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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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General Student FAQ

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)



Policy Changes




Are classes held remotely?

Beginning fall term 2021, all Dartmouth undergraduate courses are offered in person.


Policy Changes

Where do I find information on any policy changes?

The Registrar’s Office will add any known policy changes in the Academic Policy FAQ and use other means of communication to the Dartmouth Community.


What is the grading policy?

All instruction will be graded in accordance with normal grading policies as outlined in the ORC/Catalog. This includes the Non-Recording Option.


How do I know which courses are eligible for the NRO option?

Whether a course is eligible for the NRO option is published on the Timetable of Class Meetings.


What are 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.

Is it too late to request a winter transfer term?

If you are interested in applying for a transfer term during winter 2022 because you are impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions, although the deadline to apply has passed, there is an option to petition to apply for a transfer term after the deadline. The Committee on Instruction is open to reviewing such petitions throughout the winter break, until January 9. Please follow the link to the Registrar’s Transfer Term page as soon as possible for information regarding the process, which involves submitting a request to submit a transfer term application after the deadline in addition to a Transfer Term Application for review by the Registrar and the faculty Committee on Instruction. Please contact your undergraduate dean to discuss the impact of a transfer term on your d-plan or graduation. Approval of a transfer term application is not automatic, so any student considering this as a possible alternative to enrollment on campus this winter should submit as soon as possible and wait to learn whether their petition has been approved before making final plans.

Dartmouth does not typically accept remote courses as transfer credits for any reason. However, for those students who cannot make it to campus for the winter term as a result of recent international travel restrictions, remote transfer credits will be considered for approval on a case-by-case basis. Note that no transfer request is guaranteed, so you should reach out as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements. 


What is the travel ban remote class policy?

As of now, students impacted by recent COVID-19-related travel restrictions will not have the option to participate in winter term classes remotely. Most students affected by the travel bans have the appropriate support in place to arrive on campus at the start of the term in January, and at this time, faculty members will not be required to offer hybrid teaching to accommodate students affected by these restrictions. However, if any restrictions do change drastically before the start of the term, you may be encouraged to accommodate those students whose returns to campus have been delayed. 


When may I register for courses?

See the registration schedule for registration dates. Students’ D-Plan must be an “R” to enroll in courses.


How many courses may I take?

The course load policy has not been altered.


Do I need to be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses, as well as keep within my limits of a 2-course term?

Yes, this policy has not changed.


May I enroll in time-conflicting courses?

You may not enroll in two courses listed on the Timetable that meet at the same time.


How do I know what time courses meet?

 Courses will meet at the times listed on the Timetable of Courses.


May I audit a course?

Students may only audit if the course has not reached maximum enrollment. There may not be more auditors than spaces left in the course. Dartmouth will not offer auditing of courses to local community members until further notice.


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

High school students are ineligible to enroll in courses. During these unprecedented times, Dartmouth will not offer 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.


Will the add/drop period be the same dates, or will there be changes?

The add/drop period remains the first two weeks of the term. See the academic calendar for specific dates.



How do I make changes to my D-Plan?

You may make changes to your D-plan as usual either using the online application or, if you are requesting an exception to faculty D-plan legislation, submit a petition to the Registrar’s Office


May I pursue an international transfer term?

Due to the College’s decision about travel programs, international transfer terms are prohibited until further notice.

Last Updated: 1/4/22