Academic Affairs

Registration Procedures

Registration for continuing students is held during October/November and March/April for the following semester. The DUSs receive Advisement Reports from Trinity College in the weeks prior to the beginning of registration. The DUSs, in turn, distribute this material to the faculty advisors in their departments.

Advising officially begins the Monday before registration opens and may extend until the next-to-last day of registration. Students are told to go to their advisor with a proposed schedule in their bookbags to request advice and approval; the advisor then makes them eligible to enroll so they may register through the ACES web registration system. It is important that advisors be ready to provide advising slots in time for seniors to register during their “registration window,” which comes early in the registration process. Students may register for a maximum of four full-credit courses (exclusive of partial credit) at the time of registration, but they may add a fifth course during Drop/Add (see below). To take more than 5.5 course credits during a semester they need the permission of their academic dean. During registration continuing students are allowed to add their names to wait lists of classes that are full. For details on ACES web registration, refer to the Office of the University Registrar website.