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Registration Information

Important details about the registration and add/drop process. It is most important that you understand the registration process and adhere to all deadlines.

Important Files


Registration for most students begins with pre-registration in the preceding semester. Pre-registration schedules are determined by credit hours completed and other factors. For best course selection, you should register during your scheduled time in which you have priority.

Prior to your registration period, you should consult with your advisor and obtain necessary permissions. You should also ensure that there are no holds, financial or otherwise, on your record as they may delay your registration. Be Prepared!

Consult the Catalog (link in right margin) for help in planning your schedule. Remember that you must be registered for at least 12 credits to be considered a full-time student. Your status is a critical factor in determining your eligibility for financial aid.

News from the Registrar

Course Schedules

Course schedule browsing and searches for courses appropriate for first year students, Distribution Requirements etc may be found via the Web Advisor tab within the Southwestern Portal For direct access, use, and click the LogIn button in the upper right.

Be sure to use the SU Search for Classes to see all the extra information on courses, and use the Course Type to select courses that meet your needs.

Textbook Information

For information about textbooks for specific courses, go to the SU Bookstore, and click the Buy Textbooks link at the bottom of the page. Select the semester, then search by department. One may also click on the section number in Web Advisor's SU Search for Sections to reach an information screen about that section, which includes a link to the Bookstore's textbook information for that course or section.

Tips for Finding Courses

Try SU Search for Classes in the Portal for the 4 searches below. You may also search by department or by instructor.

  • First Year Students. Use SU Search for Sections in Web Advisor and specify course type.
  • Division Requirements (e.g. Nat Sci w Lab). Use SU Search for Sections and specify course type.
  • Intercultural Perspectives, Social Justice or Writing Attentive (WA). Use SU Search for Sections.
  • Web Registration Tips (link)

Registration Instructions

Important Dates

Nov 20, 2012 Spring Bills Mailed
Dec 7, 2012 Spring Tuition Due
Dec 31, 2012 Registrar Retires!

Jan 14, 2013

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