Undergraduate Course Registration
Information to know before you register
Tuition for over 18 credits
Full-time tuition for fall and spring semesters covers up to 18 credits; however, the maximum credit-load is 20. If you choose to register for more than 18 credits, you will be charged the part-time per-credit rate for each credit beyond 18. There are exceptions to the additional charges. If registration for any of the courses listed below pushes your credit load above 18 credits, you will not be additionally charged for those courses. However, these exemptions do not apply to overloads (more than 20 credits in a semester). If you would like to register for more than 20 credits, you must petition; if approved, you will be charged overload tuition.
- 0.5 and 1 credit seminars: BIOL/EXSC 5961, 5962, 5963 and 5964; CHEM 5950 and 5951; MATH 5920 and 5930; PHYS 5900 and 5910; REL 5900
- Theatre Production Experience: THTR 1010 and 3010
- Honors Seminar: HONS 1000
- Departmental Honors: DEPT 5010
- Music Performance Studies: MUS 3500-3730; MUS 5500-5730
- Education - Elementary Teaching Labs: GED 7846L and 7852L
Preparing for registration
Before advising weeks for fall and spring registration, you will have to-do items in your Workday inbox. Onboarding includes agreeing to the financial and financial aid disclosure agreements, reviewing your home contact information and updating it if needed, and a few other things. Check out our instructions for onboarding on Workday (Google Site).
Arrange to meet with your academic advisor(s) during Advising Weeks, the two weeks prior to registration opening. You will have an advising hold that prevents registration. Once you have met with your advisor, they will clear your hold. There are no longer alternate registration PINs to keep track of.
In Workday, go to your academics application and look for:
- Upcoming registration appointments to see when registration opens for you
- Holds that will prevent you from registering, including advising, financial, and immunization holds.
- Actions to do to ensure you have completed your onboarding steps
Monitor your remaining degree requirements in Workday to help you plan your registration.
- Select the academics icon, then view my academic progress under academic records on the side menu bar
Check out the guide to understanding your academic progress report (Google Doc) for more details.
Build a pre-registration saved schedule in Workday—you can save more than one schedule to see how different course choices look! Visit our Google Site for instructions on creating a schedule in Workday. You can also use the registration worksheet to help plan your class schedule. Be sure to select alternate classes.
Check the undergraduate program requirements page for the courses required for your major(s), minor(s), or certificate(s). Look at the course descriptions (find course sections for registration in Workday) and verify that you have met the prerequisites, which are listed under eligibility in Workday.
Maximum credit load
You may take a maximum of 20 credits in fall and spring, 4 credits in winter, and 8 credits in summer. If you wish to be considered a full-time student for fall or spring term, you must register for at least 12 credits, or 15 credits for some types of financial aid. Contact Financial Aid for details.
Special registration forms
Download necessary form on our special registration forms web page. Examples of special registrations: ACTC cross-registration, apprentice teaching, collaborative research, departmental honors projects, independent study, and individual study. You cannot register for these courses online.
LEAP Learning Agreements
- For internships, LEAP Learning Agreements and registration help are available through the Career Development Center.
- For apprentice teaching, collaborative research, independent study, and more: Please use the Independent LEAP Agreement (Google Doc). LEAP applications for these types of experiences are reviewed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and do not go through the Career Development Center.
Registration opens at 7 a.m. on your first day to register and remains open until the first day of the term. Once classes begin, you can no longer register online. You may drop and withdraw from courses in Workday until 5 p.m. on the final day of the add/drop and withdraw periods.
Here is a link to registration instructions for Workday (Google Site).
A course section "closes" when the maximum number of students has enrolled in the course. If the course you want to take is closed, you have the following options:
- Before the start of the term, watch the course enrollment in Workday to see if it re-opens. If an enrolled student changes their mind and drops the course, a space will become available. Alternatively, you may be able to add the course by seeking the instructor's approval.
- Select another section of the same course that is still open.
- Select another course. Try to select a course that fulfills a requirement you still need to meet.
The registration schedule is as follows:
Year Credits accumulated Day to register Seniors (96+ credits) First day of open registration Juniors (64-95.99 credits) Second day of open registration Sophomores (32-63.99 credits) Third day of open registration First years (under 32 credits) Fourth day of open registration
To meet the Hamline four-year assurance of graduation partnership, you must register for courses at these times.
To view textbook information after you have registered, visit the Hamline Bookstore website.