Students

1- How and when should I register for classes?
To register for the upcoming semesters, you should proceed with your course pre-registration within the dates of the “Early registration” specified on the Academic Calendar online via Banner self-service by following the steps below:

usek.edu.lb - Quick Links - Banner - Enter Secure Area - Registration - Add or Drop classes - Select the term.

You will have several empty boxes in which you should insert the CRNs (the CRNs are available in the course offering on the USEK website). Please note that you can consult your advisor and/or audit on MyDegree platform the required courses prior the registration period and click on “Submit”.

If any problem occurs while registering a course, you should submit an “Override Request”.

You should drop or confirm your courses registration within the specified dates of the “Validation of the Early-registration and Registration” on the Academic Calendar.
2- How do I withdraw from a course?
You should pass in person by the Registrar’s Office to submit the request or send an email within the specified deadlines as shown on the Academic Calendar.
3- What is the minimum/maximum number of credits I can register?
The minimum/maximum number of credits you can register is as follows: for the Fall and Spring Semesters, for a full‐time student: Undergraduate 12/18 credits, Graduate 6/10 credits; for the Summer Session, Undergraduate and Graduate 1/6 credits; as for students under probation, 12/13 credits.
4- What is Add/Drop and how does it work?
Once the confirmation/registration period ends, you can modify your registration during the Add/Drop period. To do so, you can add or drop online any desired course, noting that no courses can be dropped during the Summer Session. For those who could not register within the established deadlines, it will be possible for them to undergo Late Registration during the Add/Drop period, but penalty fees will apply.
5- How do I override into a course?
To submit an override, you should follow the steps below:
usek.edu.lb - Quick links - Banner - Enter Secure Area - Override Request (in the “Important Announcements” section) - ID + Pin - Insert CRN + confirm CRN - Select the error you are receiving and click on “Submit”.

You will first receive an email confirming that the request has been submitted, and shortly after another email indicating if the request has been accepted or rejected. If your request is accepted, it does not mean that you have been added to the class; you will have to add the course yourself.
6- How can I request a copy of my grade transcript or diploma?
You or any person can initiate a request at the Registrar’s Office or submit a request at registrar@usek.edu.lb.

Once the document is ready, you will receive an email and SMS; the document fee must be settled at the Students Accounting Desk. You may delegate a third party to retrieve the requested documents by sending an email.
7- How do I know if I am all set to graduate?
You are advised to contact your Academic Advisor before every registration to check your academic progress and refer to MyDegree platform.
8- Can I change my program? How?
If you wish to request a change of major or emphasis during your course studies, you should submit a request at the Registrar Office according to the deadline set on the Academic Calendar, noting that you have the right to change your major or emphasis only once.
9- Where can I see my course offerings for the upcoming semester?
The course offerings for upcoming semesters are published online before the early-registration period.
10- What are the procedures of interruptions and re-admissions?
If you wish to suspend or resume your studies at USEK, you must submit a request to the Registrar’s Office or send an email to that effect within the specified deadlines on the Academic Calendar.

If you are registered in a specific term and can no longer pursue your studies for major reasons, such as serious health problems or exceptional family circumstances, the grade WW (Term Withdraw) can be assigned to each course.

To obtain a Term Withdrawal, you should pass in person the Registrar’s Office to submit the Interruption of Studies and Term Withdrawal requests or send an email to that effect. An Interruption of Studies can only be granted to a student once during his/her university curriculum and the tuition fees should be settled as calculated during registration.
11- How many consecutive interruptions can I have before being set out of program?
You can be granted an Interruption of Studies only once during your academic curriculum.

If you interrupted your studies for less than two years, you can be granted automatic re‐admission to your major after submitting a Re-admission Request.

However, if you interrupted your studies for more than two years and are willing to pursue again your curriculum at USEK, you should submit a Re‐admission Request to the Registrar’s Office and the previously earned courses will be subject to re‐assessment.
12- Where can I see my Holds?
To check the holds, you will have to log into the Banner self-service and follow the steps below:
Enter Secure Area - Student and Financial Aid - Student Records - View Holds
13- What if I disagree with a grade?
You have the right to ask, within the deadlines set on the Academic Calendar, for your course final grade to be re-checked by submitting an online request from the website. You can ask for the review of two grades, at the most, per semester or Summer Session. If the request is approved, your grade will be revised on your Banner account. If no changes are applied, the process fees will be automatically charged to your account.
14- Is there a minor program at USEK?
Academic minors are reserved for undergraduate studies. With a specific set of objectives defined according to each field, they are achieved through a set of structured courses, not necessarily related to one discipline. Minors are expected to provide students with necessary knowledge and primary competencies.

For more information, please refer to this link.
15- How are students considered for scholarships?
Merit scholarships are calculated at the end of each Fall and Spring Semesters. Qualified undergraduate and graduate students are notified by email with the scholarship percentage.

For more information, please refer to this link.
16- What is MyDegree?
USEK students enrolled starting the Fall Semester 2017-2018 can benefit from MyDegree, the Student Advising and Degree Audit platform. MyDegree is a comprehensive solution, powered by Ellucian Degree Works, that helps students monitor their progress towards the completion of their degree requirements, and advisors to guide their students in the courses registration and help them graduate on time.

MyDegree is accessible from any browser on this link. You can log in using the same username and password as your USEK email.
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