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How to Register For Your Second Semester of College

Last updated March 1, 2021

How to Register For Your Second Semester of College

Your second semester of college will arrive sooner than you think! Do keep an eye on your college calendar when registration for the second semester begins. Not sure exactly how it works? No worries! We’ve got your back.

  • Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to get a plan for the next semester, take a look at requirements, and map out some classes. Do some research on your own to ensure that you are fully aware of your options and opportunities. An advisor should be someone you partner with to determine your plan.
  • When the registration period approaches, you will receive an email from your school's registration office (or a similar office) letting you know your registration appointment times are available.
  • Log into your student account to view your registration information. You can register any time after your appointment, but know that the earlier you register, the better the chances are that you’ll get into your preferred classes.
  • Pro Tip: Have a list of backup classes just in case one of your classes fills up! You can also add classes to your shopping cart before your enrollment date.

Waitlist: If you are unable to register for a class that you really want, you will be put on the waitlist for that class. Depending on your college, getting on the waitlist may require approval from the professor or registration. The professor may advise attending the class for a few days to a week to see if someone drops the course or may even open a space seeing your commitment. 

How to Register For Your Second Semester of College

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