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Register for Classes

1. Check the Registration and Academic Calendars

If you have been officially admitted into an online program or admitted as a non-degree student, the first step in the registration process is to make sure you know when your academic session will begin (and end), when registration will open and close, as well as when payments are due and when classes can be dropped and added. The two best resources to keep you informed are the Registration Calendar and the Academic Calendar, both published by the Registrar's Office.

2. Talk to your Academic Adviser

Most online programs will place an "advising hold" on your account preventing you from registering until you talk to your adviser. This policy is designed to ensure that you register for the correct courses. Contact your academic adviser in advance of the registration period to make sure you are both in agreement about your target curriculum. In some programs, the adviser or program administrative assistant can then register you manually or remove the hold so you can self-register using WebAdvisor (webadvisor.coastal.edu). Non-degree students are not assigned academic advisers, but are encouraged to talk to program coordinators or admin assistants in the academic departments of the courses that interest them.

3. Clear your Student Accounts holds

It is your responsibility to ensure that your account payments are made on time. Failure to pay your bill can result in a "Bursar Hold" being flagged in WebAdvisor--preventing you from registering, or if already registered--deleting your registration. To avoid either of these unpleasant outcomes, make sure you monitor the Student Accounts Calendar carefully.

4. Use WebAdvisor to self-register

The Office of the Registrar publishes a list of WebAdvisor Resources for Students, including a step-by-step self-registration guide, as well as training videos on how to run program evaluation reports and other e-advising functions.