Understanding when and how you should register for classes is important. If you are a current BGSU student, you will find all the details you need to know about course registration below. You should review the following information very carefully to ensure your schedule is set up for success.
If you are going to be a new student at BGSU next year, you can find details about your registration on the new student orientation web page.
If you are admitted to BGSU, have a valid BGSU email account and no holds on your account, you may register for classes according to the schedule outlined below, through your MyBGSU account. Learn more about this process in the Register for Classes section on this web page.
The dates listed below are when the registration system will open based on student classification. You can locate additional calendars on our Academic Calendars web page.
CHECK YOUR HOLDS
If you are a first year student, you will be REQUIRED to meet with your Academic Advisor and Planner (advisor) prior to registering your classes. Please review the Advising section on this web page to learn more about this process prior to your class registration date.
There are many other reasons why you could have a hold on your account so it's very important you check your holds prior to your class registration date.
If you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes.
MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR
We highly recommend you reach out to your Academic Advisor and Planner (advisor) or assigned faculty member, no matter your class standing, prior to scheduling your classes – but if you are a first-time new student this academic year at BGSU, you will be REQUIRED to meet with your Academic Advisor and Planner prior to registering your classes. If you attempt to register for classes prior to meeting this requirement, you will see a hold on your account and you will be blocked from registering for classes. Please review the Holds section on this webpage to learn how to check if you have a hold on your account.
It is also important for you to know that you are responsible for scheduling your classes. Meeting with an advisor does not mean your classes have been scheduled. Your advisor will go over any questions you have, your class options and help you understand what courses are required for graduation, but they will not schedule your classes for you. Please visit the Advising web pages listed below to learn more about advising and to book your appointment.
PREPARE YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
You will be able to start reviewing class options about a month prior to the registration system opening. This is the time to start looking at your options and building your schedule. We recommend doing this prior to meeting with your Academic Advisor and Planner and at the latest, prior to your registration day. Going through this process will help you think of questions when meeting with your advisor and can help speed up your registration process when the system opens for you.
Please note: Preparing a shopping cart prior to registration opening does not guarantee there will be an opening in the class when you are able to register.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Meeting with your Academic Advisor and Planner (advisor) and building your class shopping cart does not mean your classes have been registered. You must complete the following steps to officially enroll in your classes.
- The registration process will open up for you on your official class registration day. Upperclassmen will gain access to the system earlier.
- Regardless of the date, if you have a hold on your account, you will NOT be able to register for classes.
You can find your exact registration date at MyBGSU > Student Center > Classes & Registration > Enrollment Dates
Updated: 01/18/2023 08:33AM