Master of Public Administration

Spring 2014 Registration Information

Spring Tuition is Due

Tuition for courses for which you are registered is due by the Friday at the end of the 1st week of the quarter: Friday, April 4 at 4pm. Registered students who do not pay for courses by this deadline will be charged a late payment fee of $50. In addition, after 30 days of nonpayment, interest charges will be added, at 1% per month.

From April 7-11 (week 2 of the quarter), late registration is permitted and requires instructor approval. Normally, a late registration fee of $50 is charged, but to maximize our enrollments by April 11 (the 10th day of the quarter, when course enrollments are counted for funding purposes) MPA staff will waive the $50 late registration fee (via email to Registration, by student request) through April 11. Registration form link: http://www.evergreen.edu/registration/forms/regform.pdf

Beginning April 14 (week 3), registration requires instructor approval, a petition to the Registrar and a $100 late fee. The form to petition for Registrar approval is at this link: http://www.evergreen.edu/registration/forms/Petition.pdf

  • Continuing MPA students register on the Web, beginning Monday, March 10.
    • Students in 1st year Core will automatically be registered into the applicable Spring Core course (unless the student has an active hold on their account), so they would only need to register for any non-Core coursework.
    • Students who are eligible to take Capstone and have Spring 2014 Capstone faculty’s permission must register themselves in Capstone.
    • Note that 8 credits per quarter is a full-time course load in MPA. MPA students may register for 12 credits maximum. To register for more than 12 credits students need the MPA Director’s approval: email MPA Director Cheryl Simrell King at kingcs@evergreen.edu.
    • Re: limit on 2 credit electives – you may take a maximum of *four* 2 credit MPA elective classes (a total of 8 credits) toward your degree. We make an exception for the MPA elective “Strategies for Graduate Writing” – you can take that course and it does *not* count toward the four 2 credit elective max. Also, graduate individual learning contracts (ILCs) and graduate internship contracts do *not* count toward the four 2 credit elective max.
  • Non-admitted Graduate Special Students (non-admitted students who have a Bachelor’s degree) may register for open MPA electives beginning March 24 (the week before the quarter begins) with permission of the instructor OR may get on the waitlist for electives that are full from March 24-28, with permission of the instructor. Graduate Special Students may register for a maximum of 8 MPA elective credits in any quarter, and a maximum of 12 credits will “count” toward the MPA degree should they subsequently be admitted to the MPA program. Note that MPA and other graduate students have priority to register for MPA electives. To determine which courses are open, contact Jan Hays, MPA Program Assistant, beginning March 24 (the week before the quarter begins) at haysj@evergreen.edu or at 360.867.5939. At that time, for every course that has space available and is of interest to you, email a paragraph to the course instructor (and cc: Jan at haysj@evergreen.edu) asking them to give you permission to register if there is availability and describing the reasons why you are interested in that specific course and any pertinent information about your education and/or experience. To register or get on the waitlist for a course that is full:
  1. get the instructor's permission via email before the course begins;
  2. forward the email with instructor’s permission to Jan Hays, haysj@evergreen.edu. Jan will check to see if space is still available: if so, Jan will email the Evergreen Registration Office (and cc: you) to permit you to register for the course.
  3. print, complete and submit the Special Student Registration Form (SSRF) to the Evergreen Registration Office by fax (to 360.867.6680, “Attention: Elaine”), by emailed PDF form, by mail or in person – here is the link: http://www.evergreen.edu/registration/forms/revised_special_reg_formfws0803.pdf After receiving Jan’s email with instructor’s and program permission + your faxed SSRF, Registration will email you to let you know if you are able to register or not.
  4. If the course is full and you are placed on the waitlist, you will be moved into the course if space becomes available through Friday March 28. After Friday March 28, waitlists become moot, so you will no longer be moved into a course from the waitlist. Should space become available in the course through the 10th day of the quarter (April 11 for Spring 2014), the MPA program will notify people who remained on the waitlist and offer the space to the next person on the list.
  • Undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) may register for open MPA electives beginning March 24 (the week before the quarter begins) with permission of the instructor OR may get on the waitlist for electives that are full from March 24-28, with permission of the instructor. Note that MPA students, other grad students and Graduate Special Students have priority to register for MPA electives. To determine which courses are open, contact Jan Hays, MPA Program Assistant, March 24 (the week before the quarter begins) at haysj@evergreen.edu or at 360.867.5939. At that time, for every course that has space available and is of interest to you, email a paragraph to the course instructor (and cc: Jan at haysj@evergreen.edu) asking them to give you permission to register if there is availability and describing the reasons why you are interested in that specific course and any pertinent information about your education and/or experience, including your class standing (junior or senior). To register:
  1. get the instructor's or designee’s permission (via email before the course begins OR via signature on the form);
  2. forward the email with instructor’s permission to Jan Hays, haysj@evergreen.edu. Jan will check to see if space is still available: if so, Jan will email the Evergreen Registration Office (and cc: you) to permit you to register for the course.
  3. if space is available: print, complete and submit the Registration Form to the Evergreen Registration Office by fax (to 360.867.6680, “Attention: Elaine”), mail or in person – here is the link: http://www.evergreen.edu/registration/forms/regform.pdf
  4. If the course is full and you are placed on the waitlist, you will be moved into the course if space becomes available through Friday March 28. After Friday March 28, waitlists become moot, so you will no longer be moved into a course from the waitlist. Should space become available in the course through the 10th day of the quarter (April 11 for Spring 2014), the MPA program will notify people who remained on the waitlist and offer the space to the next person on the list.

For information about MPA electives and other 2013-2014 courses, go to the MPA “Course Information” page.