Register for Appropriate Number of credits
Students must register for at least 12 credits to be considered full-time and normally the maximum number of credits a student can register for will be 18 credits. By registering in 16 credits, students ensure that they will remain full-time if they need to drop or withdraw from one of their courses.
Remember to schedule all components of a course
Some courses have multiple parts (lecture, activity, or discussion). You must register for all components of a course. College Scheduler makes this easy because it will automatically pull all components.
You should not repeat courses that you have already received credit for. Make sure to check your degree audit and online academic transcript to determine what credit you are receiving for any transfer or exam credits.
Some courses may fill up and close prior to your scheduling date. Get on the waitlist for any courses that you are not able to register for.
Create a Balanced Schedule
Don't try to take too many science and math courses in one semester (we recommend maximum 2 courses per semester).
Check to see if a course has pre- or co-requisites before registering for the course. The prerequisite course must appear on your BU record in order for you to be able to register for the course. If you are transferring the course in from another institution, please make sure to have your transcript sent to Binghamton in advance of registration.
Some courses may only be open to certain students. Click on the "R" in the schedule of classes to see if you meet the requirements. Some courses will list permission of department or permission of instructor as a restriction. In these cases, please contact the department or instructor rather than Harpur Advising in order to register.
Some courses have additional costs associated with taking the course. Click on the "F" in the fee column to see how much these fees are. Fees will be added to your tuition bill after you register for the course.
Degree Planning is a Joint Effort
- Binghamton University offers a variety of services which can assist you in developing a comprehensive plan. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of various practical and developmental opportunities including internships, practica, mentoring, campus community events.....the list continues. Think about how some of these University offices and programs that can offer further resources to help you identify and reach your goals.