After your first semester, you can register for classes online. To officially enroll in classes each semester, you are required to register for your schedule well in advance.

Normally, you should plan to take between 12 and 17 semester hours (3-5 courses) during the fall and/or spring terms. Students should average 15.5 credits per term to graduate in 8 semesters. To prepare for registration, we suggest that you meet with an academic advisor at least once each semester.

Graduate students: To register for classes, you can either contact your advisor, email or self-register.

See your advisor

Meet with your advisor before registering to compile a list of course sections that you may take. Your advisor should verify that you have been advised through Self Service.

Know your registration time

From Plan & Register in Student Planning, choose Course Plan. Add the terms for which you are going to register to see your registration time.

Sign up for your planned classes as soon as Calvin's registration schedule allows. Upcoming registration and class schedule availability dates are posted below.

Sprng and Summer 2022 registration
Fall 2022 Registration

Search for classes, build your plan

Log in to Self Service to view the course catalog and create an academic plan. A detailed tutorial for doing so can be found in the Self Service student documentation.


You can register one of two ways:

During or after your assigned registration time, you must finalize the registration for your courses in Student Planning. Select the Register button for each section you wish to add to your schedule.

Registering for off-campus programs

If you have submitted Calvin's preliminary application for off-campus study, and have been accepted into an off-campus program, you will automatically be registered for your courses. Questions should be directed to Rachel Cush.


For information about holds, conflicting courses and other common registration questions, see our FAQ.

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