Preparing to Register

Students must complete the following in advance of early registration:

  1. Find out who is Assigned as Academic Advisor
    • Log in to Campus Connection
    • Advisor name and phone number is located on the right side of screen under Advisor
    • Click on details and then the advisor's name to email the advisor
  2. Determine Early Registration Date & Time
    • Log in to Campus Connection
    • Earliest registration date is located on the right side of screen under Enrollment Dates
    • Click on details to view the earliest registration date & time
  3. Take Care of Holds
    • Log in to Campus Connection
    • Holds located on the right side of screen under Holds
    • Click on details to view more information about the hold
    • Click on each individual hold to view instructions on how hold can be removed
    • Some holds prevent registration (i.e. Advisor/Department, Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA), MMR/Student Health, Business Office/Delinquent Account)
    • Take care of holds early so they don't delay registration
  4. Schedule Appointment with Academic Advisor
    • Check MSU e-mail to see if advisor sent a message
    • Send advisor an e-mail requesting an appointment
    • Call advisor (phone number found in Campus Connection)
    • Schedule appointment well in advance of early registration date
  5. Prepare for Advising Appointment
  6. Check out the Campus Connection 'How To' Videos

 Adding/Dropping/Waitlisting Courses

Adding - When adding courses, students should use the University’s web registration program, Campus Connection. When classes are closed or restricted, the instructor will need to grant approval to enroll and a Petition to Add Form would be completed. The necessary signatures and department stamp must be obtained before students take the form to the Registrar’s Office where the form will be processed. Students who wish to attempt 19-22 credits in a semester must meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and obtain a signature from the advisor and the division or department stamp on the Overload Approval Form. Once completed this form needs to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office to be processed. Classes may be added via Campus Connection through the seventh day of a regular (16-week) session in fall/spring semester. Students may add through the fourth day of summer semester or eight-week sessions. Students who wish to add after the deadline, must obtain approval from the instructor and the chair overseeing the course with a department/division stamp and submit a Petition to Add form.

Dropping - Students can drop courses on Campus Connection according to specific published deadlines. All but the last course can be dropped on Campus Connection. Students who wish to withdraw from all courses must complete the Withdrawal Form. Students who drop any class after the seventh day of class in the fall or spring semester will receive a "W" on their transcript, indicating a withdrawal. Students can find the last day to drop each semester on the Academic Calendar found on the Registrar's Office website. A grade of "W" is not calculated in the GPA. Students who fail to drop a course by the official "drop" date may apply for "late course drop" due to extenuating circumstances. Students should view the details for a late course drop in the Undergraduate Catalog. The Late Course Drop Request must be completed and turned in to the Registrar’s Office.

Waitlisting - Students may have the option to waitlist courses that are currently full. The waitlist feature allows for students to indicate an interest in a course that is presently full. When students are enrolling in courses in Campus Connection, they may check "ok to waitlist" if a course is full. The course will appear on schedules as "waiting" which indicates potential for enrollment, not actual enrollment. If a seat becomes available, the first eligible student on the waitlist will automatically be enrolled in the course provided the student meets enrollment requirements. Students are responsible for checking their schedules in Campus Connection to see if the class has been added to their schedule. Students can not add a waitlist if already enrolled in a different section of the same course. Ranking of preferred section of waitlisted courses is not an option.