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Advising Right Now: Advisees' Registrations

We provide information and advice on this page regarding late spring registration changes and fall pre-registration.

Late Registration Changes

Students who missed the Add or Drop deadlines must petition the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) in order to change their registrations. Petitions are available from the Petitions section of the CAP website or in the office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, room 7-104.

Approval of petitions is not guaranteed; those that are approved are subject to a filing fee. Additional information on the petition process and late registration changes can be found on the CAP website.

Fall Pre-Registration

On May 2, students may begin to pre-register on WebSIS for summer and fall semester subjects. Advisees may wish to talk with you in advance about what they plan to take. Students must submit Fall Pre-Registration by June 13 to avoid late fees. See the Registrar's website for additional details. Instructions for pre-registering are posted on WebSIS when online pre-registration opens. Deadlines and late fees are published in the Academic Calendar.

June 13 is also the deadline for listing primary and alternative choices for CI-H/HW subjects using the Subject Selector as part of Pre-registration. The Communication Requirement is a paced requirement, and students must take a second Communication Intensive Subject in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences by the end of sophomore year. For more information on the procedures for enrolling in CI-H/HW subjects see