Registration

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Both undergraduate and graduate students sholid plan to register according to the published academic calendar. The Office of the Registrar will provide the necessary information to all students eligible for registration.

Applicants who have been offered admission to the University but have not registered for the immediate semester must register the following semester; otherwise, they will forfeit their acceptance. Please inform the Registrar by email at admissions@meu.edu.lb if you intend to delay registration for one semester.

SELECTION OF COURSES

Undergraduate and graduate students must select their courses as offered each semester in conslitation with their academic advisor. It is the responsibility of the students to familiarize themselves with the information in the Academic Catalog. It sholid be noted that:

PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES

All students are required to pay the tuition and fees in full at the time of registration or make the proper financial arrangements with the Business Office. The right to register, to attend classes, or to take examinations will be revoked for students who have not cleared their accounts by the date(s) formerly agreed upon.

NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FUND (NSSF) Lebanese students

Lebanese students are required by law to register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Medical Branch. Therefore, at the time of registration, students are required to present the following to the Office of the Registrar:

If the student is already registered with the NSSF or is insured through a parent, an affidavit from the NSSF will suffice.

LATE REGISTRATION

Students who register after official registration dates for the program will be charged a late registration fee. Students seeking to enter a class after the last official day to register will be denied registration unless the department chair and faculty member give special permission. If late registration is permitted, the student is still responsible to complete all assignments, including those given before the late registration.

CHANGES IN REGISTRATION

Students have the opportunity to change selected courses during the add or drop period during first week of the semester (as indicated in the academic calendar). The Office of the Registrar provides an add or drop form to be signed by respective faculty members. Courses that have been dropped during the add or drop period will not count as withdrawals and will not appear on the student's transcript.

CROSS REGISTRATION

MEU students may be granted permission to register for one or more courses at another recognized institution of higher education while studying at MEU. The cross-registered courses will be counted as transfer courses and will not count toward residency requirements. Students should ensure that:

Students should note that they may not cross-register for courses they have attempted at MEU, nor will cross-registration be allowed for students on academic probation.

Students from other universities who request cross-enrollment at Middle East University must:

COURSE LOAD

The University operates on the semester system. The course load is expressed in semester credits. Each semester credit represents 150 minutes of student work per week for the duration of the semester (typically 15 weeks). This typically consists of one 50-minute class/lecture period per week per credit, and at least 100 minutes of student work for preparation and study.

When a course is scheduled over a period of less than 15 weeks, the same total amount of class time and/or student work is expected.

COURSE LOAD FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

A full-time undergraduate student will register for between 12 and 17 credits per semester (and up to 6 credits for the summer session). While a summer session is not counted as a full semester, the courses offered are identical in content and standard to those offered during fall or spring semesters. Undergraduate students with less than 12 credits are classified as part-time students.

The chairperson of the department and/or the faculty dean may grant special exceptions to those who have demonstrated superior scholarship or are graduating. A student is never permitted to enroll in more than 20 credits during one semester.

COURSE LOAD FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Full-time graduate students may register for 8 - 12 credits per semester. Those who register for 7 credits or less will be considered part-time graduate students. The maximum load for a summer session is 6 credits. Loads exceeding 12 credits will require the approval of the chairperson of the department and the faculty dean. 15 credits are the maximum allowed for graduate students.

ID CARD AND NUMBER

Students are issued identification cards at the time of Registration at MEU through the IT Department. The ID number/card is used in all MEU records and official documents. The card is renewed at registration time each fall semester and remains the property of the University. A fee is charged for replacing a lost card.

CAMPUS STUDENT CLUBS

The University encourages students to participate in as many campus extracurricular activities as their study/work load permits. There are several campus student clubs sponsored by faculty/staff members, which give students the opportunity to complement their academic experience by exercising leadership, developing talents, and articulating self-expression. Through these clubs, students will learn to be involved and work with each other, balance their academics with organizational and volunteer commitments, and serve others to achieve goals and develop leadership skills.

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION

The University has a large parking area for faculty, staff, students and visitors. All cars used to commute to MEU must be registered with the Business Office at the beginning of each semester. Vehicle drivers must document that the car is insured and that they have a valid driver’s license. They are expected to observe the speed limits as well as traffic and parking regulations. A system of fines is enforced on those who fail to uphold the campus parking and safety regulations.