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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 spring 2021 classes

Stage 1Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits November 10 - 17
Stage 2Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits November 18 - 23
Stage 3Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits November 23 - 30
Stage 4Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits November 30 - December 3
Stage 5Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students)December 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, Jan 19, 2021 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 Spring second 7-week session begins
Mon, May 3, 2021 Last day of instruction


Tue, Jan 19, 2021 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 Last day to receive a 100% tuition refund for canceling full semester and first 7-week session classes
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 Summer semester registration begins for students admitted to degree or certificate programs