Step 1: Read the Student Handbook
Before you can view the schedule of courses and register, you must read and agree to the rules, regulations and procedures stated in the Student Handbook. Failure to read the handbook does not excuse students from the rules and procedures described herein. Personal factors, illness, or contradictory advice from any source are not acceptable grounds for seeking exemption from these rules and procedures.
The University Catalog includes more detailed registration information. Registration Information
Step 2: View the Course Listings
If you Agree to the terms and conditions in the Student Handbook then View Course Listings.
Step 3 : View Course Syllabi
View course syllabi online using the Find a Syllabus search.
Step 4: Classes Approved by an Advisor
See your assigned academic advisor to plan and follow a sound program of study, and for approval of your classes.
Step 5: Enter Your Courses in BisonWeb
The registration steps have been provided below for your convenience. Please note, the below steps do not apply to students who are registered for classes by their school/college/administrative unit (for example, first year undergraduate and law new entrant, DCPS dual enrollment, domestic exchange, consortium, EMBA, and professional Health Science students). These students must consult with an academic advisor for assistance with course registration, generally during the orientation period for the respective entry term. All other students (transfer, continuing, returning, graduate etc.) may follow the steps below once there are no holds that impact registration (for example, Medical, Bursar, Admission, Judicial, SFS, Dean, International Student etc.) on their student accounts.
Select “Login” on the BisonWeb homepage.
Enter your Student Identification Number beginning with the “@” symbol, in the ID section.
Enter your six-digit PIN. If prompted (your first time logging in or your PIN was reset prior to logging in), please change your PIN to 6 numbers and ensure you remember your new PIN as frequent incorrect entry of your PIN will disable your account. If you do not remember your PIN and you have added a security question to your account, you may select the "Forgot PIN" option to perform a reset.
Follow the on-screen prompts as necessary.
Next, select the “Student Services” tab from the Main Menu.
Then, select “Registration.”
When the “Registration” drop-down menu displays, choose “Select Term.”
When the “Select Term” page displays, click the arrow to the right of the word “Term” and select the appropriate term. All non-traditional students (Online MBA, EMBA, online MSW, and Non-Traditional Doctor of Pharmacy) must select the applicable 'non-traditional' term. All other students should not select the 'non-traditional' option.
Press the “Submit Term” button, and the system will return you to the “Registration” page. Under the Registration tab, select "Add/Drop Classes". If you receive an error or problem message, ensure 1) you are accessing the system between 9AM and 11:59PM, 2) you do not have any registration holds, 3) you have not selected the incorrect term, 4) registration is open for you (based on your classification) for the applicable term, as is noted on the Academic Calendar, 5) you do not fall into one of the categories of students who cannot self-register via BisonWeb, or 6) you are a currently enrolled student (see also Readmission after a Total Withdrawal). If none of these apply, please contact the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the registration page displays, you may be prompted to enter an "Alternate PIN" if you are a continuing student. Please ascertain this PIN for the respective semester from your academic advisor. The Office of the Registrar cannot issue you your alternate PIN, nor can a PIN used for a previous semester be used for the current one.
Next, select “Look up Classes to Add” and follow the instructions.
When the classes are displayed, select the courses you want by clicking the boxes on the left side of the courses. When all courses are selected, press the “Register” button. If there are no errors, you are now registered. If there are errors, you must start from step 11. Please see the General Registration Notice linked above the General Registration Calendar for details on resolving error messages.
After you have registered for your classes, print out your schedule and confirm that all information is accurate.
Step 6: Pay Your Balance
Various payment plans are available for paying your balance. For details, please see the Student Financial Services website. You may view your account balance via BisonWeb by selecting Student Services -> Student Accounts -> View Account & Pay Your Bill. This will route you to epay where you may log in using your BisonWeb credentials.