College of Arts and Sciences
Educational Planning Resources

Registration Questions

  • Registration Resources

    Your Advisor – if you are having problems registering, plan to talk to your advisor to discuss your questions. Plan to stop by your advisor's office hours or send them a quick email.  

    The Arts & Sciences Advising Center – students who are experiencing problems registering can also stop by the ASAC for help and assistance.

    Video: How to Register – a helpful video illustrating how to search and register for classes on SU Online. This step-by-step guide walks you through the details of SUOnline, how to locate classes, register/add classes, drop/withdraw classes, and view your class schedule.

    SU Online – SU’s electronic platform for searching annual course offerings and adding/dropping classes.

    Undergraduate and Graduate Course Catalog – the Catalog contains information regarding all academic requirements and course descriptions for the be located online. 

    SU Academic Calendar – use the SU Academic calendar to check important quarterly advising and registration dates as well as important add/drop/withdrawal dates.current academic year. Usually students are responsible for following the degree requirements of the Catalog covering the year they first enrolled at SU or the year they changed their major. To determine what Catalog year to follow, review the academic program line of your Program Evaluation. Older versions of the undergraduate and graduate course catalog can

    Common Registration Issues

    Registration Access Time

    Approximately 2 weeks prior to the scheduled advising period each quarter, you will be notified via SU email from the Registrar that the date and time of your access to the registration process is available for you to see on SU Online. 

    How does my access time work?  Your access time is the earliest time in which you can register (officially sign up) for the courses you will take in the coming quarter. Your access time then continues until registration for the coming quarter is closed, but the longer you wait to register the more difficult it will be to get the classes you want. Access times are assigned to all students based on their number of earned credits.

    To view your registration time: Log on to SU Online; on the Student menu under the category "Registration", select "Registration Appointment Time" where you will find the time your access to registration begins. You can always access SUOnline from your MySU page.

    Registration Restrictions

    Restrictions are essentially "holds" that prevent you from registering until you have met any outstanding university obligations specified on your "Check Holds" page. 

    To view any restrictions: Log on to SU Online; on the Student menu under the category "Registration", select "Check Holds" Follow the instructions or go to the organization which placed the restriction and address the issue that caused the restriction to be placed on your registration.  

    Common restrictions may require you to:

    • See your advisor located in the ASAC or in your academic department  
    • Pay your parking tickets through Campus Safety and Transportation
    • Pay your tuition, fees, and bills at Student Financial Services
    • Pay your library fees at the Lemieux Library
    • Read and submit your meningitis notification through the Student Health Center
    • Provide proof of health insurance coverage, or select health insurance coverage through the Student Health Center
    • Provide proof of required immunizations – Student Health Center
    • Provide an official transcript from a previous school attended through the Office of Admissions

    NOTE: Departments and offices cannot remove restrictions that have been placed by other departments or offices. Only the issuing department can end the restriction.