Registration Information

Registration "To-Do" List for Summer and Fall 2017




February 27th - March 24th

Review Mid-Term Grades with faculty

Make appt. with Advising Office to discuss academic progress

Print your Degree Audit Reporting System DARS to see what classes are needed for your degree

Review the SUMMER 2017, FALL 2017 and SPRING 2018* Schedule of Classes

Submit Change of Major paperwork prior to registration if needed to prevent any pre-requisite registration errors

March 10th – March 24th

Clear any holds on your record which will block you from registering

March 27th– March 31st

Advanced registration begins for Continuing Students

April 3rd

Registration begins for new undergraduate transfer students

April 17th

Registration begins for new undergraduate freshman

*Please note: a tentative Spring 2018 schedule of classes is available for viewing.  Although you will not be able to register for Spring 2018, the ability to see what courses will be available may assist you in planning your Summer and Fall 2017 registration.

Registering for Classes

Registration opens March 27th for Summer and Fall 2017!


See the  Academic Calendar  for registration dates. Please check your holds prior to registration by going to , clicking FAU Self Service, then Student Services, then Student Records, then View Holds.

Once you have resolved any holds, you can register for classes by following these steps:

  1.  Go to
    If you do not know what your MyFAU account userID and/or password is please go to the following site to activate your account: .
    If your account is not found or you cannot log in, please contact the helpdesk at 561-297-3999.

  2. Click on FAU Self Service from the Home Tab

  3. Click on the Student Services Tab or link

  4. Click on Registration from the Student Services menu

  5. Click on Add or Drop classes.

  6. Select the appropriate registration term.

  7. You will be presented with the Add Classes Worksheet page. If you know the CRN (available on the Departmental Course Schedule) for the classes you want, enter the CRN here and then click the Submit Changes button to add the class.
    If you don't know the CRN, use the Class Search button to find them. When you get the list of classes, there will be a small box to the left of classes that are available for adding. You can click in the box to select it, and then, at the bottom of the page, click the Register button.

  8. To print out your course schedule, click on Return to Menu in the top right and then click on the My Schedule link from the “Registration” menu.


Auditing Classes

Students who wish to audit a course may register during the first week of classes, see the Academic Calendar for specific dates. Students cannot change to audit status after the end of the drop/add period. An auditor is one who wishes to take a class without receiving credit or a grade for a course. Auditors may obtain an audit registration form from the Office of the Registrar on any campus. Auditors must

  1. Complete the Drop/Add Registration Form.

  2. Receive permission from the instructor via the web. If a paper Drop/Add is completed, instructor's signature and college stamp is required.

  3. Take the form to the Office of the Registrar for processing and pay course fees to the Controller's Office via MyFAU or US Postal Service.

All auditors must be in compliance with the (State University System (SUS) Measles/Rubella immunization policy and residency requirements)

Closed course

All courses have a limit on the number of students who can enroll. Popular or required courses often close early in the registration process. If you attempt to register for a class that has reached maximum enrollment, MyFAU Self-Service will present the option to place yourself on the course waitlist.   (see Wait List for more detail)

Course overload

Any undergraduate student who wishes to register for more than 18 credit/semester hours must see their college advisor for approval. College must stamp/sign "OK for Overload".

Non-Degree Registration

  • Non-degree registration is for students not interested in pursuing an FAU degree at this time such as taking courses for enrichment, for certification, to transfer to another university, applied too late for the upcoming term, and for applicants with no admission decision. Coursework for credit will appear on an FAU transcript.
  • Credits earned by a Non-degree seeking student may subsequently be applied to a degree seeking program. Up to 9 credits may be transferred. If the credits exceed 9 credits, approval from the college in which the student has enrolled must be obtained.
  • ** Non-degree students must comply with state immunization and residency policies. An application plus a non-refundable/non-transferable $30.00 fee is required to enroll in this category.
  • ** Graduate courses in the College of Business are not available for non-degree registrants. Non-degree students who wish to register for graduate courses in Psychology must obtain permission of the instructor plus a college stamp.
  • All students regardless of class or classification are required to adhere to all stated prerequisites. Check with the department, or the University Catalog for more information.

Registration Dates

Check the Registration Schedule to see when you are eligible to register

Wait List

If a class has reached its maximum enrollment limit, you may choose to add your name to the waitlist. If a space opens up in the class, you will be notified via email of the opportunity to register for this class.

  • If you attempted to register for a class that has reached its maximum enrollment limit, MyFAU Self-Service will present you with the option to place yourself on the waitlist.
  • Just click on the Action box and choose "Wait Listed" then click on the Submit Changes button.

Wait List notification

If a space opens up in a class for you while you are waitlisted, you will be notified by email only to your FAU email account.

Steps to add a wait list course

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to MyFAU, click on FAU Self Service
  3. Go to Student Services, Registration - Add/Drop Classes
  4. Select Term and click on Submit
  5. Select "Web Registered" in the Action box for this CRN
  6. Click the "Submit Changes" button

Steps to drop a wait list course

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to MyFAU, click on FAU Self Service
  3. Go to Student Services, Registration - Add/Drop Classes
  4. Select Term and click on Submit
  5. Select "Web Dropped" in the Action box for this CRN
  6. Click the "Submit Changes" button
    If no action is taken, after your time has expired you will be dropped and the seat will then be offered to the next student on the waitlist.
 Last Modified 1/30/17