When does registration open?
Registration for the summer and fall terms generally opens in April. Registration generally opens for J Term and Spring terms in November. Specific dates will be posted on the Office of the Registrar website.
How do I register?
Click here for registration instructions.
How do I know if a course has prerequisites?
Course information can be found on the Course Descriptions page.
If I am on a wait list for a course, how will I know when a space is available?
If you are placed on a wait list for a course, you will receive an email when a seat becomes available. To accept the seat, you will need to do the following:
- Drop any courses, if necessary, which create a time conflict with the course you are being offered a seat in,
- Ensure you will not be registered for more than the maximum credits allowed per semester (3 credits in the J-term, 15 credits in summer but no more than 8 classroom credits at one time, and 15 credits in the fall or spring semester) by accepting the offered seat,
- Verify you’ve met any applicable pre-requisites,
- Log in to your student record and add the course before the date and time specified in the email. To do this:
- Go to My Schedule
- Choose the appropriate term
- Click Accept WT for the available course
- Click Confirm.
- If you do not log in and add the course before the deadline above, your place on the wait list will be forfeited and the available seat will be offered to the next student on the wait list. The course will be removed from your schedule, and will no longer be visible in your My Schedule page.
Where can I find financial aid and tuition information?
Information can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.
When does the term start?
Term dates can be found on the academic calendar.
I’m having issues with Blackboard. What should I do?
Check out the Blackboard Information webpage.
Where can I find information about exams?
The Exams page contains policies, exam schedule, information and forms. Courses with scheduled exams can be found at the bottom of the Final Exam Schedule page.
When are grades posted?
Grades are posted when they are received by the Office of the Registrar. Click here for more information about grades.
What’s the pass option?
- It can be used once in your JD career, and once used, you cannot change your mind to use it on a different course or in a different term.
- It can’t be used on clinics or required courses.
- The deadline is five calendar days from the date of your last grade posting for the term. As a practical matter, the earliest possible deadline is five days after the last on-time grade is posted because we don’t expect students to constantly check their records to ascertain when their last grades for the term were posted. For instance, if grades are due June 8, we would expect all on-time grades to be posted June 9. In this case, the pass option deadline for most students will be June 14. Students with a late grade will get a later deadline, but students with all early grades won’t have an earlier deadline.
- We start processing them on the due date, not earlier.
- To exercise your pass option, use the form on the Forms webpage.
You can learn more about the deadline and rules for the pass option in the handbook.
When are class ranks posted?
Class ranks are computed at the end of a student’s first two semesters and every fall and spring semester thereafter and appear on the transcript. For purposes of ranking, grades earned during summer sessions are factored in with the fall semester grades. J-term grades are factored in with the spring semester grades. The ranks are based on students’ cumulative grade point averages. Only those students who received all of their semester grades receive a class rank. Our goal is that non-senior ranks are calculated one week after the last non-senior grades are processed. Senior ranks are calculated when all senior grades are processed. Students are ranked with other students who are proceeding through law school at approximately the same pace, except for the final ranking, in which students are ranked with their graduating class. Students who graduate in August are ranked with the subsequent January graduation class. A student’s class rank is not changed once ranks are computed. For grade security, students are not given their class ranks over the telephone. Students may request an official transcript without the rank listed by contacting the Registrar.
How do I get a Bar certification completed?
The Office of the Registrar will certify graduates to the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners for the next exam after a student’s graduation term. All other requests for Bar certifications should be sent to the Office of the Registrar.
How can I get a letter of good standing or general enrollment verification?
Request for Letter of Good Standing and general enrollment verification forms are found on the Forms page, in the Enrollment Forms section.
How many credits do I get for my long paper?
The long paper is not worth any credits. If you complete the long paper in a seminar course, you earn 3 credits rather than 2 credits. A long paper may be completed as part of an independent research project that earns credit. The credit value for the project should be determined in coordination with the faculty for the project. The long paper has no credit value separate from the independent research project.
Is there a limit on the number of credits I may take each semester?
In fall and spring semesters, the maximum credit limit is 15 credits and the minimum is 8 credits except in the final semester.
The credit limit in J-Term is 3 credits.
Due to ABA standards and federal credit hour regulations, during the summer term students may register for no more than 8 credits scheduled at any one time, and a total of no more than 15 credits. For example, if a student enrolls in 8 credits during the 7-week summer session, he or she may enroll in up to 7 additional credits as long as the additional credits, or hours completed to earn those credits, are entirely outside the 7-week session.
See the Student Handbook, Chapter 3, Section 5 for more information.
I have questions about the commencement ceremony. Who should I contact?
Commencement ceremony questions should be directed to the Dean of Students Office.
I am an alum of Hamline University School of Law. How can I order a transcript?
Academic files and coursework for students who completed enrollment at Hamline University School of Law prior to December 2015 are recorded by Hamline University. Hamline University Registration and Records Office can be reached at 651-523-3000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.