Learn About Common Registration Actions

Adding Classes

You can register for a class online from the beginning of your priority registration date and time through the end of the add period. The add/drop deadlines for each term are defined in the academic calendar. Classes added during the second week of classes require departmental approval in the form of an electronic override.

Changing the number of credits on a class

If the class is available for a variable number of credits you may change the credits on the class throughout the add/drop period. To do so during the second week of classes requires an override from the department.

Checking Registration Dates and Deadlines

Do you want to add another class or perhaps drop a class that you are enrolled in? You only have until a certain point in the term to do so. Familiarize yourself with the registration dates and deadlines so that you are not caught unawares.

Getting help when you don’t meet the restrictions on the class

Contact the department offering the class to discuss your options. Classes may be restricted in many ways: prerequisites, corequisites, majors/minors/options, college, class standing and others. Restrictions are displayed in the class schedule. The ability to make exceptions to these restrictions lies with the department offering the class.

Just sitting in on a class (aka audit)

You may not attend a class for which you are not registered. With instructor approval, classes may be taken on an audit basis for no grade or credits. All applicable tuition and fees are charged for audit registration. This is accomplished by completing an Audit Registration form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term.

Dropping Classes

You can drop classes to open your schedule for new classes or if you are just needing to take fewer credits in a term. 

Adding classes during the 2nd week of classes

To add a class during the second week of the term requires an override from the department offering the class. Contact the department directly for their particular policies and procedures for receiving an override. Once an override is entered you must return to your registration and enroll in the class; it is not done for you by the department.


Getting on a waitlist if the class is closed

If a class is closed you may monitor the enrollment throughout the add/drop period and enroll if a seat opens. Beginning in Phase II of registration, students may register to be on the waitlist for classes that have waitlisting available. Waitlisting for a class is not a guarantee that you will be enrolled in the class.

Registering Late

Late change of registration petitions may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The petition will be reviewed and referred to the Academic Requirements Committee for review as necessary.


Repeated Courses

Understand the difference between standard and repeatable courses, the limits on both and how they reflect on your academic record.


Registration Resources

Learn more about scheduler, schedule of classes, MyDegrees Planner, advising, priority registration, registration pins, and more. 

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