​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:

    1. 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 can get you pointed in the right direction.

    2. 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 See Your Registration Status.

      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. (You can't register without your alternate PIN, which your advisor will have for you.)

    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 Fall 2018 (201840)

    Start time: 8:00 a.m.

    Date Event
    Monday, March 26 8:00 a.m. — Veterans Priority Group Registration Begins
    Monday, March 26
    1:00 p.m. — Athletes and All Other Priority Groups Registration Begins
    Thursday, March 29 Senior Registration Begins (90+ credits)
    Monday, April 2 Graduate Student Registration Opens
    Wednesday, April 4 Junior Registration Begins (60–89 credits)
    Tuesday, April 10 Sophomore Registration Begins (30–59 credits)
    Monday, April 16 Freshmen Registration Begins (0–29 credits)
    Thursday, May 10  Last Day to Register without a Late Fee

    Penalties for Late 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 Fall 2018 Registrations Late Registration Fee
    Initial fall registration occurs after last day of the preceding semester Thursday, May 10, 2018
    (grace period until June 1)
    Initial fall registration occurs on or after first day of classes Monday, August 27, 2018 $200

    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.