The UNO Bulletin

The Bulletin is intended to provide students and prospective students with general information concerning registration, tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, parking regulations, student IDs, email accounts, and other information. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this document.

The Bulletin is not a contract or an offer to contract. The University reserves the right to make adjustments and changes as necessary without prior notice.

The Bulletin contains the complete Schedule of Classes offered by the University of New Orleans for a particular semester. This Schedule serves both undergraduate and graduate students. It contains all credit courses offered by the University. Courses are arranged by department and sequentially by course and section number. Evening, Off-Campus, Saturday, Tele-courses, and Internet courses are repeated in separate listings for your convenience.

The following information is presented in an alphabetical format for ease of use. The following are topics presented:

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is found on the Office of the University Registrar's website at http://www.uno.edu/registrar/. The Academic Calendar is the official calendar of the University of New Orleans. The calendar tracks dates such as the start of the term, mid-semester, end of the term, registration, late registration, last dates to drop and receive refunds, last date to drop, etc. Students should consult this calendar for all official dates.

Account Statement/Billing Statement

Credit Card Payments

Credit card payments are only accepted through WebStar. Visa, MasterCard and debit cards are accepted.

Billing Statements are first emailed and later mailed via parcel post to student's local mailing address. Billing statements are also accessible at any time on the student's WebSTAR account via link the link "FEEBILL". It is each student's responsibility to ensure all payments are received by the University on or before the posted due date. See the Academic Calendar in the Office of the University Registrar to determine when fees are due. Students may confirm payment has been received by checking WebSTAR or contacting the Bursar's Office.

If a student does not receive an email or parcel post Account Statement/Billing Statement prior to any fee payment deadline, please follow the steps below:

  1. Check WebSTAR for account balance, and,
  2. forward any amounts owed to the University.

If financial aid and/or third party credits will not cover the entire amount owed to the University, students must pay the remaining balance.

If a student is unable to pay the remaining balance and is eligible to participate in the Extended Payment Plan Option (EPPO), please complete a University Promissory Note. There is a $50.00 fee for this option. For more information about EPPO, please logon to WebSTAR . Next click on "Plan Summaries" to the left of the window.

Students may pay the total fees in full, or if eligible, use the Extended Payment Plan Option (EPPO). (See the EPPO section of The Bulletin.)

Failure to receive an Account Statement/Billing Statement does not warrant exemption from penalties for non-payment or any other restrictions. Students are responsible for satisfying all payment requirements. Failure to make payments by deadlines may result in administrative action. (See the "Delinquent Accounts" section at http://bursar.uno.edu/ for details.)

Accounts, Student – questions about charges

The Bursar's Office is the centralized billing and collection location for student accounts and fee payments. If students have questions regarding their financial relationship with the University, they are encouraged to contact the Bursar's Office. Issues regarding Delinquent Accounts are administered by Accounts Receivable – also found within the Bursar's Office. Most charges and credits realized by students originate from the departments listed below.

Bursar's Office Admissions Charges Campus Parking/Traffic Violations
 Administration Building Office of Admissions University Police
Room 1006 Privateer Enrollment Center Campus Police Office
(504) 280-6489 or 1st Floor of the Library 2nd Floor of the University Computing Center
(504) 280-5500 (504) 280-6595 (504) 280-6666
Delinquent Accounts Financial Aid Programs Graduation
 Accounts Receivable Administration Building Registrar's Office
Administration Building Privateer Enrollment Center Administration Building
Room 1006 1st Floor of the Library Room 112
(504) 280-3280 or (504) 280-7384 (504) 280-6603 (504) 280-6216

Advising before Registration

Freshmen at UNO are centrally advised through the Privateer Enrollment Center. Additionally, freshmen are strongly encouraged to work with their College Advisor to determine the best academic path regarding their individual circumstances. Students having earned greater than 30 hours are advised by their particular College, School, or Department. Depending upon the College/Department of the student, advising may or may not be mandatory. Students can view their assigned Advisor (accessed in the Advising Center) through WebStar.

Books - General

The University of New Orleans is required to comply with the rulings of Louisiana Senate Resolution 179, the Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA Textbook Provision), UL System PPM F-B IV.XIII.-1a, and UNO Administrative Policy AP 14.2 Textbook Adoption & Procurement.

Textbook information for courses at UNO should be posted online 45 days prior to the start of a new semester (to the maximum extent practicable). This information should include Course, Section, Author, Title, ISBN, Required or Recommended and Retail Price.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the course description via WebStar of each class for which they have enrolled in any given term. At the bottom of each course description is section called 'Course Materials'. These are the materials that have been identified by the instructor of the enrolled course as required.

Books - University Bookstore

The University Bookstore is located in the University Center. Regular business hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Campus Computer Labs

Library, 1ST FLOOR (40 computers) is open during regular Library hours.
Computer labs, LAN, Moodle, and e-mail accounts are made possible by the student supported technology fee.

The following are other computer labs on campus.

Kirschman Hall, Room 208
 Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday 12:00 Noon - 9:00 P.M.
Delinquent Accounts Financial Aid Programs
 Monday -Thursday 7:45 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday 7:45 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday- Sunday Closed

Cost of Attendance and "Over-award" of Federal Financial Aid

Each financial aid recipient is assigned a Cost of Attendance (COA) prior to the packaging of awards. The basic components to the COA are: Tuition/Fees, Room/Board, Books, Travel and Personal/Miscellaneous fees. According to Federal and UL System regulations, The Office of Student Financial Aid cannot exceed a student's Cost of Attendance when packaging awards. Initially students are awarded their maximum eligibility in Pell, SEOG, College Work-Study, Perkins and Direct Subsidized Loans for the academic year or given semester. Any scholarship, tuition waiver, fee exemption, stipend, or other type of award that is processed after the initial financial aid award is packaged may create an "Over-award". If an over-award occurs, the student's financial aid award(s) will be reduced (Scholarships, SEOG, Perkins, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and/or Plus Loans, etc.). In the event all funds have been disbursed, the student will be required to repay the "Over-award" portion upon notification of the "Over-award" status.

Students may be able to avoid an "Over-award" status by carefully reviewing their UNO Financial Aid Award Notification immediately upon receipt. If the student will be receiving any type of scholarship, tuition waiver, fee exemption, or stipend that is not reflected on the Award Notification, they should contact a Financial Aid Counselor immediately in order to have the award reviewed and possibly revised. Also, if the student has been awarded a scholarship, tuition waiver, fee exemption, or stipend for the Fall semester only and anticipates receiving the award for the Spring, they should contact a Financial Aid Counselor immediately in order to have the award reviewed and possibly revised.

Important!

  1. Financial Aid Awards are based on full-time enrollment. 
  2. Financial Aid awards will be adjusted (i.e. reduced) after the fee payment deadline based on regulatory policies for students enrolled less than full-time.
  3. Student loan recipients must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible (excluding audit hours).  Enrollment hours below half-time will be cancelled.
  4. All enrolled courses must count toward a student's degree.
  5. Graduate students must enroll in graduate level courses.
  6. Graduate students pursuing a master's degree may receive aid for only 6 hours of research.
  7. TOPS, Scholarship, Fee Exemption, Waiver, Special Award recipients must refer to their requirements (i.e., rules & regulations) for eligibility/enrollment criteria.

Cross Enrolled Students

Through separate formal agreements between UNO and Southern University in New Orleans and Delgado and Elaine P. Nunez Community Colleges, UNO students may register for a limited number of classes at each of these institutions when they register at UNO. Students should contact the Office of their College Dean or the University Registrar for information regarding the procedures to be followed in this process.

Degree Audit

Beginning Fall 2014, the University of New Orleans offers a comprehensive Degree Audit through WebStar (accessed through the student's Advising Center). The Degree Audit is an 'electronic map' of all the Programs of Study offered at the University of New Orleans. The Degree Audit enables a student to not only view the courses required to earn their particular degree, it also applies those courses earned toward the degree - ultimately allowing the student view their academic progress in 'real time'. Additionally, a student can perform a 'What-if' analysis using the Degree Audit to determine how those credits they previously earned might be utilized in a different Program of Study, should they choose to change their Major. Students are encouraged to use this self-advising tool as it will always be used as the university's official certification toward fulfillment of graduation requirements.

E-mail Communications

The most efficient method for the University to communicate with students is through e-mail. Reminder messages, course cancellations, college/faculty messages, financial aid updates, non-attendance and other important messages are all examples of the types of communication sent by e-mail. The University maintains an e-mail account for each student. Students should be reminded that the official communication method of the University is through email. Students should check this messaging system to ensure they are receiving all information that pertains to them. Students having difficulty accessing their University e-mail should contact the University Computer Center Help Desk (101T Computer Center) or call 280-4357.

Enrollment Verification

Students may access and print a verification of their enrollment for any given term (only after the 14th Class Day). While the University of New Orleans participates in the National Student Clearinghouse as the centralized location/vehicle for the verification of student enrollment, there are cases when a student might need an independent verification (for example, for insurance purposes, etc.) and this is made available through WebStar.

The Office of the University Registrar strongly encourages students to instead send a copy of the Academic Transcript in cases where official, historical verifications of enrollment are required. Please contact the Office of the University for further details.

Extended Payment Option (EPPO)
(Available for Fall and Spring Semesters Only)

A Non-Refundable Fee of $50.00 is required and students must submit a University Promissory Note with the Bursar's Office for each semester this option is selected.

Students may use EPPO to pay tuition and fees if they are in good financial standing with the University. If students use the EPPO, a minimum payment of 50% of the total charge is required by the designated payment deadline to complete registration. The remaining balance will be due on October 1 for the Fall term and March 1 for the Spring term. The EPPO is not available for the Summer term. Failure to meet the installment terms of the EPPO agreement will automatically revoke the privilege of using EPPO for all future terms.

Eligibility alone does not place a student on a payment plan. Students must elect this option. This election is finalized by completing a signed promissory note with the Accounts Receivable Department.

Failure to make this election after satisfying less than 100% of the financial obligation will result in an outstanding balance owed the University. The promissory note is located on the web (http://bursar.uno.edu/), on the reverse side of a printed Billing Statement, and in the Accounts Receivable Department.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, PLUS Loans & Private Loans

The Federal Government disburses Federal Direct Loan funds electronically to the University. The actual loan funds are posted to the Student Account after the last date of Centralized Enrollment Services. Prior to receiving the actual loan funds, if the student accepts their award(s), their Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) will show as "Anticipated Aid" on their student Account Statement and Customer Account. Students may view their account online through WebSTAR.

PLUS and Private Loans are NOT posted to the account as "Anticipated Aid." The Bursar's Office will review a roster of eligible PLUS and Private Loan recipients to determine if the student's class schedule could be retained based on the PLUS and Private Loan funds. Please contact the Bursar's Office for instructions.

If a student receives Private Loan funds and the lender does not participate in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), then the student must endorse their loan check (s) at the Bursar's Station during the appropriate loan disbursement periods in order for the loan to be negotiated and credited to the student's account. If a student is using their loan check (s) to pay the total amount owed, they must endorse their check(s) prior to the fee payment deadline.

Once a student's loan funds are posted to their account and enrollment/enrolled hours have been confirmed, the Bursar's Office will release any excess funds to the student's bank or mail the excess funds to the student if they have not authorized an electronic credit of funds to their bank.

Please be aware: Private Loan Checks received from a lender must be endorsed by the student no later than 30 days after the checks are delivered to the University from the bank. All checks not endorsed within this timeframe must be returned to the bank and canceled.

Federal Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Enrolled students receiving a Financial Aid Award Notification confirming their Pell Grant and/or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) should find these funds within their Account Statement. If the WebStar Account Statement does not reflect this credit by the appropriate fee payment   deadline, the student must submit the total amount owed in order to complete their registration. It is strongly recommended students consult their Financial Aid Counselor before the deadline to pay fees for the semester.

Students are strongly urged to monitor their account balance through WebSTAR.

Federal Perkins Loans

If a student has been awarded a Perkins Loan, they must sign a Perkins Promissory Note. The Office of Accounting Services (Administration Building, Room 1006) will forward to each student additional information regarding this process. Perkins Loans cannot be credited to a student's Account Statement until they have signed their Perkins Promissory Note.

If a student has not received information regarding signing their Perkins Promissory Note or if their WebStar Account Statement does not reflect this credit by the appropriate fee payment   deadline, the student must submit the total amount owed in order to complete their registration. It is strongly recommended students consult their Financial Aid Counselor before the deadline to pay fees for the semester.

Students are strongly urged to monitor their account balance through WebSTAR.

Fee Payment Deadline

Students can pay fees through WebStar, mail (see postmark deadlines in Important Dates Calendar), in person in the Bursar's Office, or through the phone bank (see page below for details.) In any case, students must pay fees no later than the deadline noted for the specific semester or they will incur an outstanding balance owed the University. All enrollment periods have one payment deadline except the Summer terms which have varying deadlines based on the actual date of registration.

FERPA - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to education records.   These rights include but are not limited to:

 1. The right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request   for access.
  Students should submit to the Registrar written requests that identify the record(s) to be inspected. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, he or she will advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
 2. The right to request the amendment of education records that are believed are inaccurate or misleading.
  Students may ask the University to amend a record that is believed inaccurate or misleading. Students should write the Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record to be changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
  If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedure will be provided when notification of the right to a hearing.
 3. The right to consent to   disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in education records, except to the extent   that FERPA authorizes without consent.
  One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate   educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the   University/University of Louisiana System/Louisiana Board of Regents in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Supervisors; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
   Upon request, the University discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which you may seek or intend to enroll.
 4.  The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by this University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
   Family Policy Compliance Office US Department of Education 600 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-4605
 NOTE:  A complete copy of University policy regarding FERPA is available in the Registrar's Office.

Financial Aid Credits to Accounts

Prior to financial aid being credited to an Account Statement, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The student must formally accept the award by accessing WebStar to review and Accept/Decline the award.

    Note: The UNO Financial Aid Award is located on the main page of WebStar under Finances>> Financial Aid.
  2. The student must be enrolled in an eligible degree- or certificate-seeking curriculum.
  3. The student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for student loans. This is defined as:
    1. A minimum of six (6) credit hours (Undergraduates) and five (5) credit hours (Graduates) during a Fall and/or Spring semesters.
    2. During a Summer semester, three (3) credit hours is considered half-time.
    3. Audit hours do not count toward financial aid eligibility.
    4. Loan funds cannot be disbursed to a Student Account if they are enrolled below half-time. In most cases, the financial aid award package is based on full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more in the fall/spring; 6 credit hours or more in the summer). Therefore, enrollment less than full-time may result in an adjustment of the financial aid award.
  4. The student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.   
  5. The student must complete a Federal Direct Master Promissory Note and Loan Counseling if they are a first time borrower.

Grade Report Form

Most often used by third party providers, UNO offers students the ability to request their term grades in a paper format be submitted to their benefactor. This is accomplished via a request from the following website: https://secure.uno.edu/registrar/gradereport_form.cfm

The Office of the University Registrar strongly encourages students to send to their third party provider a copy of the Academic Transcript instead of the Grade Report Form. Please contact the Office of the University Registrar for further details.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide a salary and, waiver of non-resident fees. Graduate assistants who resign or who are terminated from the University will be accountable for all tuition and fees for that semester.

Housing Fees

Pontchartrain Halls

Pontchartrain Halls consists of two separate and complete residence facilities located on the main campus adjacent to each other at Milneburg Street and Leon C. Simon Boulevard. Each resident may choose a one bedroom/one bath, two bedroom/one bath or four bedroom/two bath suite with a general living area. All suites have nine-foot ceilings and are fully furnished.

These state-of-the-art facilities includes all-inclusive laundries, community kitchens, a convenience store located in the North Hall, game rooms, study lounges, social activity spaces, cable television, internet service, WiFi, computer labs, digital security cameras and card access.

Wireless services will be available in the near future. There are 250 parking spaces on site along with exterior porches and landscaped courtyard.

An application fee and security deposit is to be submitted with your application. The security deposit will be refunded less any damage charges and/or outstanding University charges. Damages or fees in excess of $250.00 will be billed to be residents account.

Non-refundable application fee $100.00
Security Deposit $250.00

Leases may be signed per semester, academic year or calendar year beginning with the fall semester.

Meal Plan for students residing in Pontchartrain Halls

A meal plan is required for the residents of Pontchartrain Halls. Residents may select from several plans. If no preference is stated on your application the minimum plan of 12 meals per week will be selected.

Lafitte Village

Lafitte Village provides housing to graduate students, married students, single-parent students, and couples in domestic partnerships at an affordable cost.   This housing opportunity gives non-traditional students the ability to still pursue their education while also raising a family.   Lafitte Village is conveniently located on the edge of UNO's campus, providing a more calm and quiet atmosphere.

Recently renovated, it offers one and two bedroom units with one bath, which all include stainless steel refrigerators and stoves.  The brand new playground and courtyard is a perfect place for children to play and also provides a place to study outside on a beautiful day. Located only fifteen minutes away from the city, residents are able to easily enjoy the charms of New Orleans.

An application fee and security deposit is to be submitted with your application. The security deposit will be funded less any damage charges and/or outstanding University fees. Damages or fees in excess of $225.00 will be billed to the resident's account.

Non-refundable application fees $100.00
Security Deposit $250.00

Leases can be signed per semester, academic year or calendar year beginning with the fall semester. Rent is paid monthly by direct debit.

For complete housing information including the most current rates, please visit our website at http://www.uno.edu/housing .

Privateer Place

Privateer Place is an apartment-style community on the northwest corner of campus. Priority leasing is given to full-time applicants (August - July). All applicants must have a valid U.S. Social Security Number or Passport and have a guarantor.

Non-refundable application fees $75.00
Security Deposit $225.00

The security deposit and the non-refundable application processing fee is due at time the applicant signs a lease.

The following are the estimated rates for Privateer Place:

Unit Type Academic Lease Full Lease
Period 08/12/2016-05/07/2017 08/12/2016-07/23/2017
Efficiency (1 bath) N/A $8,628 regular unit
$8,868 lake view unit
Not furnished
2 bedroom (2 bath) $5,751 (furniture rental included) $6,588 (furniture rental included)
4 bedroom (2 bath) $4,491 (furniture rental included) $4,980 (furniture rental included)

For the most current information about Privateer Place, please visit their website at https://www.mystudentvillage.com/us/privateer-place/ .

Identification Cards

The student ID card, among other things, can be used to check out books from the Library, attend athletic events at no cost, and obtain discounts at movie theaters and other businesses around the city.

Students may obtain their ID card at University Computing Center throughout the semester.

Institutional Scholarships

Please review the following links to learn about UNO Scholarships:

Louisiana State Teacher Tuition Exemption

To participate in the Teacher Tuition Exemption program, the Bursar's Office must have an agreement on file with the parish school board where the teacher is employed. Additionally, each teacher will be required to complete a Receivable Form and submit it to the Third Party Billing Coordinator. For further information, contact the Third Party Billing Coordinator at (504) 280-6505.

National Guard Tuition Exemption

Full-time and part-time students who are members of the Louisiana National Guard are required to come in person in order to have their eligibility verified by a Financial Aid Representative. However, it is recommended students first check with their STEP Coordinator to confirm their names are on the National Guard eligibility roster. This can be done in the Office of Student Financial Aid prior to the Fee Payment/Registration period once final grades are posted for the current semester or at the Financial Aid Registration Station during the appropriate Fee Payment/Registration period, before your deadline to pay fees. The National Guard tuition exemption will not be credited to the student's Account Statement if this procedure is not followed.

The National Guard tuition exemption eligibility must be confirmed each semester. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) in order to retain eligibility on all coursework accepted by the University.

Office and Evening Hours

Campus offices are generally open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Privateer Enrollment Center is also open Tuesday evenings until 6 p.m. during the week preceding the first week of classes for the Fall and Spring semesters, the first two weeks in the Fall and Spring semesters, and the first week of the regular Summer term. Advising may not be available from noon to 1:00 p.m. during Late Registration.

Parking Permits

All UNO students (including full-time, part-time, and Saturday only students) must have a UNO parking decal to park on either the Main Campus or the East Campus. The only exceptions are the pay parking lots and parking meters.

Parking - How to Obtain a Parking Decal

  1. Arrange for payment. During any phase of Registration, students may include this cost in their Account Statement by indicating this preference and paying fees.
  2. Log onto the UNO website, click on Student Self-service, click on Learner Services, click on Finances, click on Accounts, then click on Order Parking Decal. 
  3. Complete the on-line application for a parking decal. Once the application has been completed on-line and payment has been, made bring the following information to The University Police Parking and Traffic Division:
    1. Receipt of payment
    2. Current driver's license
    3. Current motor vehicle registration
      Note: Account Statements must reflect decal has been paid for before decal will be issued.
  4. Decal registration is not complete until the decal is permanently affixed in the proper location on the vehicle.

Note: UNO reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.

Parking - Residential

Non-student residents are not required to obtain a UNO student parking decal; however, students, in addition to their student parking decal, are required to also have a residential decal in order to park in the residential parking areas. Non-student residents must follow the same procedure for obtaining a regular student decal. Residential decals will be issued at no charge, upon request. Non-student residents will be allowed to park in designated residential parking areas only. If non-student residents wish to park in any other area on campus, they will need to obtain a UNO student parking decal. Residential decals for the Pontchartrain Hall parking area must be obtained each semester.

Payments to Students with Credit Balances

Credit balances result from payments, financial aid received, and other credit entries exceeding the total of charges to a student's account. Refunds are issued to students for the amount of the excess account balance through direct deposit transfer to the student's checking or savings account. Account and routing numbers must be provided with a voided check only once in a student's career unless the students wishes to cancel or change this agreement. Forms are available at http://bursar.uno.edu/.

At the start of any given semester, initial refunds for credit balances are processed and mailed within 14 days after funds have been credited to the student account. For financial aid recipients, a Bookstore Voucher will be made for textbook costs through the last day of final registration provided the student has accepted the financial aid award. During the semester, refunds are processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please allow 14 days for a refund to be processed once financial aid has been credited to the account.

Placement Tests - English

All new students or new transfer students without credit in college-level English will be placed into the first semester, freshman English course (ENG 1157). Students wishing to enroll into an advanced English course must be evaluated via an English Placement Test administered through the Department of English. This practice is most often referred to as 'Credit by Examination'.   Please contact the English Department at 504-280-6275to schedule an exam.

Placement Tests - Foreign Languages

All new students, new transfer students, or continuing students who wish to enroll into an advanced foreign languages course without pre-requisite credit must be evaluated via a Foreign Language Placement Test administered through the Department of Romance Languages. This practice is most often referred to as 'Credit by Examination'.   Please contact the Department of Romance Languages at (504) 280-6658 and (504) 280-6287 to schedule an exam.

Placement Tests - Mathematics

All new students or transfer students without credit in mathematics will be placed into the appropriate UNO mathematics course according to their ACT, SAT or Compass Math scores, as shown below.

Course Minimum Score
(Math ACT)
or  Minimum Score
(Math SAT)
or  Minimum Score
(Compass) 
MATH 1021, 1031, or 1115 19   460    40 Algebra
MATH 1125 22   520    66 Algebra
MATH 1116, 1126, 2314, or 2785 26   590    46 College Algebra
MATH 2114 28   630    46 Trigonometry

Students who do not have either ACT, SAT or Compass scores must take the Mathematics Placement Test to determine their placement.  Please contact the Mathematics Department at 504-280-6331 for more information.

Registration Assistance for Students with Disabilities

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is committed to providing for the needs of enrolled or admitted students who have disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In general, University policy calls for reasonable accommodations to be made for students with documented disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis. It is the responsibility of students, however, to seek available assistance at the University and to make their needs known.

If a student has a disability and will require administrative or academic accommodations while enrolled at UNO, they should self-identify to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at their earliest convenience. Please be advised, however, students must provide appropriate documentation of their disability and make an appointment with ODS in order to be eligible for academic accommodations.

To receive assistance from the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for Registration, the following conditions should exist:

  • ODS must be provided with documentation of a disability warranting accommodation at least three University      business days before the student attempts to register for classes. (In cases where evidence of disability is readily visible to ODS staff members, written documentation is preferred but not essential).
  • The student must notify ODS of the need for Registration accommodations and must discuss the exact nature and degree of accommodation with the Assistant Director of ODS no less than three University business days before attempting to register for classes (except in the case of a genuinely unexpected emergency).
  • The student must establish a time for registration with the Assistant Director during the discussion of      accommodation and must arrive promptly to register at that time.

 

If you have a disability and will require academic accommodations while enrolled at UNO, please take this opportunity to self-identify to the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Complete the form online at http://www.uno.edu/registrar/bulletin/disabilityform.aspx  

Registration - Building Abbreviations

AD Administration Building
ADC Alumni and Development Center
ARENA POOL Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena
BIEN Bienville Hall
BIO Biology Building
CC Computer Center
CHAPELLE Off Campus Site - Chapelle High School
COM Commons
CPB Campus Police
CSB Chemical Sciences Building
DWNTWN Downtown Center
DWNTWN THEA Downtown Theater
ED Bicentennial Education Center
EHRET John Ehret High School
EN Engineering Building
FA Fine Arts Building
GP Geology & Psychology Building
HPC Human Performance Center
HDLC Historic District Landmarks Commission
INTERNET Internet
JEFCTR Jefferson Center
KH Kirschman Hall
LA Liberal Arts Building
LIB Earl K. Long Library
LUMCOM LUMCON
MATH Mathematics Building
MCD35 McDonogh 35 High School
MH (formerly BA) Milneburg Hall (formerly Business Administration Building)
MICHOUD Off Campus Site - Michoud Facility
NIMS Robert E. Nims Center for the Entertainment Arts
PAC Performing Arts Center
PRVTER Privateer Place
SC Science Building
SCHOOL SITE Check with department for exact location
SLDL Slidell Center
SSC Stennis Space Center
TULANE Off Campus Site - Tulane University
UC University Center

Registration - Internet Courses

The University of New Orleans offers many of its courses over the Internet via Moodle, UNO's online course delivery system. Internet courses are best suited for students who do not live in the proximity of campus. Internet courses offer the same content as their traditional counterparts; however, they all have technical requirements and usually require more writing as most communication is accomplished in the written format.

Students who have never taken an internet course are strongly advised to visit the Student Moodle Orientation site. This site will familiarize students with the layout of an online course and communicate what will be expected of them.

Students who register late will have access to on-line course materials 24 hours after registering. Students who do not meet class assignment deadlines risk failing the course. Instructors report students who do not participate in an online course as "not attending." Non-attendance and/or failing a course may place a student in a position of repayment of partial or all awarded financial aid.

Registration - Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment

Late Registration is the student's last opportunity to register or adjust their class schedule by adding and/or dropping classes for a semester or session. Late fees apply!  If the student did not register in their designated registration period during Registration, they should register during this time. Students should note the deadlines for payment in the Academic Calendar as found on the University Registrar's Homepage.

Late Fee charges apply to all students enrolling after the dates indicated in the Academic Calendar for the respective enrollment period.

Registration - Reading the Course Listing

Note Class #   Dept Crse  Sec  Term   Hrs Title  Facility Begins Ends Meeting Days Instructor
   10009  AADM  7040  001  1  0  Exam or Report Only ADC_35  09:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.  F  
   13829  ACCT  3999  001  1 1 to 6 Senior Honors          
0065  11791  MANG  6401  601  1  3  Sem Org Behavior MH_213  06:00 P.M. 08:45 P.M.  Th Galle Jr., William P.
NOTE Note numbers refer to important information about the course by which it is listed.
CLASS# Each section of each course offered has a unique five-digit class number, assigned by the computer. Use the class number to register, drop, or add courses.
DEPT The department in which the course is being taught.
CRSE Course number. 1-4999, Undergraduate; 5000-5999, 6000 and above, Graduate.
SEC Section number. Specific section numbers sometimes refer to the modality of instruction of a particular course. While there are others, the most common section numbers are as follows:
001-189                 On Campus, Beginning before 4:30 p.m. Sections will be numbered
                             consecutively from 001-1891
90-199                   On Campus, Honors Sections
351-355                 On Campus/Internet, Beginning before 4:30 p.m. - Mini Session A
356-359                 On Campus/Internet, Beginning before 4:30 p.m. - Mini Session B
476-480                 Internet Courses Originating from Campus
495-499                 Hybrid Courses
585-594                 Global UNO
601-694                 On Campus, Evening (Beginning 4:30 p.m. or later)
651-655                 On Campus, Evening, Mini Session A
656-659                 On Campus, Evening, Mini Session B
695-699                 On Campus, Evening, Honors Sections
721-729                 Off Campus- JEFCTR
751-754                 Off Campus, Mini Session A
756-759                 Off Campus, Mini Session B
TERM Term codes refer to specific information about the courses' duration and/or meeting times. Oftentimes, the use of the word 'Term' refers to the semester or session in which the student is enrolled.
HRS The number of semester credits earned by completing the course. For variable credit courses, students should indicate the appropriate number of hours for which they plan to enroll.
TITLE The official title of the course.
FACILITY Building and Room number in which the course is being taught. For building codes, see the "BuildingAbbreviations" section of the Bulletin.
BEGINS/ENDS The time that the class is scheduled to begin/end.
TBA To Be Announced. The time, location, faculty, etc. will be determined by the department. Check with the department offering the course for more information.
MEETING DAYS Days of the week the class will meet. M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday, SU=Sunday.
INSTRUCTORS The instructor(s) who is scheduled to teach the class.
CONSENT Courses with CD in the consent column require consent of the department in order to register for that class. See Permission in the Terminology section of The Bulletin.

The University reserves the right to cancel any courses in which there is not sufficient enrollment. Should a class be canceled after enrollment, students may adjust their schedules during the Late Registration Period as identified in the Important Dates Calendar located on the University Registrar's Office homepage. If the student has no alternate course preference for a cancelled class, the University will fully refund any tuition and fees associated with the class(es) canceled. Please allow six to eight weeks for refund.

Registration - Restricted Courses

WebStar has been designed to automatically restrict enrollment of students based on classification. Students are limited as follows:

Students in year Course Levels Available    
 1000  2000        
 2*  1000  2000  3000      
2**  1000  2000  3000  4000    
 3  1000  2000  3000  4000    
 4  1000  2000  3000  4000    
 5  1000  2000  3000  4000    
 6  1000  2000  3000  4000  6000  7000
 8  1000  2000  3000  4000  6000  7000

*2nd year with less than 45 semester hours earned

**2nd year with 45 or more semester hours earned

When attempting to register for certain courses, WebSTAR may notify a student there are restrictions on enrollment, which means there are certain conditions that must be met in order to enroll in the course. (For example, Requires Approval of Department or Not Open to Freshman, etc.) If a student does not meet the conditions of the restrictions place on a particular course by the Department, but believe they have a special case for consideration, please contact the academic department offering the course for instructions. If the appropriate department representative approves a waiver, the student may be allowed to register/enroll in a restricted course with a 'permission/override' giving the student 24 hours to complete their registration.

Registration Terminology

WebSTAR The University of New Orleans allows student access to admissions, financial aid, records, registration, and student financials (fees) via the UNO Student Information Portal through the World Wide Web known as WebStar. Access is accomplished by clicking the WebSTAR link on the UNO home page at http://www.uno.edu.
User ID Students are issued a User ID is and UNO LAN ID (i.e., jdoe@uno.edu) which is used to access WebSTAR. If a student is unsure of their LAN ID and is not a first time attendee at UNO, they should contact the University Computer Center (UCC) Help Desk at 504-280-4357. First time students to UNO will be provided this information by the Office of Admissions at the time their application is processed. First time students can also get their account information by visiting http://www.uno.edu and clicking on the first time user link and supplying the requested information to get their UNO LAN ID and initial password.
Password A student's first password is computer-generated and must be changed prior to accessing WebSTAR/LAN/Moodle/Email. Once the password is changed, it is changed for all student systems at UNO.
Account Statement Formerly known as Schedule Confirmation/Fee Bill. It contains information such as fees and tuition accrued by the student.
Centralized Fee Payment Located in the Privateer Enrollment Center prior to and including the first week of classes, selected offices including but not limited to the Bursar, Student Financial Aid, I.D. Cards, Parking, Help Desk, etc., are available to provide a one-stop location to obtain student services.
Matriculation A term typically used for First Time Students whom have been admitted but not yet enrolled. Matriculation is the process of moving a student from 'Admitted' to 'Enrolled'. This occurs at the initial registration of a First Time Student – typically during Orientation. Enrolled students are oftentimes referred to a 'Matriculated Students'.
Permission In order to enroll into a restricted course, the academic department in which the course is offered will electronically assign permission to get into a restricted class. This permission has a time limit (normally one day). For students gaining access to register through a departmental/college 'permission', it is their responsibility to enroll for the course once permission is entered into the system.
Purge The administrative student schedule cancellation for non-payment of tuition or other university fees. It is the
responsibility of each student to ensure they meet their financial obligations to the University.
Student (ID) Number/Privateer Number A unique seven digit system-assigned student identifier (example: 1234567). This
number is not used to sign onto WebSTAR.
Term Activation Process of creating an active term in which students may select courses.
Add Adding a class during Registration.
Drop Dropping a class during Registration.
Swapping Exchanging one class section for another class section.
Withdraw Dropping a class after the 14th day for a partial refund. Course is recorded with a grade of 'W'.
Resign Dropping all courses.

Registration Tips

  • It is recommended all students see their advisor (if required) to discuss course selection before Registration.
  • It is recommended students view their Degree Audit before registering for classes.
  • Students should schedule 'on paper' carefully those courses for which they will attempt to register, to include their class numbers before logging in to WebStar. Students should create several alternate schedules and/or sections in the event their first choice is not available.

Resigning from the University

Students may resign from the University (drop all courses) via WebSTAR. Please note the effective resignation date is the date on which the last class was dropped. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor and the Office of Financial Aid before resigning from the University.

Tuition and Fees – Undergraduate and Graduate

For a complete description of Tuition and Fees with the UNO Fee Schedule, please go to the following site:

http://www.uno.edu/bursar/tuitionfees.aspx

Withholding Directory Information

The University of New Orleans does not normally disclose Directory Information. However, at its discretion, it may provide directory information in accordance with the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, to include: your name, address, e-mail address, telephone listing, photograph, date and place of birth, dates of enrollment, college in which enrolled, classification, major degree(s) earned, awards, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.

To request non-disclosure of Directory Information, you should complete a form in the Registrar's Office (AD 112). It will remain in effect until canceled in writing by you. Please allow five days for processing.

WebStar – What is it?

WebStar is the Student Information System portal accessed primarily by students and faculty. Through WebStar, students are able to register, check enrollment appointment times, view holds, check for special messages, print class schedules, view grades, pay fees, accept aid, perform degree audits, and check financial aid. The University is constantly fine-tuning the system, so check periodically for the latest available services.

  • Access WebStar.
  • Go to the 'Student' link. To access personal services, students need:
    • WebStar User ID (which is your UNO LAN ID + @uno.edu).
    • WebStar password (which is your UNO LAN password).

WebStar is normally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except during University holiday periods and scheduled maintenance periods which run from 6:00 P.M. Saturday to noon Sunday.