Contact and Registration
There are many ways to reach us. You can contact us by phone, text, video conference, in-person, and email during our business hours.
Our hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please be advised that staff do leave momentarily for lunch and that we abide by academic holidays.
- For quick inquiries, you can call, text, or email your advisor at any time and they will get back to you in a timely manner.
- For more in-depth assistance, every student can schedule a virtual appointment with their advisor.
- If you are residential, you can also stop by Student Services to see the advisor of the day.
- If you do not have an advisor or are unsure of who they are, please email firstname.lastname@example.org listing the appointment type (in-person, call, etc.), your student concern, and a convenient time
For general information, please email email@example.com or call us at 706-883-5295
Point University students are registered under the supervision of academic advisors to ensure student success and academic support. Our registration system is through Colleague Self-Service. Students can see their degree progress, the course catalog, recent grades and can chart a path for their course registration. We offer 16-week in-person classes and 8-week online classes.
How to Register:
- All new online students are registered by academic advisors. They receive a welcome email containing their first course schedule and transcript evaluation. They also receive a follow-up email from their assigned advisor and an invitation to Starting Point Online.
- All new residential students are invited to an in-person Starting Point! This is an event to help students acclimate to their college experience. They will meet their advisor and will receive their first course schedule then.
- Returning online students are registered by academic advisors in advance. Returning online students can increase their chances of taking certain courses by charting their course schedule. Assigned advisors reach out after the initial registration process in hopes of adjusting based on student preference. If a student does not respond to the communication, an advising hold will be placed for the following registration period.
Spring Freshmen and Sophomores
- Residential students who are still in their first two years can chart their course schedule with desired courses. An advising hold is placed on their profile until Advising Bonanza. Students meet with their assigned advisor and are registered for their classes at that time.
Residential Juniors and Seniors
- Residential students who are in their final years can chart their course schedule with desired courses. An advising hold is placed on their profile until Advising Bonanza. Students meet with their assigned faculty advisor and are registered for their classes at that time.
- Students who are under academic warning or returning probation are registered by the senior advisor. This is done in partnership with financial aid, the registrar, student billing, and a faculty advisor when applicable.
When can I register?
Course Overload or Reduction
- Graduate online students are typically registered for one course per term or two per semester. They can request ana additional course if they meet the requirements and courses are available.
- Undergraduate online students are typically registered for two courses per term or four per semester. They can request an additional course if they meet the requirements and courses are available.
- Residential students are typically registered full-time. This means 12 credits for undergraduates and 6 credits for graduates. Undergraduates can request additional courses (up to 18) if they meet the requirements and courses are available.
- All students can drop courses during the add/drop period. Athletes should be mindful that most must retain 12 credits minimum to remain eligible.
Helpful Registration Facts
- Course names and abbreviations – Course names and abbreviations help you to identify which class is which and the emphasis of the course. For example, MGMT signifies courses related to Management.
- Course Sections – Course sections refer to the specific class. Most courses have multiple sections in order to give students many opportunities to register.
- Registration Holds – The most common hold is related to student billing. However, it is possible that a student is under an advising hold. Reaching out to your advisor to see what hold is in place will clarify the issue.
- Prerequisites – Prerequisites are courses that are required before taking another course. For example, Biology 1 precedes Biology 2.
- Credit Hours – Credit hours refer to the weight of the course and the credit given for a course. For example, MUSI 102, our online music course is 3 credit hours while PHE 105, our residential pe class, is 1 credit hour.
- Add/Drop Period – This period is a critical time to make final registration adjustments. This date can be found on the Academic Calendar