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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. For the purposes of assigning registration times, 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 2020 classes

Stage 1Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 9 - 16
Stage 2Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 17 - 22
Stage 3Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 22 - 27
Stage 4Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits April 27 - 30
Stage 5Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students)May 1

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


Mon, May 4, 2020 Last day of instruction
Wed, May 13, 2020 End of spring semester
Mon, May 18, 2020 May session and summer 13-week classes begin


Thu, Apr 9, 2020 Fall semester registration begins for students admitted to degree or certificate programs
Fri, May 1, 2020 Fall registration opens for non-degree and visiting students
Mon, May 4, 2020 Last day of instruction