MassBay Summer Hours
From July 10–August 14, 2020, Fridays: All MassBay offices close at noon.
Regular remote hours by phone and email are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Our team is working hard to answer your phone calls! Due to high volume, for faster communication we recommend that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or the department in which you are trying to reach). Emails will be responded to within 48 business hours.
As of 3/20/2020, the Registrar’s office will be available from 9am-5pm remotely and can be reached at Registrar@massbay.edu. Please note that official transcript and enrollment verification requests will be processed every few weeks until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times.
The registration form is used to register for classes each semester if registration is not done online. If registering online through the self-service Student Center, no registration form is necessary. Registration Forms may be filled out and submitted online, or printed, filled out, scanned and e-mailed as an attachment. Contact information is found at the top of the form. When registering in-person, a photo identification is required. All registration forms must be signed by the student registering. Registration forms will not be accepted or processed if submitted by a person other than the students themselves, unless accompanied by a written and signed permission by the student, identifying the person registering the student. The person identified in the note must present a photo identification.
Auditing a Course
Students who wish to audit a course must obtain permission from the Registrar’s Office. Students planning to audit a course are required to pay full tuition and fees, and the request must be made at the time of registration. Audit cannot be converted to a letter grade later.
Drop/Add/ Class-Withdrawal Form
Students who need to adjust their schedules due to a change in program or other reason(s) may do so during registration and the add/drop period. If adding/dropping or withdrawing online through the self-service Student Center, no form is necessary. The Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form is also used to withdraw from a class during a semester until the withdrawal deadline date listed on the College Academic Calendar.
Regardless of attendance, a student who has not paid the course tuition and fees by the bill due date will be ineligible to enroll in the course, and should not be allowed to attend class and receive a grade.
Grades are no longer mailed to each student. Semester grades are accessed online through the self-service Student Center. Please refer to the College Catalog for list of grades, explanation of the grading system and computation of grade point average (GPA).
Grades in pre-college courses are not included in calculating the GPA nor in the calculation of credits towards graduation.
During fall and spring semester, students who are nearing program completion and have at least 48 earned credits for a degree should file a Graduation Application. After the request is reviewed, each student will receive official notification regarding completion of associate or certificate requirements. The deadlines are Nov. 1 for the December graduation and April 1 for the May graduation. Applications are accepted after the deadlines but students filing late applications may not be able to participate in Commencement exercises.
Change of Program/Plan
A student is required to fill out a Change of Major form when they decide to make a change in their career path. The form is required to be signed by an advisor. If the student wishes to enter a Health Sciences program, there is a separate application for admissions required, detailed in the page: Selective Admissions for Health Sciences.
Withdrawal from College/Leave of Absence Process
All students intending to withdraw from all classes, whereby there are no remaining classes for the enrolled semester, must meet with the Dean of Students Office in order to complete a withdrawal from college/leave of absence. The Dean of Students office can be contacted at Studentdevelopment@massbay.edu.
Students should refer to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy Schedule for any financial responsibilities in withdrawing from all classes. Withdrawing/taking a leave from the College may impact any anticipated financial aid award and revisions to an award may occur as a result of a withdrawal/leave. The withdrawal/leave of absence date is determined by the date all forms are completed and turned into the appropriate offices.