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.
Fall 2021 Registration is Open!
Register for classes NOW for better course selection!
Fall 2021 semester is Aug. 21–Dec. 12, 2021
- Visiting Students: Open registration for Fall: Tuesday, June 1, 8 a.m.
- Senior Citizen: Open registration for Fall: Monday August 23, 8 a.m.
Safety is Priority
Social distancing, cleaning and safety protocols remain in effect on campus.
The university leadership will continue to monitor the guidance from city, state, and health officials.
At this point and until further notice, we will continue to require face coverings when people are
on any of our campus locations to promote the health and safety of our campus community.
Please check COVID-19 Response for Students as plans frequently change.
Course Types in Fall 2021
While we are all looking forward to the end of the pandemic and returning to more in-person learning, we are still taking a cautious approach to Fall 2021 given all the unknowns. Our primary concerns are the health and safety of students and faculty, while supporting you as you continue your education. In the fall schedule you will find about 25% of our courses planning to have in-person instruction as the delivery method.
Courses with In-Person Instruction (listed under “delivery method” in eServices)
The following courses will have in-person instruction, assuming pandemic conditions allow. Students and faculty who are meeting in-person will be required to maintain physical distancing and to wear face coverings.
- Remote with In-Person Teaching: Courses of this type will meet regularly in-person as soon as possible on the indicated day and time at the designated campus location. Students should also be prepared to engage in scheduled online class sessions if pandemic conditions require it. To search courses by this delivery method, select “in-person.”
- Hybrid: Courses of this type have a planned mix of in-person sessions and structured online learning. Look for the scheduled dates and times for in-person sessions and any scheduled online class sessions.
- Mostly Online: Courses of this type have a planned mix of in-person sessions, proctored exams, and structured online learning. Look for the scheduled dates and times for in-person sessions and scheduled online class sessions.
- Hyflex: Courses of this type will have a day, time, and classroom assigned. The faculty member will offer in-person sessions to students who choose to be in-person. The class sessions will also be broadcast via Zoom for students who prefer to engage online.
Courses that are Completely Online or Remote (listed under “delivery method” in eServices)
The following course types are delivered using only online instruction. Students will need access to a computer and internet to successfully complete these courses. In addition, if the course includes proctored exams, students will need access to a computer with a web camera. Read the course notes in eServices carefully.
- Completely Online—Synchronous: Courses of this type will consist of only online learning activities. Look for the scheduled dates and times for the online class sessions.
- Completely Online—Asynchronous: Courses of this type will consist of only online learning activities without any required, scheduled class sessions.
- Remote with No In-person Teaching: Courses of this type will consist of only online learning activities which may or may not include scheduled online class sessions. If the course has an assigned day and time that indicates the timing of the online class sessions.
In-Person Session Decision Timepoints
The university will continue to monitor COVID cases in the Twin Cities, the guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the Minnesota State System of Colleges and Universities. We have planned a set of dates when decisions will be made about whether courses can meet in person (only for the course types 1-4 above). The time line was developed to ensure that students will have time to transition to in-person learning if we are not able to start in-person at the beginning of the semester.
- August 5: Decision about in-person sessions being possible between August 20–September 10, 2021
- August 27: Decision about in-person sessions being possible between September 11–October 2, 2021
- September 18: Decision about in-person sessions being possible between October 3–31, 2021
- October 17: Decision about in-person sessions being possible between November 1–December 12, 2021
Find your advisor
Your assigned academic advisor is listed on the top of your degree audit report (DARs). Also, the list of Undergraduate Advising Centers for each college or school is available for you to view.
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.
- Know your registration window: 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 wait list.
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 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.