Registration Info & Course Schedules
Note: Graduate Students and Avila Advantage students should check with their respective program office for advising and registration information.
You may either register in-person in the Registration Office, use telephone registration or if you are a currently enrolled admitted student, you may enroll via online registration. See the Academic Calendar for registration dates.
If you are planning to enroll in English composition or a mathematics course, you must either have official ACT scores (dated Jan. 1, 1995 or late) on file, have SAT scores on file or you must take placement exams at Avila (see below). SAT scores will be converted to ACT equivalents.
Math Placement Exam
Methods of Registration
Being advised does not mean you are registered in any courses. Make sure all tuition, fees or other charges from previous semesters have been paid in full.
Current students enroll for classes based on their student classification. Students are classified by the number of credit hours completed counting toward graduation prior to the first day of the term in session when enrollment occurs:
|84 or more hours||Fourth Year|
|55-84 hours||Third Year|
|25-54 hours||Second Year|
|0-24 hours||First Year|
During the first four days of registration, current and readmitted students may register as follows:
|1st Day||Fourth Year and Postbaccalaureate Students|
|2nd Day||Third Year and above|
|3rd Day||Second Year and above|
|4th Day||First Year and above|
Note: New students should contact the Admissions Office for registration dates.
A current student may verify their student classification on-line via MyAU. Readmitted students may stop by or call the Registration Office for their student classification. Students who have recently completed courses at another institution should visit the Registration Office to verify receipt of transcripts and their classification prior to the first day of registration. Transcripts may take several months to be received and entered into the registration system which may affect your student classification at enrollment time.
Once you have met with your advisor you will be eligible to enroll if you have no holds (financial, library, athletic) on your account.
You must enroll for courses by using one of the following options:
Any student may bring their advising form to the Registration Office in Blasco Hall to enroll in courses. See the Academic Calendar for appropriate dates and times.
If you are a new or readmitted student unable to come to the Registration Office, you may enroll in courses by being advised by your advisor via telephone. Your advisor will then bring your advising form to the Registration Office and enroll for you.
Current students may enroll via telephone after being advised by your advisor. Have your student ID number or social security number and the department, course title and section number of courses in which you want to enroll in front of you before you call to register. Call 816.501.2410 during the designated telephone registration dates and hours in the Academic Calendar.
Any admitted currently enrolled student without a hold on their student account may enroll via online registration. See you Advisor for details. See the Academic Calendar for appropriate dates and times.
(see Academic Calendar for dates) Late registration must be completed in person. There is a $25 fee for registering late with the exception of weekend intensive and Saturday only courses.
Registration for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Avila offers a special enrollment process for all students not seeking an Avila degree. No transcript or formal application is necessary. You may register at the Registration Office for most courses. To register for a course numbered 310 or above, students must meet with a faculty advisor. High school juniors and seniors, home-schooled students, visiting students from other institutions as well as individuals simply wishing to enrich their educational background are encouraged to take advantage of this convenient opportunity. Students who enroll through this program are limited to a total of nine credit hours at Avila before they must request formal admission.
We recommend that visiting students request written permission from their own institution in advance of their registration at Avila in order to be sure that the Avila course work will transfer. The following non-degree seeking students do not have to apply for admission through the Admissions
Office. They may register directly at the Registration Office during registration hours:
- Accepted Non-Degree
- Area Exchange
Courses at Avila may be taken for non-credit on a space-available basis. Since no academic credit is awarded, students are not required to meet the admission requirements of the institution. A stipulation of the noncredit option is mandatory class attendance. The level of class participation for non-credit is determined by the individual instructor. A certificate from Avila will be awarded to those who have met the non-credit requirements of the course.
Enrollment for this option begins in the Registration Office during published In-Person Registration days and times. Enrollment in a lower division course for non-credit requires the appropriate prerequisites but does not require departmental approval. Enrollment in an upper-division course (number 310 or above) on the noncredit option must have the approval of the department offering the course. A signature from the departmental faculty representative is required. If a student withdraws from a course taken for non-credit, a refund will be granted according to the time frame for part-time students minus a $10 administrative fee.
Area Exchange Program
If you enroll at Avila, you also have access to the curricular offerings of many other colleges and universities in metropolitan Kansas City. If you are a full-time, undergraduate student (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at Avila), you may take one course per semester at another area campus at no additional tuition costs after prior certification of status by the Registration and Student Records Office at Avila. This option does not apply to the summer session and some online course offerings.
Current participating institutions are Avila, Blue River Community College, Central Missouri State University, Kansas City Art Institute, Longview Community College, Maple Woods Community College, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Participation is subject to change at any time.
Information is available in the Registration Office.
Each student is responsible for conforming with regulations in the Avila catalog. Therefore, it is important for each student to remain currently informed throughout the period of enrollment. The primary responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Degree requirements are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to be informed of applicable requirements. Faculty advisors and personnel are available to provide guidance but do not replace the student’s responsibility for their own academic progress.
Courses listed in the printed schedule and elsewhere are subject to cancellation for insufficient enrollment. For this reason, students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible and pre-determine alternative course choices in the event of course cancellation.
Fall 2020 Registration Dates:
Seniors who have earned 85+ credit hours, Monday, March 30
Juniors who have earned 55-84 credit hours, Tuesday, March 31
Sophomores who have earned 25-54 credit hours, Wednesday, April 1
Freshmen who have earned 1-24 credit hours, Thursday, April 2
Visiting, Enrichment and new Transfer students may register on Friday, April 3
Fall 2020 Registration Date starts on March 30 (see guidelines above)
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Saturday and Weekend Course Information
Students attending only evening, weekend and Saturday only classes have a number of services available:
- Paying bills if students know their balances already (no cash)
- Obtaining various forms needed for academic purposes
When classes are in session, a secretary is available on the second floor of O’Rielly Hall at the following times:
|M-R||5:30 pm – 8:45 pm|
|F||5:30 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Sat||8:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Saturday Course Information
The closing dates for registration and withdrawal are found in the Academic Calendar. There is no late charge for adding a Saturday course.
If you take any session of the six week courses and intend to secure student loans, you must apply by the first day of the course.
If you are a part-time student and you withdraw from the fall six-week course, you are eligible for refunds under the following schedule:
- Complete refund if the withdrawal takes place before the start of the course.
- 50% refund if the withdrawal takes place after the 1st class meeting.
- No refund if the withdrawal takes place after the 2nd class meeting.
- Students may withdraw from a six week course with a grade of “W” up to and including the 4th class meeting.
Weekend Intensive Information
The closing date for registration in a weekend intensive course is one week prior to the beginning of the course. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the academic department. There is no late charge for adding a weekend course.
If you are a part-time student and you withdraw from a weekend intensive course before the beginning of the course, you will receive a full tuition refund.
If you withdraw after the first weekend (for weekend courses of two or three credit hours) but before the second weekend of the course, you will receive a 50% course tuition refund.
Complete policy information regarding withdrawals is available in the University catalog.
The Credit/No Credit grade option is available to students for special session courses. For a one credit course, this grading option must be contracted prior to the beginning of the course. If more than one credit course, this grading option must be contracted prior to the second class meeting.
You are required to attend all sessions of a weekend intensive course. If you miss any part of the
class, your final course grade may be reduced, possibly even to a failing grade. If you can not attend all sessions, you should not enroll in a weekend intensive course or should withdraw from the course.
Weekend Intensive Course Requirements
Weekend Intensive courses require readings prior to the first class meeting.
Students may be tested on that material during the first class meeting.
Courses may require the completion of assignments after the last weekend meeting.
Students should access a copy of the reading assignment in the library or on-line at the library web site. Select “Electronic Reserve.”
For information call 816.942.8400