Registration for spring and summer 2014 classes begins on Monday, Nov. 4. Please review the following important registration information. You should also visit the Registration Information section of the Registrar’s Office website to view class schedules, tutorials on how to navigate the class schedule, how to register for classes and other useful registration information. Please note: Room assignments are subject to change.
Registration Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)
All degree-seeking undergraduate students must obtain a registration personal identification number (PIN) from their faculty advisor or college advising center. A registration PIN is required to register for classes. If your advisor or advising center does not have your registration PIN, please have them contact the Registrar’s Office. You will use the same PIN for both spring and summer registration. Please Note: Graduate students do not need a registration PIN to register for classes.
Registration Start Times
Individual registration start times for all students are currently displayed in the Registration Channel of the Academics Tab in the MyRU portal. Undergraduate student registration start times are prioritized according to student classification, e.g., seniors begin before juniors, juniors before sophomores, etc. Registration is no longer conducted in two phases. Once your registration time begins, it will remain open until the conclusion of Spring 2014 registration on Thursday, Dec. 19, or the end of the add/drop period for a given summer term. Be sure to check your registration times immediately and make your advising appointments as soon as you can. For more on how undergraduate registration start times were assigned, click here.
Temporary major restrictions on selected courses will be removed on Monday, Nov. 18. Students with approved overloads may begin registering for more than 18 credit hours on Monday, Nov. 18 as well.
Please Note: Graduate students do not have priority registration. All graduate students can begin registering at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, and graduate student registration remains open until 4 p.m. on February 4, 2014.
Registration Resources and Holds
The Registration Channel also includes a Registration Resources link that takes you to the Registration menu where you can view your registration status, your detailed or concise class schedule, your week-at-a-glance, textbook information and more. The Registrar's Office strongly recommends that you check your registration status well in advance of your registration start time; particularly to be sure that you do not have any holds that will prevent you from registering.
How to Register for Classes
When it is your time to register, click on the “REGISTER NOW” button in your Course Registration Channel. When you click that button, you will be taken to the Registration menu, with links that will allow you to add/drop classes, look up classes, to view your registration history and more. To see how to register for classes, please view the How to Register for Classes tutorial.
Course Override Process
Only department chairs and school directors in individual departments or schools can override a prerequisite requirement, a course capacity limit or a time conflict with another course. That override is delivered electronically through the student information system.
Once that override authorization has been placed on your record, you must register for the course online in the same way that you register for any other course. You can see overrides in your Registration Status, which is found in the Registration Menu described above. Please note, if you obtain a course capacity override authorization, the course will still appear as closed in the registration schedule. To add the course, simply enter the Course Registration Number (CRN) directly in the registration screen.
Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
Access the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalogs here and the Graduate Catalogs here. Catalogs prior to the 2012-2013 academic year can be found here. If you do not know your catalog year, refer to your DegreeWorks degree audit or contact the Registrar’s Office at (540) 831-5271.
Degree Audit (DegreeWorks)
Undergraduate students can access their degree audit (DegreeWorks) in the My Courses channel in the Academics tab of the MyRU portal. Please report any errors or problems with your degree audit to the Registrar’s Office.
Please Note: Graduate students do not currently have access to online degree audits.
If you are having any difficulty at all while registering for your classes you can find help by:
1. Visiting the Registration Information page on the Registrar’s Office website.
2. Calling the Registrar’s Office at 540-831-5271.
3. Visiting the Registrar’s Office on the main floor of Heth Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.