Registration and advising

Information on course registration, scheduling and planning, and course code equivalencies is provided by the Office of the Registrar.



Fall and winter terms:


Registration dates for returning and new upper year students are determined by the number of credits earned to date. These dates are listed in Dates and Deadlines.

Registration for new first-year students begins in late June. New first-year students are notified by email regarding the registration date.

To assist new students with the online registration process, the Office of the Registrar hosts Registration Assistance Days (RAD). During RAD, students are shown how to register courses and navigate their online records.

Instructional guides and videos are also available on the Registration and Advising page.


Registration for graduate students opens in early July on the date listed in Dates and Deadlines.

Spring/summer term:

Registration for undergraduate and graduate students begins in late March. Students are notified by email regarding the registration date.



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