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Course Registration Process

1. If you are a First Year or First Semester Transfer Student, attend your Pre-advising Meeting/Information Session to learn about the Registration process.

2. Schedule a meeting with your Faculty Adviser for Advisement Day. Before you meet for Advisement, create a Tentative Schedule of classes you’d like to take for the upcoming semester.

3. Attend your Advisement Day and review your Tentative Schedule with your Faculty Adviser. Obtain your Alternate Pin from your Faculty Adviser after your meeting.

4. Register during your Course Registration Time.

5. Keep your Alternate Pin in case you decide to update your schedule. You may update your schedule until the end of Add/Drop Week (the first week of classes).

For any questions please contact the Academic Advisement office at

Pre-advisement Meetings

All incoming first year students will have a Pre-advisement Meeting with their General Academic Adviser during the first two months of their Fall and Spring semester (this may be altered slightly for School of Education students). During these individualized meetings students will be able to review their requirements for graduation and learn the tools needed to prepare for Advisement day, in order to be able to register for classes for the following semester.

Advisement Day

One day every semester is set aside for students to meet with their Faculty Advisor. Students will be assigned to an Faculty Advisor in their first semester and are required to meet with them every semester to discuss course selection for the upcoming term. All classes are cancelled on this day. Be sure to check the academic calendar  for specific dates. After reviewing your courses with your Faculty Adviser you will receive your Alternate Pin. Students who do not have their Alternate Pin will not be able to register for classes.

If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can find their name in the upper left-hand corner of your DegreeWorks Report. To find their contact information, please visit the Faculty/Staff Directory.

To make the most of your advising appointment, you will want to come prepared with a Tentative Schedule for the upcoming semester (you may want to prepare one or two alternative schedules if you find yourself closed-out of some courses). In order to create your schedule, you will want to review the Undergraduate Course Listings and your DegreeWorks Report.

To access Degreeworks, please follow the directions below.

1. Go to
2. Click on “Login to Secure Area”
3. Type in your student ID# and your password
4. Click on “Student”
5. Click on “Student Records”
6. Click on “DegreeWorks”

When creating your schedule, please keep in mind that the best schedule is the one that is well-balanced. Major requirements should be combined with liberal education requirements and electives. Be mindful of course pre-requisites and the sequencing of program requirements.

Please view the following tools below that may help in creating your tentative schedule.

Secure AreaUndergraduate Courses Listing

Check out the Advisement Day Information PowerPoint

Course Registration

You will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office with the exact date and time you can begin registering. Students may register and update their schedule from the beginning of their Registration time up until the last day of add/drop week in the upcoming term. Registration times are assigned based on accumulated credits and year. Registration usually begins at least a week after Advisement Day. The email will also contain information about any hold on your account. Holds will prevent your registration. Holds will be described on the Secure Site and Navigate so they may be resolved prior to your registration. It is still strongly recommended that you meet with your advisor so that you will be prepared when you are able to register.

At your designated registration time, you can register for classes online using the directions and video below.

  • Go to
  • Click on Login to Secure Area.
  • Enter your User ID number (This is your College of Saint Rose Identification Number).
  • Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you visited the secure area before, you selected a six digit number as your personal identification number. If you have never visited the secure area, the pin is your month, day, and year of birth (MM/DD/YY). You will be prompted to change the number at the first log in. Pick a number you will remember!! You will then be prompted to answer a secret question. The answer will allow you to reset your pin if you should forget it. Click on Login.
  • Click on Student Services and Financial Aid.
  • Click on Registration.
  • Click on Select Term.
  • Click on Registration/Add/Drop Classes. It will ask you to review your contact information – click on Update All at the bottom when done.
  • Click on Continue to Registration/Add/Drop Classes.
  • You will be prompted to enter your Alternate PIN which is specific to the current open enrollment period. Click on Submit.
  • Enter the CRNs for the courses you would like to take, and click on Submit Changes when you have entered all your desired classes.
  • If you’d like to change a course, you can drop a class by clicking on the drop down menu on the left of the course you have registered for. Select “Web Dropped”, and the click on Submit Changes. Although you will still see the course on your registration page, you should no longer be registered for it. Please note that you can update your schedule at any point up until the end of add/drop week in the next semester.
  • Click on Student Schedule by Day & Time to view your weekly schedule, or click on Student Detail Schedule to print a copy of your schedule.