Registration Changes

All registration changes should be completed online through your student e-Services. The Gateway Student Services Center staff is available to answer your questions but is not able to process registration changes.

Note: Parents, spouses, relatives and friends are not permitted to request registration changes for students without the signed written permission of the student. The Release of Authorization can be found under Forms under Gateway on the website.

Note that student e-Services is available for registration changes until the end of the first week of the term. This and other important dates are listed on the Academic/Events Calendar online. Changes after the first week typically require special permission and/or assistance.

For registration changes that require departmental approval, contact the department chair by email. A list of departmental contacts can be found online Academic List (.pdf) and on page 25 in this publication.

Adding Courses

To add most courses after the term's first week and prior to the start of the second class meeting, students need no special permission but must contact the Gateway Student Services Center for registration assistance. Courses with a mandatory first class attendance may not be added after the first class unless approved by the instructor. In all cases listed below, the approving authority needs to submit an override request to the Registrar's Office. Students are notified via their university email account within one or two business days once the approval has been processed and are asked to register for the course online.

  • Add an open course (one that has open seats) after the mandatory first class meeting; prior to the second class; students need written permission from the instructor.

  • Add an open course (one that has open seats) after the second class meeting; students need written permission from the instructor.

  • Add a closed course (no open seats) if no seats are open prior to the second class meeting; students need written permission from the instructor and department chair/curriculum coordinator.

  • Change sections of a course; students need written permission from the instructor and department chair/curriculum coordinator. There is no charge for changing sections of the same course.

  • Enroll for more than 16 credits per term; students need written permission from their advisor.