Planning Your Class Schedule
Continuing undergraduate students may register for Fall semester classes in April, before leaving campus for summer break. This gives continuing students priority enrollment before new and transfer students are registered during the summer months. Continuing students will register for the Spring semester in November, before Christmas break. Refer to the Academic Calendar (https://www.cui.edu/studentlife/registrar) for specific registration dates for the upcoming semester.
Special Note on Holds
New and returning students must clear holds placed on their student records due to outstanding tuition payments, incomplete financial aid paperwork, incomplete health information, missing transcripts, or parking violations. Students with holds will not be permitted to move into student housing, make changes to class schedules, or register for the next semester. Additionally, students with unresolved holds after the first week of school risk having classes removed from their schedule by the Registrar’s office. Holds may be placed on your account at any time so check for holds periodical.
Steps to check and clear holds:
- Go to MyRecords to check for holds placed by the Bursar’s office, Campus Safety, Financial Aid, Registrar’s office, or Wellness Center.
- Click on MY STUDENT BILL
- Click MY HOLDS
- Select appropriate section (financial aid, student accounts, etc.)
- Clear your hold prior to coming to campus by contacting the department responsible for the hold:
- Bursar’s Office (949) 214-3075 (Grimm Hall North, first floor)
- Financial Aid (949) 214-3066 (Grimm Hall North, first floor)
- Wellness Center (949) 214-3102 (Student Union, first floor by the mail room)
- Registrar’s Office (949) 214-3079 (Grimm Hall North, first floor)
- Campus Safety (949) 214-3000 (Admin Bldg, room 100)
If a hold remains on your account when you arrive on campus, plan to visit the office responsible for the hold before moving into student housing or attending classes.
Office hours are M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm
Returning students will prepare their schedule using the Master Course Schedule. Make an appointment with you academic advisor to review your schedule (see list below for your program). Traditional Undergraduate students will obtain their Alternate PIN from their advisor for online registration. Students will enroll using MyRecords on their priority registration day. Program advisors will contact new and transfer students to assist with first-time enrollment.
Online Bachelor Degree and Nursing program students should contact their program advisor for online registration instructions.
Go to www.cui.edu/StudentLife/Advising
Online Bachelor’s Degree
Schedule changes may be made online through MyRecords or by form during the first two weeks of the semester or during the first week for terms shorter than 15 weeks. Undergraduate students must have an Alternate (Registration) PIN provided by their advisor to make changes online. If you no longer have your Alternate PIN, please contact your academic advisor. New undergraduate students must contact advising for schedule changes. Refer to the policy on Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawing from classes for details.
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy & Deadlines
Adding Courses – Full-semester courses may only be added during the first two weeks of the semester, and during the first week for shorter terms. Instructor or Dean/Asst. Dean of the school’s approval is required after the first week. Core courses may be added in the first two weeks of the semester with the approval of an academic advisor.
Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses – Full-semester courses may be dropped without record of enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester and during the first week for shorter terms. From week 3 through week 11, courses may be withdrawn from with a “W” with the approval of the instructor or Dean/Asst. Dean of the school. A “W” in a Core Course requires the approval of the Director of Core. NO COURSES MAY BE WITHDRAWN FROM AFTER WEEK 11.
It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop/withdraw from a course, non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. Students should not assume that the university will drop/withdraw them for non-payment of fees or for non-attendance. Visit the Registrar’s office for assistance dropping or withdrawing from courses.
Deadlines – Registration deadlines are strictly enforced. It is CUI policy that students may not petition because of missed deadlines. Please check the academic calendar for add/drop/withdrawal and graduation application deadlines. If you are unable to make changes online, submit the necessary forms to the Registrar’s Office to make schedule changes (Grimm Hall 1st Floor).
Registration Helpful Hints
- All pre-requisites must be met before you may enroll in a course. Pre-requisites may be viewed in the Academic Catalog on the Registrar’s webpage.
- Keep in mind that although 12 units is considered full-time status; students planning to graduate in four years need to average 16 units per semester.
- Per the general catalog, 18 units are the maximum units you may carry. Students enrolling in more than 18 units must complete an Overload form. Overload tuition may apply. Forms are available in the Registrar’s office or online.
- If you are planning to register for two courses with conflicting meeting times, you must complete a Time Conflict Form, before you will be able to enroll in these courses through the online registration system. Time Conflict Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office or online.
- Some courses have a waitlist option. View the Instructions to Add to a Waitlist for a step by step guide.
If you are planning to enroll in any of the following courses you will need the appropriate forms completed before registration.
Courses that Require a Form for Enrollment:
Practicums & Internships: Registrar’s Office
Individualized Study: Registrar’s Office
Study Abroad & Exchange Programs: Global Programs
View Student Information
Students may view details about their academic record on MyRecords. They may view unofficial transcripts and perform a degree audit to track progress toward degree completion. Students may, also, view their major, minor, class level, and advisor.
Academic Advising is located in the Student Success Center across from the Gym. Advisors are available to answer questions about class schedules and graduation plans. Continuing students meet with an advisor each term to review their grad plan and receive their Alternate (registration) Pin. Please refer to the Academic Advising website for information and instructions.