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Common Registration Questions

Last update: 17 November 2016

Your registration date is based on your completed credits. Your date will show in Student Planning. If there is no date listed, it means your registration time has already begun and you may register now.

Your completed credits are listed on your Degree Audit Report (DARS). You can find your DARS in Student Planning under the Progress tab. Your completed credits are shown on the progress bars on the top right of the page. 

Not unless you are on probation, currently taking a leave of absence or planning your courses for your final semester.

Please plan your intended classes in Student Planning and be ready to tell the advisor which requirement each class you want to take is fulfilling. If you have other questions or forms that need to be signed, make sure to bring them with you as well.

Here are some general guidelines to begin your schedule planning. 

First-Years

Check out the guide to course planning. If you are a Global Scholar, use this version instead

In your second term, you should take SISU-140, College Writing Seminar, Elementary II of your language, Math or SISU-106 and ECON-200. If ECON-200 is full, complete a different General Education class. If you finished your language through the Intermediate II level already, you do not need to take an additional language. Take another General Education class instead. 

Second-Years

Register for your remaining General Education classes, your remaining language classes, and SIS-206 this year. If you haven't finished ECON-100 and 200, SIS-105 and SIS-140 take them as well. If you have space, take your US Politics requirement.  

Third-Years

You should be finished with all of the classes in the lists above. Start on your gateway classes and your thematic area(s). In general, nine credits from your study abroad will complete your area specialization. More information on the study abroad approval process is posted here.

Fourth-Years

You should be finished with most of your requirements. Focus on finishing your thematic area and your capstone.

In order to study abroad, you must have completed your math and college writing requirements. You must also have completed SISU-206, SISU-306, 8 out of 10 of your general education courses. You also need to complete all of your gateways before you reach 90 credits. If you are going abroad in the spring, that means you need to have all of your gateways done before you go abroad.

Your study abroad courses must be approved before departure as explained here

If you have not already done so, you must see an advisor prior to registering for your Senior Checkout meeting. We will discuss your remaining requirements at that time.

Everyone can register on the first day of the registration period during the spring semester.

Math, College Writing and General Education classes need to be taken at AU. A maximum of ten credits total over your four years at AU may be taken at another school that is not part of the Consortium of local schools. Prior approval of the courses is required. Please see an advisor for more information.

Remember that:

  • All courses for your major, University Math, the College Writing sequence and General Education need to be taken for an A-F grade.
  • Each course you take can only satisfy one major requirement.
  • Students starting after fall 2012 need 18 credits at the 300 level or above in their major.
  • Students starting prior to fall 2012 need 15 credits at the 300 level or above in their major.