How do I register for classes?

If there is a course you need or really want to take, be sure to register for it as early as possible once registration opens for that semester. Do *not* wait until the last minute to register for courses as you may not be able to get into something you want or need — and that could delay your progress toward graduation. Be sure to read the Notes/Comments section in the Peoplesoft Registration System for course information and room assignments.

  1. Open your preferred Internet browser.
  2. Go to
  3. Click Login. Note that if you are already logged into myUMBC, your name will be displayed on the top, right-hand corner of the screen. To the left of the log-out.
  4. Click Profile on the menu bar at the top of the page.
  5. Click Registration in the left link menu.
  6. Click Student Schedule & Registration.
  7. Select the Term for which you want to register.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Click Add on the Enroll tab. If you know the 4-digit class number for your desired course type it on the Enter Class Nbr field and click enter.
  10. Click the Search button.
  11. Select at least 2 search criteria using the dropdown menus.
  12. Click the Search button.
  13. Click the select class button when you have found a class for which you want to register.
  14. Select Class Preferences that apply.
  15. Click the Next button.
  16. Click the Proceed to Step 2 of 3 buttons (i)The Shopping Cart allows you to organize and review your selected classes; it does not hold a spot for you in those classes.
  17. Confirm your selection then click the Finish Enrolling button.
  18. Review your completed transaction.



There are several possibilities:

  • You don’t meet the prerequisite(s)
  • You are a main campus student and trying to register for a Shady Grove class (or vice versa)
  • The class is full.
  • You don’t have permission (e.g. course is offered by other programs/departments and you need departmental consent)
  • You don’t have permission yet (the times that students can register for classes depend on the credits they earned. Please visit to learn when they can register).