Important Registration Dates

See our Academic Calendars for a complete list of dates.

Spring 2021 Courses

  • Monday, October 26: Advising for the spring semester begins
  • November 10–18: Spring registration (see times below)
  • November 19: Registration closed
  • November 20: Registration re-opens. Eligible students may overload
  • December 9: Last day to join a waitlist
  • January 1, 2021: Waitlisting closed, all remaining students removed from waitlists

After the initial registration week (November 10–18) registration will be closed for 24 hours and reopen November 20, at 12:00 a.m. (ET). When the registration reopens, undergraduate students eligible to overload will be able to do so, and some major restrictions for undergraduate classes may be lifted (check course listings for any lifted restrictions).

All Emerson employees and spouses of employees enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student must first submit a Tuition Remission Form to Human Resources to participate in Spring registration. Employees who have submitted this will be able to register when the system re-opens Friday, November 20, at 12:00 a.m. (ET).

Undergraduate Students

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered. New/Transfer students starting in Spring 2021 are registered administratively and will be able to edit their registration once the fall semester begins.

Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
92+ Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 a.m. ET
76–91.99 Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 a.m. ET
60–75.99 Friday, November 13, at 7:00 a.m. ET
44–59.99 Monday, November 16, at 7:00 a.m. ET
28–43.99 Tuesday, November 17, at 7:00 a.m. ET
12–27.99 Wednesday, November 18, at 7:00 a.m. ET
0–11.99 Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 a.m. ET

Graduate Students

All Communication Studies, Marketing Communication, Media Design, Journalism, and Performing Arts, and Graduate Certificate Students can register on Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET.

For all other times, please note that "credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered:

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Speech@Emerson Monday, November 16, at 9:00 a.m. ET
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (0–23.99 credits completed) Monday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET

Writing, Literature & Publishing

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Creative Writing (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Creative Writing (0-23.99 credits completed) Monday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Publishing (16+ credits completed) Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Publishing (0-15.99 credits completed) Monday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET

Visual & Media Arts

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Media Art Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Writing for Film & Television Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Film & Media Art (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Film & Media Art (less than 24 credits completed) Monday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Film & Media Art (Advanced Standing I and II) Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET

ProArts Registration

To learn more about registering for courses through the ProArts Consortium, please visit our ProArts Registration page.