Steps to Register

Learn how to register for classes

When your registration appointment time comes, you’ll use the Student Center in One.IU to register for classes. In the meantime, read and follow the instructions on this page to make sure you’re prepared.

When to register

You may register at any time after your scheduled registration appointment through the first week of classes. (Your appointment doesn’t require a visit to campus; instead, you’ll register online in the Student Center.)

Keep in mind that the earlier you register, the more likely you are to get into the classes you want. You are not allowed to have someone else register you for your classes.

If you’re a currently enrolled IU Fort Wayne student, you should register during priority registration. You’ll automatically be given an appointment to register for the next term, and you’ll be notified via email when your appointment day and time have been assigned. At that time, you can check your enrollment dates in the Student Center for your registration appointment information.

If you’re a newly admitted undergraduate student, you’ll register during open enrollment. You can find open enrollment dates on the official calendar.

Before you register

Check out this list of tasks you must complete before your registration appointment.

Look in the Student Center to verify your registration appointment date and time. This is not an in-person appointment—it’s the date and time you may begin registering through the Student Center.

Review the schedule of classes before registration starts. Make sure you know the academic requirements of your degree program.

Meet with your academic advisor and get a list of recommended courses, along with some alternative options (just in case).

Find your academic advisor

Certain courses, such as those marked PERM (permission) or RSTR (restricted), must be approved by the department or school offering the course before you register.

Be sure there are no academic or financial holds that will prevent you from registering.

Learn more about permissions and holds

You can use the Enrollment Shopping Cart to build and save your schedule before your registration appointment. You can also use iGPS to plan your schedule.

You’re allowed to enroll for no more than 18 credits in the fall or spring, and no more than 9 credits in a single summer session. In some cases, you may be restricted to a lower number of credits.

If you wish to enroll for a higher number of credits, you need to obtain signatures from your advisor. It’s your responsibility to provide this written permission to the Office of the Registrar.

It's registration time!

Be sure to have your university ID handy when you're ready to register.

Your registration appointment occurs during priority registration. You’re advised to register as close to your appointment time as possible.

You may register any time after your appointment until registration ends immediately preceding the first day of classes. This is the open registration period.

Late registration runs from the first day of classes through the end of the first week of the semester. If you register during this time, you’ll pay a late registration fee.

Use Register & Drop/Add to register for your classes

  1. In the Student Center, choose “Register & Drop/Add.”
  2. Choose the term you’re registering for and select “Continue.”
  3. Review information about using the planner and the shopping cart.
  4. Review and/or update your address information, then choose “Next.”
  5. Review the optional services, select any that apply, then choose “Next.”
  6. Enter a specific class number or use Class Search or My Planner to select a course.
  7. Add the class to your shopping cart. If the class is closed and you wish to join the waitlist, check the “Waitlist” box.
  8. Choose “Enroll Now.”
  9. Choose “Finish Enrolling” to process your class request. If you’ve changed your mind about adding the class, choose “Cancel” instead.
  10. View the results of your enrollment. You may then view your class schedule or choose to add another class.

Be sure to log out

When you've finished registering for classes, make sure to log out and close your browser. This will prevent others from seeing your private class registration, grade, and financial information.

After you register

After you’ve registered, you’ll be able to drop or add classes through the first week of classes. After the first week of classes, you’ll need to go through the late drop/add process instead.

Learn about the drop/add process