First-Year Registration

Registration Process

First-year students who elect to take Criminal Law during the summer before their first-year will receive registration information from the Office of Admissions in May.

First-year students are assigned a first-year section and registered for their fall classes by the Office of the Registrar in July. While first-year students cannot choose their section or classes, students with time-constraints can contact the Office of the Registrar to discuss schedule possibilities. We give first priority to placing students with documented disabilities or health concerns but also consider the needs of students with child-care, commute or job constraints.

In spring, first-year students continue to take classes with their section and will be registered by the Office of the Registrar for most classes. First-year students have the opportunity to take one first-year elective course during their spring semester. These electives are required for full-time students and optional for part-time students. A list of elective courses will be distributed to students in October and a lottery to assign seats in electives is held in early November.

Part-time students (and full-time students who have deferred Torts) must take Torts during their second summer. They will be registered for the class by the Office the Registrar. Students enrolled in Torts may not take any upper level classes during the summer. Students who have completed all first-year courses are eligible to enroll in upper level courses during their second summer.

Registration Policy

First-year students are automatically in good standing and eligible to enroll for first-year courses unless it becomes mathematically impossible to achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 by the end of their first year.

Account Restrictions

A restriction may be placed on your account if you have a past due balance with the law school Business Office or any other campus office. Restrictions are also placed on your account if you failed to validate for the current semester or if you have not yet turned in an official undergraduate transcript. All of these restrictions will prevent you from registering. You can check your restrictions by logging onto SUOnline, going to the student menu and checking Student Restrictions.

Dates and Deadlines

Students are responsible for knowing the dates, times and deadlines for registration. Students who miss a registration appointment are not guaranteed the registration priority they would have received at their assigned appointment time. Students who miss a lottery deadline are not guaranteed inclusion in the lottery.

Students are also responsible for knowing the deadlines for enrollment changes. Students attempting to make enrollment changes outside of the published dates or deadlines may have their request to add a class or withdraw from a class denied.

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