Registration Information

What you need to know to register on time

Registration Dates for Currently Enrolled Students

Seniors March 21, 2022
Juniors March 24, 2022
Sophomores March 28, 2022
Freshmen March 31, 2022

Registration Instructions

  • To register all student accounts must be cleared.
  • Plan a tentative course schedule prior to meeting with your advisor.
    • If you are unable to meet with your advisor please contact one of the following professional advisors located on the seventh floor of the Library: 
    • To schedule an appointment with a professional advisor, please visit                                                  
  • International students must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours during the Fall and Spring semesters. For any exceptions please consult the ISS office, second floor of the Student Center-ext. 5935.
  • Students may register for Independent Study 498 in their major or an area related to their major with an Independent Study Form.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better may register for 21 hours per semester with the approval of their advisor and chairperson of the department of the students major, and dean.
  • For Institutional Requirements for all degree programs refer to the appropriate catalog.

On-Line Registration Procedures

Returning students interested in using the Self Service/Student Planning registration process may do so at the authorization of their faculty advisors. Please meet with your faculty advisor ahead of time to review the process.

  • You must receive permission from your faculty advisor. If you do not, Self Service/Student Planning will not accept your registration and you will not be able to register online.
  • The system will block your registration attempt until your predetermined time.
  • Training videos and documents are available by clicking on the following link: Student Planning Training.
  • Self Service/Student Planning blocks registration for courses if the prerequisites are not met. You will have to register for that course by contacting the Registrar's Office with professor approval for the prerequisite override.
  • Independent Studies, Course by Conference, Elective Internships or Applied Music courses cannot be registered for on Self Service/Student Planning, you will have to bring completed paperwork to the Registrar's Office to register.
  • The Self Service/Student Planning site can also be used to see up-to-date information about your current semester schedule, transcript record, program evaluation and account balance. That service is not connected to the registration option, so it is available to you any time of day throughout the year and does not require special permission.

  View class schedules and register online through Self Service/Student Planning.

Registration Restriction Codes

Some departments and faculty prefer to place restrictions on the types of students that can register for the course. Below are examples of what these restrictions will look like in Self Service/Student Planning, with the restriction code following the department code (e.g. ACCT) and course number (e.g. 201).

A, B, C...    Average section name; no restriction
A1, A2, B1... Average section name; no restriction
X, X1, ***X    Sections meeting after 5PM
BC    By Conference; restricted to faculty permission
MH, CF, MP, NW1    High School locations, used for College Credit Plus students
OAS*    Restricted to Online Adult Study program students. OASA is for the first 7-week period of the term and OASB is for the second 7-week period.
OL, OLA, OLB, OL1... Online sections; "A" is for the first 7-week period of the term and "B" is for the second 7-week period.
OP**    Restricted to Outreach Program students
R***    Restricted section where *** represents the preferred group. Some examples include RCCP, RNUR, RBIO, REFR, and REHON.


5 Things That Set Ashland Apart

1. 1,700 students involved in at least one of 115 clubs and organizations on campus

2. Unique core curriculum that teaches students to think with reason, act with skill and live with values

3. 80 percent of faculty holds a Ph.D. or other terminal degree

4. Top 10 in the NCAA DII Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for the fourth year in a row

5. 98 percent of students receive financial aid based on academics, talents and need