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Traditional Undergraduate Student Registration

Office of the Registrar

Registration Information

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 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. Financial holds will prevent degrees from being evaluated for conferral. Holds may be placed on your account at any time so check for holds periodically.

Steps to check and clear holds:

  1. Go to MyRecords to check for holds placed by the Bursar’s office, Campus Safety, Financial Aid, Registrar’s office, or Wellness Center.
  2. Click on the Student tab
  3. Click Student Profile
  4. In the top, right corner, you can view your holds and registration notices
  5. 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, second floor)
    • Wellness Center (949) 214-3102 (Grimm 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

Register Online

Returning students will prepare their schedule using the Master Course Schedule. Make an appointment with your academic advisor to review your schedule. Students will obtain their Alternate PIN from their advisor for online registration. Students will enroll using MyRecords on their priority registration day. Advisors will contact new and transfer students to assist with first-time enrollment.

Schedule Changes

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. 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. Most registration forms are located on the Registrar's Office website. Most registration forms are located in MyCUI under Tools, Myregistrar, Registrar Student Forms. The Academic Calendar lists registration deadlines for each term.

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. Approval must be obtained via registration form in MyCUI.

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/Assistant 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.

For tuition penalties/refund information for dropping after the first day of classes, view here.

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). Unless otherwise stated, all forms must be complete and are due by 4:30pm (PDT) on the deadline

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.
  • 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.
  • Only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may register for more than 18 units in 1 semester. No student may receive credit for more than 21 units in a semester, including units from regular courses taken on campus, courses taken off campus, individualized study courses, and correspondence courses. Each semester a student wishes to take more than 18 units, an Application for Overload must be filed with the Office of the Registrar prior to enrolling in the additional course(s). In most cases, students taking more than 18 units per semester will be assessed an overload fee.
  • If you are planning to register for two courses with conflicting meeting times, you must submit an approved Course Time Conflict Request before you will be able to enroll in these courses.

Waitlist Guidelines

Some courses have a waitlist option. View the Instructions to Add to a Waitlist for a step by step guide.

After you've placed yourself on the waitlist, here are some helpful tips to consider.
There are two types of waitlists:

  1. Automated waitlist (all classes except Theology and English)
    How it works: As seats open up in the class, the student has 24 hours to log into MyRecords to self enroll in the course. If you do not take action during the allotted 24 hour period, you will lose your spot on the waitlist and the next student on the list will be offered the open seat. Be sure to check your eagles email daily so you do not miss out on a spot in the class.
  2. Manual waitlist (Theology & English classes only)
    How it works: Christ College and the English Department will monitor the waitlist and as seats open up, contact students on the waitlist via eagles email to offer them a seat. You will be given time-sensitive instructions on how to add the class to your schedule. If you do not respond to the email and follow the instructions provided to enroll, the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. Be sure to check your eagles email daily so you do not miss out on a spot in the class.

After week 2 of the semester, if you're still on a waitlist and you have not been added to the class, you will automatically be removed from all of your waitlisted courses for that semester.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected]

View Student Information

Students may view details about their academic record in their student profile in MyRecords. They may view unofficial transcripts, major, minor, class level, and advisor, and perform a degree audit to track progress toward degree completion

Undergraduate Academic Advisors

Traditional Undergraduates: Academic Advising for traditional undergraduate students is located on the top floor of Schroeder Library and Learning Commons. Advisors are available to assist students with academic planning, graduation plans and questions about class schedules and registration. Please refer to the Academic Advising webpage for more information.

Online Bachelor Degree and Nursing program students should contact their program advisor for assistance.

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