Graduate Registration

Registration Process

A registration guide is distributed to every graduate student before the period assigned for registration. Students are advised to read the registration guide and this section of the catalog carefully. Registration involves the following steps:

Payment of Fees: The first step in registration is the payment of fees. Every registrant must pay the fees in full, or make arrangement for payment two weeks before the beginning of registration. Regardless of the manner of payment, every student must clear his/her registration with the Office of Finance. Outstanding balances must be settled in full before a student is allowed to register. Those who fail to honor the terms of the arrangement of payment of fees will be denied the privilege of future arrangements.

Consultation with Academic Advisors: Each student is assigned an academic advisor. With a proposed semester course schedule, the student proceeds to his/her advisor for consultation and the finalization of the selected courses. Students should consult with their academic advisors in the places assigned them for registration. The selection of courses is initially undertaken by the registrant himself/herself. Registration in absentia or by proxy is not permitted. Continuing students should check the course requirements as prescribed for every major, and compare them with the ones they have already completed. In the light of this comparison, they should check the course offerings for the given semester and then fill in their semester course schedules. New students must make sure that all required documents, particularly those mentioned in the letter of admission, are submitted to the Registrar's Office. They should also have in hand their letters of admission and identity cards or passports to present them to their advisors. Students should follow the steps indicated in the registration guide.

Course Load

A full-time graduate student must register for twelve credits per semester. Students registered for less than twelve credits per semester are considered part-time graduate students. Graduate students cannot register for more than six credits in the Summer session.


Students may register for courses on an auditing basis. Courses in which a student is so enrolled carry no credit but are listed in the student’s transcript as audit. The fee charged by the university shall be 75% of the fee paid by regular students. Student auditors should fulfill the same admission conditions as any other regular student.

Disclosure of Students's Records

The University does not disclose information and academic records of any student except with his/her prior consent. Exceptions to this principle are made only in compliance with judicial orders and health or safety emergency.