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  1. Scheduling of Classes
  2. Registration
  3. Cancellation of Courses
  4. Number of Courses
  5. Auditing
  6. Restrictions on Enrollment in Senior-Year Classes
  7. Drop and Add
  8. Elimination of Programs
  9. Visiting Rabbinical Student Status

1. Scheduling of Classes
Each semester students are asked to provide a list of courses they plan to take in the following semester, along with information about special scheduling needs. Based on this information, and instructor availability, a draft schedule of classes is produced. Students and faculty are asked to comment on the draft, which is then adjusted as needed.

2. Registration
Once the schedule is finalized, students are asked to register. Descriptions of courses are circulated at the beginning of the scheduling process. When course enrollment exceeds the maximum number of students the class can hold, a waiting list is created. Students are notified if they are on such a list and contacted as soon as space becomes available. Students who are registered for the course are notified that the class is full and encouraged to let the registrar know as soon as possible if they will not be taking the course.

3. Cancellation of Courses
If a sufficient number of students do not sign up for a non-core course, the course may be canceled.

4. Number of Courses
Each student may enroll in a maximum of seven courses per semester (with a four-hour course counting as one course for this purpose), not including practical rabbinic supervision groups. A student who wants to enroll in more than seven courses must petition the Faculty Executive Committee for approval by the end of the first week of the semester.

5. Auditing
Students may audit courses with the permission of the course instructor.

6. Restrictions on Enrollment in Senior-Year Classes
Enrollment in Senior Seminar and the second semester of Contemporary Thought is restricted to graduating seniors. Enrollment in the first semester of Contemporary Thought is normally restricted to graduating seniors.

7. Drop and Add
Students may withdraw without penalty from a course any time prior to the third class meeting for courses that meet once a week, and at any time prior to the fifth class meeting for courses that meet twice a week. To withdraw, a student must get his or her advisor’s approval and signature on a drop form that is submitted to the registrar. After the second (once a week classes) or fourth class meeting (twice a week classes), a “W” (Withdrawal) is entered on the transcript.

Withdrawal after these periods requires a petition.

An instructor’s approval is necessary to register for a course after the first class meeting. It is the student’s responsibility to keep current on tuition refund schedules. Questions can be addressed to the vice president for administration.

8. Elimination of Programs
Degree, certificate, or diploma programs will be phased out in an orderly fashion if RRC deems it advisable to do so. RRC will make every effort to provide opportunities for students who have begun a particular program to complete it.

9. Visiting Rabbinical Student Status
Matriculated students in good standing in the rabbinic programs of the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, the Leo Baeck College, the University of Judaism and the Jewish Theological Seminary may apply to study at RRC for one year, subject to the endorsement of the vice president for student development and the vice president for academic affairs.