Course Registration

Graduate Course Registration

The Director of Academic Programs oversees all course registration for the Batten School. Batten graduate courses are restricted to Batten graduate students, thus any post-graduate MPP student and second year Accelerated Bachelor/MPP student may enroll in Batten courses on their own, unless a course is otherwise restricted.

First year Accelerated Bachelor/MPP students are still officially enrolled in their undergraduate school of enrollment and are not yet recognized as Batten students by the Student Information System (SIS). The Office of Academic Affairs will therefore automatically enroll all first year Accelerated Bachelor/MPP students in their core courses for the fall and spring of their first year. Those students interested in enrolling in Batten electives must contact the Assistant Director of Academic Programs and Registrar directly to register.

Graduate and Professional Course Registration in Other Schools at UVA

Students interested in taking an elective for the MPP outside the Batten School should complete this form. Once submitted, the Director of Academic Programs will ensure that the course meets the MPP criteria. As a general rule, the course must be at the graduate level (6000+) and related to leadership or public policy. Exceptions to this rule are approved in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Contact the Director of Academic Programs with questions.

Consult the online Course Directory in SIS for course offerings in a given term. Please note, however, that the Darden School of Business and the School of Law do not use SIS. Consult the websites of these schools for course offerings.

Historically Batten students have chosen electives in the following schools. If interested in a course at a UVA school not listed below, please consult with the Director of Academic Programs. 

SCHOOL

SCHEDULE

PROCEDURE

NOTES

Architecture

Same as Batten

• Contact Amanda Crombie to register.

• If the course is restricted, contact instructor directly for permission, then forward written approval to Amanda Crombie.

Arts & Sciences: Economics

 Same as Batten

• Students may enroll independently through SIS. 

• Contact Amanda Cromie if problems arise.

• Many graduate Economics courses are restricted. In this case, contact the instructor directly for permission, then forward written approval to Amanda Crombie.

Arts & Sciences: History

 Same as Batten

• Students may enroll independently through SIS. 

• Contact Amanda Crombie, or History Graduate Studies Coordinator Jennifer Via at 333 Nau Hall, 434-924-3478, if problems arise.

• No particular considerations.

Arts & Sciences: Politics

Same as Batten

• Students may enroll independently through SIS. 

• Contact Amanda Crombie if problems arise.

• Many graduate Politics courses are restricted. In this case, contact the instructor directly for permission, then forward written approval to Amanda Crombie.

Arts & Sciences: Public Health Sciences

Same as Batten

• Contact Amanda Crombie to register, or Public Health Sciences Enrollment Coordinator Tracey Brookman at

434-924-8646 or tlc5q@virginia.edu

• If the course is restricted, contact Tracey Brookman to facilitate instructor approval.

Business (Darden)

Special

• Visit Darden Registrar in person at Room 112A, Saunders Hall, 434-924-4785, for the Non-Darden Student Course Enrollment Request Form. 

• Obtain signature on form from instructor. 

• With instructor approval, Batten student may attend the course from the start of classes but must see the Darden Registrar after the Darden add/drop period ends to verify capacity and enroll.

• Deliver all paperwork to Amanda Crombie to finalize registration.

• Remember to consider travel time across Grounds when choosing courses.

• Darden operates on a quarter schedule.

• Most courses count for 1.5 credits; two Darden courses are required to count as a Batten elective.

Commerce

Same as Batten

• Contact Associate Dean for Student Services Rebecca Leonard, 311B Robertson Hall, 434-924-3865, rleonard@virginia.edu, or Professor Susan Perry, 377 Robertson Hall, 434-924-3988, sep4v@virginia.edu, to seek approval.

• Most courses are restricted to Commerce students only.

Education

 Same as Batten

• Students may enroll independently through SIS. 

• Contact Amanda Crombie, or Curry Office Services Specialist Sheilah Sprouse at 106 Bavarro Hall, 434-924-0740, sgs9w@virginia.edu if problems arise.

•Curry students have first priority in Curry courses. If enrollment exceeds capacity, non-Curry students are not guaranteed a slot. Batten students are encouraged to contact the instructor when they register to be sure there is room.

Law

Special

• Complete a Non-Law Student Course Enrollment Request Form, including the instructor’s signature, and deliver to the Law School Student Records Office, Room 105, Slaughter Hall, 434-924-7347. 

• Request forms are processed on a first-come, first served basis after the Law School add/drop period ends. 

• Once enrollment is approved, deliver paperwork to Amanda Crombie to register.

• Remember to consider travel time across Grounds when choosing courses.

• All Law courses are graded to a B+ mean (3.3).

• Fall grades may be submitted as late as February 15th.

• Spring grades may be submitted as late as June 15th.

• The Law School’s attendance policy requires attendance at a minimum of 80% of class sessions unless the instructor establishes a stricter requirement.

• Enrollment in a Law course for credit or audit is on a space available basis, with the instructor’s permission, after the add/drop period has ended. Courses taken for credit or audit do not fulfill MPP degree requirements (those must be taken for a grade).

Note: students taking courses in another school at the University that meet MPP degree requirements, and for which the other school requires a different grading basis, must earn grades that result in the equivalent cumulative grade point average of B (3.00) or higher. Students are advised to contact the appropriate school registrar for information on the required grading basis of the school and its grade conversion equivalents.