes), all regularly scheduled first-half and second-half classes (8-week classes), and each of the five summer sessions. It applies to face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes.
The Enrollment Validation Policy does not apply to "off-schedule" classes. In addition, some classes that do not have regular meeting times are exempt from EVP. These may include: dual credit, THRIVE, study abroad, IEP, continuing education, and zero-credit classes.
The EVP is heavily dependent upon communication between students and faculty. Therefore, it is critically important that students check their student e-mail account and MyCentral announcements often during the week before classes begin and during the first several weeks of the semester or summer session.
The purposes of the enrollment validation policy (EVP) are:
Attend each class on the first day the class is scheduled to meet. You can find your course start dates and meeting times in MyCentral. Go to the Student Services tab and click on Student Detail Schedule.
Make sure that the instructor has included you when they take attendance. If you arrive to class late, be sure to check in with the instructor before you leave.
If you are unable to attend on the first day, you must contact each class instructor prior to the first day to indicate your intention to continue enrollment. Find contact information for instructors in the directory. It is recommended that you both call and e-mail your instructors.
Log into Blackboard and go into each online and hybrid class before noon on Tuesday of the first week of class. For each class you will need to mark that you plan to participate in the class. See the detailed instructions above for deadlines and screen shots.
If you are reported as absent (in either a face-to-face or online/hybrid course) you will receive a computer generated e-mail notifying you that you will be dropped for nonattendance. This email will include a "save me" button. If you do not wish to be dropped from this class click on this button before the drop deadline (see instructions for deadlines). Clicking this button will remove you from the absent list. You will receive a second e-mail after the drop has occurred.
If you are dropped and wish to get back into a course you may do so in MyCentral if the class is still open and if it is during the add period. If the class is full or if it is after the add period you will need permission for a late add. Only a department chair may give permission to enroll in a course after the enrollment period has ended.
DO NOT ASSUME THAT AN INSTRUCTOR HAS REPORTED AN ABSENCE. ENROLLMENT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO DROP THE CLASS WILL BE HELD FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CLASS AND WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF “F” IN THE CLASS.