Office of Academic Services and Retention


Registering for Classes

Learn how to use CLASS to register for courses.

The planning time frame for registration each semester begins approximately three to four weeks before pre-registration begins. In consultation with your advisor, you’ll select the courses appropriate for your course of study, indicate the special grading option available, (normal, pass/fail, audit) and even select alternates (in case a course you’ve selected isn’t available).

Your academic schedule must be approved by an advisor before you can register. It is recommended that you pick out courses in person with your advisor and enter the courses into the C.L.A.S.S. system together. Your can then approve your courses immediately and you will be able to register at your appointed registration time assigned to you based on how many credits you have earned. You can find your registration time in C.L.A.S.S.

You may also submit your course selections to an advisor electronically for approval. To do so, you must enter the courses you would like into the “My Registration” section of C.L.A.S.S. and then press the “Submit” button. This notifies your advisor that you are seeking schedule approval. Until your advisor approves the courses, it will say “pending” next to each course selection. Once your advisor approves your courses, it will change from saying “pending” to “advisor approved.” You will then be able to register at your appointed registration time.

At your appointed time, you will enter the “My Registration” section of C.L.A.S.S. and press the “Submit” button to finalize your semester registration. You’ll immediately be able to see your course confirmation, listing your courses and their location when you go back to your registration screen. Remember: you are not registered for your courses until you hit the SUBMIT button and it says “registered” next to each course. If it continues to say “advisor approved” next to course after you submitted the registration, the course no longer has any seats available.

The “My Course Confirmation” page displays the listing of all courses you have registered for in a given semester. Listed are the course number, title, credits, meeting time, meeting place, and instructor.

» View more course registration info from the Registrar

» Learn more about CLASS on the Technology Catalog


For further information, please contact:

Office of Academic Services and Retention
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3150

Regular Semester Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

(extended hours during registration periods)

Summer Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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