The planning and process of registration for each term is the responsibility of the Registrar, who is assisted by various other offices, Department 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; seven-week summer registration is in the fall term; and four-week summer registration is in the spring. At these times, students plan a program of study with their advisors 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 Registrar and are added to the student’s schedule at the beginning of the term by the Office of the Registrar.

All incoming (new and transfer) students are registered for their first term classes through a centralized process, managed by the Office of Academic Affairs, based on course preferences gathered through an on-line orientation portal in May and June.  

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 Registrar.