If a course is not available, you may choose to be placed on the waitlist. You may not register or waitlist for another section of the same course. To place yourself on the waitlist you must first select an alternate course. The registered course will be automatically dropped if you are placed in your first choice. If you are unsure if you've properly linked your waitlist and alternate course, please check with the Registrar's Office.
All movement into waitlisted courses will be completed prior to the beginning of the semester. Please check your schedule on myBucknell to see if movement has taken place; notification of schedule changes is not sent. If you do not get moved off the waitlist and do not have a full schedule (at least 4 credits), you will need to add additional credit or request approval. It should be noted, schedules may change after registration due to department requests such as course cancellations, section balancing or added sections. Requested times and faculty cannot be guaranteed. Please check your schedule online to verify courses and sections.
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Study Abroad/Off-campus Study
You will receive information from Global & Off-campus Education regarding the process for registering for abroad courses.
As part of the undergraduate program, a student must successfully complete three writing-emphasis courses. These courses teach subject matter through writing and are designed to develop both subject knowledge and writing ability. In these courses, students learn and communicate their knowledge through writing. Writing-emphasis courses are intended to sustain a student's training in writing across the disciplines and throughout four undergraduate years. Therefore, the best plan is to take them in varied fields and to space them out.
For the latest complete listing of writing courses, please go to the Writing Center and select "How to look up a course."
Credit by Examination
Full-time undergraduate students in residence may earn undergraduate credit by examination, with a letter grade assigned, in courses approved by the department and by the dean of the college concerned. Credit by examination is not available to graduate students, special students, students who have previously audited or failed the course, students on exchange from other universities and persons who have never attended Bucknell University. Application for such examinations must be made at specific times on a form available at the Registrar's Office. Approval must be obtained from the department chair and dean of the college concerned. If approval is given, the non-refundable credit by examination fee is to be paid to the Cashier for each examination and the examination is to be taken at the appointed time.