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Registration times

Registration appointments are organized by stage, distributed across several business days for spring and fall registration.

Students are randomly assigned to a stage based on student type (e.g., graduate student) or by the total number of cumulative credits. The cumulative credit total includes both completed and in-progress credits. Audit courses are not counted in the cumulative credits, nor are they counted as credits in progress. 

Appointments are not adjusted based upon academic credit awarded after appointments have been assigned.

When can I register?

View your specific registration date and time by clicking on the "Registration" tab in MyU: Academics. Use the Registration Shopping Cart to register for classes anytime after your appointed time. Registration is unavailable during weekly maintenance on Sundays, 3:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration dates for fall 2018 classes

Stage 1Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 12—19
Stage 2Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 20—25
Stage 3Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 25—30
Stage 4Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits April 30—May 3
Stage 5Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students)May 4

Times for Online & Distance Learning (ODL) registration

There are separate registration times for Twin Cities Online and Distance Learning extended term (9-month) courses. You may register for term-based (semester) ODL courses on the first day of registration (the first day of stage 1) regardless of your registration time.

Important Dates


Tue, Oct 23, 2018 Fall second 7-week session begins
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 End of fall semester
Tue, Jan 22, 2019 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin


Tue, Oct 23, 2018 Fall second 7-week session begins
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 Last day to receive a 100% tuition refund for canceling second 7-week session classes
Tue, Nov 13, 2018 Spring semester registration begins for students admitted to degree or certificate programs