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 Office of the Registrar FAQ

1. What is open enrollment?

Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies and Graduate School of Education offers liberal arts and business concentration courses using an open-enrollment model. Students may select and enroll in courses of their choosing throughout the year. This allows Baker's students to choose electives when appropriate in their program.

2. What is cohort enrollment?

Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers degrees using a cohort model. In this model, a group of students move through a prescribed sequence of courses as a unit. Cohorts start whenever an appropriate number of students are enrolled. This allows Baker's students to start their degree program more quickly than other models of education.

3. How do I register for classes?

If you are an open-enrollment student, you can register online via the Baker student portal or over the phone at 1.800.955.7747. Payments can be submitted online, by phone, in person or by mail. Registrations require a MasterCard, Visa or Discover card and your Social Security Number, full name, address, phone number, course number and credit card number and expiration date. Full payment of tuition is due by 5 p.m. on Friday the week before the course begins. Please access the student portal for confirmation of class enrollment.

If you are enrolled in a business program, your registration will occur automatically.

4. How will I get my email login information?

Baker email addresses are assigned before your first course in most situations. You will receive your Baker email account information from your program representative. Your email address is typically your first name, middle initial and last name followed by @stu.bakerU.edu. Example: John T. Doe's email address would be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Your initial password will be a combination of initials and birth date.

5. How do I get my portal login information?

Baker does not assign portal login information. Instead, you must create your own account information by visiting the student portal login. Select "Create a New Account" and follow the onscreen instructions.

6. How do I check my academic records online?

An unofficial transcript is available to you through your student portal. Once you have accessed your portal, click on "Academics" then click on "Unofficial Transcript" to view your records. Access to the unofficial transcript is only available to active students who have satisfied all financial obligations to the University.

7. What is my academic standing?

SPGS Undergraduates

  • Good academic standing: Undergraduate students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher and earn a passing grade in all core courses.  A passing grade is a D or better in Baker coursework. Undergraduates must also achieve a cumulative core program grade point average of 2.50 in order to graduate.
  • Academic probation: Undergraduate students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.50. Students on probation will be restored to good academic standing when they achieve a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Academically ineligible to continue: Undergraduate students will be ineligible to continue when while on probation, after completing three additional courses they do not raise their cumulative GPA to 2.50 or higher, they earn an F or WF in the first course in the core program, or they earn three grades of any combination of F or WF during the program. Academically ineligible to continue is noted on the Baker University transcript. A student declared academically ineligible to continue must wait a minimum of four months to apply for readmission. An updated application for admission and official copies of transcripts of college coursework completed during the ineligible period will be required in addition to a letter requesting readmission.

SPGS Graduate Students

  • Good academic standing: Graduate students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher with no more than one grade of C. A student must also achieve a cumulative core program grade point average of 3.00 to be awarded the degree.
  • Academic probation: Graduate students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.00, they earn more than one C grade, or they earn a grade of D, F or WF. Students on probation will be restored to good academic standing when they achieve a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and pass the next two courses with grades of B or above.
  • Academically ineligible to continue: Graduate students will be declared academically ineligible to continue when they earn a D, F or WF in the first course in the core program; when while on probation, they fail to pass the next two courses with grades of B or higher; or while on probation, after completing three additional courses they do not raise their cumulative GPA to 3.00 or higher; or they earn three grades of any combination of C, D, F and WF during the program. Academically ineligible to continue is noted on the Baker University transcript. A student declared academically ineligible to continue must wait a minimum of four months to apply for readmission. An updated application for admission will be required in addition to a letter requesting readmission, and official copies of transcripts of college coursework completed during the dismissal period will be required in addition to a letter requesting readmission. Graduate students granted approval for readmission must first retake cohort courses in which grades of C, D, F, or WF were earned before advancing in the program with a new permanent cohort.

8. What are the course and program withdrawal policies?

  • Individual course withdrawal: A student's request to withdraw from an individual course must be in writing with the student's signature. Students should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a description of their request. The date of receipt of the written notification is the date used in determining if any tuition refund is due. Students withdrawing from a course after completion of 50% of the course will receive either a "WP" (passing) or a"WF" (failing) as determined by the instructor. A "WF" is averaged into the student's grade point average. Students withdrawing prior to the completion of 50% of the course will be given a "W."
  • Program withdrawal: A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the program must submit written notification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The date of receipt of written notification is the date used in determining if any tuition refund is due.
  • Program leave of absence: Leaves of absence cannot exceed 90 days in length, within a 12-month period. Students should consult with a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Exceptions to the leave of absence policy may be requested if additional documentation demonstrates that such an extension is necessary.

9. How do I obtain an official copy of my transcript?

The student's official transcript is maintained by the Office of the Registrar. The transcript request form is available online at www.bakerU.edu/transcript. There is a $10 fee for this service.

10. How can I change information (address, phone, email, etc.) on my account?

Students may request a change in information within the student portal.

11. What can I present to my employer that will allow me to receive reimbursement for tuition?

If you need proof of satisfactory completion, you may print an unofficial transcript through your student portal. If you need proof of payment for a course, you may access a receipt via your online account on the student portal.