Currently enrolled students are expected to register in the semester preceding the semester for which they are registering.  Once course registration opens, the course add/drop (also known as change of course) continues through defined calendar dates found on the Registrar calendar of events. Add/drop (change of course) is the period students can adjust their schedule and tuition/fees are adjusted accordingly if applicable.  In general the add/drop (change of course periods are as follows):

            Length of Term                                                               Add/drop period ends

Sixteen Week Term (Fall/Spring Semesters)             7th day of the start of the term (typically a Sunday)

Ten Week Term (Summer Full Term)                         5th day of the start of the term (typically a Friday)

Eight Week Term                                                           4th Day of the start of the term

Five Week Term                                                             3rd Day of the start of the term

You can register for classes at my.bsu. You can also check your grades, check your schedule, or review your academic records.

Register for Classes  View Course Catalog

For assistance with registering, please review the student registration instructions (PDF).


Occasionally, you might need to request an exception to a course limit, a major restriction, or other limitations put on a course by the academic department. The permission process is a means for you to learn if you are eligible to enroll in the class outside the university guidelines.

At the discretion of the individual academic departmental guidelines, permission for enrollment may be granted in electronic format by the academic department offering the course.  Please contact the appropriate department regarding permission inquiries.

Permissions are primarily used during the open registration or add/drop time frames.

View the Academic Calendar.

Registration Barriers

Registration holds may exist on a student record. The most common reason for a registration hold occurs when a newly admitted transfer student has not yet met with an academic advisor to review eligibility into course scheduling.

Once the student meets with the advisor, the advisor must release the barrier so the student can use web services to register for appropriate classes.