Enrollment

Your guide to the enrollment process.

We're here to help guide you through the processes and procedures you need to follow to get your course schedule just right. In a large university like Indiana University Bloomington, there are many policies and procedures that students encounter throughout the semester. It can feel overwhelming, but it’s important for students to understand how to navigate the processes that impact academic planning and schedules. 

What Should I Take Next Semester? Enrollment Q&A Webinar

Watch enrollment demonstrations and learn about how to navigate your academic resources in preparation for your "enrollment appointment".

Enrollment Basics

Spring Term Enrollment

  • Mid-September: Enrollment planning
  • Early October: Class list and enrollment dates available
  • Late October to Mid-November: Enroll in classes on assigned access date and time.

Summer Term Enrollment

  • Mid-February: Enrollment planning
  • Early March: Class list and enrollment dates are available
  • Late March: Enroll in classes on assigned access date and time.

Note: Research the cost of summer tuition before enrolling

Fall Term Enrollment

  • February to Mid-March: Enrollment planning
  • Early March: Class list and enrollment dates are available
  • April: Enroll in classes on assigned access date and time.

Prereq keeping you from enrolling in a course?

  • Read the class notes to ensure you meet the prereq.
  • If you are taking a prereq off campus but need to enroll in a course (ex. BUS-G202):
    • Complete a Course Permission Request form. This process only applies to business (BUS) courses. 
    • ECON course permissions will need:  hyperlink updated!
      • proof of in-progress course enrollment or
      • unofficial transcript showing the course has been completed
    • STATS course permissions:
      • Contact Kelly Hanna at khanna@indiana.edu or the department at statdept@indiana.edu
      • You will need to provide either proof of enrollment in the prereq or an unofficial transcript with the prereq completed.
    • MATH
  • Course Permission Requests will not be considered for students who:
    • Want to bypass the waitlist
    • Have another option, such as an 8 a.m. open class

Enrollment Help

  • Need help enrolling in classes or changing your schedule?
    • Academic advisors cannot change your schedule. We can provide minimal technical support, so come see us in HH 3035, with your laptop.
    • Utilize the enrollment videos on the University YouTube channel or Student Central Registration Help site.
  • If enrolled in a two-component course (lecture and discussion type, ex. BUS-K201, BUS-A202) and need to move sections, you will need to drop both components and re-enroll in an open paired section. 
  • One portion cannot be moved without the other. 
  • This may require you to join a waitlist.

What does ARR mean for the location of a course? 

This is an online course, but be sure to read the full detailed description of the class to know if you have specific times to meet or take exams.

I’m interested in knowing more about a class.

Use the OCQ Dashboard app from One.IU. 

What does AAR mean?

This is your Academic Advisement Report.  It will show your unofficial transcript and any courses you have not satisfied. 

What is “Full-Time Status”?

  • In order to be a full-time student, you must be enrolled in 12 credits.
  • Standard tuition (flat fee) includes 12 to 18 credits.
  • If you are waitlisting classes, consider using the drop-if-enroll function, as the system will not allow you to enroll in more than 19 credits at any given time.

How many credits do I need to have after each academic year?

  • Freshman: 0–29
  • Sophomore: 30–59
  • Junior: 60–89
  • Senior: 90+

Subscribe to the IUBOVPUE YouTube channel for the following tips:

  • Course search and enrollment
  • How to swap classes
  • How to waitlist classes
  • Late drop and add
  • Searching for second eight weeks classes

Please also refer to the following for more about official IU Bloomington policies, official calendars, and additional enrollment information:


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