Registration Information

Registration week for the Fall 2021 term will be April 5 - 9.  You can begin registering at your assigned time and continue to make changes to your schedule until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 9. From Saturday, April 10 through Sunday, April 18 registration is closed.  Open registration begins on Monday, April 19 and ends on Thursday, August 19.  To see additional information about the spring registration deadlines please use this link: Registration Deadlines

Here are some steps to that students should take to prepare for registration:

  • If you are an undergraduate student you must meet with your advisor prior to your registration time to discuss your course selection and have your Advisor Registration service indicator released.
  • Prior to registering sign into your and review the "To Do List" section. All students are required to complete the Terms and Conditions/Emergency contact process each term.
  • Review the Holds section. If there are any holds, select the details arrow, then select the link to see if the hold prevents registration. Contact the specific department for information on any action you must take. All students must resolve any registration holds before registering.
  • First year students can attend a PeopleSoft Training session hosted by the Academic Advising peer advising team.
  • First year students should also attend their advising class Registration Planning Meeting (RPM), hosted by their current faculty advisor and peer advisor. Details on these meetings will be sent be your peer advisor but can also be reviewed on the Spring 21 RPM webpage
  • To prepare for the advisor meeting, review your Academic Requirements report. This tutorial is provided for your assistance:


How Do I Wait-list a Class?

During registration week and open registration, students may wait-list up to two closed courses. (The wait-list is not available during Freshmen Registration nor during the Add Period.) To add yourself to a wait-list you must check the 'wait-list ok' box as you are adding the course to your shopping cart. If you find a class has closed after you added it to your shopping cart, re-select the course from your cart and check the wait-list ok box. A course that is being wait-listed will have an enrollment status of 'waiting.' The list view of your schedule will show your position number on the wait-list.

Students can use the Manage My Wait-list feature to automatically be dropped from a registered class if space becomes available in the wait-listed class. To set up your preference, choose the "Manage My Wait-list" tab in your Student Center and follow the instructions on the page. Please note that setting a preference for the wait-listed course does not guarantee that you will get a spot in the class. If you do not take steps to manage your wait-list, you could be skipped and the available spot will be given to the next student. You should use the Manage My Wait-list feature if:

  • The wait-listed course will place your schedule in an overload (you may have up to 4.25 academic units plus .50 activity units at no additional tuition cost). If you intend to be in an overload please contact the Registrar's Office for additional assistance.
  • You are already registered for a different section of the same course.
  • There is a time conflict with the course you are registered for and the course you are wait-listing.

Once wait-listed, watch for email messages sent to wait-listed students.


In Search for Classes, there is a Course Attribute field that allows you to search for Core classes, activity classes, new courses, courses within Interdisciplinary Programs and study-abroad classes (for Puget Sound programs such as Pac-Rim). To search for all classes satisfying a specific Core category, choose Core in the Course Attribute field and the specific category (e.g., Connections) in the Course Attribute Value field.  To search for courses that are included in an Interdisciplinary Program, select  Interdisciplinary Program in the Course Attribute field and the specific program (e.g. African American Studies) in the Course Attribute Value field.

How do I take a class credit/no credit?

Please note that the credit/no credit temporary policy will not carry over to the Fall 2021 term.   The standard policy is that only juniors and seniors may select the credit/no credit grade option for one academic course per term,  and up to a total of four courses within the undergraduate degree. The credit/no credit grade option cannot be selected for courses taken to fulfill: any core requirement, Foreign Language, KNOW or Upper Division Outside the major.  Courses within the department of the student's major or minor cannot be taken with the credit/no credit grade option. 

To register Credit/No Credit for a graded course, you must take the following steps:

  1. Register for the course as graded.
  2. Read the information about the policy in the Bulletin in the Grade Information and Policy section.
  3. Contact the Office of the Registrar before the end of the add period to register your preference for credit/no credit grade option.
How do I declare my major/minor or change my advisor?

To your change advisor or change/declare a major or minor, you must complete the online Change of Major, Minor, and Advisor Form. Contact the Office of Academic Advising if you have any questions. 

How do I run a "What if Report"?

A "What if Report" is a tool you can use to see how the classes you have already completed will full the requirements for any particular major. Click here to view the tutorial created to help you run a "What if Report." 


If a course requires consent you can contact the instructor. If you do not meet the prerequisites for a course you can follow the same procedure.  The instructor will need your UPSID number. The instructor will then enter your UPSID number on the permission page for the course, which will allow you to add the course at the time of your registration.   Remember to add the course to your schedule.  The instructor is giving you permission, and not adding you to the course.  If a class is closed at the time of your registration you can place yourself on the wait-list.  The instructor consent does not override a closed class during registration week and open registration.


Summer registration will begin on Monday April 12.  There are no assigned registration times,  students can register beginning at 12:01am on April 12.  You are not required to meet with your advisor, however, it is a good idea to let them know about your plans.   There are 3 sessions within the summer term.  Be sure to look at the session when selecting a class.