/ Registrar's Office

Registration and Schedules

Registration takes a lot of planning. Prepare ahead of time by following the steps below.

APPLY FOR ADMISSION

All new students will first need to apply for admission to Hope and pay the deposit before they can register.

If you are a dual-enrolled high school student or other non-degree-seeking student, you need to reapply through Admissions for each semester you wish to attend.

The below process is for continuing degree-seeking students. Incoming first-years, incoming transfers, dual-enrolled and other non-degree seeking students will be contacted separately about registration for their first semester at Hope.

STUDYING OFF CAMPUS?

If you are currently studying off campus, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office with instructions on how to register for the next semester. You should still follow the steps below to make sure you register for the right courses to stay on track to graduate.

If you have been approved to study on an off-campus program for the next semester, the Registrar’s Office will handle your registration for you. We receive the list of approved students from the program directors.

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

This is only for fall and spring registration. There is a different process for summer registration.

REGISTRATION EVENT dates how to
check your registration time & holds 3 weeks before registration Your registration time and any holds you may have are listed in your plus.hope.edu account.
pre-registration advising October 23 – November 3 Meet with your advisor to obtain your registration PIN or registration worksheet. Meet with instructors for class overrides.
  Make sure you prepare for your advising meeting ahead of time.
REGISTRATION WEEK November 6–10 Register for classes online or at Guided Online Registration; if a class is full, add yourself to the wait list.
  You should register yourself for 12–16 credits, not including your wait listed classes. Complete your registration by the end of registration week.
WAIT LIST WEEK November 13–21 Online registration closed while wait lists are reviewed; no schedule changes allowed. If you put yourself on a wait list, review the wait list timeline.
DROP/ADD November 22 – January 12 Online registration reopens. Most schedule changes can be made in plus.hope.edu.
  January 15–17 Online registration closed. Schedule changes can only be made with instructor and advisor permission.


CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION TIME

You will be able to check your registration time in plus.hope.edu. Times will be posted in March for fall registration and October for spring registration.

Readmitting students may register with continuing students once their deposit is paid.

FIND YOUR REGISTRATION TIME
  1. Login to plus.hope.edu
  2. Click “Registrar and Student Accounts”
  3. Click “Registration”
  4. Click “Registration Status”
  5. Select the term you are registering for (not the current term)

The date and time listed under “From” is the earliest time you may register. The “To” time is the last time you may register in your normal registration group (you may still register in the Registrar's Office after your time has passed).

RESOLVE REGISTRATION HOLDS

You must resolve any holds listed in plus.hope.edu before you can register. If you have a hold, you may not be able to register for classes. To look up holds:

  1. Login to plus.hope.edu
  2. Click “Registrar and Student Accounts”
  3. Click “Registration”
  4. Click “Registration Status" and select the term for which you will be registering
  5. If you have no holds, it will say "You have no holds which prevent registration." If you have holds, it will say so, and you will need to click "View Holds" at the bottom of the page to find out what they are.

Below is a list of offices that manage different types of holds. Contact the appropriate office to talk about resolving the hold. If you have financial holds, and you pay your balance online, you still need to contact Business Services after you pay to ask them to remove the hold.

OFFICE CONTACTS FOR HOLDS

You’ll need to contact the office listed for the following holds:

Business Services
  • Financial
  • Former Student
  • Monthly Payments Past Due
  • Social Security Number Not Reported
Health Clinic
  • Health Hold
Student Development
  • Behavior Hold
Registrar’s Office
  • No Major Declared
  • Transfer Student Missing Transcript
  • Registrar Hold

PREPARING FOR REGISTRATION

Planning ahead by completing the steps in the menus below will make for a smoother registration process. Classes fill up quickly, so it is important to have course alternates.

RUN A DEGREE AUDIT

Run a degree audit to see what general education and major/minor requirements you’ve completed and what you still need to complete. Print this out to bring to your advising meeting. This will help you make sure you’re on track for graduation.

CHECK GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Review the general education requirements for your degree and bring a copy with you to your advising meeting. These requirements need to be completed for all students.

CONSIDER CLASS OPTIONS

Check the class schedule for your desired courses. Choose first-choice and alternate courses. You will need alternates in case any of your first choices fill up before you register. Use a schedule planner to avoid time conflicts.

PRE-REGISTRATION ADVISING

Schedule a time to meet with your advisor during pre-registration advising. During this time, your advisor will help you plan your schedule for next semester and give you your signed registration form or registration PIN.

  1. Bring your printed degree audit and schedule planner with your course ideas and a list of any questions you have.
  2. Collect your signed registration form or PIN from your advisor.
  3. Some courses have restrictions as described in the class schedule and Catalog. If you have not fulfilled the requirements but still want to take the course, talk to the instructor about completing a Course Override Form for you.

If you have recently completed a major declaration form that has not yet been processed by the Registrar's Office, but you have already been assigned a registration time, your previous advisor will have your PIN/registration form. You should still meet with your new advisor, but you will need to retrieve your registration materials from your previous one.

If you have not yet declared a major or are thinking about switching majors, some departments offer pre-registration group advising sessions.

If you are a first-year student, we have some recommendations of courses to take this spring based on your intended major.

If you know you cannot register during registration week (due to holds, etc.), you still must meet with your advisor to make sure you are choosing the right courses to stay on track for graduation. Once you resolve your hold, you will be able to register using your PIN.

Even if you know which classes you want to take and are completely prepared for registration, you still need to meet with your advisor so that you can get your registration PIN or signed registration form.

REGISTRATION FORMS/PINS

A registration PIN is used to access the “Register for Classes” section in plus.hope.edu. This PIN is different than the PIN you use to log in.

If you are participating in online registration, you will receive your registration PIN from your primary academic advisor when you meet during pre-registration advising.

If you are registering at guided online registration, you will receive a signed registration form from your advisor during pre-registration advising. Complete this form with your advisor, including all classes for which you want to register, plus alternate courses. Be sure to get your advisor’s signature and bring it with you to registration. The form must be completed in full before you can register for classes. You will then receive your registration PIN when you arrive at guided online registration and show staff your completed registration form.

An email with details about your registration group will be sent to you about a month before registration week.

RESTRICTIONS (OVERRIDE PERMISSIONS)
PREREQUISITES, COREQUISITES, MAJOR/MINOR NOT DECLARED, CLASS STANDING

Restricted courses have requirements that need to be fulfilled before you can register for the class. If you have not met a requirement, you will receive an error message when you try to add the class to your schedule.

If you want to take a class without having met these requirements, you must contact the instructor of the course and request they complete the Course Override Form on your behalf. Once the Registrar's Office has processed the request, you will receive notification that you may register for the class. If the class is full, add yourself to the wait list. The override is only valid for restrictions, not for going over the class limit.

If you’re taking a prerequisite at another college during the summer, you still need an override before you can register for the advanced course. You are responsible for making sure your official transcript from the other college is sent to Hope as soon as your grade is posted, so that the credit can be added to your record. If you do not send your final graded transcript, you may be dropped from the advanced course.

PERMISSION ONLY COURSES

Some courses on the class schedule are listed as “PERMISSION” with a description reading, “Written permission of instructor required.” Contact the instructor to have them complete a Course Override Form on your behalf. Once the Registrar's Office has receive the request from the instructor, we will process it and you will receive email notification that you may register for the class.

VIEWING YOUR OVERRIDES IN PLUS.HOPE.EDU

If an override has been submitted for you and processed by our office, you will be able to view it in plus.hope.edu by going to Registrar and Student Accounts > Registration > Registration Status. The type of override and the course/CRN will be listed.

Overrides are valid through drop/add.

REGISTERING FOR MORE THAN 18 CREDITS

You need to meet with the Registrar to get permission.

REGISTRATION WEEK

If you are a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking student, when and how you register is based on your earned credits, not including classes you are currently taking. The more earned credits you have, the sooner you register.

For spring semester registration, there are two registration groups: online and guided online. Your registration group will depend on your earned credits and student status. First-year students and students with less than 20 earned credits register at guided online registration. All other students register themselves through online registration.

For fall semester registration, all students register online.

Do not miss class to register at your beginning registration time. Registration is not a valid excuse to skip class or leave early. Register when you leave class, or as soon as you are able.

If you can't register during registration week due to holds, etc., you can still register when your holds are lifted, using the registration PIN you receive from your advisor.

Readmit students who have paid a deposit prior to registration week will register at the same time as continuing students.

You may find the online registration and schedule changes instructions helpful.

ONLINE REGISTRATION (FALL AND SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION)

Your registration time is when you can start registering for classes online. You will be able to make changes to your schedule yourself until the first week of classes. However, you should still register for 1216 credits by the end of registration week, to ensure your full time status and accurate billing. Registration will be temporarily frozen during wait list week but will begin again on the first day of drop/add. 

If an instructor completed a Course Override Form for you, and you received a confirmation email from the Registrar's Office, you will be responsible for registering yourself for the class.

GUIDED ONLINE REGISTRATION (SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION ONLY)

Bring a laptop with you, if you have one. Otherwise, you may use one of the provided desktop computers.

You may arrive at or after your assigned registration time. When you arrive, we will check your completed and signed registration form, then give you your registration PIN. You may then sit and register in plus.hope.edu. There will be printed instructions and Registrar’s Office staff will be present to help. You may also review the online registration instructions ahead of time, if you wish.

If an instructor completed a Course Override Form for you, and you received a confirmation email from the Registrar's Office, you will be able to register yourself for the class.

If you can't make it to guided online registration at your registration time, you may still come any time until Friday afternoon. After that, come to the Registrar's Office to show us your registration form, and we will give you your registration PIN.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ERRORS

Below are common errors you might see when registering online. Let the Registrar's Office know if you need help troubleshooting any issues.

You may register during the following times
  • You have tried to register too early for classes. Check your registration time on plus.hope.edu.
No Registration Time Ticket
  • Make sure you selected the correct registration term. Log out, log back in and select the term you want to register for, not the current term.
  • If you applied to graduate, you will not have a time ticket assigned for terms beyond your graduation date. Contact Liz Steenwyk to change your graduation date.
Closed - 000 WAITLISTED
  • This class is full and you have the option to add yourself to the wait list. Read the wait list procedures to ensure that you correctly place yourself on the wait list.
Time Conflict with CRN XXXXX
  • There is a time conflict with the listed class. Choose a different section or course. If you wish to override the conflict, first register for all other courses online, then obtain permission from both instructors of the classes involved with the time conflict. Come to the Registrar's Office so that we can override the error.
Linked Course Required
  • You probably forgot to add the required discussion and/or lab section of the class. Check the class schedule for linked course requirements and add all CRNs to the boxes required before clicking “Submit Changes.”
Prerequisite not met. Unable to register for course.
  • You have not met the prerequisite requirement outlined in the class schedule and Catalog. You will need to choose a different course or speak to the instructor about a Course Override Form.
Instructor Signature
  • You need permission from the instructor of the class before you can register for it. Speak to the instructor about a Course Override Form.
Corequisite Required
  • There is a corresponding course that you need to register for as well, as outlined in the class schedule and Catalog. You need to add all CRNs for corequisites at the same time and then click “Submit Changes.” If you wish to only take one of the courses, speak to the instructor about a Course Override Form. This includes repeating only one section to improve your grade.
Field of study restriction
  • You must be the declared major as outlined for that course in the class schedule and Catalog. If you need to declare your major, you can complete a major declaration form or pick up a paper copy in the Registrar’s Office. Otherwise, speak to the instructor about a Course Override Form.
Class Standing (FR, SO, JR, SR) Restriction
  • You do not have the right number of credits to register for this course. You need to choose a different course or speak to the instructor about a Course Override Form.

WAIT LISTS

During registration, courses may close, but you can add yourself to the wait list. After registration week, the wait lists are reviewed by the departments, and the departments determine who may add the class from the wait list.

During wait list week, online registration will be closed and no schedule changes can be made. This is to maintain the integrity of the wait list.

After wait list week, wait lists will remain active until the Friday of the first week of classes. Departments and instructors are encouraged to look at the wait list before giving anyone permission to add the course. However, ultimately it is up to the department/instructor to decide who gets added to a course with a wait list.

If you no longer wish to register for a class you wait listed for, please remove yourself from the wait list in your plus.hope.edu account. This gives instructors the most accurate representation of students interested in their class.

ADDING YOURSELF TO A WAIT LIST

In plus.hope.edu, you can add your name to a wait list for any closed class. Follow these steps to make sure you correctly add yourself to the wait list:

  1. In the main registration screen, once you have entered the CRN, you will get a "Closed - Waitlisted" error.
  2. Click the drop down arrow next to the course and select "Wait List."
  3. If you see "000" it means there are no students currently on the wait list. If you see "001" it means there is one student currently on the wait list, so you will be second on the wait list once you click "Submit Changes."
  4. Be sure to click "Submit Changes." If you do not, you will not be added to the wait list.

To make sure you are on the wait list, go back to the main registration screen. Classes for which you are on the wait list are marked "Wait Listed."

WAIT LIST TIMELINE

During wait list week, online registration will be closed and no schedule changes can be made. This is to maintain the integrity of the wait list.

November 13–16

Departments review their wait lists.

November 17, 5 P.M.

If you placed yourself on a wait list, you will receive an email notification about the status of your wait listed course(s). The email will have detailed instructions on how to proceed. No changes are made to your schedule without your approval.

November 20–21

If you were given permission to add a wait listed course, you must come to the Registrar’s Office to add the class. You will not be registered for the class unless you come to our office during this time. During the same visit, you may drop other courses to add the wait listed course.

November 22 – January 12

Wait lists remain active. Only students who still wish to get into the class should stay on the wait list, so if you change your mind, please remove yourself from the wait list in your plus.hope.edu account.

If you weren't approved or you didn't come in to accept your spot, you will remain on the wait list, which both you and the department can see in plus.hope.edu. If a spot opens up in a class that you are wait listed for, you and the department will not be notified, even if you are #1 on the list. However, no one will be able to register themselves for that spot online. The only way to register for that spot is to receive permission directly from the instructor of the course and bring it to the Registrar's Office. The wait lists are for informational use only and you are encouraged to watch the status of your class and contact the instructor for permission to add.

WAIT LIST RECOMMENDATIONS

There is no guarantee you’ll be accepted into the class if you’re on the wait list. Departments try very hard to accommodate students who need a specific course. However, each department handles wait lists independently, so it is very hard to accurately advise the likelihood of acceptance.

If you are on a wait list, we highly recommend that you register for an alternate class — one you should have selected when planning for registration. If you are not accepted from the wait list and cannot find another class, seek help from your advisor, major/minor department or the Registrar’s Office.

To be considered a full-time student you must be registered for at least 12 credits. Most students enroll in 14–16 semester credits in order to graduate in four years.

DROP/ADD

Beginning on Wednesday, November 22, you may drop and add spring 2018 courses without academic penalty until the second week of the semester. Class availability generally shifts after the wait list period, so make sure you check the class schedule for classes that have opened up. To find out how to drop or add a course, follow the drop/add procedures listed here.

DROP/ADD DEADLINES FOR SPRING 2018 CLASSES

FIRST-HALF COURSES Wednesday, January 17
FULL-SEMESTER COURSES Wednesday, January 17
LAST-HALF COURSES Thursday, March 8

DROP/ADD DEADLINES FOR FALL 2017: see ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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