Registration Guide for Existing Students


Meet with your Academic Advisor

It is always in your best interest to see your academic advisor.

Meet with your Academic Advisor in your School or Division and discuss the recommended and alternate courses required to meet your degree. If a course is "RSTR (restricted)" or requires "PERM (permission)", you must contact the School office of the department offering the course before you attempt to register.

You may also use your AAR (Academic Advising Report) as a tool to assist you in course

Each student must assume responsibility for ensuring that he/she knows the academic requirements for the degree being pursued. You may also use your AAR (Academic Advising Report) as a tool to assist you in course selection and meeting degree requirements.


Find your Registration Appointment

During the early (priority) registration period, students are given specific times to register. You can check your time by vising My Registration Appointment from the Student Self-Service section on the left, on the Services tab in OneStart. You will need to login first, using your user id and passphrase, the same as used for email or Oncourse. You can register at or after your appointment time.

Students registering during open registration do not need registration appointments, but must be eligible to register. If you previously attended IUS, but do not see a link to the current term for registration, please contact the Admissions office and your School or Division.

Students who are enrolled on another IU campus or who were last enrolled on another IU campus but did not graduate, should complete the intercampus transfer form. For summer school temporary intercampus transfers, please use this form.

Review Course Offerings (Schedule of Classes)

The course offerings can be viewed using one of two methods: The advanced search within OneStart and the departmental search.

Obtain Any Necessary Class Permissions or Authorizations

Certain courses, such as those marked PERM (permission) must be approved by the department offering the course before you register.  You can see if permissions have been granted by visiting: My Class Permissions from the Student Self-Service section on the left, on the Services tab in OneStart.

You must meet certain criteria to enroll in a course marked RSTR. Consult with your academic advisor.

Review "Holds on My Record"

Be sure there are no academic or financial holds that will prevent you from registering.

You may see if there are any holds on your record by vising "Holds on My Record" from the Student Information box in the Student Self-Service section on the left, on the Services tab in OneStart.

Register for Classes

Visit the Academic Calendar for specific dates and times for registration.

Currently enrolled IUS students are assigned registration appointments. Currently enrolled students includes any degree-seeking student who has taken a course within the past 12 months.

Formerly Enrolled students (prior to the past 12 months) must register the Open Registration time period.

Inter Campus Transfer Students (between IU campuses) register during the Open Registration time period.

Visiting Students (from non-IU campuses) register during the Open Registration time period.

Non-Degree Students register during the Open Registration time period.