Registration Dates

Fall 2016

Priority Registration: March 28 (Mon.) - April 12 (Tue.)

Priority registration is the period in which students may begin enrollment for the following academic term. Dates for Priority Registration are posted per term on the Academic Calendar. Registration appointment times are assigned to avoid overloading the registration system during the high demand period. Appointment times are available through MyRED approximately two weeks before the beginning of priority registration.  Before priority registration, students may access the Enrollment section of MyRED to place classes in their shopping cart, but the enrollment process cannot be completed until the designated appointment time.

Appointment times are assigned to eligible students based on their current class level (actual earned hours). Within each class level appointment times are distributed randomly each term from earliest to latest. The priority class levels are:

  1. Graduate Students
  2. Seniors (89 credit hours or more)
  3. Juniors (53-88 credit hours)
  4. Sophomores (27-52 credit hours)
  5. Freshmen (0-26 credit hours)

Priority Registration is not open to students who will be new, first-time freshmen, new transfer students, or unclassified (e.g., students-at-large and visiting students) undergraduate students.

New, first-time freshmen and new transfer students are to follow the New Student Enrollment information mailed to them.

Unclassified students (e.g., students-at-large and visiting students) will be able to register on or after Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

If you are an undergraduate student and have not been admitted to the University, contact the Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street.

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, have completed admission to the University, and have not received an appointment time, contact the Graduate Studies Office, 1100 Seaton Hall, 1525 U St.

Open Registration: April 13 (Wed.) - Aug 21 (Sun.)

During Open Registration, no appointment is needed and initial registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student who is eligible to enroll may access MyRED.

Late Registration: August 22 (Mon.) – August 29 (Mon.)

During Late Registration, initial registration for the term is on a first-come, first-served basis, but students will be charged a $25.00 late registration fee for an initial registration for the term that occurs after August 22. This fee will appear on your first billing for tuition.

You are encouraged to register for classes during Priority Registration or Open Registration for the best course selection and to avoid the extra expense involved with Late Registration.

Spring 2017

Priority Registration: October 24 (Mon) - November 8 (Tue) 2016

Priority registration is the period in which students may begin enrollment for the following academic term. Dates for Priority Registration are posted per term on the Academic Calendar. Registration appointment times are assigned to avoid overloading the registration system during the high demand period. Appointment times are available through MyRED approximately two weeks before the beginning of priority registration.  Before priority registration, students may access the Enrollment section of MyRED to place classes in their shopping cart, but the enrollment process cannot be completed until the designated appointment time.

Appointment times are assigned to eligible students based on their current class level (actual earned hours). Within each class level appointment times are distributed randomly each term from earliest to latest. The priority class levels are:

  1. Graduate Students
  2. Seniors (89 credit hours or more)
  3. Juniors (53-88 credit hours)
  4. Sophomores (27-52 credit hours)
  5. Freshmen (0-26 credit hours)

Priority Registration is not open to students who will be new, first-time freshmen, new transfer students, or unclassified (e.g., students-at-large and visiting students) undergraduate students.

New, first-time freshmen and new transfer students are to follow the New Student Enrollment information mailed to them.

Unclassified students (e.g., students-at-large and visiting students) will be able to register on or after Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

If you are an undergraduate student and have not been admitted to the University, contact the Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street.

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, have completed admission to the University, and have not received an appointment time, contact the Graduate Studies Office, 1100 Seaton Hall, 1525 U St.

November 9 (Wed.) 2016 - January 8 (Sun.) 2017

During Open Registration, no appointment is needed and initial registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student who is eligible to enroll may access MyRED.

Late Registration: January 9 (Mon.) – January 17 (Mon.) 2017

During Late Registration, initial registration for the term is on a first-come, first-served basis, but students will be charged a $25.00 late registration fee for an initial registration for the term that occurs after January 9. This fee will appear on your first billing for tuition.

You are encouraged to register for classes during Priority Registration or Open Registration for the best course selection and to avoid the extra expense involved with Late Registration. 

Summer 2017

Registration for summer courses is on a first-come, first-serve basis with no class priority for all summer sessions. All course offerings listed on the online Schedule of Classes are contingent on approval of budget and adequate enrollment.

Summer registration through MyRED begins Monday, March 6, 2017 and continues until the Sunday prior to the start of classes for each summer session. Any initial registration or reinstatement of a cancelled registration after classes begin for a summer session will be subject to a $25.00 late registration fee. See Tuition and Fees for more information. 

Registration Eligibility

The following conditions apply to registration for all undergraduate and graduate students. You are eligible to register for summer sessions if you meet one of the following conditions:

  1. You were enrolled Fall Semester 2015, and/or Spring Semester 2016.
  2. You were enrolled Summer Session 2015.
  3. You have been admitted or readmitted for Summer Sessions 2016.

Students who have academic or financial registration holds (service indicators) are ineligible for registration.

Undergraduate Students:
Any undergraduate student denied admission as a degree-seeking student is not eligible to apply for admission as a visiting student. Visiting students (students-at-large) must apply/re-apply for admission each term. They are ineligible to receive federal financial aid.

An undergraduate student's admission category (i.e., degree seeking versus student-at-large) cannot be changed after the last day to add (census date) for that semester.

If you do not meet any of the above conditions, do the following:

Undergraduate Students:
Apply for admission (application fee required) or readmission to UNL at the Office of Admissions, ALEX, 1410 Q Street. The application deadline for admission or readmission for Summer Sessions 2017, is May 1, 2017.

Graduate Students:
Students who hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) must have a current graduate admission status to enroll for course work. Admission can be requested via the Graduate Studies website.

Withdrawal from a Summer Course

Summer is treated as one term for record keeping purposes. Students who withdraw (drop) from all classes after the beginning of the Pre- and Eight-week sessions will have a term withdrawal notation and the date noted on their academic record (even if no courses are recorded for the summer). Any course withdrawal after the first week of a session will result in a “W” being posted to a student’s record for all courses involved. For additional withdrawal information see Adds, Drops, Changes and Withdrawals  and the Academic Calendar for deadline withdraw information for each summer session. 

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  1. Work out a preliminary schedule before seeing your advisor. Be sure to include any lab, quiz, and/or recitation required in addition to a lecture section. It is also a good idea to make note of alternate courses in case your first choice is closed. Note any course you plan to take on a "Pass/No Pass" (P/N) basis.
     
  2. See your advisor to have your program approved and to discuss your class selections. Plan to meet with your academic advisor to discuss which classes to enroll in before your registration date. You can find your advisor’s contact information in MyRED under the Academics tab.

    You may be able to schedule an appointment with some academic advisors by using the MyPLAN tab in Blackboard (my.unl.edu).

    Before your advising meeting use the Degree Audit tool in MyRED and the information available in the Undergraduate Bulletin to identify potential courses in which to enroll. If you do not know how to use these resources your academic advisor can introduce them to you.

    During your advising meeting, you and your advisor will work together to identify appropriate courses in which you could enroll. After your advising meeting you can put the courses discussed into your shopping cart and complete the registration process in MyRED.
     
  3. Graduate Studies and College of Architecture students are required to have their advisor's approval of all class registrations. If a class is marked as requiring department consent, obtain a 4-6 digit permission code from the department before registering for the course. Permission codes are section specific, one time use numbers and are required for department permission classes. Note: Permission codes cannot be used after the last day of late registration. See Academic Calendar for dates.
     
  4. Be sure the Office of the University Registrar has your correct addresses, unless we have a current mailing and email address, important information may be misdirected. See Student Information for more on checking and updating your addresses.
     
  5. After your initial registration, you can adjust your schedule by dropping and adding classes in MyRED. Adjustments of tuition and fee charges will be reflected on the consolidated student billings which are generated monthly.

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Importantdo not register for any course in which you currently have a grade of "I" (Incomplete). You should not re-register for an incomplete course during the time frame established by the instructor for the removal of an Incomplete. If you re-register for a course in which you are removing a grade of "I", you will be assessed tuition.

Arrangements to remove an Incomplete (grade of "I") should be made with the instructor who taught the course. If an instructor leaves the University prior to the date set for the completion of a course, the chair of the academic department of the course will assume the role of the instructor.

To remove a grade of "I", the instructor must submit a "Change of Student Record Form" to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South. The instructor cannot change a grade of "I" to a grade of "W".

Note: At the undergraduate level when an "I" is given and no "I-Form" is filed, the "I" will lapse into the grade of "F" after one calendar year.

x icon Registration Tampering

A student who tampers or attempts to tamper with the registration records of another student, including but not limited to dropping and adding classes will be subject to disciplinary action as defined in the Student Code of Conduct.

pen icon Unauthorized Signatures

The use of a person's signature without permission is a serious matter and the consequences can be severe. Possible consequences include:

  1. Being dropped from the course by the instructor, department chair, dean of the college, or the University.
  2. Loss of tuition paid for the course.
  3. University disciplinary action such as probation, suspension, expulsion, and correction of all course grades.

The above applies to all documents used by the University that may require a signature. Such documents include "Change of Student Record Form", "Schedule Adjustment Form", and "Override Authorization Form".

arrow cap icon Credit Hour Limits

Each college specifies a maximum number of credit hours for which a student may enroll during each of the sessions. Credit hour enrollment cannot exceed the limit for the student’s college without written permission of the college Dean’s Office.  See tables in Maximum Credit Hour Load page for specific college information.

swap icon Prerequisite, Co-requisites and Placement Test

Prerequisite statements are used to indicate requirements that students must have completed in order to enroll in a course.

Co-requisites are a group of course sections that must be taken together during the same term.

Placement test scores are also sometimes used to determine eligibility for a course. A student is responsible for ensuring that they meet the requirements for any particular course. Ignoring course requirements can have serious financial and academic consequences. If a student does not qualify for a course in which he/she enrolls, the student may be required to drop it or potentially can be administratively dropped from the course.

move up icon Courses with Variable Credit Hours

Some courses are offered with a range of credit hours rather than a fixed number. The system will require a student to enter the number of credit hours desired for this type of course.

graduate icon Undergraduate and Graduate Credit

Undergraduate students cannot register for graduate level classes using the online system. Undergraduates wanting to take graduate level courses must obtain the approval of the

Graduate Studies
1100 Seaton Hall
1525 U Street
(402) 472-2875.

highlight icon Auditing a Course

Auditing allows a student the privilege of attending a class but not to take part in class activities or examinations. Credit is not earned and a grade is not assigned when auditing a class. Audited classes carry no credit and do not count toward full-time status. Courses involving extensive laboratory work are generally not open to auditors.

Students who wish to audit a course must first register for the class in the normal manner using MyRED. After registering for the course, pick up a "Permit to Audit Card" at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South. Obtain the instructor's permission by having them sign the "Permit to Audit Card". Turn in your signed "Permit to Audit Card" at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South no later than the last day to add a course for the respective session, see: Academic Calendar.

Audited classes carry no credit and do not count toward full-time status. All audit cards for a term must be returned to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day to add a class.

stop icon Registration Holds/Service Indicators

Registration holds, incurred for financial, health requirements and/or academic reasons are placed on your record to prevent registration for classes. The holds must be cleared before beginning the registration process, adding a course, or appealing an academic dismissal.

Registration holds may be placed in response to debts incurred to any University department. The University agency/department placing the hold will release the hold when the debts are paid.

Upon notification that the debt has been paid, the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, 106 Canfield Administration Building South, will release the hold. Some registration holds are administered directly by the department or agency placing them. Students with library holds can contact the library directly.

Examples of these include:

  1. Student Account and/or delinquent loan holds are placed/released by the Office of Student Accounts, 124 Canfield Administration Building North, (402) 472-2887.
  2. English proficiency holds for undergraduate non-native speakers are placed/released by the Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street, (402) 472-2023. English proficiency holds for graduate non-native speakers are placed/released by Graduate Studies, 1100 Seaton Hall, 1525 U St., (402) 472-2875.
  3. Rubeola (measles) inoculation and TB testing (i.e., UNL health requirements) holds are placed/released by the University Health Center, 209 University Health Center, 1500 U St., (402) 472-7412.

diabled icon Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities who would like accommodations or assistance with registration should contact Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD), 132 Canfield Administration Building North, (402) 472-3787 (TDD: 402-472-0053).

enter arrow icon After You Register

  1. No deposit is required to register for classes, but a student must pay tuition and fees by the deadline date on their billing to avoid registration holds and the possible cancellation of future registrations. When a student receives their billing notification, it is recommended that they access their bill online and read all of the information concerning payment policies.
  2. A student may adjust or change their schedule any time the system is available during the official registration and drop/add periods.
  3. Students are encouraged to check their schedule a day or two prior to the beginning of each session since class meeting times and locations are subject to change.

select icon Change Class Section

Use MyRED to change a class section before the add deadline for a session. Ensure space availability in the new section before dropping the current section. If the session has already begun, a request must be processed in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.

stamp icon Course Withdrawals from Academic Record

The amount of tuition and fees refunded for courses dropped is determined by the date the drop is processed. For a course to not appear on a student’s permanent academic record, it must be dropped during the first week of the session. For specific session date information see the Academic Calendar.

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