Registration Information & Dates

UNDERGRADUATE REGISTRATION – Fall 2021

 Dates for Fall 2021 Registration

Academic advising begins for Fall 2021             Wednesday, March 31

Registration begins for Fall 2021                         Monday, April 19

STEP 1: ACADEMIC ADVISING

Advising for students is March 31 to April 16. Schedule an appointment with your adviser early.  Advising sessions generally take a half hour, sometimes longer.

Use your DegreeWorks audit and the Academic Catalogue to note required courses, and the fall class schedule to start your planning process. The schedule will be posted on the web on March 31. Send your advisor a complete list of all the courses you want/need to take.  Many advisors require that advisees take this first step before starting an advising session.

After the advising session (which must be in-person, not via email, unless you are away from Goucher this semester) your adviser will authorize you for online registration.  If you need to add courses requiring approvals other than your advisers, please submit a course change form.

Registering through myGoucher - Instructions

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students
Use this automated form for these registration changes - add/drops, audits, pass/no pass, withdrawing from a course.

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Independent Work
Use this automated form to add an independent work course.

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Time conflicts
Use this automated form to request approval for courses that have time conflicts.

Select alternate courses during your advising session, in case your first choices are full.

Prerequisites: You may only register for courses for which you have met the required prerequisites. If you would like to register for a course and are requesting waiver of a prerequisite requirement, complete the form at this link for approval:

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students

Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA): These courses require acceptance into the program to register. ICA registration will be done by the Registrar’s Office in SAS.  Make sure you calculate the ICA credits into the total you are allowed when registering online.

Audits, Closed Courses, Instructor Permission Required: In addition to your advisor, instructors’ approvals are required for audits, closed courses, and any course in which you are required to have the permission of the instructor to enroll.  To register, complete the form at this link:

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students

 Time Overlap Requests: If your desired courses will overlap, you must complete the form at this link to obtain approval from both instructors:

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Time conflicts

Independent Work: For independent work, complete the form at this link in order to obtain advisor, instructor and program director approval:

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Independent Work

When registering online, pass/no pass can only be selected for courses required to be graded as such (PE activity, etc.).  Changing from a regular grade to pass/no pass can be done by submitting a course change form after your assigned registration time:

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students

See pass/no pass in the catalog at: http://catalog.goucher.edu.

Registration for internships requires the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA) be submitted to the Career Education Office (CEO) for approval (be sure to check deadlines.)  After approval by the CEO, the ILA is submitted to the Registrar’s Office for entry.

Registration for senior thesis requires the Senior Thesis Guidelines and Form be submitted to the Associate Provost’s office for approval (be sure to check deadlines.)  After approval by the Associate Provost’s office, the Senior Thesis Registration Form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office for entry.

STEP 2: RESOLVE HOLDS

Your holds (stop flags) appear when you log on to myGoucher. Online or in person registration cannot occur unless the hold is removed.

Undergraduate financial responsibility hold: You can resolve this hold on your myGoucher account.

  • Please click on “Goucher Links” at the top of your myGoucher page and click Undergraduate Financial Responsibility Agreement
  • You must e-sign the Agreement, which should immediately lift the hold on your account and allow you to register.
  • If the hold does not immediately lift, try to log out and log back in to your account, or contact helpdesk@goucher.edu.

 All other holds: Contact the appropriate office to resolve any hold placed on your account such as those noted by Billing, the Registrar’s Office, the Health Center, Financial Aid, the Associate Provost’s Office, etc., before your assigned registration start day and time.

STEP 3: REGISTRATION

The order of registration is determined by the number of credits a student has completed. Students can view their assigned start time on myGoucher on March 31. Online registration will begin on April 19.  Registration groups will start in 30 minute intervals and students can continue to make online schedule changes from their assigned time through Wednesday, September 1 at midnight. After this date, through Wednesday, September 8, students may still add semester courses with the instructor’s and advisor’s approval, or drop semester courses with the advisor’s approval, by submitting a course change form.

Registering through myGoucher - Instructions

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students
Use this automated form for these registration changes - add/drops, audits, pass/no pass, withdrawing from a course.

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Independent Work
Use this automated form to add an independent work course.

Course Change Form - Undergraduate students - Time conflicts
Use this automated form to request approval for courses that have time conflicts.

Through September 1 at midnight, students will be able to make schedule changes online only if initial approval for registration was received from the adviser (approval is needed one time only).  Your adviser will receive an e-mail showing changes that are made each day they are processed. Closed courses, time overlaps, credit overloads, audits, independent work, and special permission courses will need to be registered for by submitting a course change form, as they require a manual override. These changes must be made by Wednesday September 8, at 5:00pm. Once a manual override is required for any reason, a manual override will be required for any subsequent schedule change, and these will have to be made by submitting a course change form.

Course credit load is 18 credits for all students. See course load in the catalogue at http://catalog.goucher.edu.

To register for credit overloads, your advisor must submit a Petition (Petition) on your behalf to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. If approved, the petition will be sent to the Office of the Registrar for entry. Students will be additionally charged the part-time tuition rate for all credits over the limit of 18 credits per semester.

If you encounter technical problems, please send an e-mail message to the helpdesk@goucher.edu. The helpdesk e-mail will be monitored for problems during registration.

Current Credits Completed as of March 2021 Your registration begins
79.00 or more credits completed Monday, April 19 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m. assigned start times). Registration and schedule changes continue online until Wednesday, September 1, at midnight.
52.00-78.99 credits completed Tuesday April 20 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m. assigned start times). Registration and schedule changes continue online until Wednesday, September 1, at midnight.
23.00-51.99 credits completed Wednesday, April 21 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m. assigned start times). Registration and schedule changes continue online until Wednesday, September 1, at midnight.
0-22.99 credits completed Thursday, April 22 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m. assigned start times). Registration and schedule changes continue online until Wednesday, September 1, at midnight.
Non-candidate students Friday, April 23 (9:00 a.m.) Registration and schedule changes continue online until Wednesday, September 1, at midnight.