The Office of the Registrar's main reception is in room #249.
Bastyr University operates on the quarter system. The University's quarter is 11 weeks long. (Summer quarter classes are generally eight weeks; summer clinic is 11 weeks.) Eleven hours of class constitute one credit hour, and 22 hours of lab/practicum constitute one credit hour.
Registration for continuing students takes place in the spring for the summer and fall quarters and in the fall for winter and spring quarters. New students are automatically registered for their fall quarter courses before orientation week.
Electronic course add/drop/withdrawal forms are found under the Registrar tab on MyBU on SharePoint. Classes may be added or dropped from a student's schedule through the add/drop period (ending the close of the first week of each quarter). Withdrawal from classes is not permitted during the final three weeks of a quarter (the refund schedule can be found in the quarterly Academic Calendar in the Registrar's section of MyBU on SharePoint and in the University catalog).
In no case may a course be dropped or withdrawn from after the course has ended. Students must check with the registrar for specific deadlines.
Clinical rotations may be added, dropped, or traded during a specific clinic add/drop/trade period open before each term begins.
The following is a list of staff members in the registrar's office with their specialties. If you do not see your concerns addressed in this list, please call (425) 602-3089.
Academic policy questions
The academic advisors in the registrar’s office advise students on issues related to completion of their programs. They are especially helpful with questions related to registration. This includes the effects of adding and dropping courses, changing program tracks, electives, transfers, waivers and substitution of credits, changing major or degree plans, and other issues related to degree requirements. Students may access their degree audits on the student portal and are welcome to meet with their advisors to review the audits and discuss their program plans. Dropping required classes places students at risk of becoming “off-track,” which could affect financial aid and delay graduation for a year, since many courses are sequential and only offered once annually.