The planning and process of registration for each term is the responsibility of the Registrar, who is assisted by various other offices, Program Chairs, Division Chairs, and faculty advisors. For continuing students, registration for the fall term is held in April each year; spring registration takes place in November; and summer registration is usually in March. At these times, each student plans a program of study with his or her advisor and, after the advisor approves and gives the student an alternate PIN, the student registers on-line. Overloads require the signature of the advisor and the approval of the Director of Academic Services and are added to the student’s schedule at the beginning of the term by the Office of the Registrar.

Incoming students are registered for their first term classes through a centralized process, managed by the Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning, based on course preferences gathered through an on-line orientation portal in May and June. Transfer students primarily complete registration during the June Transfer Orientation Workshops.

Courses can be dropped and added during any official registration period without charge. After the first week of classes, or the equivalent during summer term, no course may be added to a student’s schedule. All other changes require the approval of the advisor and the Director of Academic Services.