Students are expected to register at their earliest opportunity. A student who registers late is charged a fee to defray the cost of the extra services necessary to effect the late registration. Late registration periods are identified in the Course Schedule each semester (spring, fall, and summer). Students may register after the fourth class day in a fall or spring semester or the second class day in a summer term only with the approval of the department chair, graduate advisor, the student’s dean, and the registrar. Registration after these dates is approved only in unusual circumstances.