When Does Registration Take Place?

Freshmen beginning in the Fall register in early July. The initial registration due date is August 1. After the initial registration due date has passed, you may still add classes into early September, if there is room available.

You may drop classes without financial penalty until early September. Classes dropped after this date will incur a financial penalty.

See the Academic Calendar for current dates and deadlines.

How Do I Register for Classes?

Before Beginning the Registration Process

Prior to registering, you should review the Recommended Course Sequence Chart for your specific degree program in the online course catalog. The Office of the Registrar has created preset schedules for each program (called "Easy Options") that follow the Recommended Course Sequences.

Using DigiPen's Student Record System (SRS)

All students register for classes using DigiPen's online Student Records System (SRS). All enrolled students will receive their SRS usernames and passwords by mid-April or upon enrolling, whichever comes first. Once you have received your user ID and password from the Admissions office, you should take some time to look through the SRS User Guide and then refer to the section "Register for Classes" for step-by-step instructions. 

Receiving Registration Confirmation

Requested registrations are processed by the Administration. Once processed, you will receive an email confirming the classes you are registered for. Please contact the Assistant Registrar or come to the Administration office if you have not received this email within one week of registering.

Additional Notes about Registration

Students who have registered for CS 100 lab should note the following: Labs are tied to the lecture given in the corresponding class.  That is, the CS 100-A Lab ties to the CS 100-A class, and the CS 100-B Lab ties to the CS 100-B class.  You must match your lab class to your lecture class or we will match them up for you automatically.

Other FAQs

Why Am I in Section A When I Requested Section B?

Not all sections are created for the same number of students; that is, we may plan for one section of a class to accommodate 30 students, while another section may accommodate 40. These sections are weighted in ways to help ensure that all the classes offered within a recommended sequence of classes have a balanced numbers of students.

DigiPen charts maximum numbers for classes and tries to plan the schedules in such a way as to balance the classrooms. If you’ve decided to create a customized schedule, it may tip the scheduling balance for other sections. Try to stick to the schedules suggested by DigiPen (i.e., the Easy Options) for the highest likelihood of getting into your first-choice sections.

How Does Billing Work?

Tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. Your tuition bill will also include any school fees that have been assessed (e.g., additional lab fees). See the Academic Calendar for current dates and deadlines.

Please see Tuition and Billing for more information about making tuition payments, requesting a statement balance, and other accounting-related issues.

Who Can I Contact for Assistance?

If you have any registration-related questions, contact Asuka Miyahara (by email or phone at (425) 895-4403). 

Disability support services are also available. Contact Kay Widmer (by email or by phone at (425) 629-5015) for more information about services offered at DigiPen.

See the Department Directory to find out how to contact other branches of Administration at DigiPen.