Registrar

Registration Instructions

What courses can I take?
Plan right now to meet with your faculty advisor(s) to select potential courses.  As you speak with them, choose alternative courses to try if your first choices are unavailable.

How many courses can I take?
The typical Muhlenberg student enrolls for 4 course units a semester.  After you have successfully completed your first term, though, you may enroll for up to 5.5 course units.  You must enroll for at least 3 course units to be considered a full-time student.  Students enrolled for less than 3 course units should contact a staff member in the Office of the Registrar immediately.  Please note that most Financial Aid awards are closely tied to your status as a full-time student.

Where do I register?
In your room, in a computer lab, at home - anywhere you can access the web. You may come to the Registrar's Office on the ground floor of Haas for assistance (however, the wifi is not very strong on the ground floor of Haas, so it is not recommend that you come to the Registrar's Office with your laptop in order to complete your registration process there).

When can I register?
For students in the Classes of 2018 and 2019 initial registration times are determined by class standing and the first letters of your last name.  Consult the chart to learn when the registration window opens for your.

The registration window for students in the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will each open on one specific day.  Half the class will be able to begin in the morning and the second half in the afternoon.  Morning and afternoon registration times will be swapped each semester.  Consult the chart to learn when the registration window opens for you.

You will not be permitted to register if you have an outstanding obligation, whether financial (tuition balances, parking or library fines, equipment, simplex or fire safety violation bills) or otherwise to the College.  All outstanding obligations must be resolved with the appropriate College office (e.g. Athletics, Controller, Dean of Students, Library, Residential Services, Registrar's Office) prior to registration.

What if I’m not seeking a degree?
Registration for non-degree seeking students begins Monday, November 27.  Registration for the Senior Scholars program will be conducted Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5.

What if I am requesting an overload?
Overload requests (over 5.5 units) are made to the Dean of Academic Life.  You must complete an Overload Request form (available in the Office of the Registrar).

What do I need to fill out?
To assist with your advising meeting, complete the Registration Planning Worksheet (available in the Office of the Registrar, at the Registrar's website under Forms, and from your major department).  Please refer to the course listings online and in the catalog for specifics about your course enrollments. 

What if I can’t register at my assigned time?
Your opportunity to register begins when your window opens and will not end until the add/drop period concludes. You may add courses without instructor approval through Monday, January 22 and drop courses through Thursday, January 25.  To add a course after the deadline, you must receive permission from the faculty member teaching the course. If you've received permissoin (via an override) from the faculty member for adding late or another reason, you will have to manually enter the course code (e.g. ACT10101) in the box on the Registration Form window, as opposed to clicking the checkbox for the course under the "Select Course" column on the Course Schedule page.  Clicking the checkbox for a course and then clicking "Open Registration Window" will NOT process courses with overrides faculty members.

If you are unable to register exactly at your assigned time, just do it as soon as you can.  If you are not able to register for all of your desired courses right away, that is okay.  Register for what you can and come back later to add and or drop courses.  

If you can’t be here because you are studying away from campus, you can still register online.  You will need to contact your advisor for approval and then add your courses via the web.  Contact the Registrar's Office if you have questions and/or problems.

How do I change my schedule once I’ve already registered?
You can change your schedule using online registration any time after you register until the Add/Drop period ends.  You will not need your advisor's approval, but you will need an online course permission from the instructor to add courses that are full, create a time conflict, require a signature, etc.  If you've received an override from the faculty member for either a closed course or another reason, you will have to manually enter the course code (e.g. ACT10101) in the box on the Registration Form window, as opposed to clicking the checkbox for the course under the "Select Course" column on the Course Schedule page.  Clicking the checkbox for a course and then clicking "Open Registration Window" will NOT process courses with overrides faculty members.


Remember to check for Registration Holds before you attempt to register!


Time Schedule

 

 

SENIORS

Class of 2018

JUNIORS

Class of 2019

SOPHOMORES

Class of 2020

FIRST YEARS

Class of 2021

Time

Monday, Nov. 6 

  Wednesday, Nov. 8  

Tuesday, Nov. 14 

Friday, Nov. 17

8:30 AM

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9:15 AM

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10:00 AM  

Li - Na   

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10:45 AM

Ne - Rom   

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11:30 AM

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1:30 PM

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2:15 PM

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3:00 PM

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Advisors
The Dean of Academic Life assigns each first year student a faculty advisor after June Advising.  These advisors are assigned according to the First Year Seminar that is registered.  When the student declares a major field of study, the department chair or program director will assign an advisor from within the department/program.  The student may also request a particular professor to be his or her advisor.  This request may be granted as long as both the requested professor and the Department Chair/Program Director agree to such an arrangement.  Department Chairs, Program Directors, and the Registrar oversee the reassignment of advisees from faculty who are on sabbatical, other leaves, or have left the College.