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Course Registration Information

Preparing for Registration

1. Know Your Registration Time

You can register for classes at any point after your assigned Registration Time. To view your individual Registration Time:

  1. Login to
  2. Click on the Academics tab
  3. Scroll down to Registration Times

2. Schedule Advising Appointment

Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment. Do this early as appointment times may fill during the Advance Registration Period.

3. Clear Holds on Your Account

You cannot register if there are holds on your account. To remove them:

  1. Login to
  2. Scroll down to Account Notifications
  3. Click on Holds, To Do, or Tasks
  4. Complete the To Do items and Tasks (e.g. Financial Responsibility Agreement)

4. Explore Course Finder and Catalog

Use Course Finder to plan your semester schedule and view course descriptions, instructors, times, days of the week, locations, and credit hours. Course descriptions and plan of study requirements can be found with the Course Catalog.

How to Register for Classes

Follow the step-by-step instructions for the New Registration Format.
Please note:

  • Courses are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so registering as soon as possible is recommended.
  • Some courses have multiple sections offered with different times and locations. If one section does not work for you, another might.
  • If you register for a course and later decide not to take it, you can drop the course or swap the course for another course through Each semester, there is a cutoff date after which you can no longer drop a course and receive a refund. Review the Academic Calendar.
  • Once you have registered and instructors and textbooks have been assigned, you can view your textbooks by going to

Course Permit (Override) Request

If you need a course permit (override) to enroll in a specific course, you can submit a request at If the request has been granted, you will be informed and may register for the course.

Need Help?

Phone: (309) 438-2188 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
Or visit the Registrar Service Center in 107 Moulton Hall

Course Offerings

Find the course(s) that you want to register for by using the Course Finder.

New Registration Format

Students registering for the 2019 Summer Session and fall semester classes will be using a new registration method. Follow the step-by-step instructions for the New Registration Format

Illinois State University

Office of the University Registrar
Normal, IL 61790-2202

Phone: (309) 438-2188

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