Course Registration

The following includes general policy information regarding registration for courses in the university’s fully online programs. Students should also familiarize themselves with the Repeat of Courses Policy and Full-time Status requirements. Additional registration information and steps can be found by visiting Registration Information.

New online students attending their first term of online courses are generally registered for courses by Online Student Services as a part of the enrollment process. These students are expected to register themselves for courses after the first term of enrollment, although assistance with registration is always available through students’ assigned online academic advisors.

To ensure that online courses are offered as scheduled, it is important that all online students register promptly after the date registration becomes available for the upcoming term (Registration Start Dates). Waiting to register until the last minute before a term starts may cause the cancellation of some courses that students need due to inadequate enrollment in the courses. Please register early to ensure online courses run as scheduled.

Staying on-track and maintaining a graduation date is important, especially to help avoid incurring unnecessary financial debt. Not planning appropriately or withdrawing from any course (especially a prerequisite requirement) could result in extra time at the university, which results in additional charges and payments and potentially more student loans that students will need to repay.

Additionally, taking classes that don't meet degree requirements can/will cause graduation delays. Financial aid cannot be used to pay for classes that do not count toward degree requirements (i.e., an "unused" course). In the event students remain registered for an unused course during the term, their net tuition expense could be higher, resulting in a balance on their invoice.

Note: Students who have met the degree requirements for their program of study but continue to enroll in courses in a subsequent term will automatically be enrolled as extension students in the subsequent term and will be ineligible for financial aid.


See Internship Programs for information regarding internship registration.