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Undergraduate Student Registration Schedules

Undergraduate students will be preregistered for all  courses, including liberal arts courses, based on the advising course plan approved by their academic and faculty advisors. Students may request changes to ONLY LIBERAL ARTS courses during preregistration time; no changes will be made to math/science/major courses. Changes to an existing class schedule during preregistration are by approval of academic advisor only. Students must request changes in person according to the posted schedule below. Academic advisors are available on a first come first served basis; students are expected to prepare any course request changes prior to meeting with their academic advisor. Course/schedule changes are subject to course availability and force requests will be accepted beginning the first day of classes. Please see information below for forcing policies.

Students should check the MyRecord tab in the Howdy portal well before preregistration begins to ensure all holds have been cleared; if a student has a registration hold, advisors will be unable to preregister or make schedule adjustments until all registration holds have been cleared.

An individual student's preregistration start date and time is based on the criteria below.



Seniors, U4
(90 completed credits or more); Engineering Honors Students

Sunday, 29 November

Juniors, U3
(60-89 completed credits)

Monday, 30 November

Sophomores, U2
(30-59 completed credits)

Tuesday, 1 December

Freshmen, U1/AGP U0
(0-29 completed credits)

Wednesday, 2 December

All Students

Thursday, 3 December

Open registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of classes and the deadline to add/drop classes is 4:30 p.m. on the 5th class day. Students may make changes to their schedules via the Howdy portal during open registration.

*Registration schedule is subject to change without notice.

Force request policies:

  • All force request must be submitted through the Academic Services Office, who will then review with program chairs and faculty to determine seat availability. Students should NOT collect any signatures from faculty or program chairs prior to submitting the force request form.
  • Please note, a force request submission does NOTguarantee registration into a full course/section.
  • We do NOTforce into full sections to accommodate time/instructor changes. If a seat opens up in a student’s preferred section, student may add the section thru Howdy or with the assistance of an academic advisor.
  • Academic Services will review the force request to determine if the student MUST have the course, or if there are alternate options for course registration in a given semester.
  • Priority is given based on classification, e.g., Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen; as well as the student’s approved advising course plan.