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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 spring 2017 classes

Stage 1Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits November 8-15
Stage 2Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits November 16-21
Stage 3Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits November 21-28
Stage 4Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits November 28-December 1
Stage 5Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students)December 2

Times for Online & Distance Learning (ODL) registration

There are separate registration times for Twin Cities Online and Distance Learning extended term (9-month) courses. Term-based (semester) ODL courses follow the registration times listed above.

Important Dates


Thu, Dec 22, 2016 End of semester
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 Spring semester begins
Sat, May 13, 2017 End of semester


Tue, Nov 1, 2016 November graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 Last day to cancel fall full semester classes without college approval
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 Spring registration opens for non-degree and visiting students