Students must register for classes each quarter. The institution charges tuition each quarter based on the number of credits that the student selects during registration at the published tuition rate. Students are required to register for classes before the start of the quarter in question or during the published late registration period. After this point, the student may only add or drop classes during the add/drop period. Once the student has registered for the class, the only way to not be charged tuition is to drop the class using the add/drop form during the add/drop period.
The add/drop period is the first week of each ten-week quarter. During the add/drop period, undergraduate students may drop from a class without incurring any financial penalty. Graduate students have a $50 add/drop fee. First-time students that begin classes in the middle of any quarter may drop a class the first week of enrollment without incurring financial penalty. Students that wish to change their registration status may add or drop a class or classes and must submit the completed add/drop form to the Registrar's Office. If a drop form is received after the add/drop period has expired, all students will be responsible for the full tuition charge for the quarter.
Withdrawing from Stratford University
If a student withdraws entirely from the institution, it is strongly recommended that the student notify the Registrar's Office in writing as soon as possible to begin the process to withdraw from the University. If a student does not notify the University (in writing as recommended or by contacting the Registrar verbally) of the intent to withdraw, it is likely that the student will receive a failing or withdrawal grade in all registered classes and that the student may incur additional costs. When the student withdraws, the institution will determine if any outside funding must be returned based on the requirements of the funding source. Students that fail to register for the quarter are withdrawn from the University.