/ Registrar's Office

Registration and Schedules

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


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.


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 these steps 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.


This is only for fall and spring registration. There is a different process for summer registration. All academic dates, including withdrawal deadlines, are listed on the Academic Calendar.

SCHEDULE OF COURSES PUBLISHED March 6, 5 p.m. The fall 2024 and spring 2025 class schedules will be published.
check your registration time & holds March 6, 5 p.m. Your registration time and any holds you may have will be posted to your plus.hope.edu account.
pre-registration advising March 18–29
Meet with your advisor to go over your registration plans and obtain your registration PIN. Make sure you prepare for your advising meeting ahead of time. Contact instructors for any course overrides you need.
REGISTRATION WEEK April 2–5 Register for classes. If you need help registering, contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WAIT LIST PROCESSING April 8–17 Online registration closes at 7 a.m. on April 8 while departments review wait lists; no schedule changes allowed except for students who were unable to register at all during registration week. If you are on a wait list, review the wait list timeline.
DROP/ADD April 18–August 30

Online registration reopens at 8 a.m. on April 18. Most schedule changes can be made in plus.hope.edu during this time.

Online registration closes for the semester at 5 p.m. on August 30. After this time, schedule changes can only be made with instructor and advisor permission.

September 4 Last day to drop/add full semester and first-half courses.
October 23 Last day to drop/add last-half courses.


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

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

  1. Login to plus.hope.edu
  2. Go to "Registrar and Student Accounts"
  3. Go to "Registration"
  4. Go to "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, or when the drop/add period begins).


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. Go to "Registrar and Student Accounts"
  3. Go to "Registration"
  4. Go to "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.


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

Business Services

  • Financial
  • Former Student
  • Monthly Payments Past Due


  • Health Hold

Student Development

  • Behavior Hold

Registrar’s Office

  • No Major Declared
  • Transfer Student Missing Transcript
  • Registrar Hold


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.


Check your Degree Works to see what Anchor Plan and major/minor requirements you’ve completed and what you still need to complete. If you are planning on a specific major, but haven't yet declared it, run a What If in Degree Works. Be prepared to discuss this with your advisor. This will help you make sure you're on track for graduation.


The Schedule Planner is a scheduling tool available in plus.hope.edu (Registrar and Student Accounts > Registration > Schedule Planner). It allows you to block off times you can't have class, choose the courses you need to take, generate possible schedules and save the CRNs in your Registration Cart for easy registration when your time opens up. Instructions for using the planner are on the last two pages of this PDF.

You may want to make a note of alternate courses, in case your first choice ones fill up.

You can also check the class schedule to see what is being offered. If you prefer to plan out your schedule on paper, here is a handy schedule planner PDF.

If you plan to take an applied music lesson, please complete the applied lesson request form located on the music department website.

Although the class schedule is published on a yearly basis, registration is done on a semesterly basis.


You will need to schedule a time to meet with your primary advisor during pre-registration advising. Your advisor should help you plan your schedule for next semester and give you your registration PIN.

  1. Plan on discussing your Degree Works and your Schedule Planner with your advisor, and talk about course options. Bring any questions you may have.
  2. Collect your PIN from your advisor.
  3. Some courses have restrictions as indicated on the class schedule. If the course is flagged PERMISSION or you have not fulfilled a course requirement (prerequisite, etc.) but still want to take the course, talk to the instructor about completing a Course Override Form for you.

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

If you have 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. You should still meet with your new advisor, but you will need to get your PIN from your previous one.

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 and to get your PIN. 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.


A registration PIN is used to access the "Register for Classes" section in plus.hope.edu when your registration time opens up. This PIN is different than the PIN you use to log in. You will receive your registration PIN from your advisor when you meet during pre-registration advising.



Restricted courses are courses that 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. Then the Registrar's Office will code an override on your account and email you a confirmation that you can register. If the class is full, add yourself to the wait list. The override is only valid for the course restrictions, not for going over the seat limit.

If you’re taking a prerequisite course at another college during the summer, you need an override before you can register for the advanced course at Hope. 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.


Some courses are flagged with PERMISSION on the class schedule. Follow the instructions listed in the course note, for example, "Permission of instructor required, via the Course Override Form." The instructor will need to 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.

Permission overrides for music ensembles and lessons are typically handled by the Music Department.


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.


You will need to get permission from the Registrar's Office to take more than 18 credits. Email our office and we will review your request.


If you are a currently-enrolled (or deposit-paid readmitting) degree-seeking student, when you register is based on your earned credits. This does not include classes you are currently taking. The more earned credits you have, the sooner you can register.

You will receive an email about a month prior to registration with details about your registration. Details are also listed below.

If you can't register during registration week due to holds, etc., you can still register later, 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.


Your registration time is when you can start registering for classes in plus.hope.edu. You may register any time after your time, however, you should still try to 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 open again at 8 a.m. on April 18.

If an instructor completed a Course Override Form for you, and you received a confirmation email from the Registrar's Office, you are responsible for registering yourself for the class while online registration is still open.

We recognize that this is the first time some of you are registering online. Or, maybe this is not your first semester, but you encounter an issue you've never seen before. We urge you to contact us as soon as you have trouble registering, so that we can assist you effectively. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may email, call or walk in.


Below are common errors you might see when registering online. Contact us 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 can 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 make an arrangement with the instructors on how you will work around the conflict. Email dropadd@hope.edu and we'll enter an override for you and let you know when you can register. Instructors may also request time conflict overrides for students using the Course Override Form.

Linked Course Required

  • You probably forgot to add the required activity or lecture section of the class. Check the class schedule for linked course requirements and add all CRNs to the boxes before choosing “Submit Changes.”
  • If you are adding all required CRNs, but still getting the error, one or more sections most likely have a wait list. Contact the Registrar's Office so that staff can override this for you.

Prerequisite not met

  • You have not met the prerequisite requirement(s) outlined on the class schedule. You will need to choose a different course or contact the instructor to obtain an override.
  • If you are registering for fall, and you plan to take a prerequisite course at another college over the summer, contact the instructor of your fall course about an override. You will need to make sure to have your official graded transcript sent to the Hope Registrar's Office by the other school. Our office should receive it the week before fall classes start in order to confirm your transfer credit, so that you can remain in your fall class.


  • You need permission from the person listed on the error before you can register for the course. Contact them to request an override.

Corequisite Required

  • There is a corresponding course that you need to register for as well, as outlined in the class schedule. You need to add all CRNs for the corequisites at the same time and then select “Submit Changes.” If you are adding all required CRNs, but still getting an error, one or more sections most likely have a wait list. Contact the Registrar's Office so that staff can override this for you.
  • If you wish to only take one of the courses, contact the instructor about obtaining an override.
  • If you've already taken all corresponding courses but want to retake one in order to improve your grade, email dropadd@hope.edu so that we can give you an override. You don't need instructor permission for this.

Field of study restriction

Class Standing (FR, SO, JR, SR) Restriction

  • You do not have the right number of earned credits to register for this course. You need to choose a different course or contact the instructor about an override.


During registration, courses may fill up, 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. This is not the last time you may add a wait listed course – it is just when departments review course demand and make adjustments as needed.

During wait list weeks, online registration will be closed and no schedule changes can be made, except for students who have not yet registered at all. This is to maintain the integrity of the wait lists.

After wait list weeks, wait lists will remain active until the end of drop/add. 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 may add 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 plus.hope.edu. This gives instructors the most accurate representation of students interested in their class.


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

  1. In the main registration screen, after you have entered the CRN, you will get a "Closed - Waitlisted" error.
  2. Select the drop down next to the course and select "Wait List."
  3. If it says "000" it means there are no students currently on the wait list. If it says "001" it means there is one student currently on the wait list, so you will be second on the wait list once you select "Submit Changes."
  4. Be sure to select "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 ("Register for Classes or Add/Drop Classes"). Classes you are wait listed for will have a status of "Wait Listed."


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 lists and allow departments to adjust courses based on demand.

APRIL 8–10

Departments review their wait lists.

APRIL 11, 5 P.M.

If you placed yourself on a wait list, you will receive an email at this time from the Registrar's Office about the status of your wait listed course(s). The email will have detailed instructions on how to proceed.

APRIL 15, 12 p.m.

If you receive an email from the Registrar's Office on April 11 that you were given permission to add a wait listed course, you must complete the Wait List Approved google form in the email. You can also indicate on the form if you want to drop any alternate classes. If you do not fill out the form, you will remain on the wait list.

The Wait List Approved form will close at noon on Monday, April 15. Registrar's Office staff will make schedule changes for students who complete the form. We will email these students a confirmation when the process is complete, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.


The drop/add period starts and online registration reopens at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 18. Wait lists will remain active. Only students who still wish to get into their wait listed class should stay on the wait list. If you change your mind about a course, please remove yourself from the wait list in plus.hope.edu.

If you weren't approved to add during wait list week or you didn't fill out the Wait List Approved Form, you will stay on the wait list. Both you and the department can see this in plus.hope.edu. Hope does not use automatic wait listing, so if a spot opens up in a class that you are wait listed for, you will not be notified, even if you are first on the list. However, no one will be able to register themselves for that spot. The only way to register for that spot is to get email permission directly from the instructor of the course and then fill out the Schedule Change Form. 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.


Hope does not use automatic waitlisting. If a course has a wait list and a seat opens up, the only way anyone can be added to the course is by getting instructor or department email permission. Each department and instructor handles their wait lists independently, so it is difficult for our office to accurately advise the likelihood of acceptance. Departments do try very hard to accommodate students who need a specific course within a specific timeframe.

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 cannot get in from the wait list and need assistance finding another class, seek help from your advisor.

To be considered a full-time student you must be registered for at least 12 credits.


The drop/add process begins when wait list week ends. Most course changes can be made in plus.hope.edu when online registration reopens. See the schedule changes page for more details.