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Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541

Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU
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Registrar's Office COVID-19 FAQs

Last Updated: 4/19/2022 | Archive of past Registrar’s Office COVID-19 FAQs.

For important campus updates please see the Dartmouth Together COVID-19: Health and Prevention page.

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)


Are classes held remotely?

All Dartmouth undergraduate courses are offered in-person.


What is Dartmouth’s revised PE requirements?

Due to extenuating circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has revised the Physical Education (PE) requirements for students graduating in the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025 academic years as follows:

  • 2021-2022 academic year: All PE requirements are waived for students graduating in 2021 summer, 2021 fall, 2022 winter, and 2022 spring.
  • 2022-2023 academic year: All PE requirements are waived for students graduating in 2022 summer, 2022 fall, 2023 winter, and 2023 spring.
  • 2023-2024 academic year: The swim test has been waived for students graduating in 2023 summer, 2023 fall, 2024 winter and 2024 spring. The number of required PE courses has been reduced to 1 PE course for students graduating in these terms.
  • 2024-2025 academic year: The swim test has been waived for students graduating in 2024 summer, 2024 fall, 2025 winter and 2025 spring. Students graduating in these terms are required to complete 2 PE courses.


I missed the deadline to submit my transfer term application. What should I do?

The deadline for transfer term applications for summer and fall 2022 has passed. You may wish instead to pursue a transfer term for winter or spring 2023 terms; see the application deadlines and information about Transfer Terms on our website.

Only in extremely extenuating circumstances are students allowed to petition to apply late for a transfer term. For example, if they were unable to graduate due to a failing grade and then needed to take an additional course summer term so that they could finish their degree summer term.




May I audit a course?

Students and community members may audit courses at the discretion of the instructor. Instructors may wish to consider classroom capacity when approving auditors. For more information on auditing courses, refer to the ORC/Catalog


May high school students enroll in Dartmouth classes through the Special Community Student Program?

High school students are ineligible to enroll in courses currently. Dartmouth is not offering the Special Community Student Program for high school students until further notice.


Why am I unable to elect a course? 

You may:

  • have a conflict, such as a time conflict, prerequisite conflict, etc. that you need to resolve.
  • not have a D-Plan with an “R” for this term and need to change your D-Plan either online or by petition to the Registrar.


How may Faculty members change or add a course limit on their course?

In lieu of issuing enrollment limit overrides, instructors may submit a request to raise the enrollment limit for their course to the Registrar's Office. This change is due to high enrollments, and limited classroom availability.

The Registrar’s Office considers requests to add additional students to the enrollment against classroom capacity. Faculty members are notified if additional enrollment jeopardizes current classroom assignments. If space allows for an increase in enrollment, an IP is placed on the course, the enrollment limit raised, and faculty members and department/program administrators are notified so IP overrides may be issued. When possible, submit all requests to increase enrollment at once rather than multiple requests for individual students in a single course.

Last Updated: 7/14/22