Student Self-Service is where you can register for courses, whether you are a degree-seeking student or continuing as non-degree.  Through this portal, students can also:

  • Check registration eligibility
  • Add/drop classes
  • View student billing/account information
  • Update personal information
  • View academic history
  • Order transcripts
  • Add name to the graduation list

If you are a brand new non-degree student, you will need to register for courses you first time through the Non-Degree Course Registration form. After the first time, you will register through Student Self-Service as mentioned above.

How to Register for Illinois Courses:

1. Check Your Time Ticket

Use Student Self-Service to check your registration eligibility. Here you will see your time ticket (shows the time period in which you can register), holds, or other items which may affect your ability to register.

  • To check the information in Self-Service:
    • Log in to Student Self-Service
    • Click “Registration & Records” tab at the top of the page
    • Click on “Registration” (left side screen)
    • Click “Registration Eligibility”

2. Address Any Holds That May Prevent Registration

Holds that students see in Self-Service which prevent registration may include Transcript holds or Financial holds. If you have holds please do the following:

  • Financial Holds – you must contact Student Financial Services to resolve any financial holds on your record before you can register for courses
  • Transcript Holds – please contact the program for assistance

3. Register for Illinois Courses

When your eligibility to register for courses becomes active (noted on your Time Ticket), you may then complete your registration. Please see the Course Offerings page for more information about what you can register for.

There are step-by-step registration instructions available at the Office of the Registrar’s web site for both enhanced registration and classic registration and enhanced registration (we typically use classic registration as a program).

  • To Add Courses:
    • Log in to Student Self-Service (use NetID and password)
    • Click “Registration & Records” tab at the top of the page
    • Click on “Registration” (left side screen)
    • Click on “Add/Drop Classes”
    • Read the Registration Agreement and “Agree” (if you want to continue)
    • Select the appropriate term from the drop down menu, click “Submit”
    • In the “Add/Drop Classes” page, scroll down until you see the “Add Classes Worksheet” section
      • Here you will enter the CRN of the course(s) you want to add
      • Click “Submit Changes”, the course information should auto-populate
      • Do not try to search for the courses. Always use the CRN to add the course.

Coursera Registration

The corresponding Coursera course information is also included with the Illinois courses on the registration information sheet. As long as you have completed your Onboarding course in Coursera, which verifies your Coursera account information, you will automatically be enrolled in the Coursera courses at the start of each eight-week session.

Students are welcome to work ahead and begin a Coursera course before the start of the Illinois portion. Please remember that you will need to enroll in the course, pay the $79 enrollment fee for each course, and complete the course(s) for a verified certificate.

Registration FAQs

What is the maximum amount of credit hours I can register for?

The maximum amount of credit in which a graduate student may enroll is 20 hours in the fall and spring terms and 12 hours in the summer term. Students in non-degree status have other restrictions, and find more information here.

I am trying to register but am receiving a Program Restriction message, why can't I get into this course?
Please be sure you are using the correct CRN code for your courses. We have sections built for both degree and non-degree students, so you are only able to register for your correct section. You can find registration information, including CRNs, on the Admitted Students Page under the Student Self-Service/Registration tab.

Also, please do not search for courses by name, as several courses will have more than one section, and if you try to enroll in a non-iMBA section you will continue to get error messages. Please always use the CRN numbers to register so you get into the correct section the first time. We will always have updated CRN lists for students before each term to aid you in registration.

Why can I not register?
You may have a hold, either financial or transcript. Students can check this in the Student Self-Service Portal, under the Registration Eligibility tab.

When are grades posted?
Grades are posted at the end of the term as we work on a semester basis. After grades have been posted student can view their final grade in the Student Self-Service Portal. Previous semester grades are also available here.