Quick Steps to Register
Run through this check list before you enroll on the web or before you go to the Office of the Registrar. You will be able to avoid frustrating delays by following these hints:
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- Provide Proof of Health Insurance
- Unless you provide this information on the Student Health Insurance form, or provide or verify this information when enrolling yourself, you will automatically be charged for University-sponsored hospitalization insurance if you take six or more credits. Proof of insurance must be done the first day of the semester.
- Clear any Holds
- You will not be able to enroll if you have any holds on your record. Notice of any hold, including the name of the department or office where it may be cleared, is available on the web. Clear your holds as soon as possible.
- Review the Class Schedule
Complete a Sample Worksheet
- Identify courses appropriate to your needs. The class schedule is available as a PDF file online. Make sure you have completed specific prerequisites before registering for a course.
Meet with your Advisor
- The form can be downloaded and printed. List alternate courses in case your first choices are not available. Obtain instructor approval as required.
Obtain any needed permissions
- Your adviser can help you with semesters. You will need to register for 15 credits per semester to stay on track for graduation.
your scheduled registration time
Register or Self
- Is instructor approval required? Are you trying to enroll in a closed course? After the first week of classes? Remember: You must have a class permission number or on-line course approval to enroll in these courses. All class permission numbers expire at the end of the second week of the semester.
You will be able to register on or after your scheduled registration time.
Further Registration Information
Self-Registration on the Web
Registration is available on the Web using Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.5, or higher. Registration is available Monday–Saturday from 6:00 a.m.–3:30 a.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 a.m. To use Web registration, you will need to enter your University Internet ID and password. If you have not yet initiated your University Internet account, you can do so online at www.umn.edu/initiate. If you have forgotten your password, have any problems logging on to Web registration, or get bumped off the system, contact the UMC Computer Helpdesk by phone (218) 281-8000 or e-mail email@example.com.
In Person Registration at the Office of the Registrar
In-person registration is available at the Office of the Registrar, 9 Hill Hall, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Step 1 - Complete the registration check list below.
Step 2 - Bring your Registration Form and your ID to the Office of the Registrar, 9 Hill Hall. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Step 3 - After your courses have been entered, review all information on your registration statement for accuracy before you leave the office—name, address, and course information.
Complete this check list to ensure your enrollment is accurate & timely.
□ Have you met with your adviser to plan your credit load and courses? Your adviser can help you stay on track for graduation. Create or update your Graduation Planner before you meet with your adviser. Degree-seeking students need to register for 15 credits per semester to stay on track for graduation. Students pay a flat tuition rate based on a minimum 13-credit load and also pay the student services fee and a technology fee
NOTE: Wisconsin reciprocity students are charged tuition per credit for credits 1–12, and pay the flat tuition rate for credits 13 and over. However, Wisconsin reciprocity students will be charged for institutional fees according to the 13 credit policy.
□ Do you want to register for online (E90) courses? Online degree-seeking students are given priority for registration in all online courses (see information at the top of this notice).
□ Have you completed a Registration Form, if registering in person? Be sure to list a new address on the form if you have a new local address.
□ Do you know the name and policy number of your hospitalization insurance company or HMO? If you are a degree-seeking student enrolled for 6 or more credits, you must provide this information on the registration form or no later than the 14th day of the term or you will automatically be charged for the University-sponsored Health Benefit Plan. For more information go to the Business Affairs Office Health Insurance webpage.
□ Do you know what courses are appropriate to your academic level? See page 13 of the class schedule for an explanation of the course categories.
□ Are you registering for the first time at the University? If this is your first term at the University and you have not been admitted to a degree program (typically this applies to non-degree-seeking students), you must register in person.
□ Have you checked to see if space is available in your course? Check online and select the Class Schedule link. The space available is continuously updated.
□ Do you need any class permission numbers? Is instructor approval printed in the prerequisite statement of your course? Are you trying to register for a closed course? Is it after the first week of classes? Remember: You must have a class permission number to register for these courses. All class permission numbers expire at the end of the second week of the semester. After the second week you must petition to add a class. Contact your academic adviser for information.
□ Are you trying to register for classes that overlap? You may not register for courses that overlap or have less than a one (1) minute separation without submitting a Course Time Conflict Approval form signed by the instructors for both courses.
□ Do you have any holds you need to clear? Clear your holds as soon as possible. You will not be able to register if you have any holds on your record. Notice of any hold, including the name of the department or office where it may be cleared, is available at the Registration page under the link titled “Check Holds”.
When Can I Register?
Registration happens in two phases: queued registration (for degree-seeking students), and open registration (for non-degree-seeking students). The date that each phase begins is posted on the academic calendar, in the online class schedule, and your specific queued registration time is available at the Registration page under the link titled “Scheduled Registration Time”. You will also be sent your registration time by e-mail. Check your University e-mail account frequently.
You must register before the first day of the term to avoid late registration fees. If you initially register during the first 14 days of the term, you will receive a $50 late registration fee. If you register after that, you will receive a $100 late registration fee. See the academic calendar to find the dates these late registration fees apply during the current term.
Late registration can result in a loss of Pell Grant and Minnesota State Grant eligibility. The deadline for Pell is the census date, which occurs two weeks into the term. To receive a Minnesota State Grant the student must be registered within 30 days of the start of the term. Students are urged to register for classes as early as possible to protect their enrollment status and financial aid eligibility, and to avoid late fees.
By registering for classes, you enter into a legally binding contract to pay all tuition and fees, including any nonrefundable fees.
If you decide to stop attending a course or courses for which you are registered, you must officially cancel. Only by canceling the courses can you be released from your responsibility for courses listed on your registration. Unless you officially cancel, you will be held responsible for full tuition and fees for all courses on your registration. Failure to attend class does not by itself constitute cancellation. Go to Registration Changes – Cancellation & Cancel/Add on p. 22 in the class schedule for complete information.
The University has set up a Web portal just for you. Set myu.umn.edu as your home page and stay on top of important deadlines, resources, discussions, and events. Check the portal regularly for frequent updates. You will need to sign in with your Internet ID and password to retrieve your personalized information.
MyU Web Portal provides:
- Access to your e-mail
- Access to your personal, customizable tool kit for your class schedule, course textbooks, adviser and faculty contact information
- Quick access to links for campus resources and services
- Information about important deadlines or events
- An online calendar