Cross-Registration FAQs

Registration Related Issues

 

Where can I find Add Dates, Drop Dates and Withdrawal Dates for the three schools?

Official dates are found on BabsonOlin and Wellesley Academic Calendars. You can also view the BOW Important Dates page to see the dates in calendar format.

 

How do I ADD a course?

At Babson: To add a course the Babson Registrar’s office needs to receive the cross-registration form from the student’s home institution. Once the Babson Registrar’s Office receives this form they will be in contact with the student only if they have been added or need more information.

At Olin College: To add a course the Olin Registrar’s Office needs to receive the cross-registration form from the student’s home institution, after which time they will contact the student.

At Wellesley: To add a course the Wellesley Registrar's Office needs to receive the cross-registration form from the student's home institution. Once the Wellesley Registrar's Office receives this form they will be in contact with the student only if they have been added or need more information.

 

How do I DROP a course?

At Babson: To drop a Babson course the student needs to email registrar@babson.edu. Once the student is dropped they will receive a confirmation email with the home school copied but the student should always follow up with their registrar’s office to be sure they do not need to complete anything else.

At Olin College: Use this Form found on the Olin website, get the instructor’s signature and bring to the Registrar’s Office, Campus Center 320.  The student should follow up with their own Registrar to be sure that they do not need to complete any further steps.

At Wellesley: To drop a ​Wellesley course the student needs to email registrar@​wellesley.edu​ before Wellesley's drop deadline​. Once the student is dropped they will receive a confirmation email with the home school copied but the student should always follow up with their registrar's office to be sure they do not need to complete anything else.

 

How do I WITHDRAW from a course?

Please note that withdrawing from courses could affect financial aid and/or immigration status.

At Babson: Students may withdraw from courses after the drop deadline, but before the withdrawal deadline. To withdraw from a Babson course the visiting student should email registrar@babson.edu. Once the student has been withdrawn they will receive a confirmation email with their home registrar’s office copies. But the student should always follow up with their registrar’s office to be sure they do not need to complete anything else.

At Olin College: Use this Form found on the Olin website, get the instructor’s signature and bring to the Registrar’s Office, Campus Center 320. The student should follow up with their own Registrar to be sure that they do not need to complete any further steps. A grade of “W” will be reported to the home Registrar.

At Wellesley: Students must complete the 'Course Withdrawal' form (available in the Wellesley Registrar's Office) before the withdrawal deadline.  A grade of WDR will remain on your transcript.​

 

What courses do cross-registered students most often take?

The BOW Mini Course Catalog lists several of the most commonly taken courses.

 

Where can I find each college's Academic Calendar?

Here are the links to the BabsonOlin and Wellesley Academic Calendars.  An official collection of these dates can be found on the BOW Important Dates page.

 

 

How many credits will I earn?

At Babson: The amount of credit a student earns depends on the course that the student takes. As long as the student passes the course they will receive all credit for the course they took.

At Olin: Olin courses are typically 4 credits. Credit information is included in each course descriptions.  Babson credits count 1:1; i.e. a 3-credit Babson course counts for 3 Olin credits and a 4-credit Babson course counts for 4 Olin credits.  A 1- or 1.25-credit Wellesley course counts for 4 Olin credits.

At Wellesley: Wellesley courses range from 0.5 - 1.25 units.​  Most courses earn 1 unit.

 

What grade will be on my transcript?

At Babson: The grade a Babson student will receive on their transcript is the grade that the host school has on their transcript.

Olin students: The grade you receive at Babson or Wellesley will appear on your Olin transcript.

At Wellesley: When the Wellesley Registrar’s Office receives final grade(s) from Babson or Olin College, the transfer credit will be awarded if the course(s) were completed with a grade of “C” or higher. The course(s) will appear on the Wellesley transcript with a “TR” grade which means that the credit will be applied toward the degree but that the actual letter grade(s) earned will not appear on the Wellesley transcript and will not be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. As with all transfer work, the course(s) must be taken for a letter grade at Babson and Olin.

 

What is the grading deadline?

At Babson: The grading deadline is different for each semester, professors should get grades in 72 hours after the last deliverable.

At Olin: see the Registrar's Office Website (faculty only).

At Wellesley: You can view all Wellesley deadlines on the academic calendar.​

 

How will I get my grade?

At Babson: Your host institution will let you know when your grade is available for viewing on the respective portal.

At Olin: Olin students, your Babson or Wellesley grade will be on your Olin grade report and transcript. Babson and Wellesley students, you can obtain your Olin grade via the portal for up to 30 days after the end of the semester. After this time, you will need to obtain your grade via your home institution. You may also request a transcript from the Olin Registrar’s Office.

At Wellesley: Grades are available through MyWellesley.

 

Can I take my course Pass/Fail?

At Babson: Pass/Fail is not an option at Babson College.

If a Babson student wants to take an Olin/Wellesley Course pass/fail they need to follow their policy in declaring that and it will be reflected on the Babson Transcript.

At Olin: Olin courses can be taken as pass/no credit but it is up the the home institution if they will allow this grading option.

At Wellesley: Wellesley courses can be taken credit/non.  Credit (CR) requires a grade of C or better.

 

How do I declare Pass/Fail or Pass/No Credit?

At Olin College: The student must fill out this form, have it signed by the faculty member, and bring it to the Registrar’s Office, Campus Center 320.

At Wellesley: Students need to contact the Wellesley Registrar's Office at registrar@wellesley.edu by the credit/non deadline to make this grading change.​​

 

What courses are NOT available for cross-registration?

At Babson: Students cross registering at Babson cannot register for FME1000/FME1001.

At Olin: Courses are eligible for cross-registration with the permission of the Olin faculty member.

At Wellesley: Wellesley 100-level courses aren't available for cross-registration during the fall semester until the first day of the semester.

 

Olin Certificate Programs – How do I declare?

Click HERE for more information about the Olin Certificate in Engineering Studies.

 

BOW Sustainability Program – How do I declare?

Complete a form with your home institution adviser.

Click HERE for more information about the Sustainability Certificate Program.

 

How do I obtain permission for a course?

At Babson:If student needs to get a prerequisite waiver from a professor they must contact the professor to get this waiver and then forward the professors approval off to registrar@babson.edu.

At Olin: Email the Olin faculty member directly for permission.

At Wellesley: If a course is full or requires instructor consent, you can contact the professor directly.​

FOR A LIST OF FACULTY DIRECTORIES, VISIT THE BOW Directories webpage.

 

 

What happens if I cross-register in my final semester before commencement?

At Babson: Seniors in their last semester a strongly discouraged from cross-registering in their final semester. If the student does want to cross-register s/he needs to be aware that the grading deadlines at the host college may not line up with the Babson grading deadline. If the Babson Registrar’s Office does not receive the grade for the course the student cross-registered for by 4:30 PM the Tuesday before commencement then the student's name will show in the Commencement Program with the May graduates but honors will not be designated and a diploma will not be given at the ceremony. The student will receive a diploma upon completion of all degree requirements, will be ranked with all graduates once all grades are received, and will be awarded honors if applicable.

At Olin: You risk not being able to get your diploma. Grading deadlines vary across the campuses and we cannot guarantee that your grade will be available before your ceremony.

At Wellesley: You risk not being able to ​graduate on time. Grading deadlines vary across the campuses and we cannot guarantee that your grade will be available before your ceremony.

 

How can I find out about Olin Mondays; Babson Mondays; Wellesley Substitute Days?

Check the Important Dates page and the official BabsonOlin and Wellesley Academic Calendars.

 

Final Exams

At Babson: There is a final exam week at Babson College that can be found on the Academic Calendar. The Registrar’s office also posts a schedule by the middle of the semester.

At Olin: All courses have a scheduled date for a final event. Instructing faculty have the option to use this date for an in-class activity or exam or as the due date of a take home exam or final project. The Finals Schedule is available on the Olin website.

At Wellesley: Please visit the Wellesley College Registrars Final Exam website.

 

Can I get an incomplete?

At Babson: Students can receive an incomplete from a Babson professor. It is important that the student work with the professor to get all the work in as soon as possible so a grade can be given.

At Olin College: Use this Form.

At Wellesley: You can request unexcused incompletes ​from your instructor.​ If ​granted, once you have submitted the completed work and the instructor has turned in a grade, your record will show I/grade.

 

If your registration-related question is not found on this list, consult the host school's academic policy.

Babsonhttp://www.babson.edu/student-life/Documents/undergraduate-handbook.pdf

Olinhttp://www.olin.edu/students/handbook/

Wellesleyhttp://www.wellesley.edu/studentlife/aboutus/handbook/academic

 

 

Non-Registrar Related Issues

 

Network Access

At Babson: If a student gets added to a Babson course they will receive an email to activate their Babson account. If the student does not receive this by the end of the week they were registered they should contact the Babson Registrar’s Office so that they can resend the link. Students should also always check their junk/spam boxes to make sure the email did not go in there.

At Olin: A detailed explanation of how cross-registered students gain access to the network and other IT-related topics can be found HERE.

At Wellesley: If you are successfully enrolled in a Wellesley course, you will receive a confirmation email from the Wellesley Registrar. Details about network access are included in this email.

 

Where can I find information about libraries and borrowing privileges?

BOW Three College Libraries

 

When does the BOW shuttle run?

The shuttle schedule can be found HERE.

 

Can I eat on the other campuses?

Cross Dining information can be found here.

 

Where can I find a map of the other campuses?

The BOW Three College Collaboration webpage has links to all three campus maps.

 

Where can I find information about weather-related cancellations and delays?

Check the host institutions webpages and the BOW Facebook and Twitter accounts for information regarding cancellations and delays.