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Colleague Self-Service (CSS) will be your go-to resource for registration throughout your time at DigiPen. In this section you will learn to use CSS to register for your initial courses as a student, as well as additional information about privacy rights, tuition, and billing.

There are several important registration deadlines you need to know as an incoming student. You will receive your CSS username and password by mid-April or upon enrolling, whichever comes first.

For returning students who begin classes in the fall, registration begins in April. Due to ongoing challenges from the Department of Education with the FAFSA, registration for incoming students will be available at a later date. An update with the new registration date along with instructions will go out in May, so check your email regularly.

The initial registration due date will be in mid August. After that date has passed, you may still add classes into late August, if there is room available in the course. You may drop classes without financial penalty until late August. Classes dropped after this date will incur a financial penalty. See the Calendar for more current dates and deadlines.

  • Managing CSS and Using Colleague Self-Service

    Here you will find details about using Colleague Self-Service (CSS), including activating your account, signing in for the first time, and enabling Two-Factor Authentication.

  • What is FERPA?

    Learn more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and how it relates to your privacy rights as a student and the security of your grades, finances, and other data.

For answers to typical questions surrounding billing, such as what methods of payment are accepted for payment and how to release billing information to family members, visit the Tuition and Housing Payments page.

If you have any registration-related questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at

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.

Visit our Contact Us page to find out how to reach out to other branches of Administration at DigiPen.