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Only those students who have been officially admitted by the Graduate School will be permitted to register.

Degree-seeking students may be required by their department to see an advisor and obtain a Registration User Number (RUN) to register online. Please consult the designated major department about advisement. Nondeclared, non-degree students are technically self-advised and may begin registration for the admitted semester after the registration period begins.

View the Schedule of Classes for a particular semester. Registration dates, Course Drop (with full refund) dates, and Course Withdrawal (with W grade) dates are listed for every course.

Students can register themselves (via SalukiNet) for full-semester courses through the first week of the semester, and for late-starting courses up to the first day of the course. After that, the student must get a Course Request Form (CRF) signed by the instructor to add the course. A CRF for a course add or a section switch can be processed through the 14th week of the semester. Additionally, a CRF is used to change a student's previously completed registration in a course to an audit (AU), which must be done before the end of the second week of the semester.

Students can drop a full-semester course with refund themselves through the second week of the semester, and can withdraw from a course with a W grade themselves through the 10th week; afterward, a Retroactive Academic Action Petition will need to be completed to get a course dropped. A CRF is required when a student with a registration hold needs to drop a course. A CRF is also used for an administrative drop initiated by the instructor and department when a student is determined to not be eligible to be in a course.

When filling out the CRF, include the Term, student identifying information (ID, name, etc.), and information about each affected course (especially the CRN) (including the drop date if it is a drop). With this electronic fillable form, you only need to type the entries into the first CRF and they will automatically be copied to the other two CRFs. After printing the CRF, the student and the instructor(s) should hand sign each CRF. Then the CRF should be forwarded to the Graduate School Registration Office (Student Services Building Room 309) for processing, while the other copies are for the student and the department.

If the CRF contains course adds for which restriction and prerequisite overrides will be applied, those should be done in Banner by the department before the CRF is sent over. Failure to do such overrides in advance with result in the CRF being returned to the department for override processing.

View the Course Request Form (CRF)

Late Registration at the Graduate School

The Graduate Registration Center is located in the Student Services Building Room 309. After the first week of classes, students are required to have the Graduate Dean's permission to add courses and must come to the Center to process a registration add. After the first week of classes, all registration and section changes must be processed at the Center. Drops may be processed in SalukiNet through week 10 for full-semester courses.

A late registration fee of $15 shall be assessed to all students taking on-campus classes who register after the semester has begun. This fee shall be non-refundable and non-waiverable, except when it is clearly shown that the late registration was caused by faculty or administrative action. Off-campus classes and registration in 599, 600, and 601 shall be exempt from such fee.

Withdrawal from Courses and from the University

Dropping Courses

Students officially registered for courses must withdraw formally. They must process an official withdrawal form. Outlined below are the procedures to be followed by graduate students when withdrawing from courses.

Deadlines For Dropping From a Course(s)     

If classes meet for

Deadline to Drop to Receive Refund

Deadline to Drop
13 to 16 weeks 2nd week 10th week
9 to 12 weeks 2nd week 8th week
8 weeks 2nd week 5th week
7 weeks 1st week 4th week
4 to 6 weeks 1st week 3rd week
2 or 3 weeks 1st day 1st week
less than 2 weeks 1st day 2nd day

*Students must drop a course or withdraw from the University by these deadlines to receive an account credit equal to a full refund of tuition and fees. Students who drop courses after the full refund deadline but remain enrolled in the University will not receive any refund. Students who withdraw from the University after the full refund period will receive an account credit equal to a pro rata refund of tuition and fees through the duration of the enrollment period. An administrative fee will be assessed to all students who withdraw from the University and receive a pro rata refund. The amount of the fee is $100.

Students officially withdraw from courses through SalukiNet. Graduate students may drop from a course through the 10th week of the fall and spring semesters. Drop deadlines for shorter sessions are correspondingly earlier (see schedule above). Official withdrawals during the first two weeks of the semester result in no entry being made on the student's record. Official withdrawals during the 3rd week through the 10th week of classes will result in the course listed on the student's record with the symbol "W." No drop from a course will be authorized after the 10th week of classes. It is the student's responsibility to insure that the drop process is officially completed.

Withdrawal From the University

Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for specific deadline dates. Students who withdraw from all classes will have a statement of withdrawal from the University and the week of withdrawal entered on their records. Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the University after school has started and who are on campus should contact the Graduate School in person to initiate the withdrawal process. If they are unable to come to campus, they may send an email to gradregistration@siu.edu requesting the Graduate Registration Office process a withdrawal.

Students who advance register, including the paying of tuition and fees, and then find they cannot attend school must process an official withdrawal the same way as those who withdraw after school starts. In this case, the process is the same as outlined in the paragraph above. Students must officially withdraw if they stop attending classes; the failure to pay tuition and fees by the deadline date does not cancel one's registration nor remove the obligation to pay the tuition and fees.


SIUC Refund Policy for Withdrawls for Semester-length courses

Withdrawl By Tuition Refund Percentage Fee Refund Percentage
Week One 100% 100%
Week Two 100% 100%
Week Three 50% 100%
Week Four 50% 0%
Week Five and after 0% 0%

For more information, please contact gradregistration@siu.edu.