Quick Guide to Course Registration

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The Breakdown

Registration for Spring semester classes takes place in late October/early November; fall registration takes place in April. The Registration Timetable is posted on the Registrar’s website.  To prepare for registration, your student needs to make an appointment with his or her advisor to go over next semester’s game plan. They can also discuss the overall graduation plan, summer or post-graduate opportunities, and other university resources your student might need. At the end of the session, the advisor will usually provide the advising PIN (also known as the advising number) needed to register in Cyberbear. In some cases, the advisor may ask the student to send follow-up information in order to receive the advising number.

Encourage your student to begin this process about a month before the start of the registration period. Although they can make changes to their schedule until the first week of the next term, starting the process early is the best strategy for success.

To prepare for an advising appointment and registration, your student should:

  1. Make sure their student account is clear of holds. They can log in to Cyberbear to check this out under the Student Services > Registration tab.
  2. Review their major requirements and general education requirements.
  3. Build a plan in Academic Planner. They can look up their advisor here too.
  4. Look up their registration time and schedule an appointment BEFORE then with their advisor.
  5. Register via Cyberbear.