FAQs About Academics and Registration
Learn how to drop a class, change your major, and other important procedures.
do I drop a class? How do I withdraw from a class? What’s the difference?
can drop a class before the end of the “add/drop” period each semester
(typically the first week and a half of each semester). Students can add/drop courses on My Stritch.
You can withdraw from a course after the end of “add/drop” but before the last
day to withdraw each semester (typically about two months into the semester).
In order to withdraw from a course, pick up a withdraw form from the One Stop
desk. You and your instructor must sign the form prior to turning it in to your
One Stop advisor or
Dropping and withdrawing from courses have different effects on your financial
aid and billing. Plus, a dropped course will not show up on your transcript,
whereas a withdrawal will show up as a “W” grade. This has no effect on your
grade point average.
If you have questions about dropping or withdrawing from a course, contact your
One Stop advisor.
How do I make an
appointment with my One Stop advisor?
can make an appointment with your One Stop advisor in-person at the One Stop
desk, by calling the One Stop office at (414) 410-4663, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting your One Stop advisor directly.
How do I change my
you wish to declare or change your major, you must complete a “Declaration of
Major” or “Change of Major” form.
You can get a copy of this form from your One Stop advisor, the One Stop desk,
or online. After logging into the My Stritch One Stop
page, click on the
form tab and download and print a copy of the necessary form.
If you are changing your major, you must have the form signed by a faculty
member in your new major. Once you have it signed, turn the completed form in
to your One Stop advisor, who can discuss how this change impacts your
I’m on academic warning
or probation. What does that mean?
Warning -- When a traditional student’s semester grade point falls below 2.0
but the cumulative grade point average remains above 2.0, the student is placed
on Academic Warning. The student will be required to discuss his/her academic
status with One Stop and the department chair, who will make appropriate
suggestions to help the student remedy his/her academic difficulty. The student
on Academic Warning is restricted to a course load of no more than 15 credits.
Probation -- When a traditional student’s cumulative grade point average falls
below 2.0, he/she is automatically placed on probation. Academic Probation will
be noted on the student’s transcript, as will removal from probation. A student
on Academic Probation is subject to the following terms.
- The student may carry no more than 12 credits
- The student must meet regularly with a mentor
approved by One Stop.
- The student is not eligible to participate in
major extracurricular activities, such as intercollegiate sports, student
government, or theatrical productions. However, a student on probation may be
permitted restricted participation in extracurricular activities by mutual
consent of the department chair or academic vice president and the dean of
students. In such cases, an academic performance contract is written and
presented by the dean of students and must be strictly adhered to by the
do I order a transcript?
students can access a copy of unofficial transcripts online on My Stritch or
in-person at the One Stop desk. Requests for official or unofficial transcripts
must be in writing at the One Stop desk or by mail. Requests for transcripts
cannot be accepted by email or fax, since an original written signature is
required. Official transcripts can be ordered
about how to order a transcript is available online, or please stop by the One Stop desk.
should I do or whom should I speak to if I am thinking about adding a second
major or a minor?
should always talk to your One Stop advisor before adding a second
major/minor. Your counselor can discuss the impact that this will have on your
academic plan (including required major/core courses and impact on your
long-term plan). It is also important to discuss the requirements of
the major or minor with a faculty member in the department.
You must fill out a “Declaration of Major” or “Declaration of Minor” form to
declare a new major or minor. You can get a copy of this form from your One
Stop advisor, the One Stop desk, or by logging in to the One Stop My Stritch
I change my major advisor?
number of advisors available in each academic department varies. In some
departments, it may be possible to change your major advisor, while in other
areas this may not be an option. Please contact the faculty chair in your
department to determine if you are able to change your major advisor.
Can I change my One Stop advisor?
One Stop advisors, we understand that our personalities and expertise areas
are different. We understand that the needs of our students are unique as well.
If you are interested in changing your One Stop advisor, feel free to set up
an appointment with one of our other counselors to discuss your options.
Can my parents call and
get information about my academics, financial aid, billing?
but you must first complete an authorization form, which allows various offices
to give them this information. Authorization forms are available at the One
Stop desk or the Business office.
need a letter stating that I’m a currently enrolled student at Stritch
(enrollment verification). Where can I get that?
University will provide enrollment verification for students who need it for
educational loans, good student auto insurance discounts, employers who require
it to ensure tuition reimbursement and in other situations calling for official
verification as a Stritch student.
may submit requests in person or via mail, email or fax. For more information,
call (414) 410-4084 or visit the Registrar's
allow one to two business days after we receive a request for processing.
How is GPA calculated?
Where can I find my GPA/major GPA?
student’s cumulative GPA is calculated using only those credits and grades
earned at Cardinal Stritch University. The GPA is computed as follows: the
credit hours for each course are multiplied by the quality points earned for
each grade received; the quality points for all courses recorded are totaled,
and this number is divided by the total number of semester credits graded. All
courses are included in the computation except those in which grades of “HP”
(High Pass), “P” (Pass), “LP” (Low Pass), “W” (Withdrawal), “WU” (Unofficial
Withdrawal), “AU” (Audit), “I” (Incomplete) are received.
For courses that are retaken by a student, the grade awarded for the course the
first time it was taken remains on the transcript, but it is not counted toward
the GPA. Developmental courses are also not included in the GPA computation,
but grades are included on the transcript.
Students can access their semester and cumulative GPA on their official or
unofficial transcript. Cumulative GPA and major GPA are also available on
student’s course needs worksheet available on My Stritch.
How do I access my
mid-term and final grades?
can access your mid-term and final grades on My Stritch
on the “academics” tab. Grades are not mailed to students. They are only