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View your registration appointment and enrollment dates

Your registration appointment is the earliest date and time you can register for Indiana University classes offered during an upcoming term. You can register on that day or on a later date, as long as self-service registration is available for that term.

Note:
Your registration appointment is not an appointment to meet with an academic advisor.

To view your registration appointment:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. In the navigation menu on the left, under the Enrollment (graduation cap) icon, click Enrollment Dates. Enrollment dates refer to your registration date or open enrollment dates during which you can register for classes. The date you may begin enrolling only displays if it is in the future and will no longer display once the date has passed.
  3. Click the arrow next to the term to view the enrollment date(s). This is the open enrollment date for the session, which is the date when anyone eligible can enroll, and is not the same as your date to enroll. If you are already a student, your date will likely be earlier. Contact your campus Office of the Registrar if you aren't sure if you can enroll at this time.

    If you are not eligible to enroll at this time, you will not see any dates listed, and the message "No enrollment dates found" will display.

Watch an instructional video: How to Check Enrollment Dates.

Determine whether you have holds on your record

Before you register, find any holds on your record that may prevent you from registering for classes.

View your class permissions

Some IU classes require departmental authorization, meaning students must get permission to enroll in those classes. Departments may also on occasion give a student permission to enroll in a closed class. See View your class permissions to view any class permissions that have been granted to you.

Enroll in a class

To enroll in a course from the Class Search tool:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. Click Class Search.
  3. On the "Class Search" page, select the appropriate term (required), academic career, course subject, catalog number, and/or instruction mode; if you wish, you may enter additional criteria in the "Keyword" field. By default, "Show Open Classes Only" is selected, but you can de-select it to show closed classes too.
  4. If you wish to see additional search options, click More Filters.
  5. Click Search.
  6. Once you've located the class, the class notes will display. Click anywhere in the row to display more details about the class.
  7. At the bottom of the class details, you'll find information about textbooks. Click View/Order Textbooks For Class to view course textbooks, or click View/Order Textbooks for my schedule to see textbooks for all of the classes on your schedule. Additional information and ordering options are displayed.
  8. If you are eligible to enroll for the term in which you are searching for classes, and if you are within the self-service period (during the first week of the term for a full-term class), you will see Add to Cart or Enroll buttons at the bottom of the class details:
    • Click Add to Cart to add the class to your shopping cart; from there, you can register at a later time (for example, if your registration appointment has not yet begun).
    • Click Enroll to be added to the class, bypassing the shopping cart. The class will appear on your schedule. This button is not available after the self-service period has passed for the class. You may still add the class to your shopping cart, but will be re-directed to eDrop/eAdd, if available, or told it is too late to drop or add for the term.

    Add to Cart and Enroll will both prompt you to make additional selections, if applicable. Additional selections include waitlisting, selecting related classes (lecture, lab, discussion, etc.), and selecting units for a variable-unit class.

Enroll from Shopping Cart

Once your registration appointment arrives, you can use your shopping cart to register for the classes you selected. To enroll from your shopping cart:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. In the navigation menu on the left, under the Enrollment (graduation cap) icon, click Shopping Cart.
  3. Make sure you're viewing the correct term. If not, select the correct term from the Term drop-down menu.
  4. The courses in your shopping cart will display. Click the checkbox to the right of the course(s) in which you wish to enroll.
    Note:
    If the checkbox is grayed out, self-service drop/add is no longer available for this course. In that case, follow the instructions for late drop or add after the first week of classes.
  5. If you wish, click Validate to make sure the classes you've selected don't have time conflicts or unmet prerequisites, or require class permission to enroll.
  6. Click Enroll to register for the course(s). The class(es) will now appear on your schedule.
    Note:
    The Enroll button is not available after the self-service period has passed for the class. You may still add the class to your cart, but will be re-directed to eDrop/eAdd (if available), or told it is too late to drop or add for the term.

Watch an instructional video: How to Enroll from the Shopping Cart.

Drop a class

To drop a class:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. In the navigation menu on the left, under the Enrollment (graduation cap) icon, click View/Drop Classes.
  3. Make sure you're viewing the correct term. If not, select the correct term from the Term drop-down menu.
  4. Your enrolled courses will display. Select the checkbox next to the course you wish to drop.
    Note:
    If the checkbox is grayed out, self-service drop/add is no longer available for this course. In that case, follow the instructions for late drop or add after the first week of classes.
  5. Click Drop. The class will be dropped from your schedule.

Edit classes with variable credit

Note:
This option is only available during the self-service period. If you attempt this action after that period has passed, you will receive an error directing you to contact your advisor.

To edit a class with variable credit hours from the class registration service:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. In the navigation menu on the left, under the Enrollment (graduation cap) icon, click Edit Enrollment.
  3. Make sure you're viewing the correct term. If not, select the correct term from the Term drop-down menu.
  4. Courses with hours eligible to be adjusted will have an Edit button to the right of the course. To adjust variable credits, click Edit next to the appropriate course.
  5. In the "Edit Enrollment" pop-up window, select the desired hours from the drop-down box, and then click Continue.
  6. Confirm your changes and click Continue.
  7. In the "Edit Enrollment Results" pop-up window, you will see the message "This class has been updated". Click Ok.

Swap classes

If you don't want to drop an enrolled class until you are safely enrolled in a new class (for example, when you are changing sections of the same course), use the Swap function. To do so:

  1. Go to Student Center.
  2. In the navigation menu on the left, under the Enrollment (graduation cap) icon, click Swap Classes.
  3. Make sure you're viewing the correct term. If not, select the correct term from the Term drop-down menu.
  4. Next to the class you want to remove from your schedule, click Swap this Class.
  5. Choose a replacement class from your shopping cart, using class search, or by entering the class number. When you've found the course you want to add, click Swap next to the replacement course.
  6. In the "Enrollment Options" pop-up, select the checkbox if you wish to be added to the waitlist for the class if it's full, and then click Save.
  7. Review the information on the confirmation page. If it's correct, click Confirm to complete the class swap.

Watch an instructional video: How to Swap Classes.

View class schedule details

To confirm your class schedule see View your class schedule.

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Last modified on 2021-09-10 13:14:07.