Scheduling

Welcome to the Scheduling page. We have included information that will not only help you to navigate the scheduling process at Bellarmine, but help you make decisions about your course of study. Talk to your counselor or Scheduling Office personnel if you have specific concerns about your current schedule or the scheduling process (which occurs each spring for the following year). Bellarmine also has five college counselors to help you with scheduling choices as they relate to college admissions.

Once the term begins, all schedule changes must be made in person within the Scheduling Office. Changes may be made for any reason during the drop/add period. If you are considering dropping a course after the deadline, you must see your counselor and Scheduling Office personnel to discuss your options and pick up the necessary form.

Drop Policy

  • You should drop/add regular level courses in the first two weeks of the term, so as to minimize the impact the change will have on the rest of your schedule. As long as there is room in the course to be added, you may drop/add without any entry on your transcript.
  • After Week 4, a dropped course will appear on your transcript with a “W” grading symbol, indicating withdrawal from the course. (However, if you are failing at the time of the withdrawal, a "W/F" will appear instead.) Note that it is possible that the "W" will have an impact on how a college admissions officer interprets the transcript.

Honors and Advanced Placement Enrollment

If you are interested in taking an Honors/AP course next year, you should consult with your current instructor to solicit their feedback about whether this is a good choice for you. In addition, you should reflect on your study habits, overall course load and interest in the subject matter. If you still think it is a good idea, then you may request the course during the online course request period.

However, please know that your counselor will review your course requests during your one-on-one scheduling meeting in March or April. If the counselor determines (based on your grade history, current grade, study habits, overall course load and outside commitments) that the Honors/AP course is not a good idea, he/she will not approve your request, and you will be scheduled into a regular level course.

If you would like to appeal the counselor’s decision, you and your parents will meet with the Assistant Principal for Ministry, Mr. Nick Creech, to discuss the situation.

Seventh Period Class Selection

Bellarmine's schedule includes a 7th period. You may choose to have one "free" period each semester OR you may choose to fill the 7th period with an elective offered within the Visual and Performing Arts, Computer Science or Physical Education departments. Alternatively, the 7th period can be filled with a TA position. You may NOT choose to take a 7th course from any other department offerings. (In very rare cases, exceptions to this rule will be considered. All such cases must be presented to the Director of Scheduling before school ends in the spring.) Priority for extra courses will be given to rising seniors first, followed by juniors, sophomores and then freshmen.

Co-Curriculars and TA Positions

Students involved in major co-curriculars and/or serving as Teaching Assistants will not receive letter grades for their participation. Their participation, however, will be evaluated, and they will be eligible to earn credit based upon that assessment (i.e., Credit / No Credit designation on the student transcript.)