Article 3, Part 3 – Registration, Course Changes, and Withdrawal

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§ 3-303 Registration

  1. When a student registers for courses, the student agrees to pay tuition and fees to the university according to the payment policies and schedules adopted by the Board of Trustees. If a student wishes to cancel their registration, and thus avoid payment of tuition and fee charges, the student must do so in accordance with § 3‑308.

    Unauthorized use of university computerized systems, data, or resources; unauthorized use of another individual’s identification, account, or password; or an attempt to gain unauthorized access is prohibited by university policy and may constitute a violation of Illinois state law. Access to the student registration system will be terminated if the student is found to be making excessive unsuccessful registration attempts. The student's college office should be consulted in that instance.
  2. Days for registration are designated for each term and are published in the Office of the Registrar Academic Calendars ( for that term. Each term, students are assigned an earliest registration time (time ticket) when they may first use the course enrollment portion of the student registration system. Registration times are assigned on the basis of the college of enrollment and credit hours earned. Access is subject to holds that may be imposed by the student’s college of enrollment or an administrative office.
  3. A student who has courses on their record as of the first day of instruction is registered in courses as shown on the student’s schedule and thus obligated to pay all tuition and fees assessed.
  4. Course registration: A student may register in courses subject to conditions imposed by the colleges and academic departments.
    1. Colleges and departments reserve the right to impose registration requirements and prerequisites; to reassign students to other sections in a course; to withdraw students from a course or section after the course is on the student’s record; or to cancel a course offering or section for legitimate educational reasons (for example, whenever minimum enrollment standards have not been met).
    2. The registration of a student who fails to meet conditions for continued enrollment may be canceled by college action.
    3. Conditions for course registrations and changes to them may be publicized in the Course Explorer ( or other media available to the university and in department offices.
  5. Under certain conditions, a college, a department, or the Office of the Registrar may alter or create a student’s course registration. For example:
    1. Students may request the appropriate administrative office to act if they are unable to take action because of deadlines and/or restrictions enforced by the student registration system.
    2. First-year students in law and veterinary medicine may be registered by their colleges.
    3. Students enrolled at Carle Illinois College of Medicine are registered by the Carle Illinois Registrar.
  6. The initial billing for each term will be available online as an electronic bill (E‑Bill) no later than first week of the next month after the term begins for all students who have courses on record as of the first day of instruction. The university no longer mails student account bills to registered students.