Below you find a list of helpful links to assist you with your first year.
Resources to help students explore majors and minors at UST.
Helpful steps to take if you have test anxiety.
Information and policies about registering for classes, including lists for special sections (evening, Aquinas Scholars, service learning) and online video tutorials about registration.
Find tools to help you decide what to register for and plan out your semester. Included is a course planning worksheet, a 4 year plan form and practice schedules.
Tips for Working with your Advisor
What should you know when preparing to work with your advisor.
Roles of Advisor/Advisee
Learn the reponsibilities of the advisor and advisee which will create a better relationship and productive meetings.
Information for transfer students.
Early registration is recommended to ensure students are able to get into classes they need. Students register using MURPHY Online. All students are required to met with their advisor prior to their assigned registration day and time to discuss their plans and to have their registation advising hold released.
The following web videos will give you a tutorial about the registration process at UST. Please use the following links:
How to Register in Murphy Online
You will need your UST ID and PIN to access the Murphy Online system.
Forget your PIN?
Email the IRT help desk (IRTHelp@stthomas.edu) from your UST email account and they will send your PIN to you.
Adding and Dropping Classes
During the first ten days of classes students may add or drop classes without penalty or record. Once classes begin students should complete a Change in Registration (Drop/Add) form to add classes; this must be signed by the professor of the class and returned to the Registar's office in 106 Aquinas Hall. After the first ten days of class students may withdraw from classes and you will receive a "W" on your transcript. The Registrar's Office and your Undergraduate Academic Catalog has a list of deadlines for dropping and withdrawing from classes.
Are you a new First Year Student?
New first year students are not able to drop and add classes through the Murphy Online system. In order to make changes to your schedule you must pick up an Undergraduate Change in Registration (Drop/Add) form either from the Registrar's office (126 Murray-Herrick) or Academic Counseling (110 Murray-Herrick) or print out the online version. This form must be signed by both the professor of the class you want to add and your faculty advisor and returned to the Registrar's Office. If you want to drop a class you only need your faculty advisor's signature.
First Day of Class Attendance Policy
Students must attend class on the first day! Professors have the option to drop you from a class if you are not in attendance. DO NOT assume that if you don't attend the class that you will be dropped. The proper procedure is to drop the class online or complete a Change in Registration form. Contact your professor or Academic Counseling if you are unable to attend the first day of class.
In the case of prolonged illness that requires a student's withdrawal, tuition can be adjusted from the date of withdrawal. The student must provide a substantiating statement from the attending physician. Tuition is not refunded or credited for courses completed. This policy applies to both full-time and part-time registration. See the director of Academic Counseling for more information.
Progress Toward a Degree
A student that takes a course with the expectation of earning a degree is called a degree-seeking student. Degree-seeking students enrolled in 12 or more credits during a semester are considered full time students.
A degree-seeking student is ranked by credits successfully completed:
Fewer than 28 credits = Freshman
28 to 59 credits = Sophomore
60 to 91 credits = Junior
92 credits or more = Senior
Students must declare a major once they have completed 48 credits. A major declaration form can be picked up in the Registrar's office. This form must be signed by the chair of your major field. Majors consist of 28 to 44 credits. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 within their major in order to graduate.
Minors are not required, however if a student elects to earn a minor they need to officially declare that minor (the form can also be obtained in the Academic Counseling office). Minors consist of 16 to 28 credits. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 within their minor to graduate.