First-year students are automatically registered for most fall and spring courses but do have the opportunity to select a summer Criminal Law section and a spring elective course. See the First-Year Registration page for more information
Lotteries and Appointments
Our goal is to allot course space as fairly as possible. To that end we have divided the initial upper-level registration into three steps:
- Registration Lotteries: Lotteries are run to allot space in Clinic Courses and Equal Preference Courses.
- Preference Registration Appointments: During Preference Registration students may register only for Full-Time or Part Time Preference courses that match their academic program.
- Regular Registration Appointments: Students may register for most other courses during their registration appointment. Registration in Full Time Preference and Part Time Preference courses is restricted until the end of registration appointments.
The registration preference of a course is decided by the Registrar using the Preference Guidelines. Course preference is noted in the Registration Information column of the course schedule and in the course comments section on SUOnline.
Open Registration and Add/Drop
After all Regular Registration appointments have begun registration remains open until the Friday of the first week of classes. After that Friday, late registration and withdrawal policies apply.
A waitlist is started for a course if all available seats have been filled. As seats become available in the waitlisted course, they offered to waitlisted students.
See the special courses policy section for information on registering for independent Study, externships, journals and competitions.