Registration Process Guide

Pre-Registration Steps

Time Periods for Adding/Dropping a Course* 

*For a typical 16 Weeks/ Full Term in Fall & Spring, See Registration Calendars.

  • Students may add courses via the Scheduling Assistant (Week 1)
  • Add with and Instructor Approval by submitting a request in the Schedulingt Assistant. (Weeks 2-9)
  • Students may drop courses via the Scheduling Assistant, Course not recorded. (Week 1 & 2)
  • Drop with advisor approval via the Scheduling Assistant, Course recorded with a grade of "W" (Weeks 3 - 13)

How to Register

  • Log into myPurdue and click on the Registration tab.
  • Under Register for Classes, clin on the Scheduling Assistant. A new window will open.
  • Enter Registration PIN 999999
  • Enter the courses in which you wish to register. All of your planned classes will apear in your Course Requests list of the Scheduling Assistant.
    • Register in IE69000 Graduate Professional Development Seminar (every semester)
      • For MS-NonThesis and PMP Students Only
      • Purdue Online (distance students), Graduate Co-Ops, Interns, and student in their final semester do not register.
  • Click on Build Schedule.
  • To look up another class, go back to the Course Requests grud by clicking Add/Drop Courses.
  • Click Submit Schedule. The schedule is validated through myPurdue.
  • If a Registration Error box pops up, click Request Approvals, Enter Request Note, check Disclaimer box, click Request Approvals.
    • Once the student has requested an approval, the student can see the status of the Approval Request within the Scheduling Assistant.
    • Please allow a minimum of 24-48 hours for registration requests to be reviewed by the graduate office. 
    • Once the final approval is granted the system the student will receive a notification email from the Office of the Registrar.

How to Register (video) 
Scheduling Assistant Registration FAQs

Registration Tips

  • Use Lookup Classes in myPurdue when deciding what courses you will take to fullfill your degree requirements and completing your plan of study.

  • Some courses are offered in multiple modalities, please ensure you have the correct CRN for your program type (e.g. online vs in person).

  • At the graduate level, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are properly prepared to be successful for a course. To do this, we recommend the following:

    • Click on the course name for detailed course information such as registration availability, restrictions, and recommended prerequisite courses (please note, if you have taken a similar course to the prerequisite at another institution, this should suffice).

    • Textbook information is listed in the Schedule of Classes.

      NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.

    • If you are uncertain about your preparedness for a course, we recommend reaching out to the instructor.

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