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Your link to course materials, class roster, assignments, and more.
To enroll in courses such as independent studies, teaching assistants, research assistants, and some senior capstones, you must complete the special course registration form below. A minimum of 45 hours per credit must be spent on the course and completed during the term of enrollment.
Summer registrations must pre-pay for the credits prior to registration.
A field experience or internship course is a way to gain practical, hands-on work experience in a professional setting.
You may complete a for-credit internship or field experience at any class standing, but about ninety percent of all internships are completed during the junior or senior year. This is because some internships can be highly competitive and require advanced coursework and strong faculty recommendations. Northland does not have a minimum GPA requirement for internships or field experiences. Up to twelve credits of internships, field experiences, or assistantships may count towards graduation requirements.
You must search and apply for the opportunity, be offered the internship, and then request the experience via Handshake before the add/drop deadline of the semester in order to register it for academic credit. Some academic departments have specific requirements for what constitutes an internship. Talking with your advisor at least one semester before you plan to do one of these courses is recommended. Internships are typically advertised months ahead of time. Below is a rough guideline for when to begin looking for opportunities:
Finding an Internship or Field Experience
You may pursue opportunities locally or elsewhere and may earn credit for paid and unpaid internships. Northland works with state and federal governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, tribal governments, municipalities, on-campus, and others to develop opportunities. These resources will help you find available internships and field experiences:
What is an internship?
Northland College utilizes the following framework from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to define an internship. The experience must meet all of these points to be considered an internship:
The difference between an internship and field experience
Register for an internship if:
Register for a field experience if:
How to Register for an Internship or Field Experience
Credit is awarded based on the number of hours spent at the position. You are allowed to choose the number of credits you wish to earn as long as you fulfill the minimum number of hours required. Therefore, if you will be putting in 135 hours through your internship, you may choose to earn 3, 2, or 1 credit. The breakdown for credit is:
Note: These hour requirements do not apply if completing an internship for outdoor education majors. Please see an OED advisor for more detail.
You will earn either a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade based on completion of minimum number of hours, evaluations from your site supervisor, and other work you agreed to submit. This does not affect your GPA.
Contact the student career advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-682-1232.
Summer Internship Tuition Payment
Make your tuition payment for summer term below. Once this is completed and the experience you requested through Handshake has been approved by all involved (internship supervisor, faculty supervisor, student career advisor, and registrar), you will be registered for your internship or field experience. You will receive confirmation of approval through Handshake, and will also be sent an email confirmation of approval by the Northland College Registrar. For payment related questions, contact the Business Office.
International study trips and domestic travel courses have individual fees, above the cost of any tuition or audit fees. They also have certain requirements for payment, refund ability, and eligibility for participation.
Instructor approval (approved Add Form or email of approval to Registrar) is required to enroll in travel courses at this time, along with full payment.
Once your deposit is paid, the Registrar’s Office will be notified and will send you an email confirmation of registration.
Please note, if you are already registered for a May-Term Travel Course and want to make your final payment, this can be done on your CashNet account online.
With instructor approval, you may choose to audit courses—with the exception of art and music studio courses—which may not be audited.
When you audit a course, you are not required to complete regular assignments for the course. Audited courses appear on a student’s transcript with a grade of AU.
If you wish to change your status in a course to auditing, or vice versa, this change may be made during the add/drop period of each session using either the course audit form below or the add/drop form, depending on the nature of the change.
For audit fees, see tuition rates. Applicable course fees are required for audited courses.
Course rotations can help you plan your schedule. Use this document to learn which courses will be taught for the next two years.
Check for holds on your account by going to Course Search & Sign-Up. If you have holds, work with the Office of Student Financial Services (for financial holds) and the Office of the Registrar (for academic holds) to resolve them prior to registering. You can also view holds on your advising worksheet. Any holds will be shown in the information box at the top of the worksheet.
View your Advising Worksheet/Degree Audit to see your progress toward your degree requirements. Once logged in from this page, tap on the “View All Details” link at the bottom of the Requirement Summary. It does take some time to load when you click, so be patient and only click once. After the “View All Details” view loads, click on the Printable Advising Worksheet link to produce a report of the requirements you have met and which you still need to satisfy.
Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss your plans and obtain clearance for registration for the upcoming term. The Registrar’s Office will not provide clearance.
Review this list to see if a course will satisfy your general education requirements:
Registration for winter and May terms will begin the week of November 7th. The day that a student is allowed to begin registration is determined by their number of earned credits (and does not include the credits a student is currently taking):
Follow these instructions to help you register for your courses.
Time Conflict Error Message
If you receive an error message regarding a time conflict you will have the option to swap one course for another or decline. It may be possible to arrange a workable schedule with the instructors of the courses that conflict. They can override the time conflict. Learn more here.
Credit Overload Error Message
If you receive an error message that you are going into credit overload, you may still register for your courses. Any credits over the maximum regular course load will result in an additional charge per credit. Learn more here.
Special Course Registration
To enroll in courses such as independent studies, field experiences, internships, teaching assistants, research assistants, and some senior capstones, learn more here.
If you are having any problems, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 715-682-1227.