• Undergraduate Course Registration

    Important Information to Know Before You Register

    Tuition for Over 18 Credits | Preparing for Registration

    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 & 5964; CHEM 5950 & 5951; MATH 5920 & 5930; PHYS 5900 & 5910; REL 5900
    • Theatre Production Experience: THTR 1010 & 3010
    • Honors Seminar: HONS 1000
    • Departmental Honors: DEPT 5010
    • Music Performance Studies: MUS 3500-3730; MUS 5500-5730 
    • Education - Elementary Teaching Labs: GED 7846L & 7852L

    Preparing for Registration

    1. Complete continuing student onboarding

    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. Here is a link to helpful instructions for Onboarding.

    2. Schedule an appointment with your advisor

    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! 

    3. Verify your registration date, check for holds and actions to do

    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 (advising, financial, immunization, etc). 
    • Actions To do (make sure you have completed your onboarding steps)

    4. View your Academic Progress Report

    Monitor your remaining degree requirements in Workday to help you plan your registration.

    • Click on the Academics icon, then View My Academic Progress under Academic Records on the side menu bar.

    Check out the Understanding your Academic Progress Report guide for more details.

    5. Plan your schedule

    Build a pre-registration saved schedule in Workday - you can save more than one schedule to see how different course choices look! Here is a link to instructions for 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 Special Registration forms. 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, etc. - Please use the Independent LEAP Agreement. LEAP applications for these types of experiences are reviewed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and do not go through the Career Development Center.

    6. Register

    Registration opens at 7am 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 pm on the final day of the add/drop and withdraw periods.

    Here is a link to registration instructions for Workday.

    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:

    1. 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.

    2. Select another section of the same course that is still open.

    3. 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.

    Note: If you have not registered for ANY courses by the start of the term, you must contact Academic Advising (Bush Library, lower level, 651-523-2912, advising@hamline.edu).

    6. Find Textbook Information

    To view textbook information after you have registered, visit the Hamline Bookstore website.


    Related Links

    Undergraduate Academic Calendar