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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



The Registrar’s Office, located on the 8th floor of the Tower Building, maintains timely and accurate academic records for the college.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Registration Policies

One-week prior to registration, the Business Office notifies students of any outstanding balances; charges must be cleared before the student can register.

Student bills, based on registration, are sent to the student’s billing address approximately one month prior to payment deadline. All bills for registered students are due on the stated date. With the exception of students who are admitted late in the cycle, no registrations are entered or changed after the bills are generated. Written notice of any exceptions, including late admitted students, is sent by the Registrar’s Office to the Business Office. Bills for approved exceptions are due no later than the first day of classes.

The Business Office provides lists of registered students whose bills have not been paid to the Registrar’s Office no later than three working days prior to the start of classes. The registration of students whose bill is not paid is deleted, and such students are required to register through Late Registration. The status of all billing and payments is finalized after the Add/Drop deadline.


The first two weeks of the semester are the Add/Drop period when students can change their registered schedule. All changes to a schedule should be listed on one Add/Drop form (available in the Registrar’s Office). To add a class, students should go to the first class meeting and ask the faculty if they can be added to the course; not all courses have space for additional students. Instructor’s signatures are required for any added course. The student’s faculty advisor (or department chair) must approve the students program and sign the Add/Drop form.

Late Registration

Late registration is allowed during the Add/Drop period only. The fee for late registration is $200.00. Students who are late registering use the Late Registration Form (available in the Registrar’s Office). All classes to be added should be on one form. Late registering students must obtain the signature of the instructor of each course for which they are registering. Late registering students should go to the first class meeting and ask the faculty if they can be added to the course; not all courses have space for additional students. The student’s faculty advisor (or department chair) must approve the student’s program and sign the Late Registration form.

After all appropriate faculty signatures have been obtained, late registering students should pay their tuition bill in the Business Office. After the bill is paid in full, the Business Office signs late registration forms authorizing the Registrar to register the student. The student then takes the completed form to the Registrar’s office. Late registrations must be submitted to the Registrar by 4:30 pm on the last day of the Add/Drop period.

Enrollment Verification

The Registrar’s Office can verify enrollment for any student enrolled in the undergraduate programs of the college. Graduate and Continuing Education students can obtain enrollment verification from the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education. All enrollment verification requests should include the student’s name, former name if any, dates to be verified, and the student’s signature.

Enrollment can not be verified prior to the first day of classes for the semester to be verified. Registration for a semester can be verified immediately following registration.

All enrollment verification requests are processed within eight to ten working days of the date of request. Every effort is made to process requests more quickly when needed; however, requests should be made well in advance to provide sufficient time for processing.