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Do I register myself?

The students in the following programs register themselves for courses: MSA, MSF, MSSM, MSRE, MST, MSAN

The students in the following programs are registered by their advisor: FTMBA (including JD/MBA, LLM/MBA, MA/MBA), PMBA, MSM, Your advisor will contact you to confirm your registration.


When do I register?

Registration Dates are set by the Office of the University Registrar. Once the registration period opens, students are assigned a registration date and time. Students can view their assigned date within Student Planning. Student Planning is a tool students use to build a registration plan and schedule prior to their registration date. On or after their assigned registration date, students must go back into the Student Planning tool to register for their selected courses.

Click here for Student Planning FAQs and to view a tutorial.


What do I register for?

There are a number of resources you can refer to when selecting courses:

  • Student Planning: View ALL courses that have been offered at AU.
    Note: Course sections that do not list specific meeting dates/times are not being offered for the upcoming semester, but may be offered in a future semester.
  • Schedule of classes: View ONLY the courses that are going to be offered for the upcoming semester, read course descriptions, access book requirements.
  • Course Catalog: View program requirements by the catalog year for which you were admitted.
  • Academic Advising: Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to review your course plan.


What are the registration deadlines?

  • Add/drop deadlines and refund allocations for fall and spring semesters are published in the academic calendar and on the summer calendar for summer sessions.
  • Partial to no refund is available for courses withdrawn after the add/drop 100% refund deadline. View the refund policy for withdrawn courses.
  • Late fees are assessed if registration is not started before the first date of class as listed in the academic calendar. As long as at least one course is registered prior to the start of class, no late fee will be assessed.


What if a course is full?

Learn about the waitlist process here. Note that waitlisted courses may appear available within the Student Planning even though the seats are being reserved for the next person on the waitlist. If you are trying to register for a course and you receive a error message stating the course is full, then it may be that this course has a waitlist. Refer to the Schedule of Classes to determine if a course has a waitlist. It will either indicate OPEN or WAITLIST-X. You can view your place on a waitlist within your portal by clicking the Waitlist link.

What do I do if I do not plan to be enrolled for the upcoming semester?

Students must be enrolled in classes for the Fall/Spring semesters, or must be on an approved Temporary Leave. A maximum of 2 semesters of Temporary Leave may be taken during the entirety of a student's program. To request a leave, submit a Temporary Leave Form to your academic advisor ( can be emailed to ).

What do I do if I do not plan to continue my studies at AU?

Students in good academic standing may withdraw from AU at any time though will need to reapply for admission if they decide to return in the future. Students should consult with their advisor prior to re-applying to learn how their previous course work will fit into their new academic plan. To withdraw from AU, submit a Withdraw from All Classes Form to your academic advisor ( can be emailed to ).

How does billing work?

Your bill is generated at the time of registration. View additional information about billing, payment methods, payment plans. For information on tuition and fees info, refer to Tuition Schedule. Information is also available about optional tuition insurance.