The HE advisors are happy to help you during registration, but it is important that you’ve taken steps to plan and be ready for each registration period. Please take a moment to review the steps to being prepared and look at the following registration information.

Spring 2018 Timeline

The Academic Calendar is the official listing for all the important academic events/dates each semester. 

  • January 11 Thursday – Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
  • January 16 Tuesday – First class day.
  • January 19 Friday – Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student's dean.
  • January 31 Wednesday - Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances.
  • April 2 Monday - Last day to Q-drop or pass/fail a class; last day to apply to graduate.
  • April 9 Monday Advising Worksheet Due for Spring Registration.
  • April 16 - April 27 Daily – Registration for spring.
  • May 4 Friday – Last class day.
  • May 9 - May 15 – Final exams

Please refer to the Departmental Information page for more information regarding registration details and/or changes within your major


Before You Register

  • 15 minute appointments begin 2 weeks before the first day of Fall/Spring registration
    • These short appointments are designed only to discuss registration and upcoming courses.
  • Schedule an appointment with the HE Advising Center to fill out any necessary forms – please notice the deadlines associated
  • Check for any bars on your account.
    • To clear an advising bar, please be sure you have submitted an advising worksheet and/or set-up an appointment with your assigned academic advisor
  • Back-ups, back-ups, back-ups. Make sure you plan for back-up courses in your schedule and USE THE WAIT LISTS!
    • “Add to Waitlist” is the second bullet on your registration page.
    • You can be on a maximum of 4 different wait lists.
    • And a maximum of 2 waitlists from the same course.
  • Know the lingo:
    • Advising Bars – All HE students will have an advising bar.  This will be cleared once you complete an advising worksheet and/or schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor.
    • SANs – Secure Academic Notes. These SANs are sent to the official email address that you have on file. If you are not receiving these emails, you are responsible for making sure that you update email your address online. You should check your spam folder as well. 

During Registration

  • Check back for any important updates about registration from the HE Advising Center.
  • Select alternate classes, if the classes you want are full!
    • Use the wait lists! This is very important.
    • If necessary, SET YOUR SWAP CLASS! Make sure you don’t have any time conflicts in your schedule with the class you’re waiting listing for, otherwise the system will just skip you and you will not be added to the course.
  • “Add to Waitlist” is the second bullet on your registration page.
  • Don’t panic! Your schedule will probably not be perfect during your first registration time, but do your best. Things tend to settle in your schedule around add-drops. As long as you have the number of hours you need and classes on your schedule, you’re going in the right direction.

After You Register

  • 30 minute appointments begin after the last day of registration.
    • These long appointments are designed for long-range planning, graduation discussions, and petitions.
  • PAY TUITION! Don’t forget to pay tuition or confirm that you are paying with Financial Aid. Otherwise, you’ll be dropped from all your classes. Check the Academic Calendar for deadlines.
  • Make an appointment with your advisor to go over your 4-year degree plan. It will make future registrations go smoothly and will keep you on track to graduate.
  • Check your Registration Information Sheet for add-drop times, if necessary.