Course Registration Overview

Registering for your courses each semester correctly and by the proper deadlines is critical for maintaining your financial aid eligibility and earning your degree or certificate on time. This overview of the process, combined with our online registration instructions, will help you complete online course registration.

Incoming Students | Continuing and Returning Students | Courses Not Eligible for Online RegistrationCourse Schedule

Incoming Students

All Continuing and Returning Students

Priority Registration

Spring and J term 2020 priority registration for all continuing Mills students (including students returning from international or domestic study or a leave of absence) begins on November 4, 2019, at 9:00 am and runs through November 13, 2019.

  • Priority Registration is based on a student's class level as determined, for undergraduates, by the number of credits already earned.*
  • Course work that is currently in progress is not included in the determination of class level.
  • Students may register on or after the day scheduled for their class level.
  • Online access to priority registration opens at 9:00 am on the first day. For all other days, online priority registration is accessible from 8:00 am through midnight.
  • See the Academic Calendar for additional information regarding the registration period, including add and drop dates and relevant deadlines.
Class Level Priority Registration Begins
All graduate students Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 9:00 am
Continuing seniors (90+ completed credits) Tues, Nov 5, 2019 at 8:00 am
Continuing juniors (60–89.5 completed credits) Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:00 am
Continuing sophomores (30–59.5 completed credits) Thurs, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:00 am
Continuing first-years (fewer than 29.5 completed credits) Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:00 am
All other continuing students Sat, Nov 9–Wed, Nov 13, 2019

*Under some circumstances, students served by Services for Students with Disabilities may be eligible for earlier priority registration. Contact Services for Students with Disabilities for more information.

Spring 2020 online registration will also be available:
November14–November 21, 2019 to add and drop
November26–December19, 2019 to add and drop
January 3February 5, 2020 to add and drop
February 6–February 19, 2020 to drop only

J term 2020 online registration is also available:
November 15, 2019–January 6, 2020 to add and drop
January 7, 2020 to drop only

To prepare for priority registration, learn how to access the online registration system, and for answers to frequently asked questions, visit:

Online Registration Instructions

Open Registration

Open registration for J term 2020 runs from November 4 through January 7. Open registration for the spring 2020 semester runs from November 4, 2019 through February 19, 2020.

Courses Not Eligible for Online Registration

Certain types of specialized courses require additional review or approval and therefore students cannot register for them online. These types of courses are:

Learn more about these special courses in the Mills Catalog.

Course Schedule

The J term and spring 2020 Course Schedule will be available online October 21, 2019. The online schedule is updated each hour.