Graduate Student Registration
Advisement & Registration Dates
Advising Begins: October 26, 2020 (without an official Planned Program)
Registration Begins: November 6, 2020
Add/Drop Period: January 26, 2021 - February 1, 2021
Full Term: January 26, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Important Note: The spring 2021 Schedule of Courses can found by clicking here. (available beginning mid-October)
For newly accepted students
Full-time New Transfer & Readmit students must first pay the Confirmation Fee once accepted. Part-time students do not need to pay the Confirmation Fee.
Once confirmed, click here to create your BlueNet account. Your BlueNet account is used to access systems on CentralPipeline, such as WebCentral-Banner Web (for Registration, Grades, Transcripts), Outlook web email and calendar, Blackboard, and your One Drive files.
Students who have filed an official planned program
Graduate students who have an official planned program of study approved and on file with the School of Graduate Studies prior to November 6 are not required to see their advisor and do not need an Alternate PIN (Personal Identification Number).
Students who have not yet filed an official planned program
Graduate students who have not yet filed a planned program of study by October 26 must follow these steps.
You must see your advisor during the academic advisement period from Monday, October 26 through Friday, November 6. Please make sure you make your course selections for the fall as well as complete and submit an official planned program of study during your meeting. (Graduate policy state that the Planned Program must be submitted no later than having earned 16 credits but the sooner this is filed the better protection graduate students have for any changes made to the program.)
It will be necessary to obtain an Alternate PIN from your advisor before you will be allowed to register. Please note that the Alternate PIN will only be available from your department advisors. New Alternate PINs are assigned each semester. Those provided for fall 2020 registration will not work for this upcoming spring 2021 semester. (Note also that the registrar will not turn off the Alternate PIN Number requirement. Thus, students with no Planned Programs who wait to register late or after the fall semester may encounter delays if faculty advisors are not available to assist them.)
Before meeting with your academic advisor it may be helpful to:
Bring an unofficial planned program sheet with you. If you do not have one, please get one from your department or from the Graduate Office, Davidson Hall, Room 212.
Print a copy of your unofficial transcript from CentralPipeline/WebCentral-Banner Web. (Once logged in, click on the Registration/Records tab, then on Unofficial Transcript.)
Update your academic progress in the appropriate spaces on your unofficial planned program sheet.
Form initial decisions about the courses you would like to take for the upcoming semester. The Schedule of Courses is available by clicking here (available in mid-October)
Registration begins Friday, November 6 at 8:30 a.m. for matriculated graduate students.
Click here to create your BlueNet account, if you have not already done so.
Check for any holds that may prevent registration, such as past due balances and health holds. You can check your registration holds and status by logging into WebCentral-Banner Web on CentralPipeline. On theRegistration/Records tab, click Check Your Registration Status.)
To register, log into WebCentral-Banner Web with your BlueNet account. On the Registration/Records tab, click Registration, Add/Drop Classes.
All students will need to verify their permanent address, submit a name and address of someone as your emergency contact, and supply a local address (if you have one) before proceeding to registration.
A student who has received at least a Bachelor's degree form an accredited higher education institution is considered a graduate level student and is assessed the graduate tuition and fee rates for course credit regardless of the course level.