Before you complete the registration process, you must meet with your advisor. It is your responsibility to schedule a meeting with your advisor and to initiate email communications in connection with registration.
For any given term there are three distinct phases of registration:
- Early registration (aka pre-registration) – which occurs during the prior term
- General registration – which occurs the two weeks preceding a term
- Late registration – which occurs the first two weeks of a term. This is also referred to as the drop/add period (aka change of enrollment).
There are four registration cycles throughout the year:
- January Intersession
No initial registrations will be accepted after the second week of the term except by petition to the Dean of the Faculty.
Web registration for each term is only available through Populi at sksm.populiweb.com during the dates for Early, General or Late Registration.
Consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses you wish to take.
As you investigate the available classes, you will notice some classes indicate a limit on the number of participants within a class. These classes are referred to as ―limited classes.‖ Faculty sometimes place other restrictions on registrations of their class. For example, Professor Smith may require an interview with students interested in taking her ethics class. Added restrictions are listed in the course schedule. If a class is limited it will either be filled based on a “first come, first served” basis or you will need to obtain a pin number from the teacher in order to register for the class. If a pin is required it will be stated in the course schedule.
Reminder: Students participating in the Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) must be registered for minimum of 6 credits in the Fall term and at least 6 credits in Spring term.
Students receiving full time benefits of Federal Loans must be registered for at least 9 credits in the Fall and 9 in the Spring term. Those receiving part time benefits must be registered for at least 6 credits in the Fall and 6 credits in the Spring/Intersession. In order to be eligible for Summer aid, students must be registered for at least 6 credits.
All degree and Certificate seeking students are expected to be advised prior to registering (Certificate students are expected to be advised by the Director of their Certificate Program). If a student registers without being advised, they may find themselves “un-registered” by request of the advisor and the Dean of the Faculty.
- Log In to Populi at sksm.populiweb.com using your User Name and Password
- The user name and password were distributed to you at your orientation. IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD, e-mail the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
- Find a course under Available Courses and click + in either the Enroll or Audit column. If you see in either column, you cannot register for that course in that way.
○ There may be an enrollment limit placed on the course.
○ You have not fulfilled the prerequisites to enroll in that course.
○ You have already registered for another section of that same course.
○ There is a schedule conflict between that course and a course for which you’ve already registered.
- As you select courses, the information for Available Courses updates:
○ The meeting times for courses having schedule conflicts with My Courses turn red.
○ Hours/credits turn red if those courses would cause you to run afoul of the term’s Max Hours/Credits limit.
○ If you enroll in a course with no openings, your My Courses enrollment status will show Waiting List . The Registrar can control the waiting list; you can also move off the waiting list when other students drop the course.
○ If you enroll in a course that requires enrollment in a corequisite course, you’ll see a notice to that effect. Click the radio button to add the corequisite to My Courses .
- To remove a course, click the icon that looks like a Trashcan under My Courses.
- Click Save to submit your registration changes . You can also click Undo Changes to erase any changes you made since you last saved registration.
How Degree Students Register Using the Starr King Individualized Learning (SKIL) Form
Perform the exact same steps you would by first logging into Web Advisor, which then leads you to the Student Self-Service (Student Planning) module. Register yourself by entering the generic course number, ‘SRC-9999-01.’ Please note: ‘9999’ is a standalone SRC; a course that otherwise doesn’t exist. While ‘8888’ is an SRC upgrade for a pre-existing class; e.g. upgrading a 2000 level course to a 4000 level course.
- Work with your advisor to fill out the SKIL form, which can be found here.
- Obtain all necessary signatures on the form and submit it to the registrar. You can email it or place it in their mailbox.
- The Registrar will then formally enroll you for the SKIL in Populi.
Even when forwarding to the Registrar as attachments, you will have had to acquire noted signatures via e-signatures – to the Registrar. The Registrar will complete your registration for all of your SRC’s. If your SRC forms do not include signatures, the Registrar will send them back to you, unregistered.
Incompletes are an important option for students dealing with extraordinary circumstances; however, it should not be an option that is to be encouraged. Students are responsible for finishing their work within the term.
In order to receive an incomplete, students must submit a completed petition for an incomplete, with all necessary signatures, to the registrar before the last day of the term – no exceptions. Incomplete work is due to the instructor three weeks after the term. The instructor is required to submit a new grade to the Registrar by the 6th Friday after the end of the term. If no new
grade is received by the end of the 6th week, the incomplete grade becomes an “F”.
Given exceptional circumstances, Instructors may, at their discretion, agree to a time frame beyond the six weeks with approval from the Dean of Faculty. Time frames must be documented as part of the original petition.
A student may withdraw from a degree program by submitting a formal Withdrawal Form to the Dean of Students. The form should be discussed with the advisor and requires the advisor’s signature.
If student is a veteran, the Veteran’s Administration will be advised within 30 days of the date of withdrawal, which will be the date the Dean of the Faculty signs this form. The Dean of the Faculty will forward the form to the Registrar’s Office to update the student’s record. When a student is withdrawn, veteran’s benefits will be discontinued, and any further certification of benefits terminated.
Our Financial Aid Office will perform a Title IV Return of Funds Calculation and have students with federal loans undergo a Loan Exit interview. A student who is withdrawn may ask to re-apply. Should a student re-apply, they should be prepared to explain what has changed to make them ready to move forward.
Alumni and Partner Registration
Starr King offers alumni a discounted rate for one academic course per year (first credit is free – $705 value).
Partners of alumni or partners of currently enrolled students will be charged a flat fee of $500 per course, per academic term.
To register for a course, an alumni or partner of an alumni or current student must go to the Starr King website and complete an Online Registration Form designed for Special Students and Certificate students.