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Registration Information

Before you begin the registration process, please read the before you can register page for information about setting up preferred sections and potential registration hold-ups.

Important Deadlines

Event Standard Calendar
January and Summer Terms
Standard Calendar
Fall and Spring Semesters
Accelerated Calendar
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Semesters
Last day to change schedule in Student Self-Service Day 2 Day 5 Day 5
Last day to add a course
Use Etrieve form
Day 2 Day 10
Day 10
Last day to drop a course (no W)
Use Etrieve form
End of Week 1 End of Week 3 End of Week 2
Last day to withdraw from a course (W grade)
Use Etrieve form
Jan: End of Week 3
Summer: End of Week 6
End of Week 10 End of Week 7

Online Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Self-Service
  2. Select Courses
  3. Select the correct registration term from the drop-down menu on the top left of the screen 
  4. Select the subject of the course and click Search 
  5. Find the correct course and select "Add Section to Schedule"
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for each course that you want to add

Video Tutorials - Use Self-Service to register for classes:

Please Remember:

  • Some courses are set up with COREQUISITES (like science courses with labs). You should register for the lab first and then the class.
  • After you register, confirm your registration by going to "My Class Schedule". If courses do not show on your schedule, you are not registered.  
  • If Self-Service registration is not successful, Please read the message in Self-Service, and contact the following departments as indicated.

Online Adds and Drops (Add/Drop/Withdraw form)

NOT ALL registrations can be done via Self-Service. Use the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form on Etrieve in the following situations (NOTE: Please communicate with the instructor/advisor in conjunction with form submission):

  • Self-Service is closed - Contact the instructor, then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form.
  • OCE courses for McMinnville and Portland students - Contact your advisor, and then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form.
  • Instructor consent - Contact the instructor, and then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form.
  • Prerequisite - If you think you have met the prereq in another way, contact the instructor and then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form.
  • Time conflict - Contact the instructors, and then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form.
  • 17-18 credits - Contact your advisor and register for the rest of your courses, then submit the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form for the course that will put you at the 17-18 credits

Do not use the online Add/Drop/Withdraw form in the following situations:

  • Course is full - Add yourself to the waitlist via Self-Service, then contact the instructor.
  • Overload 19+ credits - Submit the Etrieve Overload Request Form after registering for your other classes to register for more than 19 credits. Additional tuition charges will apply.

The Add/Drop/Withdraw Process:

  1. Once submitted, your Add/Drop/Withdraw request will be sent to your academic advisor for approval.
  2. If your advisor approves, it will be forwarded to the instructor of the course for approval.
  3. If the instructor approves, the request will be sent to the Registrar's Office for processing.   

      * You can view the progress of your request on Etrieve under "Activity".

Need help?

The registrar’s office is open to assist students with registration questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The best way to reach us at this time is via email.

The Office of the Registrar

Melrose Hall, Room 0030
503-883-2211
1reg@linfield.edu