Register for courses

Choosing classes 

A checklist of all things to consider when choosing courses and having completing a successful semester.

Registration policies 

All about holds, repeating courses, waitlists, cancellations and other details concerning course registration

Making registration changes 

How and where to make registration changes including drop and withdrawal

Registration appeals 

Registration Appeals (Not for Academic Grade Appeal or Transfer Credit Appeal)A student can use the Registration Appeals Form to petition for a retroactive drop or withdrawa

Common Market Passport 

The Common Market program allows a student who is already admitted at one institution to take courses at another without going through the admission process.

All registrations should be completed online through your student eServices. Gateway staff is available to answer your questions but is not able to process registrations.

Preparing to register

Plan ahead for the next registration period about one month after current classes start—when registration starts, advisors are often overloaded and some courses fill quickly.

Successful registration

  • Know your registration window: Find this by logging in into eServices. Register as soon as possible after your window opens. Registration windows are assigned based on the number of completed credits you've earned.
  • Check for holds: In eServices, click on "Registration Holds" in the menu on the left.
  • Keep requirements in mind: Go over your degree audit report and clarify what course requirements are necessary for your major and for graduation.
  • Financial aid and tuition: Have a payment plan in place and understand any restrictions or requirements you may have for financial aid.
  • Placement assessments: Your results will help you select the math and writing courses to fulfill graduation requirements that are best for you.
  • Waitlists: If a course is full, add yourself to the waitlist.

Registration Window

  • August 6, 8 a.m. - Nondegree seekers/Open registration for fall 2018

Registration mistakes to avoid

  • Don't take too many courses because you want to finish your degree quickly. If you withdraw or fail because you don't have enough study time, you'll wasting time and money. Pace yourself.
  • Don't ignore prerequisites. If you don't have the right preparation for a course, don't register for it.
  • Don't take online courses if you think they're easier. Online courses are as academically rigorous as classroom courses—and if you don't have a computer, have trouble managing your time or simply prefer being face-to-face with an instructor, online courses might not be a good match.
  • Don't take a course you already completed elsewhere.
  • Don't repeat a course if you don't need to.
  • Don't take courses that don't count toward fulfilling your degree's requirements.