Before registering

Meet with your adviser. 

Learn more about academic advising, which is recommended for all students -- and required in many programs.

Check your registration information sheet.

Your registration information sheet lists your access times, advising information, registration bars, and addresses.

Plan your schedule.

Check the Course Schedule for details about registration, access times, and course offerings.  It comes out every semester about two weeks before registration starts.

Keep an eye on the big picture: learn about degree and departmental requirements in the applicable university catalog.  Check your progress toward that degree with our interactive degree-audit system, IDA.

See how other students have rated the courses and instructors you want with our course-instructor survey.

Check for prerequisites.

Remember: it's up to you to know if the classes you want to take have prerequisites.

Clear your bars.

Bars are restrictions placed on your record that prevent registration and are listed on your registration information sheet. Learn more about kinds of bars and how to clear them.

Take any tests you need.

Check your registration information sheet to see if you’ve satisfied Texas Success Initiative requirements.  Some classes require placement tests before registration. See the Center for Teaching and Learning for details.

If you have earned credit by examination, you must petition online through the Center for Teaching and Learning to have the credit appear on your transcript. When will your transcript be updated?

  • Entering Freshmen. If you have not yet started coursework, your petitioned credit will not appear on your transcript until the first class day. 
  • Continuing and former students. Petitioned credits are reported to the registrar's office at 1 a.m. each Monday, unless it is a holiday, and written to your transcript each Tuesday.