Preparing for Advance Registration

  1. Advisement
  2. Planning your Schedule
  3. Enrollment in Courses
  4. Academic Classification

Prior to developing a schedule for the term, undergraduates should obtain a copy of their Degree Audit via MyUAlbany

Students should then make an appointment with their academic advisor, as consultation with an advisor is a necessary first step to Advance Registration.  Advisement is provided in part so that students have the opportunity to review progress towards their degree or other educational objectives and obtain help in the development of an appropriate program of study.  Students will obtain their Advisement Verification Number (AVN) from their advisor.

NOTE:  Undergraduate students may not register for more than 19 credits without permission of the Dean of Undergraduate Education.  This limit extends through the Program Adjustment period.



Tired of resorting to pen and paper to create your schedule each term for registration? Try Schedule Planner! *Schedule Planner is a web-based course planner that allows you to create a course schedule with all possible options available for registration. Don’t spend hours trying to make the perfect schedule on your own. Use Schedule Planner to easily generate the perfect class schedule that fits your individual needs (including breaks, work schedules, practice, club meetings, etc.)!

*Please note: Schedule Planner does not enroll you in classes. You must import your cart through our current registration system.

Be sure to read all footnotes or comments applicable to the section of courses that you select.  In some cases it will be necessary for you to obtain instructor or departmental approval to enter a particular course.  This permission consists of a "Permission Number", and typically is available only from the professor of the course.

If a course section requires "permission" (see notes/comments/special restrictions appearing with the course in the Schedule), you must obtain a Permission Number from the designated faculty member.  Similarly, if a course section is closed, the Permission Number would be required.  Students are eligible to register based on an Appointment Schedule according to academic status.  Students whose records are encumbered with "holds" placed by one or more University offices must contact the office(s) that placed the hold(s) and have the hold(s) released.  If this is not accomplished, registration will not be permitted.

Students can now use Schedule Planner to assist with constructing the perfect schedule. Students can import their cart from Schedule Planner to our current registration system, where the permission number can be added if the course requires permission.  Instructions are available here.

NOTE:  During registration periods, there may be delays at offices that place and remove holds.  It is best not to wait until your scheduled registration day to clear a hold.  You can view details for any holds on MyUAlbany.

Graduate students are eligible to register as of the first day of Advance Registration.  An enrollment appointment start date and time can be found on MyUAlbany under the "When Can I Enroll" link.

Undergraduate students are eligible to register on a seniority basis, by number of credits completed (view “When Can I Enroll” on MyUAlbany).  You are urged to register during the time period designated for you.  However, if you miss your time, you may register anytime following your appointment.


Graduate students can register for classes beginning October 19th at 6:00am.


Your initial registration appointment is based on the total number of credits you have earned (not including in-progress courses). The more credits you have earned, the earlier your appointment will be. In some cases in which large numbers of students have the same number of credits, appointments may be spread over two or more appointment times. You may register at any time between your “Enrollment Appointment” start date/time and your end date/time. 

To view your Enrollment Appointment date and time on MyUAlbany, go to “When Can I Enroll?” under “Steps to Enroll” on the left side of the screen. Then select the term for which you wish to register. The resulting screen will display the start date and time and end date and time when you can register for your classes. Your specific appointment will begin within the dates listed below:

Number of earned credits Your appointment will start between
88 and over: October 20th thru October 27th
87 through 56: October 27th thru November 4th
55 through 24: November 4th thru November 11th
23 through 0: November 11th thru November 18th


  1. Students admitted to the University for graduate study are classified "graduate".
  2. Students admitted to the University for non-degree undergraduate studies are classified "non-degree".
  3. Students admitted to the University for undergraduate degree study are classified according to the number of credits they have completed toward their degrees, as follows:

    Classification Credits Completed
    Freshman: Fewer than 24
    Sophomore: 24 - 55
    Junior:  56 - 87 
    Senior:  88 or more 

    Classification status for each student has been determined according to credits earned towards the student's degree. Unfinished coursework from prior terms (Incomplete) does not count in the calculation of academic classification, nor does coursework in which a student is currently enrolled. Questions regarding classification should be directed to the Registrar's Office - Campus Center B-52.