Course Registration

Winter (also known as J-Term) 2021 classes begin Monday, January 4 and end Friday, January 22.

Spring 2021 classes begin Monday, February 1 and end Friday, May 21.

Graduate Students should visit the graduate registration page for information.

View the Schedule of Classes in Self-Service

Online Registration Instructions for Undergraduate Students

Resolving a Hold on Your Student Account


Step 1: Academic Advising in Advisor's Office

  • Advising period begins Monday, October 26th and continues through Friday, November 6th.

Only your assigned academic advisor listed on Self-Service may authorize you for registration in the system. In the event you are unable to register for courses via Self-Service, registration forms must be completed and signed by your advisor. Keep a copy of your approved registration form as a backup and, if you are registering for any courses that need faculty approval, your registration form 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 by using the Registration Drop/Add form in person in the Registrar’s office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m or via email (

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 based on credits earned (does not count enrollment for the current semester in progress). Once registration is open for your class, it continues to be open until classes begin. 

The schedule for Winter and Spring 2021 registration is as follows: 

Class and Registration Times 

Seniors (87 or more credits earned)Monday, November 9, 12:01 a.m

Juniors (56- 86 credits earned): Tuesday, November 10, 12:01 a.m

Sophomores(25-55 credits earned): Wednesday, November 11, 12:01 a.m.

First Years (fewer than 25 credits earned): Thursday, November 12, 12:01 a.m. 

Once your advisor 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.”

The Drop/Add period for Spring 2021 classes is to be determined. Once classes begin, all drop/adds must be processed through the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Payment for Winter 2021 classes is due the first date of the term and for Spring 2021 classes is due January 15. For questions regarding billing, contact the Accounting Office at 301-696-3607.

Undergraduate Registration for Non-degree Students

  • View the Schedules of Classes on Self-Service.
  • Select "Course Sections," select the appropriate year/term from the "Period" drop-down menu, and select "Main Session" in the "Session" drop-down menu.
  • Non-degree students must complete a registration form (online).
  • Registration for non-degree students begins Monday, November 16th.