Priority Class Registration Timetable

Autumn registration begins mid-spring and the spring registration begins in mid-fall. Registration starting times are restricted during the first two weeks of registration for all students.  Students are encouraged to register during this time to have a better chance of registering for preferred classes.

Students are assigned “time tickets” for class registration in CyberBear.  The time ticket shows the earliest date & time a student may register for classes, based on the registration timetable below. The student cannot register for classes prior to this date and time.

This timetable is intended for returning and continuing students at the University of Montana – Missoula and Missoula College, as well as new graduate students. 

Are you a new undergraduate at UM or Missoula College? Welcome! Your course registration is integrated with the variety of freshman and transfer orientation programs offered through Undergraduate Admissions.


FALL 2022

Monday, 03/28/2022: 8 am - ODE; 10 am - Graduate Students

Tuesday, 03/29/2022: 8 am - Seniors and Post-Baccalaureates

Wednesday, 03/30/2022: Seniors and Post-Baccalaureates (cont.)

Thursday, 03/31/2022: 8 am - Athletes, Four Bear, Honors, Veterans

Friday, 04/01/2022: 8 am - Juniors

Monday, 04/04/2022: Juniors (cont.)

Tuesday, 04/05/2022: 8 am - Sophomores 

Wednesday, 04/06/2022: Sophomores (cont.)

Thursday, 04/07/2022: 8 am - Freshmen

Friday, 04/08/2022: Freshmen (cont.)

If you do not belong to specific Registration Group (ODE, athletes, Four Bear, honors, or veterans), you shall register based on class standing. Students may register during and after their scheduled day/time.

To view your time ticket, or assigned course registration start time:

  • Log in to CyberBear, and click Student Services.
  • Change the term in the top left corner to the term you wish to register.
  • Registration Notices appear at the top right. Click to view your time ticket.

Registration Notices

In the example above, the student could begin registration for the selected term on 2/21/2017 at 8 am. 

Time tickets are usually generated shortly before advising begins for the priority registration period. 

Students registered with the Office for Disability Equity, Four Bear Program participants, NCAA student athletes, Davidson Honors College students, and students enrolled to receive VA education benefits are attached to a group for registration. If you belong to more than one group, or your class standing precedes your group, you may register on the earliest day.

If you believe you should belong to an earlier registration group but are not currently assigned a time ticket for that group, contact the coordinator or your advisor for that program. If your coordinator verifies you should be assigned to the earlier group, they will email your 790# and registration group to These time ticket updates are completed by Registrar’s Office staff and, once changed, will be immediately visible in CyberBear.

Your class standing calculation for priority registration includes credits “in progress” for the current semester.  It does not include credits for future semesters (i.e. summer credits when calculating for the following autumn.) Your actual class standing may be different than your class standing for registration purposes.

Freshman = 0–29 credits 

Sophomore = 30–59 credits 

Junior = 60–89 credits 

Senior = 90 credits or more

Post-Baccalaureate = awarded a Bachelor’s degree

Graduate = admitted to a graduate-level program or graduate non-degree-seeking status

Although subject to change, priority class registration and advising in preparation for registration typically follows this pattern:

Autumn Priority Advising Begins
Preceding Spring Semester Weeks 6, 7, 8

Autumn Priority Registration Begins
Preceding Spring Semester Week 9

Spring Priority Advising Begins
Preceding Autumn Semester Weeks 6, 7, 8

Spring Priority Registration Begins
Preceding Autumn Semester Week 9

Specific dates are published above once they are finalized.