Registration and Scheduling Procedures

Because so much of academic advising revolves around developing a semester class schedule, advisors need to understand DSU's registration and scheduling process and how advisors, colleges, and the Registrar's office work together to help students register for courses. The following is an overview of the registration process, followed by some specific comments regarding advisors and the registration process.

The Registration Process

The current semester class schedule is placed online in WebAdvisor. When DSU students plan their class schedule prior to early registration in the spring semester, they may register for the next entire academic year, including Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.

Students should meet with their advisor before registering for courses. Students who do not meet with their advisor can be blocked from registration. When students register via the web, it is a "live" registration.

Advisors need to be aware of the following procedures

  • Overloads: No student is allowed to enroll in more than 18 credit hours in one academic term, unless authorized by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Enrollment overloads must first be approved by the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. The student's grade point average for the previous term is used as the minimum criteria for overload approval:

    • A student must have at least a 2.75 GPA to be approved for an enrollment overload of 19 or 20 credit hours.

    • A student must have at least a 3.00 GPA to be approved for an enrollment overload of 21 or 22 credit hours.

  • Dropping/Adding Classes: Except under special circumstances, students may add or drop courses only during the scheduled drop/add period. Approval of the instructor is required for adding a section that is closed

NOTE: When the deadline to make changes to a class schedule falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, students should be encouraged to make those changes online using WebAdvisor. Students who prefer to make class schedule changes in person must deliver those changes to the Enrollment Services Office by the end of the work day that precedes the published deadline. Enrollment Services will not accept class schedule changes made after the published deadline. Only the most unusual circumstances warrant requests for class schedule changes after the published deadline. These must be requested in writing and must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Last Updated: 7/31/12