Register for Classes

Course Registration Information

Before registering for classes, you should contact your faculty advisor if you have questions about courses to take.

Please remember to sign your Financial Responsibility Statement in “My Student Center” on Buckeyelink each semester. You cannot register for classes until you have completed this task.

Deadline dates – please be aware of the schedule of important dates as published by the Registrar’s Office for each semester. You can find them on the University Registrar’s website. Just click on important dates.

Some classes require the instructor’s permission before you can register. You can download a Course Enrollment Permission Form (PDF).

If you are an Educational Studies student registering in one of our classes that requires permission, fill out this form: Please include the course number, the class number (this is the number that distinguishes multiple sections from one another), and the number of credit hours (if applicable). If the class is full, the instructor should let us know that it is ok to override the course limit.

Continuing students should remember:

  • You will pay late registration fees if you register after the published deadlines on the University Registrar’s website. Click on “Registration, Fees and Important Dates..” Then choose the appropriate semester under “Important Dates.”
  • You will pay late payment fees if you pay after the published fee payment deadline, which is typically 7 days prior to the start of the semester. Be sure to check your fee statement to make sure you have the correct due date for each semester.
  • You will be assessed charges for Student Health Insurance unless you specifically request a waiver during registration. If you are assessed charges for Student Health Insurance, you have until the published date to request the waiver. You must have proof of insurance to request the waiver. See the Student Health Insurance website for more information.
  • You will be assessed forfeiture fees if you drop and add classes after the first Friday of the semester. Please check with the Graduate School before you make schedule changes after the first Friday if you have questions about forfeiture fees. You are typically assessed forfeiture fees if you drop below full time as this can affect student loans. Students using exchange of service fee waivers from local school districts will be impacted if they drop classes after the first Friday.
  • The Registrar’s Office publishes the Refund/Forfeiture Fee schedule each semester.
  • If you are not sure how refund/forfeiture fees work, please talk to someone in the Student Services Office (RA 122), at the Graduate School (247 University Hall) or the Student Services Center (Student Academic Services Building–Lane Avenue).