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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
OK different topic.

I have a student that never appeared on my roster. Last class period she was insistant that she had registered and she was in the correct class. She printed something off and showed it to me.

I contact Records and Registration this week concerning this and they said that she is not registered this semester at all. What's worse is that they don't have a phone number or an email for me to contact her with prior to next class.

It's too late for her to register. Registration for this semester stopped just over a week ago. So in short I have to kick her out of the class since she's not registered.

If she shows up to the next week, how do I go about telling her without being witchy? I would hate to kick her out and a) Embarrass her and b) accidentally be witchy and prevent her from ever coming back again.

Also, I think the thing she showed me was a copy of what was in her "shopping cart" from online, rather than a full registration. What gets me too is that it listed her in another class. Why hasn't the teacher mentioned anything to her???
post #2 of 12
I'd tell her nicely before class (quietly, not in front of everyone of course ) to talk to Registration about it, since they should have to deal with it, and not you, right? Isn't that their job?

Good luck!!
post #3 of 12
The other teacher probably hasn't mentioned it at all because it tends to work itself out without you having to do anything. If she does keep showing up... what, she's learning for free? She won't get grades, or credit, so she will stop coming. I had a student who was in a similar situation, and I would have failed him anyway, but he withdrew from school. You basically have three options: 1) Don't do anything 2) Tell her she still isn't on the roster, but you have no idea why and that she should talk to the Registrar or 2) Tell her what they said when you talked to them. I would go with option 2, basically I agree. Although I have seen it many a time be discussed openly in class and nobody flipped out... like when you take attendance and her name's still not there, and you ask if there is anyone else, just tell her she's still not on the list.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
She already knows that she isn't on the roster.

I know I have to tell her what I found out. I told her last week that she should talk to registration, however I opened my mouth and said I would ask too. In my experience, sometimes students just assume you'll take care of everything for them, so she may have skipped seeing the register's office.
post #5 of 12
Tell her quietly and before the class begins that you checked into everything at the Registrar's office, and that it seems she is not formally registered at this time. Tell her that you're sorry, and worry that she may have missed the deadline for registration for this semester. Also, encourage her to please seek some assistance for her situation at the Registrar's office, as they are better equipped to address her concerns. Wish her luck, and send her on her way to sort this mess out appropriately.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

I just didn't know how to Politely put "you are not registered, so therefore get out of my class".

I think the kicker for her will be whether or not she paid (in some form). The payment was due on Jan 8, and if she did pay then theres a registration issue. If she didn't, well that's another sign for her.

I'll just tell her to talk to Registration.
post #7 of 12
I would pull her aside before class and let her know she has to see the registrar before she continues with the class. The registration office will let her know she's not registered and it won't embarass her it's just letting her know there is a problem.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
I would pull her aside before class and let her know she has to see the registrar before she continues with the class. The registration office will let her know she's not registered and it won't embarass her it's just letting her know there is a problem.
That sounds like a good way to go about it
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
I would pull her aside before class and let her know she has to see the registrar before she continues with the class. The registration office will let her know she's not registered and it won't embarass her it's just letting her know there is a problem.
I agree! She may think she registered online but for whatever reason it didn't go through and she may not realize it!
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005 View Post
I would pull her aside before class and let her know she has to see the registrar before she continues with the class. The registration office will let her know she's not registered and it won't embarass her it's just letting her know there is a problem.
I agree with this also. Send her directly to the Registrar right then, and then I'd even follow up to be sure she went. If she comes again after that, without letting her know you checked on her, ask what she was told, etc. Then it may be time to be 'firm.'
post #11 of 12
I agree with all the above advice. I just wanted to add a because you seem like you're having a horrible time dealing with this.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks again!!!

I just know that sometimes I can be snappy with people. So just sending her to the registers office (if she hasn't been there already) helps!

I did tell her to go last week, but who knows??? Students can be silly sometimes. I just want to be prepared incase she hasn't been there yet.
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