Advising FAQs

1. How many courses can I take per term?

Most students will only register for two courses per term, which is considered full-time.

2. Can I take more than two courses per term?

Students may register for 3 classes only if they have completed 12 or more hours at Saint Leo and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

3. Why can't I register for higher-level classes before I take my general education courses?

The lower level courses are designed to help prepare you for the more difficult upper level courses, taken later in your program.

4. Why are the prerequisite courses so important?

These courses prepare you for the more difficult upper level courses required to complete your degree.

5. How long does it take to get my transcripts evaluated?

Once you have completed the required application paperwork and all of your transcripts have been received, it usually takes 4-6 weeks.

6. How do I receive my completed Program Outline?

You will receive an official email from the Center for Online Learning admissions department indicating that your Program Outline/Academic Evaluation is available for you to access via ELion. The academic evaluation is located under Academic Profile and titled Program Evaluations. There is also an Understanding Evaluations Document link located directly under the Program Evaluation. Any Program Outline received before this is not a completed program outline.

7. Why am I required to take an assessment?

The Center for Online Learning wants to make sure all students achieve a certain academic level prior to entering their English and Math classes. These classes are an important foundation of your academic work and the assessment will help ensure that students are at the appropriate level in order to achieve success in all other courses.

8. What do I do if I have a question about a grade I received in a class?

You should contact your instructor immediately. Only an instructor can resolve grade issues. We highly recommend that you keep a list of your instructors and their email address for future reference. You can also contact your professor after the semester ends. Log in to and click on Student Resources. This tab appears on the top right hand corner of the screen. Previous Term mailboxes appears as an option, click on that to access your course email from the previous term to contact your instructor.

9. I do not agree with my transfer evaluation. How can I have it reevaluated?

You can request an appeal. In order to do this, you need to submit a copy of the course description from the catalog of the school that you attended and a copy of the course catalog cover. Send the course description to your Student Advisor with a letter explaining which course requirements should be filled with the transfer credits.

10. After receiving the program outline, how do I determine how many credits I would need to graduate?

On the program outline, this is a line that says: "Hours still needed for BA (or BS) degree". This is the number of credits you will need to graduate from Saint Leo.

11. All of the credits that I transferred are not counting for my degree. Why is that?

Only those classes that fulfill your degree requirements with Saint Leo can be used towards your degree.

12. Who is my Student advisor?

CLICK HERE: Student Advisor Contact Information