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Class for Registration Purposes Overall Earned Hours Dates of Registration Advisement Required Web Registration
Graduating Seniors   Monday, March 30 Yes Yes
Graduates   Wednesday, April 1 Yes Yes
Seniors 90 or more Wednesday, April 1 Yes Yes
Juniors 60-89 Thursday, April 2 Yes Yes
Sophomores 30-59 Friday, April 3 No Yes
Freshmen 0-29 Monday, April 6 Yes Yes
Learning Support   TBA Yes No

Web Registration will be closed to all students during the posted times for Learning Support Registration. Learning Support students will need to meet with their advisor to make changes to register for classes.

Students can determine their class for registration purposes by checking their registration status through the secured site of RAIN. Enter the secured site of RAIN, click on Student Services and Financial Aid, go to Registration, and click on Check Your Registration Status. This screen will also indicate the dates and time that registration will be available to be processed.

You may have an advisement flag if your advisor wants to consult with you about your class selection. You can determine this by checking your holds through RAIN. If you have an advisement flag then you need to make an appointment to see your advisor at least 48 hours prior to the first time you are able to self register.

Advisement is required for the following students:

  • Students graduating in Summer and Fall 2015
  • Students with overall earned hours of 85 and above
  • Students with less than 30 overall earned hours
  • Students who are pre-nursing and nursing majors
  • Students currently in Learning Support classes

Students should check their records on RAIN to determine if advisement is required prior to registration. Students can view their overall earned hours on the GSW Unofficial Academic Transcript on RAIN. The overall earned hours are located in the section labeled "Transcript Totals: Undergraduate". There will be a registration hold on students requiring advisement which can be seen by logging into the secured site of RAIN, clicking on Student Services and Financial Aid, going to Student Records, and then clicking on View Holds.

Be sure to check holds that may prevent registration. Holds are placed on student records by individual departments. Contact the department listed on the hold for more information.

After students have completed advisement, the advisor will be able to release the advisement holds. Advisement should be completed 48 hours prior to the time online registration is permitted according to the schedule above.

The following students are not eligible for web (self service) registration:

  • Learning Support students
  • Transient students

Students should meet with their advisors for guidance if they are unsure of degree requirements. Students are responsible for their registration and are expected to choose courses that are listed on the curriculum sheet for their respective major. Curriculum Sheets are available through the public domain area of RAIN. Advisors have posted office hours and students should make appointments during those hours if they need assistance.

Things to Remember

Students requesting overrides for missing prerequisites or closed classes should contact the Dean/Chair of the school/department where the class is being taught. Using advisors to facilitate the override process could delay registration for the class.

Many students will have the convenience to make class changes via RAIN. If you are unable to process changes through RAIN or through your advisor, you may visit the Registrar's office during normal work hours. 

During registration and add/drop periods many students should be able to process changes via RAIN.

Textbook information for GSW courses can be found by clicking on the "Required Materials" link near the top of the RAIN schedule of classes.

ESL courses are open to students in the English Language Institute (ELI) program. Non-ELI students who wish to register in these courses may do so only with permission of their advisor, the registrar, and the ELI Coordinator of Instruction.

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