Most colleges and universities offer online registration for enrolled students. In-person and online registration periods vary by institution and may be dependent on class standing and other factors.
Students should check with their academic adviser or registrar or visit their school website to find out when the registration period begins for the upcoming semester; early registration is key to securing a seat in desired courses before they are full.
Once logged into their school account, students can begin the online registration process by selecting the Academics header from the homepage of their respective college or university website. The ensuing screen typically contains direct links or instructions for registering for classes.
Within the Academics, students can view the course schedule, which contains the dates and times available courses are offered for the upcoming year. The same section of the school website typically contains a catalog with course descriptions of all classes offered at the institution.
Most colleges and universities require students to have all balances from prior terms and other dues paid off prior to registering for the upcoming term and may also require students to make a minimum payment upon registration.
The academic calendar provided by the institution typically contains the registration periods, semester start and end dates, exam schedule, holiday closings and other pertinent information.