​Register for Classes

  • How to Register for Classes

    For every semester you are at IUP, you need to register for classes one semester in advance. Here's a step-by-step guide to what you need to do. (Important note: this is for continuing IUP students only. If you are new to IUP, you’ll register as part of your orientation.)

    Undergraduate students should plan on registering for 15 credits each fall and spring to graduate on time.

    Step 1: Visit MyIUP

    Sign in to MyIUP, where you'll want to do two things:

    Check for Registration Holds

    Look on your MyIUP home page to see if you have this message showing under "My Alerts":

    Records indicate that you may have a hold on your account that will prevent you from registering for class.

    Holds on your account can stop you from registering on time and prevent you from getting the courses you need. Follow the directions on the hold to resolve it as soon as possible. If you're having trouble getting a hold cleared, the Academic Success Center's Office of the Student Advocate can get you pointed in the right direction.

    Find Your Time Appointment and Put It in Your Calendar

    Now head to the MyIUP Academics page, look for the Course Registration and Textbooks box, then click on Registration Toolbox. Within the toolbox, click Prepare for Registration.

    All the registration time appointments for continuing students are also listed below. If you need them, we have detailed instructions on checking your registration status available.

    Step 2: Meet with Your Advisor

    Contact your advisor and make an appointment to meet with them. At your meeting, discuss what courses you should enroll in next semester and get your alternate PIN.

    Meeting with your advisor is vital! You need to make sure you're taking the correct courses, in the correct order, so you can complete your requirements for graduation on time. Don't wait until the last minute. The Academic Success Center has advice on meeting with your advisor.

    Now sure who your advisor is? Your advisor’s name and contact are on the MyIUP Academics page (look for the My Advisor box).

    Step 3: Ready, Set, Register!

    When your time appointment arrives, go to the MyIUP Academics page, find the Course Registration and Textbooks box, and get started. We have detailed instructions on how to register available.

    If there isn't room in a particular section, you might be able to add yourself to a waitlist. We have detailed instructions about waitlisting available.

    Registration Schedule for Winter 2018–19 and Summer 2019

    Event Date and Time

    All Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Monday, October 15
    8:00 a.m.

    Registration Schedule for Spring 2019

    Event Date and Time

    Undergraduate Veterans Priority Registration Begins

    Monday, October 15
    8:00 a.m.

    All Other Undergraduate Priority Groups Registration Begins

    Monday, October 15
    1:00 p.m.

    Freshman (0–29 credits) Registration Begins

    Thursday, October 18
    8:00 a.m.

    Senior (90 or more credits) Registration Begins

    Wednesday, October 24
    8:00 a.m.

    Graduate Student Veterans Registration Begins

    Monday, October 29
    8:00 a.m.

    All Other Graduate Students Registration Begins
    (Including Other Priority Groups)

    Monday, October 29
    1:00 p.m.

    Junior (60–89 credits) Registration Begins

    Tuesday, October 30
    8:00 a.m.

    Sophomore (30–59 credits) Registration Begins

    Monday, November 5
    8:00 a.m.

    Last Day to Register for Spring without a Late Fee

    Friday, December 14

    Penalties for Late Spring Registration

    If you don't register before the semester ends, you'll be charged a late registration fee. Here are the fees:

    Issue Date for Spring 2019 Registrations Late Registration Fee

    Initial spring registration occurs after last day of the preceding semester

    Saturday, December 15, 2018, until beginning of spring semester


    Initial spring registration occurs on or after first day of classes

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019, or later


    New students, transfer students, and readmitted students are exempt from this fee their first term of readmission. Fee only applies to fall and spring semesters (not summer or winter).

    See the Office of the Bursar for more information about additional fees.