Registration is available to all students using the web portal. Official registration dates are published in the academic calendar of the Bulletin. Registration is not finalized until all procedures required by the University are completed and financial arrangements finished. Students who do not receive financial clearance by the end of the first week of classes will have their class registration cancelled. Faculty advisors are available to assist students with registration and in planning an academic schedule. The chair of a department is considered the program director for students taking graduate programs offered by the department unless otherwise noted. Other faculty may be assigned as advisors by the department chair. Advisor and advisee assignments are maintained by the Office of Records and displayed on the web portal. With the assistance of a faculty advisor it is important that a student become familiar with all degree requirements and understand the responsibility for completing them.