Office of the Registrar

When to Register & Late Fees

Stay informed on registration guidelines and timing, include pre-registration for Fall & Spring Semesters, advisor approval for first-year students, the add/drop period, grade options, course dropping and specific registration processes for medical students and summer/winter sessions.

Fall & Spring Semesters

For continuing undergraduate & graduate students, pre-registration for courses for Semester I is carried out during the preceding April and, for Semester II, during the preceding November, in accordance with a schedule established by the Registrar. (See the Academic Calendar for a summary of registration-related deadlines.) Pre-registration is mandatory.

First-year undergraduates and sophomores must meet with their advisor first to discuss their course selection and to receive approval in the form of the advisor's PIN number. First-years and sophomores will not be able to register without the advisor's PIN.

New Student Registration

New Student Registration occurs the late afternoon/evening prior to the first day of classes in alignment with orientation. 

Medical Students

Medical students enrolled in the Alpert Medical School do not register their own courses. This is coordinated in AMS and transmitted to the Office of the Registrar so that it appears on the official University academic record.

Add/Drop Period

The first two weeks of the semester allows students to freely add/drop courses without a fee assuming they meet all course enrollment criteria. 

Late Course Add

  • All students adding courses during the third and fourth week of classes will be charged an additional fee of $15 per course.
  • No courses may be added after the end of the fourth week of classes after the 5 p.m. deadline as indicated on the Academic Calendar.

Grade Options & Deadline

  • Students are allowed to select course grade options on the A,B,C, No Credit basis or the Satisfactory/No Credit basis except when a course is approved as a mandatory S/NC course. 
  • In all cases, grade options must be changed online via Banner Web by the 5 p.m. deadline at the end of the 4th week of classes as indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Dropping Courses

  • Students may drop courses up until the last day of classes as stated in the Academic Calendar.
  • Courses dropped after the second week of classes remain on the student's Internal Academic Record.

Summer Session

Registration for the 7 week for credit Summer session begins in early-April and continues until the start of the actual session in June. Please consult the Academic Calendar for relevant dates and deadlines.

Winter Session

Registration opens in November.

Learn More About Winter Session