Registration Basics

Enrollment Appointments

Enrollment appointments are posted on MySJSU about three months before the start of the semester and ends 3 days before the first day of instruction. See Registration Calendar for more details. Learn how to view your appointment on MySJSU. 

New students will receive their appointments later than continuing students.  See the New Admits Appointment date on the Registration Calendar for exact dates.

How are enrollment appointment determined?

Registration start dates are based on class level and priority registration group. See F17-4 Academic Senate policy [pdf] for descriptions of priority groups.  Students are grouped by class level, then last name.  The order of the groups within the class level rotates each semester.  All priority groups are approved by the Student Success Committee of the Academic Senate

Class level is determined by a student's earned units and current work-in-progress.  

See Registration - Priority Groups on SJSU catalog.

Advance Registration vs Late Registration

Advance Registration begins 3-4 months prior to the first day of instruction. Students can view their enrollment appointment via MySJSU

Late Registration begins the first day of instruction and ends on the add deadline. Students can add or drop courses via MySJSU by the deadlines posted on the Registration calendars. A late fee applies for all first-time adds.  Contact the Bursar's office for all fee related questions.

When you are ready to register for courses, log onto MySJSU to add or drop classes.  See tutorial on how to enroll? [pdf]  Contact us if you need assistance. 

Common Registration Issues:

  1. Your enrollment appointment has not yet started.
  2. Graduation Date has passed
  3. Prerequisites are missing.
    • If you have taken a prerequisite course elsewhere, submit an unofficial transcript to course instructor. 
    • The instructor will issue a permission number, which you can enter on MySJSU to enroll in the course. 
    • See the Transfer Credit page for more details.
  4. Co-requisite is required.
    • Some lectures require you to simultaneously enroll in a supporting class such as a lab or workshop.
    • You must register for both classes at the same time.
  5. Time Conflict
    • Timing for two or more classes overlap.
    • Bring a time conflict memo to Window "R" in the Student Services Center
  6. You have a hold on your account.
    • Contact the department that placed the hold to review the details
    • After addressing the issue, the department will remove the hold from your record.
    • Learn more about registration holds from the SJSU catalog
  7. You have exceeded the number of units allowed. See Enrollment Unit Cap and Variable Waitlist Unit Limit page.

For all other issues, please contact us.