Enrollment and Registration FAQ


What is HUNet?

HUNet is the registration and information system for Hampton University.  Students must access HUNet for all registration issues.

How do I register for courses?

All students must consult with their Advisor before registration to obtain course approval.  Advisors will also provide students with a registration pin number required to register for courses through HUNet (online registration system). Students should be aware of the courses they must register for prior to consulting with their Advisors. Students can access current course offerings from the current Continuing Studies Scheduling Guide. The current scheduling guide includes important information about online courses offered in the current semester.

What if I miss the registration deadline?

Any student who fails to complete registration during the designated dates prior to each term will be charged a $100.00 late registration fee in addition to the $10.00 regular registration fee. This policy does not apply to those students registering for the first time.

How do I add/drop/withdraw from a course?

Courses may be added or dropped during the ADD/DROP period, which occurs during the first week of classes for each session. A full refund will be given only if a completed Add/Drop Form is submitted and course(s) are dropped in HUNet prior to 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) day of the session.  Students can Add or Drop a course using the HUNETRegistration System .

A student may withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop Period but before the Final Examination Week. Tuition will NOT be refunded for a withdrawal. The student is responsible for obtaining all the required signatures on the Withdrawal Form and returning the form to the Division of Continuing Studies Registrar.

Blackboard course availability

Students will have access to their Blackboard course 24 hours before the start of the session. Students who register for a course after the start of the session will be able to access their Blackboard course 24 hours after their registration has been processed.

How do I log into Blackboard?

Students access their HU Online courses through the Blackboard learning management system: https://courses.hamptonu.edu/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_1_1 .  Blackboard is a comprehensive and flexible e-Learning software platform in which faculty and students can access their online courses.  Blackboard requires a log in (username) and password. Online students are strongly encouraged to complete the Blackboard Tutorial before logging into your course.

Does Hampton U Online have required exams?

Math Pretest –The prerequisite for MATH 109 College Mathematics and MATH 110 College Mathematics II requires that students either successfully pass a math placement examination or enroll in MATH 100 Elementary Algebra.  Students who score below 70% on the placement exam must complete MATH 100 Elementary Algebra. Students required to take MATH 117 and 130 must take the Intermediate Algebra Placement Exam or MATH 105 Pre-Algebra.

Writing Competency - All students who have completed 30 hours of academic credit are required to pass a writing competency exam to measure their mastery of basic writing skills.  The exam is a graduation requirement and is offered several times during the academic year.  The cost for the exam is currently $25.00. 

Comprehensive Exam – All students who have completed 112 credit hours toward completion of their degree are required to pass a comprehensive exam that will measure their mastery of the key components of his/her major. The cost of the exam is currently $50.00 and is offered several times in the academic year.  Students are allowed to retake the exam. 

Who do I contact for financial aid questions?

Your academic advisor is not a financial aid specialist.  All financial aid questions should be addressed to their Hampton U Online Specialist at (877) 633-9150.  Financial aid information can also be accessed on the HU Office of Financial Aid web site at http://www.hamptonu.edu/studentservices/financialaid/ .  Please be advised that you must be a full time student to be eligible for the Pell Grant or the TAG Grant.  You must register for two (2) courses each 8 week session to be considered a full time student.

What if I have a balance on my student account?

Tuition, application, and registration fees are due at the time of registration. All outstanding balances must be paid before a student will be allowed to register for classes. In cases where students are unable to pay the total amount of tuition at the beginning of the term, a deferred schedule of payment is available.  You can access current fee and payment information online in the Hampton U Online scheduling guide.

What are the residency requirements for Hampton U Online?

Students seeking a degree from Hampton University must complete a minimum of 30 academic credit hours at Hampton University.

How do I access the library?

Online students are encouraged to use the Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library for their research needs.  You can access the library at http://www.hamptonu.edu/universityservices/library/ .

Do you have career services?

Online students are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered through the Hampton University Career Center http://www.hamptonu.edu/studentservices/careercenter/ for help in selecting a career and identifying employers. 

Hampton University Online has been recognized as a Best Online College in Virginia by Affordable Colleges Online.