Please note that certain course types cannot be added to your schedule through the online registration process because they require additional review or approval. For detailed information regarding these courses, visit the Course Registration Overview webpage.
*Students whose graduation date has passed must update their graduation information by completing a Graduation Date Change form (PDF) and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow 2–3 business days for processing before access to online registration is restored.
To search for courses, under Registration Information, select Look up Classes to Add, and select the appropriate term. Use the selection options to search the class schedule. You may choose any combination of fields to narrow your search, but you must select at least one subject. To search for more than one subject at a time, press and hold your CTRL key and use your mouse to highlight the subjects to be searched. When your selection is complete, click Class Search.
To view any special notes that may exist for a particular course (including additional course fees) click on the CRN for the course under the results for Look up Classes to Add. To access the email link for the instructor, click on the email icon.
You may register for classes by checking the box on the far left. (The letter C instead of a box indicates the course is closed.) Click Register or Add to Worksheet. Adding a course to your worksheet does not actually register you for the course. See Waitlisting Option below for information on how to add yourself to the waitlist for closed courses.
If a course is closed and a waitlist option exists, you may add yourself to the waitlist by choosing Waitlist under the Action tab on the Register/Add/Drop Classes page. If space becomes available, the instructor will send an email to your Mills preferred email account inviting you to enroll in the course. You will have two business days from the date and time on the email to print out the message and bring it to the Registrar's Office to be added to the class. If you do not take action within this timeframe, you will forfeit your space. Mills faculty have been instructed not to invite students to enroll during the summer.
Important: Please check your schedule to determine if adding the course will cause any conflicts or create an overload. If either or both of these conditions exist, you will need to complete an Add/Drop form (PDF) to drop the course that is creating the problem. You do not need any signatures on the add/drop form as long as you have the emailed invitation to enroll in the waitlisted course.
To change the amount of credit for a variable credit course choose Register/Add/Drop Classes and click on the Cred link. Enter the amount of credit, within the noted range, in increments of .25 (i.e., .25, .50, etc.). Click Submit Changes.
To change the grade option for a course, choose Register/Add/Drop Classes and click on the Grade Mode link. Find the course you want to change, use the drop-down list to make the change, and then click on Submit Changes.
The phrase "Change Accepted" will appear in red when you successfully change your credit or grade options.
To indicate that you will be auditing a course:
All students who are in a degree (or credential or certificate) program will be able to register online. All others will need to register by paper form.
You must meet with your advisor to discuss course selection before you can register. Once courses are agreed upon, your advisor will approve your schedule either electronically, via the faculty myMills account, or (for students registering in person at the Registrar's Office) by signing your Registration Agreement form.
Electronic myMills approval will generate a course approval confirmation which will be emailed to you and your advisor. Your official advisor (the advisor on record at the Registrar's Office) is the only person who can electronically approve your course schedule, so you are encouraged to meet with your advisor well in advance of your scheduled registration date.
Access your account via the Mills Resource Portal to determine that there are no additional holds on your record that need to be resolved before you can register.
Continuing and returning students may make changes to their registration by adding or dropping courses online during their designated Priority Registration periods, or during Open Registration.
During the Add/Drop Period, students who wish to add or drop a course may do so online without penalty up to the Add Deadline. Students are required to meet with their advisors prior to changing their course schedule.
Students may not drop all courses in a term via online registration. Dropping all courses requires taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from the College, which is handled through a different process. Students wishing to drop all courses should refer to the Attendance Requirements section of the catalog for information about Withdrawal or Leave of Absence.
Error messages may appear when you are attempting to register. Some common error messages are:
If you attempt to register for a graduate level class (courses numbered 200 and above) as an undergraduate student, you will be blocked from registering for that class.
Maximum Hours Exceeded
You are attempting to register for more than your approved credit hours.
Students in programs with an 18 credit limit may petition the Academic Standing Committee for an overload maximum of 4.5 credits. Students in programs with higher credit limits may not petition the Academic Standing Committee for overloads.
You are attempting to register for the same course twice.
If you receive an error message that says you may not add or drop classes due to a hold on your record, click on the Student Records tab. Click View Holds to see any holds on your record that are preventing you from registering. Contact the M Center to determine how you may remove the hold.