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Course Registration Reminders

What You Need to Know

The course registration period might seem like a complex and challenging time of the year for students, but the right preparation and communication with your Core Advisor and the Dean's Office will greatly simplify the process for you. There are some essential pieces of information that you must know about course registration; therefore, the Dean's Office strongly encourages you to read this section and address any questions to your Core Advisor and/or Class Dean.

Determining your Registration Date

Registration dates are based on the number of credits earned (excludes credits for courses in which you are currently enrolled).

Degree Works documents your number of earned credits. A schedule of registration dates is posted online, and is also emailed to students by each Class Dean.

Meeting with Your Core Advisor

Contact your Core Advisor to determine whether you will meet one-on-one or in a small group setting to review and approve your schedules. You must bring your ideal schedule of five (5) courses, with two (2) backup options per course, to show to your advisor, so that you have alternate course options should some of your courses close.

After your schedule is approved, your advisor will remove your advising hold. You will not be able to register otherwise. Please ensure that your advisor has removed this hold before registration, as the Dean's Office cannot remove it.

To review your holds, visit your "Prepare for Registration" page (My.Fordham.edu > Student Tab > Self-Service Applications> Look Up Classes & Student Registration > Prepare for Registration> Select appropriate term> Continue).

There is also a detailed video tutorial illustrating how to check your account for holds.

Contact the appropriate office (Financial Services, Student Accounts, Enrollment Services, Student Health Services, your Core Advisor, etc.) to remove such holds. The FCRH Dean's Office cannot remove advisor holds or any holds placed by another office.

Quick Review: Registering for Courses

You may register beginning at 7 a.m. on the first day you are permitted to register given your credits earned.

Go to My.Fordham.edu > Student Tab > Self-Service Applications> Look Up Classes & Student Registration > Register for Classes. Select the appropriate term.

Enter the relevant Course Reference Numbers (CRNs) in the boxes displayed on the screen. Click " + Add Another CRN" to add more CRN entry boxes, if needed. Once all are entered, click "Add to Summary." This is the simplest and fastest way to register for all your classes at once. Click "Submit" to register.

Closed sections will have a "FULL" icon under the "Status" column of the Browse Classes results page; open sections will have an "Available for Registration" icon under the "Status" column of the Browse Classes results page.

Your registration will be blocked and a registration error message will appear in the upper right corner of the page if:

  • There is a time conflict between two or more courses.
  • You have not satisfied a pre/co-requisite for a course.
  • You have a hold on your account (see "Meeting with Your Core Advisor").
  • Special permissions are required to take a certain course (follow instructions/see Class Dean).
  • Special restrictions limit the population of students who may enroll.

Note: if you attempt to make registration changes in the late-night hours (i.e. 1:30 - 3:30 a.m.), you may see the error message "Time tickets prevent registration at this time." after clicking "Register for Classes" and selecting the correct term. If this occurs, try again after 7 a.m., as the registration system often undergoes maintenance that temporarily blocks registration activity for a short while. This error also displays if you attempt to register before your initial registration opening day, or after the add/drop period has ended.

If you experiencing additional problems registering for a course, contact the FCRH Dean's Office or your Core Advisor.

Quick Review: Making Course Changes (During Add/Drop)

Once you register for courses, you are free to make changes (add/drop) as you wish, until midnight on the College's add/drop deadline.

It is inadvisable to drop a course on My.Fordham without simultaneously registering for a new one; if you are, for any reason, unable to register for the new course, you may find that the old course has closed in the meantime, or that the new course conflicts with one of your other existing courses.

Therefore, you should check off the "Conditional Add and Drop" box on the "Register for Classes" screen, a My.Fordham feature that drops a course if and only if you successfully enroll in a new one.

Go to My.Fordham.edu > Student Tab > Self-Service Applications> Look Up Classes & Student Registration > Register for Classes. Select the appropriate term. Select "Drop" under the "Action" column on the lower right side, and make sure that your new CRN(s) appear in the Summary. Check off the "Conditional Add and Drop" box, and then click "Submit."