• Undergraduate Course Registration

    Important Information to Know Before You Register

    Hamline Plan | Tuition for Over 18 Credits | Preparing for Registration

    Hamline Plan

    The Natural Science requirement has changed! Students must still take two Natural Science courses, but only one of them must have a lab. To better distinguish which courses are lab courses and which are not, we have updated the Hamline Plan letters. Lab sciences are now designated with "N1" and non-lab sciences are designated with "N2" in the online course listing. 

    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. Schedule an appointment with your advisor

    Arrange to meet with your academic advisor(s) during Advising Weeks, the two weeks prior to registration opening.

    Your advisor will give you an alternate registration PIN. Without it, you cannot register! If you have more than one advisor, all of them will have your PIN. If you misplace your alternate PIN, you must go back to your advisor to get it. (No alternate registration PIN is required for summer registration.)

    2. Verify your registration date, check for holds

    Determine the first day you will be able to register. Check your registration status for any holds that will prevent you from registering (administrative, account, immunization, academic probation, etc).

    In Piperline click on: Student Services, Registration, Check Your Registration Status. It is important to do this in advance of your registration date so that you have time to clear any holds.

    3. Run a degree evaluation

    You can generate a degree evaluation in Piperline to see how the classes you have taken so far fit into Hamline Plan as well as your major(s) and minor(s). This will help you plan your registration.

    In Piperline click on: Student Services, Student Records, Degree Evaluation. You need to click the link for Generate New Evaluation in order to get an updated evaluation (see Degree Evaluation Instructions).

    4. Plan your schedule

    Use the Registration Worksheet to record your ideal class schedule. Be sure to select plenty of alternate classes.
    Fall Registration Worksheet
    Winter/Spring Registration Worksheet

    Check the Undergraduate Program Requirements page for the courses required for your major(s), minor(s), or certificate(s). Check the Piperline Course Listings course descriptions and verify that you have met the prerequisites.

    Maximum credit load

    You may take a maximum of 20 credits in fall and spring, 4 credits in winter, and 8 credits in summer.

    You may register for a maximum 19 credits for fall or spring term during the open registration period. If you choose to have a 20-credit load during fall or spring term, you will need to wait for the add/drop period at the beginning of the term to register for the course that will bring you up to 20 credits.

    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 or pick them up from the Student Administrative Services office. 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 in Piperline.

    LEAP Learning Agreements are available through the Career Development Center.

    If you receive instructor approval by email in place of the signature, you must print that email and attach it to your Add/Drop Card.

    5. Register

    Registration opens at 7am on your first day to register and remains open in Piperline until the first day of the term. Once classes begin, you can no longer register via Piperline. You may drop classes via Piperline until 5 pm on the final day of the add/drop period.

    The registration schedule proceeds 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

    Note: To meet the Hamline four-year assurance of graduation partnership, you must register for classes at these times.

    1. Login to Piperline using your Hamline ID and Piperline PIN.

    2. Select Registration from the Student Services menu.

    3. Select the appropriate term.

    4. Register for your classes. (Register/Add/Drop Classes or Look-up Classes to Add); for courses with both a lecture and a lab section be sure to enter BOTH CRNs before clicking Submit.

    5. Click Submit Registration to save your choice of courses.

    6. If you have successfully registered, ***Web Registered*** and the date will appear for each course.

    7. When you are done, go to the Student Detail Schedule to verify your final schedule. If a class is missing, your attempt to register did not work!

    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, click the link to Get Your Books or visit the Hamline Bookstore website at www.hamlineuniversitybookstore.com

    7. Closed classes

    A class "closes" when the maximum number of students has enrolled in the class. If the class you want to take is closed, you have the following options:

    1. Until Piperline registration closes, watch the class enrollment on Piperline to see if the class re-opens. If an enrolled student changes his/her mind and drops the class, a space will become available. Alternatively, you may be able to add the class by seeking the instructor's approval.

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

    3. Select another class. Try to select a class that fulfills the same requirement(s) as the class you initially planned to take.

    4. Contact the instructor to see if he/she will allow you to add the class. If the instructor agrees to let you into the class, print an Add/Drop Card or pick one up in the Student Administrative Services office. Have the instructor sign it, and immediately bring the approved Add/Drop Card to Student Administrative Services to have the class added.

    Related Links

    Undergraduate Academic Calendar