Registration Information

Advising

The Liberal Arts Studies Program Director serves as advisor to all students. Students must have an advising appointment with the Program Director prior to each Fall semester.

Registering for Liberal Arts Studies Courses

Fall courses are announced in March, Spring courses are announced in October, and Summer courses are announced in March. Once a student has decided what course(s) to take, he/she contacts the Liberal Arts Studies Office by email at las@nullwfu.edu, indicating which course(s) are requested for the term. If email is inconvenient or unavailable, the student may call the Liberal Arts Studies Office at 336.758.6112.

“Unclassified” students may register after degree-seeking students have registered.

Registering for a non-Liberal Arts Studies 700 Course

Liberal Arts Studies students should check with the instructor before registering for a non-Liberal Arts Studies class. If the instructor agrees, the Liberal Arts Studies student follows the same registration procedure as for a Liberal Arts Studies course. If a Liberal Arts Studies student wishes to enroll in a course offered through the Divinity School, he or she must contact the Divinity School directly to request registration. A form will be given to the student which must be signed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Divinity School, the Liberal Arts Studies Program Director, and then taken to the Divinity School Registrar’s Office for registration.

Registering for a non-Liberal Arts Studies 600 Course

To receive graduate credit for a 600 level course, a Liberal Arts Studies student must submit a 600 Level Course form indicating how the 600 level course will be supplemented to qualify for graduate credit. This form must be received by the Liberal Arts Studies Office (signed by the instructor) and approved by the Program Director before the last add date for the course. The Program Director’s approval must be received before registering for the course.

Registering for a Directed Study (LBS 786)

A student who wishes to take a Directed Study must complete the Directed Study Form. This form (signed by the instructor) must be turned in to the Liberal Arts Studies Office and approved by the Program Director by the last add date of the semester. The topic of the directed study should not be exactly the same as the student’s thesis topic. The Program Director’s approval must be received before registering for the course.

Registering for Thesis Research (LBS 791)

A student who wishes to take Thesis Research must have an approved thesis proposal by the last add date of the semester. The student must submit the Thesis Proposal Form, signed by the thesis advisor, the department chair, and the Liberal Arts Studies Program Director, along with the Thesis Proposal.

Consult the Thesis Information Checklist for more details.

Registering for Graduate Fee

The Graduate School requires continuous enrollment in the Fall and Spring semesters. If a student decides not to take a course in either of these semesters, he/she must register for Graduate Fee.

Students who have completed their Thesis Research courses but not their thesis must register for “Graduate Fee” for each following semester until graduation. This fee allows the student to use university facilities. A student must be enrolled in either a course or be in “Graduate Fee” status in the semester in which he or she graduates.

Registering to Audit a Class

Students not enrolled in the Liberal Arts Studies program may audit up to two Liberal Arts Studies courses if they wish to learn more about the courses and academic expectations of the program. Interested students must register in order to audit a Liberal Arts Studies course and pay the standard Graduate School fee for auditing a course. A student already enrolled in the Liberal Arts Studies program who wishes to audit a Liberal Arts Studies course or another course in the university must also register as an auditor. By university regulation, auditors may not register for a course until the first day of classes, subject to the approval of the professor teaching the course.

Adding a Class

If a student wishes to add a class, he or she must contact the Administrative Coordinator to add the course. For each semester there is a date after which courses may not be added. In the Fall and Spring, this date is typically one month after the start of the semester. In the Summer, it is one week after the start of the session. Full tuition is charged for courses registered late. The last date for adding classes is listed on the Liberal Arts Studies website and WFU Graduate School website.

Dropping a Class

If a student decides to drop a class within the Drop/Add time frame, he/she must notify the Liberal Arts Studies Program Assistant, and drop the class online through the WIN system. Simply failing to attend the class is not considered “dropping the class” by the university. If the student fails to properly drop the course, the student will still be considered enrolled in the course and be billed for class tuition, and will receive a grade based on the non-attendance. Faculty members do not drop students from their courses; it is the student’s responsibility to drop a course officially.

The university sets a deadline for each semester for dropping courses. In the Fall and Spring, this date is typically one month after the start of the semester. In the Summer, it is one week after the start of the session. The last date for adding classes is listed on the Liberal Arts Studies web site and WFU Graduate School website.

After the Drop/Add period, the student must use the Drop form. The student should obtain the form, complete it, obtain the instructor’s signature, and then file the form with the Liberal Arts Studies Office. The dropping of a course will need to be approved by both the Liberal Arts Studies Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Text Books

The College Bookstore, located in Taylor House, is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 4 hours prior to kick-off on home football game Saturdays. They are open for extended hours during a few days at the beginning of fall and spring term. Please refer to the Wake Forest University Campus Bookstore website for further information about their hours of operation.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Liberal Arts Studies M.A. program, please contact us so we can help you!

April Strader Bullin
Program Assistant
Liberal Arts Studies M.A./Lifelong Learning
336.758.6112
las@wfu.edu