Registration for Spring 2017 will begin on October 31st. Your registration time is based on the number of credit hours you’ve earned as of the time you register. Your Fall 2016 courses do not count toward the number of earned credit hours. You can find your total number of earned hours at the bottom of your unofficial transcript in blueView.
If you plan to declare a new major, minor, concentration or endorsement, you must declare before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24. Requests submitted to make these changes after October 24 may not be accommodated until after the registration period. To make a change to your Arts and Sciences degree program, please complete the Change of Record form and submit it to the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Room 268A in the Harmon Fine Arts Center (FAC). If you wish to declare a new major, minor, concentration or endorsement in another college/school, please visit that college/school office.
To ensure those who truly need a course are allowed access to it, the first two weeks of registration include restrictions on an identified set of courses. A restriction on a course means only those students with a major, minor, concentration or endorsement in a program requiring that course are allowed to register for it. In certain cases, some courses are only open to majors during the first two weeks of registration.
Beginning on Monday, November 14, field of study restrictions will be removed and you may attempt to register for a formerly restricted course, provided you have met all other prerequisites and requirements for the course. If a course is full, you may place yourself on the course waitlist; however, be aware that not all courses will utilize an electronic waitlist.
NOTE: You may only place yourself on one waitlist for a section. If you are able to register for a section of a course, you cannot then waitlist yourself for a different section of that same course: You are either registered for one section or waitlisted for one section of a course. This policy was agreed on by all colleges/schools. Anyone in violation of this policy is subject to being dropped from a course's waitlist(s).
On Wednesday, November 16, the waitlists become automated. Automation means that when a seat opens in a class, you will receive an email notifying you of the open seat. The email will include instructions on how to move from the waitlist into the class. You’ll have 48 hours from the time you receive the email to register for the class, or the seat will be offered to the next wait-listed student and you will be dropped from the waitlist. Waitlist automation is in effect over the winter break and weekends; it is your responsibility to be checking your Drake email account. For more information on waitlists, visit Student Records' website.
Keep the Graduation Requirements for Arts and Sciences in mind.