Students are required to register in person each semester on one of the two registration dates. Dates are scheduled on the online Academic Calendar and are also posted in the school cafe prior to registration each semester.

Late Registration Policy

A $50.00 late registration fee is charged to students who register after the scheduled registration dates. A $100.00 late registration fee is charged to students who register on or after the first scheduled class.

Proof of Health Insurance Coverage

Health Insurance Coverage is required for all students taking at least 9 credits. A student must provide proof of coverage once a year

Proof of Immunizations

Immunization requirements apply to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students under 30 years of age.  This includes full or part-time students attending any postsecondary institution while on a student or other visa. To attend MSLAW, all undergraduate and graduate students are required to have:

  • 1 dose of Tdap; or TD booster within the last 10 Years
  • 2 doses of MMR vaccine
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of having had the disease
  • 1 dose of seasonal influenza vaccine for the current flu season (July-June)


Add/Drop Policy

Courses may be dropped without academic penalty during the first five weeks of a regular semester and during the first week of a summer semester. After that, a student who fails to complete a course will receive a failing grade or, with the prior permission of the Dean, an incomplete.

Courses may be added during the first week of classes. After the first week, a student must receive the permission of the Dean to add any course.

A course in which an incomplete is obtained during a regular or summer semester must be completed by the end of the next regular semester in which it is given or the student will receive a failing grade.

Leaves of Absence/Withdrawals

Requests for a one semester leave of absence are only granted for substantial medical reasons or other extraordinary personal circumstances. The student is to submit the written request and appropriate documentation to the Registrar’s office.

Students who do not return after a one semester leave of absence are withdrawn unless the student petitions and receives an additional semester leave of absence.

If a student cannot complete a semester for any other reason, the student should withdraw from classes by filing a notice of withdrawal with the Registrar’s office. After the first 5 weeks of classes during the Fall or Spring semester, or after the first week of classes during a Summer session, the student must petition to withdraw in order to avoid academic penalties. The student may then submit a petition to the Admissions Committee requesting to be allowed to return when he or she is ready to return.

If the student requesting a leave of absence is a first-semester student, and therefore has not received any grades, he or she may petition to return the following semester. However, the student will need to reapply if the student is out of school more than one semester.

Return of Federal/Title IV Funding – Calculation

This policy applies to students who withdraw, are administratively withdrawn, are approved for a leave of absence. Refunds for these students are determined according to the following policy:

  • The term “Title IV Funds” refers to the federal financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and for students enrolled at MSL’s federal educational loan programs applicable to MSL.
  • A student’s withdrawal/leave of absence date is:
    • The date the student began MSL’s withdrawal process or officially notified the MSL of intent to withdraw; or
    • The student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically related activity; or
    • The midpoint of the period of enrollment for a student who leaves without notifying the MSL.
    • The determination of the student’s withdrawal/leave of absence date shall be made by the Law School.
  • Determining the amount of Title IV funds to be returned:
    • Refunds on all allowable charges including tuition and fees will be prorated on a per diem basis based on the number of days in attendance as a proportion to the number of days in the term or period of enrollment, up to the 60% point in the semester. There are no refunds after the 60% point in time, as the federal regulations view the aid has been “100% earned” after that point in time.  Students will receive a worksheet for this calculation and examples can be requested from MSL Financial Aid Office.


Deferral forms for undergraduate loans are filled out by the Registrar. The Registrar will mail them directly to the loan service provider once completed.

Transcript Request Policy

Transcript requests must be submitted to the Registrar via email or through the mail.  There is a fee of $5.00 for each official transcript. No transcript will be released to or for any student or alumni with an outstanding obligation to MSLAW. Transcripts will be sent out within 1-2 days.
To request a transcript, click here.