2012 NCAC University of Scouting
1. Read the entire catalog carefully. Each College offers numerous courses. Please read and understand the degree requirements for the College you choose as your primary before completing the Registration Form.
2. Note that a specific course in the Course Schedule is linked to one or more Class Periods – for example CUB101 is offered in both Period 1 and Period 2 while CUB 401 is offered only in Period 4. In the online registration process these classes show as CUB101 P1, CUB101 P2 and CUB401 P4. Check your choices carefully to ensure you have at least one course offered during each of the six periods.
3. Note that the leng8th of some courses spans more than one period.
4. Standalone courses may not qualify for a degree in any College. A training card will be awarded. A certificate may be awarded. Standalone courses will accommodate all who register; you do not need to choose backup courses.
5. All participants may attend courses offered by any College; however, each College requires completion of a specific number of courses in that College to earn a degree. Courses are kept small to facilitate learning and class participation. Scouters registering by February 16, 2012 will get preference for seats in classes in their college of registration over participants registered in the other colleges when there are an insufficient number of seats available. After that date, courses will be open to all participants. Participants registering after February 16th or as a walk-in at the University of Scouting will be placed into unfilled courses on an availability basis. If early participant registrations warrant, additional courses may be scheduled for “popular” courses.
6. All courses are suitable for all Scouters unless the course description specifically defines the target audience. Read the descriptions carefully to evaluate course content in light of your needs and desires.
7. The University reserves the right to cancel courses or make appropriate changes in order to accommodate the largest number of Scouters.
8. To select courses, prioritize your top nine choices in the spaces provided on the Registration Form. We will make every effort to accommodate your top six choices. Courses designated with “(requires 2 periods)” count as two course credits. Although you will be listing your course choices in preferential order, keep in mind that courses are assigned to particular class periods (see schedule), so you must include at least one course from each period in order to achieve a complete schedule.
9. You must select a College as your primary College of registration. If you choose to earn a degree, the University needs you to identify your primary College.
10. Instructors or University Staff who are also taking courses should list the course(s) you are teaching as well as the period(s) for that course (e.g. BSC201—Instructor, Period 3) and then list the courses you would like to take. Staff members who are not taking courses should list the course you are teaching (e.g. BSC201—Instructor, Period 3) or their staff position in the university (e.g. Associate Dean). Informational packets specifically for staff and instructors will be available in the registration area (look for a “staff table”).
Note that certificates and patches will only be available to preregistered staff and instructors.
11. Register securely online (http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org) or detach, complete, and mail in the registration form along with a check or money order made payable to “BSA, NCAC” to the following address:
BSA - NCAC, UOS
9190 ROCKVILLE PIKE
BETHESDA, MD 20814-3897
12. Online registration is validated prior to the preparation of your course schedule – if issues surface the UOS Registrar may contact you.