Overview

Currently enrolled students are expected to register at or after their assigned registration time during Scheduled Early Registration. Registration times for most undergraduate students are based on total hours earned. This will be calculated before Scheduled Early Registration by adding together your University of Iowa credit earned (including exam credit) and your transfer credit earned. Total hours earned would not include in-progress credits that have not been graded.

Your registration date and time will be listed in MyUI on the Home screen approximately two weeks prior to Early Registration. Once early registration begins you can see your session information on the Registration screen.

During Early Registration for the fall and spring semester, the maximum semester hours of registration allowed without approval from your collegiate dean is 18 semester hours for undergraduate students, 19 semester hours for Engineering undergraduate students, and 15 semester hours for graduate students.

Students in the Colleges of Dentistry, Law, and Pharmacy, and the Carver College of Medicine begin registration in their collegiate deans' office at a time announced by their deans.

Professional MBA students follow a different early registration schedule as determined by the School of Management. Please visit the Professional MBA registration page for registration and contact information.

All continuing students who are enrolled are expected to register during Scheduled Early Registration. However, students can register or change their registration after their assigned registration time up until 11:59 pm the day before the sixth day of fall and spring semester and up until 11:59 pm the day before the winter and summer sessions begin.

Some students may have a priority registration date and time based on factors other than hours earned.

Early Registration Schedule - Summer

  • Day 1 is for degree seeking graduate, dentistry, law, medicine, and pharmacy students; and degree seeking students with 90 or more earned semester hours
  • Day 2 is for Division of Continuing Education students; and degree seeking students with 70-89 earned semester hours
  • Day 3 is for degree seeking students with 30-69 earned semester hours
  • Day 4 is for degree seeking students with 0-29 earned semester hours
  • Day 5 is for nondegree-seeking students

Total hours earned would not include in-progress credits that have not been graded.

Early Registration Schedule - Fall

  • Day 1 is for degree seeking graduate, dentistry, law, medicine, and pharmacy students; and degree seeking students with 90 or more earned semester hours
  • Day 2 is for Division of Continuing Education students; and degree seeking students with 70- 89 earned semester hours
  • Day 3 is for degree seeking students with 60-69 earned semester hours
  • Day 4 is for degree seeking students with 46-59 earned semester hours
  • Day 5 is for degree seeking students with 30-45 earned semester hours
  • Day 6 is for degree seeking students with 24-29 earned semester hours
  • Day 7 is for degree seeking students with 18-23 earned semester hours
  • Day 8 is for degree seeking students with 15-17 earned semester hours
  • Day 9 is for degree seeking students with 0-14 earned semester hours
  • Day 10 is for nondegree-seeking students 

Total hours earned would not include in-progress credits that have not been graded.

Early Registration Schedule - Winter/Spring

  • Day 1 is for degree seeking graduate, dentistry, law, medicine, and pharmacy students; and degree seeking students with 90 or more earned semester hours
  • Day 2 is for Division of Continuing Education students; and degree seeking students with 70- 89 earned semester hours
  • Day 3 is for degree seeking students with 60-69 earned semester hours
  • Day 4 is for degree seeking students with 46-59 earned semester hours
  • Day 5 is for degree seeking students with 30-45 earned semester hours
  • Day 6 is for degree seeking students with 19-29 earned semester hours
  • Day 7 is for degree seeking students with 15-18 earned semester hours
  • Day 8 is for degree seeking students with 12-14 earned semester hours
  • Day 9 is for degree seeking students with 0-11 earned semester hours
  • Day 10 is for nondegree-seeking students 

Total hours earned would not include in-progress credits that have not been graded.