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Registration Tips

Tip #1: See Your Advisor EARLY! Avoid the rush by meeting your advisor at least two weeks prior to the beginning of priority registration.

Tip #2: Check Your Holds. Click on the detail link in the holds area to see what office(s) you need to contact to resolve your hold.

Tip #3: Use Your Academic Planner and Enrollment Cart. By planning ahead, you can place your preferred courses in your enrollment shopping cart so you are ready to register on your priority registration day and time.

Registration Process

It is important to consult the academic calendar to know when registration is open for each session and to avoid any late registration penalties. Undergraduate students are scheduled for registration based on the total number of credit hours earned, including in-progress and completed credits. The more hours a student has earned, the earlier they can start to register.

STEP 1: Find out your priority registration time
  1. Access OneStart at http://onestart.iu.edu (link will open in a new window).
  2. Click on Login. Enter your student username and pass phrase.
  3. Go to your Student Center.
  4. On the right-hand side, find Enrollment Dates.
  5. Click on link to see the earliest day and time you can access the registration system. You can register at this time or anytime after this.
STEP 2: Check for holds
  1. Access OneStart at http://onestart.iu.edu (link will open in a new window).
  2. On the right-hand side, find Holds.
  3. Click on Login. Enter your student username and pass phrase.
  4. Select the Self-Service tab.
  5. First, under the Bursar’s tab, click on Holds On My Record.
  6. If a hold shows, click on highlighted hold item.
STEP 3: Determine classes you want to enroll in
    Confused about classes you want to enroll in? Meet with your academic advisor. Beat the rush and meet with your advisor before priority registration.

    How to look up a course on the registrar's website:
      1. Find subject course abbreviation codes by going to http://registrar.iupui.edu/schedule.html (link will open up a new window).
      2. Click on the term for which you are trying to register.
      3. Listed will be all the departmental subject course abbreviation codes offered for that semester.
      4. Click on subject abbreviation code for each specific course you are looking for.
      5. Find the desired time, and write down class number.
      6. Return to OneStart to register for classes using the class number.

      How to look up a course on OneStart:

      1. Write down subject course abbreviation codes by going to http://www.registrar.iupui.edu (link will open up a new window).
      2. Log onto your OneStart account (see above).
      3. Under Academics, click on Search for Classes.
      4. Choose Institution (IUPUI) and Term.
      5. In the Course Subject box, enter the subject abbreviation code for the desired course (e.g., English is ENG-W).
      6. In the Course Number box, enter the course number (e.g., 131).
      7. On the next page, select the course with the desired day and time.
      8. This will then bring you back to the drop/add page with the section number listed for you in the drop/add box.
      9. Click Submit. Follow the rest of the Registration Basics steps.
      Step 4: Register for your classes during priority registration to have the best course selection
      1. The first page is your personal information. If there are any changes, you can make them at this time. When finished, click Continue.
      2. Scroll down the page and select Add Classes.
      3. Enter the five-digit course number (how to look up a course is explained in detail above) in the space provided next to the eyeglass. If course is unknown, click on eyeglass to search.
      4. Once classes are entered, click Submit.
      5. To add another class, click on Add Another Class.
      6. Click on Registration Complete when you have made all of your selections.  
      7. Make sure you click the button All Done!
      8. Be sure you log out and close the browser.


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