Class Registration Procedures, Spring 2014

Class Schedules for Spring 2014

Please Honor These Registration Dates & Times

  • Current second and third year students (those who will have 72 or more hours completed as of the end of the Fall 2013 semester):  May register on MyNIU beginning Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.
  • Current first year students (and others who will have fewer than 72 hours completed as of the end of the Fall 2013 semester):  May register on MyNIU beginning Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.

Registration Procedures

1. Log on to MyNIU using your Z-ID and password. A link to MyNIU may be found on the Law School's "Current Students" web page and the main NIU home page.

Important: Check your "Service Indicator/Encumbrance" for any holds on your account before attempting to register. Any holds on your account will prevent you from registering. If there is a hold on your account, you must contact the appropriate department.

2. Click "Self-Service" then "Student Center" to find the following useful information:

  • Search for classes (right menu, near the top)
  • View holds that may prevent you from registering (right menu, near the top)
  • View financial aid missing information requests in the "To Do List" (right menu, near the top)
  • View financial aid awards (center panel, near the middle)
  • Accept/decline financial aid awards (center panel, near the middle)
  • View/update personal information such as your address or privacy (FERPA) setting (center panel, near the bottom)

3. The most efficient way to register is to create a Wish List in anticipation of the official registration date. On the official registration date, log into MyNIU and register with just one-click.

4. In the Student Center, click on "Wish List" and then use the class number codes to add your preferred classes to your Wish List.

More Important Information

  • Billing Notices. NIU will no longer mail paper statements. Students will be notified by e-mail when their account information is available to view via MyNIU.
  • Attendance Policy.  Regular and punctual attendance is required in all classes.  Faculty may impose sanctions including, but not limited to, grade reductions or dismissal from the course, for those who fail to comply with the policy, provided notice of possible sanctions are given to students at the beginning of the semester.  Faculty shall implement a system appropriate for the enforcement of this policy.
  • Credit Hours.  You may not sign up for more than 16 hours or less than 13 hours of classes without prior written approval from Associate Dean Mandell.  An "Individual Student Petition for Special Consideration" must be completed.  Visit Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek in room 276 for the form.   
  • Adding/Dropping Classes.  Check with the Office of Budget and Records for the dates during which classes may be added or dropped.  After the end of the drop period, the approval of the instructor is required to withdraw from a class and a "withdrawal"  will be recorded on your transcript.