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Undergraduate Registration

View the Schedule of Classes in Self-Service.

Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m.

Step 1: Academic Advising in Adviser's Office

Advising for full-time students: Friday, Nov. 6

Advising for part-time students: Monday, Oct. 26 – Friday, Nov. 6

Only your assigned academic adviser, listed on Self-Service, may authorize you for registration. Registration cards must be completed and signed by your adviser. Keep your approved registration card as a backup and, if you are registering for any courses that need faculty approval, your registration card will be needed for processing these course registrations in the registrar’s office.

  • Prerequisites: You may register only for courses for which you have met the required prerequisites.
  • Select alternate courses in case your first choices are full.

Department chair and instructor signatures are needed for independent studies and X-credits. Instructor signatures are also needed for departmental honors and any course which requires the permission of the instructor to enroll. Registration for any of these course types must be done in person in the Registrar’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Step 2: Clear Accounts

Resolve any holds placed on your account, such as those noted by Accounting, Registrar’s Office, Library, Health Center or Residence Life/Dean of Students.

Step 3: Registration

The order of registration is determined by current class standing. Once registration is open for your class, it continues to be open until classes begin.

The schedule for Spring 2016 registration is as follows:

Class and Registration times

  •  Seniors: Monday, November 9, 12:01 a.m.
  •  Juniors: Tuesday, November 10, 12:01 a.m.
  •  Sophomores: Wednesday, November 11, 12:01 a.m.
  •  Freshmen: Thursday, November 12, 12:01 a.m.


Once your adviser has authorized that you are clear to register online, you may enter your course selections according to the schedule listed above. For online registration instructions, click on “Help,” “FAQs,” and “Registration Questions.”

Drop/Add period for Spring 2016 classes ends Monday, January 25.  Note: Online drop/add ends Sunday, January 10.  Once classes begin, all drop/adds must be processed in person in the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Payment for Spring 2016 classes is due January 15. For questions regarding billing, contact the Accounting Office at 301-696-3607.

Undergraduate Registration for Nondegree Students

Spring 2016

  1. View the Schedules of Classes on Self-Service

  2. Select "Course Sections," select the appropriate year/term from the "Period" drop-down menu, and select "Main Session" in the "Session" drop-down menu.

  3. Non-degree students must complete a registration form in the Registrar's Office at the time of registration.

  4. Register for the spring semester in the Registrar's Office Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. beginning Monday, November 16.

  5. Drop/Add period for Spring classes for nondegree students ends Monday, January 25.

  6. Note: Payment for Spring semesterl classes is due by January 15.