Each semester, students consult with their faculty advisors for approval of schedules of classes for the coming semester. This academic advising will ordinarily take place after the publication of the University Course Schedule, that is, several weeks before registration.

All financial obligations, such as unpaid tuition and fees, library and traffic fines, and residence hall charges, must be paid for the current semester before a student can register for the next semester, or a satisfactory payment plan must be arranged with the Bursar.