Guide for New Students
The Registration Guide is designed for students who are ready to register for classes at IU Southeast as well as those needing to adjust their enrollment throughout the duration of a specific term.
In addition to this term-specific information, the Guide also provides students with information about their educational rights to access and privacy as defined by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and IU Southeast policy. Along with these rights, students are responsible for knowing and adhering to University policies, procedures and deadlines. Many of these policies and deadlines with respect to enrollment can be found on the Academic Calendar.
If you plan to enroll in credit courses at IU Southeast, you must be admitted to the University before you may register. For further information, follow these links to Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Business, Graduate Education, or Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies.
Instructions for students who wish to transfer to IU Southeast on a permanent basis.
Instructions for students who wish to transfer to IU Southeast on a visiting basis, such as summer school.
If you have not attended IU Southeast during the last 12 months, you must contact the appropriate undergraduate or graduate admission office.
Make sure you have an active Network ID and passphrase.
Students conduct most of their business with the university through the Web. By activating their university account, students will be able to register, send, and receive e-mail through the university, and use Oncourse/Canvas.
To set-up a network ID and passphrase, log on to http://itaccounts.iu.edu/ and follow the instructions. All newly admitted students receive the 10-digit University ID in the letter of admissions. You will use this number to create your network ID and passphrase.
If you have forgotten your ID or passphrase, you can take a photo ID to one of the staffed computer labs on campus (UC100, CV112, or the Library) for assistance.
First-Year (Freshman) Students
All first-year students admitted for summer or fall will receive an invitation to a mandatory Orientation. Beginning in early March, program invitations will be mailed. Online registration is currently open.
All transfer students admitted for summer or fall will receive an invitation to attend Orientation. Beginning in early March, program invitations will be mailed. Online registration is currently open. Learn more about transferring to IU Southeast at our transfer student information page.
Become familiar with the One.IU.
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 visiting My Registration Appointment from the Student Center in One.iu.edu. You will need to login first, using your user id and passphrase, the same as used for email or Oncourse/Canvas. 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.
Review Course Offerings (Schedule of Classes).
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 the Student Center in One.iu.edu.
You must meet certain criteria to enroll in a course marked RSTR. Consult with your academic advisor.
Review "Holds on My Record."
Holds that restrict services (negative service indicators)
Be sure there are no academic or financial holds on your record that will prevent you from registering. Some schools or departments may place a hold on your registration until you have been advised.
In addition, most financial holds will restrict you from obtaining other services, such as official transcripts or receiving your diploma.
You can see if there are any holds on your record by visiting the Student Center in One.IU.edu.
Holds that provide information (positive service indicators)
Positive Service Indicators give you information about your record; in some cases they inform you of things you need to do. These "holds" do NOT restrict services.
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.
Review the Final Exam Schedule.
Request a Parking Permit.
Pay for your Classes.
Check your book list through the bookstore.
Textbook information for courses can be found at the bookstore. During the registration process, there is also a link to the bookstore website.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for the textbooks is also listed.