Current Students

Undergraduate Students

  1. Attend orientation (new students only).
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to register for, add, drop, or withdraw from your course(s).
  3. During registration periods, the enrollment appointment is your date and time slot you are able to registration for the term. To locate your enrollment appointment, go to your Orion Student Center, Manage My Class tile and select the appropriate term.
  4. Register for classes after your enrollment appointment begins for the term and before the published last day to add. Non-degree seeking undergraduate students do not receive enrollment appointments and may register beginning with open enrollment. Online registration is available until the published last day of late registration.
  5. Pay online at EZPay by the published payment deadline.

Graduate Students

  1. Attend orientation (new students only).
  2. Meet with your academic advisor. Limitations for non-degree seeking graduate students: Students admitted to UT Dallas as graduate non-degree seeking students limited to undergraduate courses can register for only undergraduate courses. To register for graduate courses, you must submit a new application for admission, and your file must be evaluated and approved by the graduate program prior to registration.
  3. During registration periods, the enrollment appointment is your date and time slot you are able to registration for the term. To locate your enrollment appointment, go to your Orion Student Center, Manage My Class tile and select the appropriate term.
  4. Register for classes after your enrollment appointment begins for the term. Online registration is available until the published last day of late registration.
  5. Pay online at EZPay by the published payment deadline.

International Students

In addition to the above, consult the International Student Services Office website.

Electing a Class as Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit

Credit/No Credit and Pass/Fail grading options:

Undergraduate Students: Mark ‘Credit’ or ‘No Credit’ on transcript. Graduate Students: Mark ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ on transcript.

Instructions:

  1. Complete the Request for Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit Grading form (PDF).
  2. Submit the form to the Office of the Registrar before the Census day of the full term of course attendance.

For more information on Credit/No Credit grading, please refer to the undergraduate catalog. For more information on Pass/Fail grading, please refer to the graduate catalog.

Registering with a Permission Number

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Schedule Planner is a tool that helps you put together your class schedule for the upcoming term. Along with your desired classes, you can also input the times when you are unable to take classes. Schedule Planner will use this information to generate schedules to meet your time preferences. To learn more about how to navigate the Schedule Planner, please view the Schedule Planner Guide (PDF). To learn more about how to utilize Schedule Planner in selecting special classes like CV Honors, Core, Corequisite, or Living Learning Community classes, please view the Schedule Planner Special Class Selection Guide (PDF). To learn more about how to utilize Schedule Planner for mobile registration, please view the Mobile Registration Guide (PDF). Validating your schedule in Schedule Planner will assist with identifying registration blockers that may require you to contact your advisor. Please see the Validation Guide (PDF).

When a course reaches its enrollment capacity and the course is setup to allow wait listing, the status for the course in Orion will change to Wait List (yellow triangle symbol).. If the course has reached its enrollment capacity and the status of the course in Orion is Closed (blue square symbol). then the class does not allow for wait listing.

  • Placing yourself on the wait list for a course does not guarantee registration in the course.
  • If an opening in the course becomes available:
    • As long as there are students on the wait list, the course will remain closed and all enrollment in the course will come from the wait list.
    • Orion will automatically register the student at the top of the wait list as long as there are no holds or registration blocks.
      • Students already registered in another section of the same course will not move from the wait list to registered, unless utilizing the swap feature.
      • If the registration will cause the student to exceed their maximum hours for the term, that student will not be moved from the wait list to registered in the wait listed course.
      • If the registration will cause a time conflict with other courses already enrolled by the student, that student will not be moved from the wait list to registered into the wait listed course.
    • An email will be sent out to the student if registration was successful.
    • An reminder email will be sent out to the student if they remain on the wait list for the class.
    • An email will be sent out to the student if the wait list process attempted to register the student, but encountered a error.
  • If a student is on the wait list for one section of a class and then successfully registers into another section of that class, they are automatically removed from the wait list for the previous section.
  • Each academic unit may set their own limits on the number of hours that can be enrolled and wait listed. Please contact your advisor if you have questions regarding your limits.

How to wait list for a course.
How to remove yourself from a wait list.
How to find your position on a wait list.

The swap function can be used if a student wants to swap out an enrolled course for a more desirable course if/when a seat becomes available. When waitlisting for a course, a student can designate which enrolled course to swap with if/when a student is enrolled from the waitlist. How to swap an enrolled class with a waitlist class (PDF).
Students should not assume that they will be automatically dropped from their courses for non-payment. Students are solely responsible for ensuring that they have successfully dropped their courses in order to avoid additional fee charges to their accounts and to avoid receiving a grade of ‘F’ for nonattendance.

Partial Withdrawal from Classes – dropping classes, but remaining enrolled in at least once class

Dropped by Census Day? Can drop online? Appearance of classes/grad on transcript
Yes Yes* – Until published last day of late registration Dropped course(s) will not appear on transcript
No Does not apply W (withdrew) WL (if dropped during “withdrew late” grading period)

Complete Withdrawal from the University – dropping all classes and not remaining enrolled for the semester

Dropped before first day of classes? Can drop online? Appearance of classes/grad on transcript
Yes Yes* – Until published last day of late registration Dropped course(s) will not appear on transcript
No No – Must drop course(s) in person at The Office of the Registrar WU (withdrew from University)

* Exception: New students, freshmen, students with undeclared majors, and students who need registration clearance must have their advisor’s signature to change their schedule.

Instructions:

  1. Complete the registration/add/drop PDF form.>
  2. Obtain all required signatures. All new students, freshmen, students with undeclared majors, and students who need registration clearance must have their advisor’s signature before completely dropping.
  3. If you are receiving financial aid or you are an international student, please be sure to contact your financial aid or international student advisor.
  4. Submit the form:
    • Online
    • Fax to 972-883-6335
    • Email to [email protected] from your UT Dallas email account
    • In person to the Office of the Registrar
      1. Service at the Office of the Registrar is by appointment only. To make an appointment by phone, call 1-855-883-7537 or text “UT DALLAS” to 626-414-3210. You will receive an estimated wait time and the option to be notified when you are approaching the front of the line.
      2. When your estimated wait time is almost over, proceed to the first floor of the Student Services Building and wait for your name or phone number to be called by a representative.
  5. Pay any outstanding balances online via EZPay at the time you drop. Tuition will be refunded according to the refund schedule.

Can’t drop in person?

If you do not need registration clearance and it is before the last day to withdraw without signatures, you can drop your course(s)

  • Online
  • By fax 972-883-6335
  • By email from your UT Dallas account

Your schedule change request must include:

  • Your name
  • The course you are adjusting (adding, dropping or withdrawing)
  • The last four digits of your student ID
  • Your signature. On email requests, your UT Dallas email address will be honored as your signature.

All requests made by fax and email are subject to the published deadline dates listed in the academic calendar. You are responsible for all changes to your schedule. Please follow up on your request by logging into Orion and verifying.

Limitations on Course Withdrawals for Undergraduate Students (Texas 6-Withdrawals Rule)

As enacted by the State of Texas Legislature, undergraduate students will not be permitted to withdraw from more than six courses, including any course from which a transfer student has withdrawn at another institution of higher education in Texas. This rule is effective beginning with first-time freshmen in Fall 2007 and applies when a student

  • Withdrew from the course without receiving a grade or incurring an academic penalty,
  • Transcript indicates or will indicate that the student was enrolled in the course and
  • Is not withdrawing from the course in order to withdraw from the institution.

Non-academic withdrawals are exempt from counting toward the six drop rule.

Refunds

Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for information regarding refunds for dropped classes.

Students may need to maintain a certain enrollment status (full-time status, for example) to comply with requirements set by a loan, insurance, scholarship, or other agreement. For information regarding enrollment status and course load requirements, see undergraduate course load or graduate course load. If you have any questions concerning your course load or enrollment status, please contact us at [email protected]. University regulations also require teaching/research assistants and international students to enroll in the minimum number of hours indicated below. Teaching/research assistants and international students who fail to comply with these registration requirements may be dropped from all classes.

University Affiliation Minimum Hours of Enrollment
Teaching/Research assistants 9 hours
International undergraduate students 12 hours
International graduate students 9 hours
UT Dallas Office of the Registrar offers two convenient methods to obtain documents for verifying enrollment. Telephone requests, however, are not accepted. Please note the restrictions in each method’s area and the rules and regulations.

1. Orion Self-Service via Galaxy

Students can utilize Orion Self-Service to obtain an Enrollment Certification and print directly from browser – Instructions for printing enrollment verification from browser (PDF). Students who select the ‘print from institution’ option in Orion Self-Service, should note the typical processing time for this method of certification is about three to five business days. Restrictions: Students not eligible to use the Orion Self-Service verification services include:

  • Students who are concurrently enrolled with another institution. Students will need to contact the other institution as each institution certifies its own hours.
  • Alumni/ Former students who no longer have access to Orion. Enrollment Certification is for current students. Alumni/ Former students needing enrollment information may obtain an official transcript.
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) students seeking a VA student enrollment certification must contact Veterans Affairs.

2. The National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse has been authorized to act as our agent for most verifications of student enrollment. Log in to access the National Student Clearinghouse database to obtain a copy of your enrollment certification letter. Restrictions: Students not eligible to use the National Student Clearinghouse verification services include:

  • Students who are seeking information for health insurance, some scholarship entities, or GPA information.
  • Students who are enrolled less than half time for the Summer semester.
  • Students who are concurrently enrolled with another institution. Students will need to contact the other institution as each institution certifies its own hours.
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) students seeking a VA student enrollment certification must contact Veterans Affairs.

Rules and Regulations

The Office of the Registrar only certifies enrolled UT Dallas credit hours. If you are also taking classes elsewhere, you must ask each institution to certify its own hours. The Office of the Registrar certifies students as enrolled as of the full-term Census Day for a semester. Information about future semesters is considered pre-enrollment information, and will not be certified. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for Census Dates. You do not need enrollment certification for student loan deferment. The Office of the Registrar automatically sends all enrollment information to the National Student Clearinghouse each semester after Census Day. If your lender has not received the information or needs additional information, ask your lender to check the National Student Clearinghouse database first. If the issue cannot be resolved, you may then e-mail the Office of the Registrar for assistance. Please refer to the undergraduate catalog or the graduate catalog to check if you are classified as a full or part time student.