Student Training for Online Registration

The instructions below are meant to assist you with the process of registering online.  If you have any questions, however, please feel free to ask.  We are here to help!


  1. Go to the Registrar’s Web Site. (http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/registrar/)
  2. In the right hand menu move your mouse to Student Info (CapStone).  Click on Login.
  3. Click on the button for “Student Access”.
  4. Enter your BergID (009999999); date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy); and your password.  Use your mouse to click the “Sign On” button.  If you do not remember your password, come to the Registrar’s Office and we will help you.
  5. You now have two registration methods you may use:

Registration Form:


  • If you know the courses for which you would like to register, click on Registration.
  • If this is your first time through, read “Who Can Register Using the Internet”.  If this is not your first time, through, close the window.
  • The Select Term will be set to Fall 2018.
  • Enter your password again.
  • Enter the courses for which you would like to register (ex: ACT10101).
  • Choose Add.
  • Click on the “Click Here to Register” button.
  • It will ask you to Confirm your Intent to Register (in other words, do you really want to register).  Click OK.
  • At the top of the page you will receive a message.  It will either say that your registration was successful or give you an error message.
  • If there is a problem with one of the courses, remove it from the Registration form and add the rest.  Then go back to fix the problem.
  • If you were successful, you may add other courses, or if you are done, print out your schedule, and sign off.
  • If you received an error message, determine what you need to do to fix the problem.

closed course : course is full; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to register for the course

course conflict: two of the courses on your registration form overlap in time; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to register regardless of the time conflict

missing pre/co-requisite: you have not taken or are not taking one of the pre/co-requisites for the course; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to take the course without the pre/co-requisite.

signature requirement: for courses requiring permission of the instructor, speak with the instructor and request online permission

missing companion course: you have not registered for one part of a course (i.e. science lecture but no lab); add the missing course, choose another course, or see the instructor to request online permission to take the course without the companion course.

too late to add:  it is too late to add the course on your own; you must request the instructor’s permission to add the course.

Course Schedule:


    • If you are not sure of the courses for which you want to register, click on Course Schedule.
    • Select the Term (Fall 2018) and a Discipline.  It is automatically set to show you the Meeting Information; you may click the boxes by Pre/Co-Requisites and/or Course Description if you would like to see that information as well.
    • Associated with the courses is a check box under Select Course.  If you would like to add that course, click on the box.
    • If you change your mind, click the box again and the check mark will disappear.
    • In the middle of the screen will appear a “Clear All” button, an “Open Registration Window” button, and a list of the course(s) you have checked.
    • You may click on “Open Registration Window” and the course(s) you have selected will be automatically entered on the Registration Form.
    • If you are not done, you may choose other courses from that discipline or go to another discipline.  All the courses that you choose will remain showing in the middle of the screen.
    • After you have chosen all the courses you want, click on “Open Registration Window”. The course(s) will be on the Registration Form.
    • If this is your first time through, read “Who Can Register Using the Internet”.  If this is not your first time through, close the window.
    • The Select Term will be set to Fall 2018.
    • Enter your password again.
    • Click on the “Click Here to Register” button.
    • It will ask you to Confirm your Intent to Register (in other words, do you really want to register).  Click OK.
    • At the top of the page you will receive a message.  It will either say that your registration was successful or give you an error message.

  • If there is a problem with one of the courses, remove it from the Registration form and add the rest.  Then go back to fix the problem.
  • If you were successful, you may add other courses, or if you are done, print out your schedule, and sign off.
  • If you received an error message, determine what you need to do to fix the problem:

closed course : course is full; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to register for the course

course conflict: two of the courses on your registration form overlap in time; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to register regardless of the time conflict

missing pre/co-requisite: you have not taken or are not taking one of the pre/co-requisites for the course; choose another course or see the instructor to request online permission to take the course without the pre/co-requisite.

signature requirement: for courses requiring permission of the instructor, speak with the instructor and request online permission

missing companion course: you have not registered for one part of a course (i.e. science lecture but no lab); add the missing course, choose another course, or see the instructor to request online permission to take the course without the companion course.

too late to add:  it is too late to add the course on your own; you must request the instructor’s permission to add the course.


  • You may go back and forth between the Course Schedule and the Registration Form as much as you would like
  • Remember to Sign Off when you have finished your registration.
  • You may continue to Add and Drop courses until the Add and Drop Deadlines. For Fall 2018 the Add deadline is Friday, August 31 and the Drop deadline is Wednesday, September 5.

 FUN STUFF

Optional: You may choose the “Earliest Start Times” and the “Latest Start Times” that would work in your schedule.  Remember, however, that you may need to take courses outside of your “preferred” time frame if that is when the open courses are being offered.

Day-of-Week: By clicking in the boxes next to the days of the week, you may search for courses that meet only on certain days of the week.

GAR: If you need a General Academic Requirement, you may select one of the GARs (i.e. “AR”), and when you “submit” you will get a listing of all the courses that meet the “AR” requirement.

All Courses: Under the All Courses list you may choose to list only those courses that are currently “open”.

  OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF

Online Registration is a wonderful tool, but it will not make everything perfect and all problems go away.  There will still be issues you will need to address as well as processes you will need to follow in order to register for your classes.


  1. Students in the Class of 2019 will be beginning registration based on class year and the letters of their last name.  The positioning will continue to change each semester.
  2. Students in Classes 2020 and 2021 will each register on one day - half the class in the morning and the second half in the afternoon.  Morning and afternoon times will be swapped for the groups each semester.
  3. You must see your assigned advisor.  Only your official advisor has the ability to approve you for registration.
  4. If you have two majors, BOTH of your major advisors must approve you for registration.
  5. You will not be able to register if you have any financial holds.
  6. While you will be able to register for up to 5.5 units if you wish, you will be limited to 4.5 units during the specific class registration days.  Following the official registration days you will be able to add another unit.
  7. Since instructors must give you course permissions on the computer, you will not be able to catch them in the hallway, sidewalk, or dining hall to ask them to override a problem and get you into a course.  You will need to make an appointment, call them, or send them an email to speak with them.
  8. Courses requiring special forms (i.e. Independent Study, Internships, Music Lessons, Pass/Fail etc.) will continue to be registered in the Registrar’s Office.
  9. If you've received permission (via an override) from a 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.