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.

Find your preferred schedule using UT Planner.

Search for, create, and save a variety of personalized schedule options based on your preferred courses and scheduling breaks using this new service.

Please Note: UT Planner is a planning tool only.

You are not guaranteed registration in the classes you choose due to closing limits, prerequisites, and other restrictions and changes. Meet with your adviser and consult the Online Course Schedule before registering. You will still need to register via the online registration system at your designated time.

See how other students have rated the courses and instructors you want with the 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 Student Testing Services for details.

If you have earned credit by examination, you must petition online through Learning Sciences 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 8 a.m. each Monday, unless it is a holiday, and written to your transcript that same day.