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To maintain full-time status, undergraduate students must register for
12 or more units, and graduate students must register for nine or more
Registration for New Students
Whenever possible, the Registrar’s Office will register new students
before you arrive on campus. You will receive a copy of your
registration form during New Student Orientation, and you can make
changes at that time.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is scheduled during the days immediately
preceding the start of fall semester. All of these sessions are
required for all new students.
We will spend time acquainting you with major aspects of Oikos’s
academic program and general policies and procedures. Once you
have completed registration, you will buy your textbooks and pay your
tuition, fees, and other charges in the Business Office.
Registration for Continuing Students
All current students are expected to register for the next semester on the
dates designated by the Registrar; otherwise the Business Office adds a
late registration fee to the student’s account.
Registration is not complete until all necessary forms (including the
textbook order form) are filled out, submitted, and signed by the
appropriate persons. A student who has not completed registration may
not be allowed to take final exams, unless the student has notified the
Registrar of his or her intent to withdraw at the end of the semester.
A full-time load is considered to be 12-16 semester hours per semester.
To achieve the completion of a program within the normal time frame,
you should carry an average of 16 hours each semester.
Courses typically require approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of study time
outside the classroom for each hour in class. You should consider
family, employment, and church and ministry responsibilities when
determining your semester load.
You must have the Academic Dean’s permission to carry more than 16
hours in a semester. This decision depends primarily upon your grade
point average (GPA), according to the following guidelines:
18 hours 2.70 GPA
19 hours 3.00 GPA
20 hours 3.30 GPA
A new student’s high school GPA, a returning student’s GPA, or a
dramatic change in life circumstances may require a reduced load of 12
hours to be taken for one or more semesters. If the Academic Dean’s
decision, or your own decision, causes an average semester load of
less than 16 hours, you may not graduate on your original schedule. If
you want to get back on schedule, you should consider taking online
courses during the summer semester, taking a course during the Winter
Modular, or seeking an overload later in your college career.
Maintenance of Records
Oikos University preserves all the educational records of all the current
and previous students. It is the policy of the university to retain in the
campus building all the vital student records for a minimum period of
five years and all student transcripts for fifty years in compliance of
the State of California Education Reform Act and Regulations. Should
you need to have transcripts sent to future potential employers, the
Office of the Registrar will assist you in handling this. All records will
otherwise be kept strictly confidential, with only authorized personnel
having access to them.