You can register for classes and make class modifications until the academic deadlines through our Student Information System (SIS). If you need to make any changes to registrations after the academic deadlines, you will need to speak with your instructor or your advising dean. When registering for courses, you should take note of the course modality (see below) or instruction method to make sure the course will meet your preferred learning style.

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How to Enroll in Courses

  1. From the top row of your SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Enrollment Cart”.
  3. Select one or more classes.
  4. Click “Enroll” and review the confirm classes page that will appear.
  5. Click “Finish Enrolling” and you will see a page that indicates either “Success: enrolled” or “Error: unable to add class”.
  6. Contact us to resolve any errors you are not able to resolve.
  7. Click “Add Another Class” to repeat this process. The class appears at the base of the shopping cart window.

How to Modify a Course Registration

You can change a lab or recitation component you have registered for by using the edit class component function. You can only use this function for classes that you are enrolled in, these steps cannot be completed to change a component for which you are waitlisted. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Edit Class Component".
  3. Select the class you wish to edit and proceed to step two.
  4. Step two will allow you to choose another lab or recitation component.
  5. Click “Next” and then “Finish Editing”.

How to Drop a Course

  1. Click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Drop”.
  3. Select the class(es) you wish to drop then click “Drop Selected Classes”.

How to Look Up Your Registration Appointment

  1. From your SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “My Enrollment Dates” to see your registration appointment date and start time

How Registration Appointments Are Determined

Program specific registration days are determined each academic year and added to the academic calendar. Within in each day, students in a given program or class year are assigned a specific registration time at random.

  • Graduate, certificate, postbac, and diploma students all receive an 10 a.m. registration time as they register for very specific courses.
  • Undergraduates are assigned a registration date based on their program of study and their “rising” class standing, meaning the class year the student will be for the semester in which you will register for courses. For example if you will be an LA second semester sophomore in the fall you will register on the sophomore LA day but will receive an earlier registration time than an LA student who will be an LA first semester sophomore. A student's class standing is based on the number of successful fall and spring terms completed. Class standing is independent of your expected graduation term and is not advanced based on pre-matriculation credits or other factors.

Getting Advisor Approval to Register

Your advisor needs to approve your registration. Until your advisor approves, you will have a hold placed on your registration. You will need to contact your advisor to have this hold lifted.

How to Put Courses in Your Shopping Cart

  1. From your SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Shopping Cart".
  3. Move the classes you want into your shopping cart. There are four ways to do this:

1. Using Class Number

  1. If you know the class number (a five digit number, such as 21145) for the class you’d like to add, enter it in the “Class Nbr” field and click enter.
  2. Double click the section and time and click “Next".
  3. If the class is full, decide if you want to be placed on the waitlist. Then click “Next".
  4. The class will be added to your shopping cart.

2. Using Class Search

  1. Select “Class Search” and click “Search".
  2. Enter your search criteria, such as course subject or course number.
  3. You may narrow your search using keywords or instructor, attributes (such as foundation or distribution requirements), class meeting time or days, or campus.
  4. Click “Search” and the search results page will appear with more filtering options.
  5. Click “Add” to add the class directly to your shopping cart. Note that some classes also require you to select a faculty member or the number of credits.

How to Validate Classes in the Shopping Cart

Once you have chosen classes, you will want to validate them. Validating reviews your selected classes for time conflicts, permissions, prerequisites, and departmental consent. You should validate your classes prior to your scheduled registration time to determine if there are any roadblocks to registering. Here’s how to validate:

  1. From the top row of your SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Shopping Cart".
  3. Select one or more classes.
  4. Click “Validate".
  5. A status report will appear indicating whether the classes you have selected can be added.

Note: If you have any holds on your account, a course may validate successfully and the green checkmark will appear, but you still will not be able to enroll until your holds are removed.

Enrollment Error?

Did you get an error when you tried to enroll in a course? The course may have a prerequisite that is not currently on your academic record, the course may require instructor permission, or the course is full but you want to see if the instructor might let you into the course.

  1. Contact the instructor of the course to see if you can still enroll in the course despite the enrollment error. If your error is a time conflict, please see step 4 rather than follow the steps below.
  2. If the instructor allows you to enroll anyway, they must give you permission in SIS to enroll in the course.
  3. Once you have permission in SIS you can register for the course in SIS up to the add deadline.
  4. While enrolling in a course that has a time conflict error is not encouraged, we understand that this may happen due to the increased number of asynchronous courses that are offered. In these cases, the instructor must submit an Enrollment Correction form for you to be enrolled. You will not be able to enroll yourself in the course. Enrollment Correction forms can be accessed through Faculty Forms in SIS.

Note: If you are waitlisted for the course but have permission to enroll, you will need to drop the course and re-enroll in the course. Additionally, if you receive an enrollment error after being given permission you may need to take the course out of your shopping cart and add it back in to successfully register.

Petitioning to Take Extra Courses

  • Full-time Liberal Arts BA/BS students are allowed to enroll in up to 18 credits and need to petition their Liberal Arts BA/BS Advising Dean at the beginning of the semester for permission to add any additional credit.
  • Full-time Liberal Arts BFA students are allowed to enroll in up to 18 credits and need to petition their Liberal Arts BFA Advising Dean at the beginning of the semester for permission to add any additional credit.
  • Engineering students are allowed to enroll in up to 21 credits and need to petition their Engineering Advising Dean at the beginning of the semester for permission to add any additional credit; first-year Engineering students are allowed to enroll in up to 18 credits.

To complete a semester with more credits than is permitted in SIS, you will need to fill out the Petition to Take an Extra Course. Make sure you provide all of the information requested before submitting the form to your Advising Dean for final approval. The deadline to submit the Petition to Take an Extra Course is the day before the deadline to add classes.

Course Modality

Tufts University AS&E currently offers classes taught using several modes of instruction, including in-person, hybrid, and virtual teaching methods. Instructors should carefully reference the definitions below when scheduling classes and selecting their modality of instruction. Students should refer to these definitions when determining what type of courses to enroll in.

  • If a class is marked as VIRTUAL, this means: all class activities will be online only. All students—fully remote students AND on-campus students—can register and complete the course
  • If a class is marked as HYBRID, this means: the class is primarily taught in-person but allows for remote students’ participation. All students, fully remote students AND on-campus students, can register and complete the course.  On-campus students must participate in-person.
  • If a class is marked as IN-PERSON, this means: on-campus students can register and complete this course but generally, fully remote students cannot register for this course.

PLEASE NOTE: If a course meets in multiple modalities (some classes taught in person, some taught virtually) but requires in-person participation in at least some portion of the course, list this course as in-person. Courses listed as hybrid must be able to be completed completely virtually by remote students.