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Enrollment Instructions:
Fall 2012

NOTE: Only Potential Graduates who have submitted an Application for Graduation (PDF) will have priority enrollment.

Important Enrollment Dates
Priority Enrollment (computer) for Fall 2012 Potential Graduates, Part-Time, Dual JD and other Dual Degree Students: -begins Mon., May 21, 2012
Priority Enrollment (computer) for Spring and Summer 2013 Potential Graduates, LL.M., and MJ Students: -begins Wed., May 23, 2012
Regular Enrollment Period (computer) for All Students: -begins Fri., May 25, 2012
Regular Enrollment Ends: Mon,  July 23, 2012
Late Enrollment Period begins:
$50 late fee: 
Tues., July 24, 2012
$100 late fee: 
$200 late fee: 
Mon., Aug., 27, 2012
Tues., Oct. 16, 2012
Computer Add Period Ends:
(To add a course after Aug. 28, 2012, a Drop/Add form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.)
Tues., Aug. 28, 2012

Computer Drop Period Ends:
(To drop a course after Sept. 9, 2012, a Drop/Add form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.)
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012

Drop Period Fees:
100% Refund: 
thru Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
No Refund: 
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
Classes Begin:
  Incoming Students:
  Returning Students:

Mon., Aug. 20, 2012
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
Labor Day - No Classes:
(Make-up day will be Friday, December 7, 2012)

Fall Break/Thansgiving Holiday:
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012


Mon., Nov. 19 - Fri., Nov. 23, 2012
Last Day of Classes: 
(Only Monday classes meet to make up for Labor Day)
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012
Reading Period: Sat., Dec. 8 - Sun., Dec. 9, 2012
Final Exams: Mon., Dec. 10 - Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
  1. TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE INFORMATION

    The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make required, recommended, and supplemental textbook and other material information available to students at the time of enrollment on the online course schedule, to the maximum extent practicable. Textbook and supplemental material information is available through the MSU Schedule of Courses by clicking on the section number of the desired course.

    Reminder: The subject code for all MSU Law courses is "LAW".

  2. ELECTRONIC BILLS AND REFUNDS

    A. Tuition and Fees.
    MSU Law only issues electronic bills ("E-Bill") that can be reviewed on STUINFO. The failure of any student to pay tuition when due will result in automatic disenrollment.

    B. REFUNDS. Refunds for withdrawal from classes will be given in accordance with the schedule shown under DROP PERIOD above.

  3. PROCESSING OF ENROLLMENT REQUESTS:

    Closing of a Course:
    Enrollment availability for a course is found at http://schedule.msu.edu/searchResults.asp. There are no waiting lists when a course has reached the enrollment limit. Courses will automatically reopen when enrollment falls below the enrollment limit.

    Holds on Your Account:
    If there is any type of hold on your account (including but not limited to: law school advisor, student receivables, financial aid, traffic/parking tickets, MSU), your enrollment requests CANNOT be processed. All holds must be settled before the end of the drop/add period in order for your enrollment requests to be processed. Any requests submitted without holds being resolved prior to the end of the drop/add period will be discarded.

  4. PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETION OF THE UPPER LEVEL WRITING REQUIREMENT (ULWR)

    As a requirement for graduation, every student must complete the Upper Level Writing Requirement. Prior to enrolling for ULWR credit in any semester, students are required to have completed 29 credits. A "U" is shown on the course schedule next to any course that can be taken to satisfy the requirement.

    To receive ULWR credit an ULWR Declaration form (PDF) must be:

    1. signed by the supervising professor;

    2. the Office of Student Affairs; and

    3. submitted to the Registrar's Office by the fourth of week of the regular semester (second week in summer) the student intends to satisfy the ULWR.

  5. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS COURSE REQUIREMENT.

    Students who enter MSU Law in fall 2008 or later must complete at least one course that includes instruction in trial and appellate advocacy, alternative methods of dispute resolution, counseling, interviewing, negotiating, problem solving, factual investigation, organization and management of legal work, or drafting. An "S" is shown on the course schedule next to any course that can be taken to satisfy the requirement.

  6. DIRECTED STUDY:

    Enrollment in a Directed Study must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Students must obtain the approval of the supervising professor on a Directed Study Form before an enrollment request can be processed. Directed Study Forms are located in the bin that is located outside of the Registrar's Office in room 309 or can be downloaded (PDF).

  7. LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:

    Enrollment in an externship is coordinated through the Career Services Office.

  8. CREDIT/NO CREDIT OPTION:

    Students who sign up for more than the maximum credits available under the Credit/No Credit Option will have the course that exceeds the maximum credits graded.

  9. IRREGULAR AND/OR OVERLOAD SCHEDULES:

    Full-time students are allowed to enroll in a maximum of 16 credit hours during a regular semester (fall or spring) and 7 credits in the summer. Part-time students can only enroll in a maximum of 12 credits during a regular semester and 7 credits in the summer. Any student with an irregular and/or overload schedule must obtain the permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Associate Dean for Student Affairs PRIOR to enrollment.

  10. DROPS & ADDS:

    During the regular semester (fall or spring) students can only add a course, provided the course has only met once. If the course has met more than once, a Drop/Add form signed by the professor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    Students can only add a course in the summer if it has never met. If a summer course has already met, a Drop/Add form signed by the professor must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    A student who drops a course through Sunday, September 9, 2012, will receive a refund of tuition charged for that course.

    Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012 through Sunday, September 16, 2012, a course may be dropped without a "W" appearing on the student's record, but the student will be charged full tuition for the course.

    Beginning Monday, September 17, 2012, dropped courses will be charged the full rate of tuition, and a "W" will be placed on the student's record.

    Special Note to Scholarship Students
    Charges assessed for a course that is dropped after Sunday, September 9, 2012 is NOT covered by scholarships. The student will be required to pay the full rate of tuition for the dropped course.

  11. WITHDRAWALS
  12. STUDENTS VISITING AT OTHER LAW SCHOOLS

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