This page guides you through the course registration process. It is highly recommended for students to prepare the registration at least one week before the registration starts.
Students can review the frequently asked questions or contact their academic advisors with registration questions. Advisors typically respond to students within 1-2 business days. Please note that the Office of Academic Advising receives a high volume of inquiries during the registration period, so there might be a delay in response.
Step 1: Explore Courses
Course offerings are available in Albert Course Search. We suggest you note down the classes that interest you, what degree requirements they fulfill, and whether you meet the prerequisites.
Explore Courses Out of Shanghai: Global Courses List, Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements
*If the course information is not available on Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements, you may request a course evaluation.
Step 2: Prepare Your Course Plan
Each semester students should normally enroll in 16 credits. First-year and second-year students are recommended to take core curriculum courses to explore their academic interests. Upper-class students should check the degree progress report to see what requirements remain for degree completion and plan the semester accordingly.
Update your Major Curriculum Worksheet and get a better understanding of what requirements you’ve fulfilled. Email your academic advisor your course plan to get your registration hold released. It is highly recommended for students to prepare a backup course plan in case your first choice is not available.
Seniors: Complete the senior checklist and schedule an appointment with your advisor to do a degree audit.
Step 3: Schedule an Appointment with Your Academic Advisor
Students can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor on Albert. It is important to come to your appointment with your completed Curriculum Worksheet and course plan. Make sure to think about any questions you have in advance to get the most out of your appointment. Once your course plan is approved by your academic advisor, your registration hold will be lifted.
Step 4: Add Courses to Albert, Validate, and Enroll
Make sure to validate your courses to avoid time conflicts or prerequisite issues. Refer to Albert Registration Cheatsheet and find your solutions! Once your registration window is open, you will be able to enroll in your courses. If your preferred course is waitlisted, you could set up an edit-swap, so that the system can automatically enroll you once seats are available. You may also refer to course registration guides for more instructions about registration.