Registration Information

Summer and Fall 2024 Pre-Registration

Important Registration Dates for Undergraduate Main Campus Students

Advising and pre-registration begins Monday, March 11 and runs through Friday, April 12.

Registration Dates

Priority Group 1: Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22
Students who have completed at least 98* hours as well as athletes, cheerleaders, pep band members and those enrolled in the honors program.

Priority Group 2: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29
Students who have completed between 64 and 97.9* hours.

Priority Group 3: Monday, April 1– Friday, April 5
Students who have completed between 24 and 63.9* hours.

Priority Group 4: Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12
Students who have completed less than 24* hours.

*Completed hours do not include registered hours in progress.
Note to faculty: The system will remain accessible through Tuesday, August 20th

*Please note, it is recommended that you check with your advisor and reference the tuition refund schedule BEFORE you drop a course.

Register for Classes Online

STEP 1. Plan

Carefully plan your courses for the semester to help you stay on track for graduation.

How to Plan Courses TutorialHow to View Progress Tutorial

  1. Understand the program requirements for which you entered the University. View course catalogs →
  2. Review your Program Evaluation under the “Progress” tab in the Student Planning portal, observing requirements and making sure that any exceptions, exclusions, or waivers granted by an appropriate dean have been posted.
  3. Make sure that you have no “hold flags” preventing registration. Check your account for hold flags by logging into the Student Planning portal. Resolve hold flags with the appropriate office. 
  4. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to review your online pre-registration or to pre-register. Your advisor must approve your potential schedule in order for you to register for courses. Learn how to contact your advisor →
  5. Talk to your advisor to map out which courses you need to adjust.
  6. Log in to the Student Planning portal to select your preferred schedule.

STEP 2. Get Approval

After selecting your preferred schedule, notify your advisor by clicking the “Request Review” button under the “Advising” tab. Once approval is granted, you’ll be able to register for classes during your priority group.

STEP 3. Register

Log in to the Student Planning portal to complete class registration during your designated time.


Add/Drop a Course

The “Add/Drop Period” is defined as the period at the start of each term when students may drop and add courses to their schedule. The Add/Drop Period will begin on the first day of class. After the Add/Drop Period ends, students may continue to withdrawal from individual courses using the change of schedule form according to dates indicated on the academic calendar but no new courses can be added.

Add/Drop Instructions

The Add/Drop period for main campus students will begin the first week of class.

The system will remain accessible to faculty until the day before classes begin.

How to Add/Drop a Course

Add/Drop will be conducted via Student Planning in Student Self Service.

Watch the How to Drop a Course tutorial


Students will need to have advisor approval to make changes to their schedule in Self Service. Learn how to contact your advisor →

After consulting with your advisor, check carefully to be sure that no time conflicts appear on your schedule, that the course you plan to add has seats available and that you have met the necessary prerequisites for applicable courses.

Courses are not available to add if they have no available seats. We caution students to always try to do the add function first, if possible, before they drop a section. Once a seat is dropped by a student, it is made available for others to add.

How Add/Drop may impact your student status and eligibility

Please be aware that full-time status for Undergraduate students is 12-18.5 credit hours for Fall and Spring. Students are responsible for ensuring that any schedule changes do not result in less than a 12 semester hour registration.

Dropping below 12 credit hours may impact your eligibility for financial aid, veterans’ benefits, international student visas, on-campus housing, or athletics compliance. Please contact financial aid, the VA certifying official, international admission, residence life, or an athletic academic advisor if you are dropping full-time status BEFORE you make a schedule change.


Students are encouraged to review the answers to these frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Students must have at least an overall C average (2.0) to register for classes online. Students who do not meet this threshold must register with their academic advisor by appointment during their priority time.

Faculty can pre-register students through the Colleague user interface.

Students who qualify may pre-register online by logging into the Student Planning portal or by appointment with their academic advisor.

If registering online, students will select their course preferences and notify advisors for approval through the Student Planning portal. Once the approval is granted, students will be able to register for classes during their designated priority group.

Main campus students cannot register for online courses through the Student Planning portal.

To register for courses available through Adult & Online Education, visit their website for further instructions.

Main campus students who wish to take online courses must have prior approval from their advisor.

Please be aware of the following policies that apply to main campus students enrolling in courses offered by Adult & Online Education.

  • The requested course is not available on the main campus during the semester in which the Adult and Online Education course is requested. Furthermore, the student must demonstrate the requested course is necessary for a timely graduation.
  • Main Campus students who wish to take courses at one of the extended campuses must first complete an Approval to Take Campbell University Adult and Online Education Courses form, which requires signatures from the student’s advisor, the Department Chair for the course discipline and a representative of the extended program campus when accompanied by a completed registration form for classes at that campus. During the summer term only advisors need to sign.
  • A main campus student may enroll in no more than two courses per semester through Adult & Online Education.
  • If a student enrolls in at least six semester hours on main campus and additional semester hours through Adult & Online Education during a semester that he/she is registered for at least 12 hours, the student is considered a full time main campus student and must pay the full time main campus student tuition and applicable fees.
  • The maximum number of combined hours from all campuses during any semester may not exceed 18.5 hours.
  • International students must obtain permission from the office of International Admissions prior to enrolling for any courses offered through Adult and Online Education.