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 groups.  The order of the last name groups within the same 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, after add deadline, or after Census date.  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. 

Registration Holds

If you have one or more registration hold(s) on your account.

    • Login MySJSU, go to your Student Center, check top right column for "holds", click "details" to find out how to resolve the hold/ who to contact.
    • Contact the department that placed the hold.
    • After the issue is resolved, the department will remove the hold from your record.

Common Registration Issues:

  1. Your enrollment appointment has not yet started.
  2. Graduation Date has passed.
  3. Prerequisites are missing.
  4. Co-requisite is required.
    • Some classes require you to simultaneously enroll in a component class such as a lab or workshop.
    • You must register for both the lecture & a component at the same time.
    • If you are exempt from co-requisite, a memo on a department letterhead is required. Contact our office with this letter, our staff need to register for you.
  5. Time Conflict (schedules of two or more classes are overlapping).
  6. You have registration hold(s) on your account.
  7. You have exceeded the number of enrollment units or wailist limit allowed.
  8. You are a "special session" student trying to enroll in "regular session" classes
    • Choose "special session" section of the class. Look at class details. Section# 10 and above are usually "special session" sections.
  9. You are repeating a class.
  10. You already enrolled in another section of the same class.
    • You must drop the other section of the same class in order to add the new section.
    • You cannot be enrolled from the waitlist until you drop the other enrolled section.
  11. Permission number you received is not valid or has been used. 
    • Contact the instructor of the class to obtain a new one. 
  12. You want to enroll in SJSU Studies class (Areas: R, S, V or Z) but have not earned 60 units or above (upper division standing).

For all other issues, please contact us.