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Courses

The semester course offerings and information can be accessed through the course listing. Click the blue course title for further details, including the course description.

For academic advising, undergraduate students should contact their Class Dean and graduate students should contact their Program Manager.

Registration Process and Policies

Most students register for courses through online registration. The link to online registration is located under the Academic Resources section of the Babson Hub. Students should refer to the undergraduate registration instructions or graduate registration instructions for more information.

Registration information and dates to access the online registration application are emailed to all applicable, active students. Students won’t be able to register when registration is closed. Please see the appropriate registration timeline for more information.

Undergraduate Registration Timeline

Undergraduate Registration Rotation

​​Graduate Registration Timeline

Things to keep in mind:

  • Students who have a hold on their account will not be able to register and should contact the appropriate office.
  • The Registrar’s Office will manually register students into courses that require special permission.
  • The Registrar’s Office will manually register One-Year, Two-Year, Blended Learning MBA, MSA, MSF, and MSEL students into assigned core courses.
  • Students who receive a prerequisite waiver for a course need to have the professor of the course email the Registrar’s Office to confirm.
  • We do not maintain waitlists for courses. If a course is full, students are advised to monitor enrollment in the course via the Class Trackit application.
  • Undergraduate registration groups are assigned based on progress toward graduation and computed on overall credits (earned credits plus enrolled credits). These include AP, IB, transfer, and advanced standing credits. Students who are closer to graduation based on these overall credits will register earlier. Within each registration group, students are further divided based on last name, and the order for each subgroup to register is randomly assigned for one semester and then rotates for each subsequent semester.

Add/Drop and Withdrawal

Add/drop changes can be made through online registration, in accordance with registration and add/drop dates.

A withdrawal occurs when a student wants to withdraw from a course after the drop deadline. Please consult the academic calendar and appropriate semester registration timeline for the withdrawal deadline. Students will receive a final grade of “W” for withdrawing from a course. Students who do not officially withdraw will receive a final grade for each applicable course and will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fees. Undergraduate students should contact their Class Dean to withdraw from a course. Graduate students should email the Registrar’s Office to withdraw from a course. Students should review the withdrawal policies in the student handbook prior to withdrawing.

Adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses may affect financial aid and/or immigration status.

Course Load

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a full course load of 16–18 credits each semester as defined in the Tuition Policies section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook. The minimum number of credits required for full-time status is 12 credits.

It may be appropriate for students to deviate from a full course load due to extenuating circumstances. Students will be allowed to enroll in a fifth course, on a space available basis and with no additional charge, for those semesters in which a standard progression through the curriculum would require only four courses. Limitations will apply to first-year students, who will not be permitted to enroll in a space-available fifth course in their first semester, and who will need to achieve a 2.7 or better GPA at the end of their first semester in order to enroll in a space-available fifth course for their second semester. After the first year, students will simply need to be in good academic standing, 2.0 GPA, in order to qualify.

Graduate Students

Part-time students take 1 to 11.5 credits per semester. Full-time students take 12 to 18 credits per semester. Fulltime one year students who want to take more than 18 credits must obtain permission from their program manager in the Graduate Academic Services office. Full-time two year students who want to take more than 15 credits must obtain permission from their program manager in the Graduate Academic Services office.

Part-time CAM and MSF students take 1 to 8.5 credits per semester. Full-time CAM and MSF students take 9 or more credits.

In certain programs, a semester course load may be restricted or predetermined.