Important Update about Fall 2021 Registration and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Kean University is committed to helping you stay on track toward graduation as we return to a fully operational campus in September.
Now is the time to register for your classes.
As you know, the University is requiring all Kean students who attend in-person classes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. To learn more about why vaccines are so important for our safety, visit the University’s #VaxUpKean website.
If you have already registered, you do not need to take any further steps to finalize your course schedule at this point. You’ll receive further instructions about submitting your vaccination record in the coming weeks.
If you have not already registered for the Fall, here are two options:
If you are currently vaccinated or plan to become vaccinated by the end of August, or if you are filing for an exemption from vaccination, you should meet with your academic advisor if you haven’t already done so and register for your courses as you normally would. This option is strongly encouraged by the University.
If you choose to remain unvaccinated, you should consider registering as a Kean Online student. Kean Online students do not need to be vaccinated unless they plan to come to campus for any reason.
Here’s what you need to know before you consider Kean Online:
Kean Online offers a limited number of undergraduate majors and graduate programs, but many general education and elective courses are available for students in all majors.
Kean Online classes are structured differently than the remote classes offered during this academic year. Courses offer asynchronous instruction, meaning they don’t meet at set times each week so students complete assignments independently on their own schedules.
If you choose to become a Kean Online student because you plan to remain unvaccinated, you must complete your entire course schedule via Kean Online during the Fall semester. You cannot take any classes on campus if you are unvaccinated unless you have an approved exemption.
Once you begin the semester as a Kean Online student, you will not be permitted to switch back to in-person instruction for the duration of the Fall 2021 semester, even if you get vaccinated during the semester.
All Kean Online students must complete a mandatory online training during the summer to learn more about the expectations unique to Kean Online courses. Details will be forthcoming.
If your request is approved, you will be cleared to register for Kean Online courses.
If you can’t reach your advisor, contact the Executive Director of your academic program. Your advisors’ contacts are listed in your Success Team within the Advise Student Experience platform accessible here. If you have not declared a major, you should contact your Center for Advising, Persistence and Success advisor for registration assistance.
Once again, you are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to get the courses and sections that work best for your schedule and keep you on track to graduation. Do not delay. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in September. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.