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Take 15 credits per semester
to finish college on time


Take 15 credits per semester to make your college education more affordable.


Take 15 credits per semester to enter the workforce faster.


Graduating on time puts you in a position to begin making money sooner.


Graduating on time means you are in the workforce longer and your lifetime earnings will be higher.


Graduating on time leads to more options in your life, including pursuing a graduate degree, taking time off to travel, or to do volunteer work.


Take control of your education. Working with your advisor will keep you on track to graduate on time.


If you take less than 15 hours per semester, enroll in summer session to stay on schedule to graduate in four years.


Research shows that the longer one is in college, the less likely the student is to complete a degree.

Important Academic Reminders:

Right Now:

  • The online graduation application for Spring (May) 2016 and Summer (August) 2016 graduation is available.  Students will have to pre-pay the graduation application fee – with a credit or debit card – when they submit their application.  For more info, see the announcement in SalukiNet.
  • In a policy change, the past-due balance threshold for the "Bursar Reg" hold has recently been lowered from $1,000 to $200, which may result in you having that hold when you did not have it before.  Having such a hold will prevent registration.
  • Newly-admitted students can now contract online with University Housing.  You may have to wait a day after you have been admitted and have gotten your Network ID before you will be able to successfully log into Housing's system.

Early Spring 2016:

  • The Spring 2016 semester began Tuesday, January 19.
  • Deadline to apply for May 2016 graduation — Friday, February 12 (for more details, please see the announcement within SalukiNet)
  • "Early walk" deadline to apply for August 2016 graduation in order to participate early in a May 2016 ceremony — Friday, March 11
  • Spring Break (no classes) — March 12-20 (University offices are still open; residence halls are closed from 4:00 PM 3/12 to 1:00 PM 3/20)
  • Deadline to drop (withdraw from) a full-term class (with a W grade) — Sunday, April 3

Looking Ahead:

  • Registration will be restricted on Monday, April 4 via a temporary registration hold (see here for details).  Be sure to check SalukiNet on that day to see if you have any new non-temporary registration holds so that you can get them taken care of before Summer and Fall 2016 registration begins.
  • Advance registration for Summer and Fall 2016 classes begins Tuesday, April 5.
  • Honors Day — Saturday, April 9
  • Spring 2016 final exams — May 9-13
  • Grade changes for INC grades (undergraduate from Fall 2015; graduate from Spring 2015) must be submitted by Friday, May 13 to avoid having the INC grade changed to an F grade.
  • Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies — Saturday, May 14 at the SIU Arena
  • Memorial Day holiday — Monday, May 30

What We Do:

The Registrar's Office provides administrative services and academic support to currently enrolled students and the campus community, as well as to prospective and former students.  We are located in room 0251 of the Student Services Building.

The primary goals of the Registrar's Office are to assist students in the registration process, assess tuition and fees, monitor students' academic progress, and determine eligibility for degree.  The Registrar's Office also provides many specialized services for students such as transcript distribution, enrollment verification, and withdrawal.

For the academic units, the Registrar's Office oversees all general classroom space assignments, coordinates faculty and staff access to the Banner Student Information System, and identifies the students to be recognized for University-wide high scholastic achievement (such as Deans List and Honors Day).

The organization of the Registrar's Office is shown here.