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Registering for Your First Graduate Student Course

As a new graduate student admitted to the university, you may register for courses after we receive proof of a conferred bachelor’s degree or higher. If you are enrolled in one of our graduate programs that has unique admission requirements, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet those requirements prior to course registration.

All graduate programs have a required first course as indicated in your academic plan. You can register for additional courses as long as you have the required first course in your registration cart.

Transfer Credits

If you plan to transfer credits from another graduate-level program, we suggest that you avoid registering for courses in the electives portion of your program until your transfer credit evaluation is complete.

You can search the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) to get an idea of which of your previous courses will transfer here. Also, it would be wise to have a copy of your transcripts from other colleges on hand during registration. You may also request a Preliminary Transfer Credit Review(PTCR) via your Admissions Coach to check potential transfers before registering. Email or call your Admissions Coach to begin the PTCR.

Check Your Records

First-time registration is a good time to log into the ecampus to view your admission status. You’ll find this under the Academic Plan & Forms/My Status & Records menu; select the Student Status link. You can also view the Document Log. If any documents are required (i.e. transcripts), you will need to submit those within 15 weeks of registering for your first course or you may be blocked from future course registration.