Fall 2021 Registration

Registration Dates

See our Academic Calendars for a complete list of dates.

  • March 8: Summer Registration opens at 9:00 am (excludes Speech@Emerson)
  • March 19: Fall 2021 class listings published
  • March 22: Advising for the fall semester begins
  • April 12 through April 20: Fall registration begins (see undergraduate and graduate times below)
  • April 21: Registration closed
  • April 22: Registration re-opens. Eligible students may overload
  • May 3: Last day to join a fall waitlist
  • August 27: Fall waitlisting closed, all remaining students removed from fall waitlists

After the initial registration week (April 12 to 20) registration will be closed for 24 hours and reopen Thursday, April 22, at 12:00 a.m. EDT. 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 Fall registration. Employees who have submitted this will be able to register when the system re-opens Thursday, April 22, 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 Fall 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+ * Monday, April 12, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
76–91.99 * Tuesday, April 13, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
60–75.99 * Wednesday, April 14, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
44–59.99 * Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
28–43.99 * Friday, April 16, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
12–27.99  Tuesday, April 20, at 7:00 a.m. EDT
0–11.99  Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30 a.m. EDT

* Publishing 4+1 Undergraduates will not be able to register for graduate-level Publishing courses until Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Graduate Students

"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 To be announced
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (24+ credits completed) Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Writing, Literature & Publishing

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Creative Writing (24+ credits completed) Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Creative Writing (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (16+ credits completed) Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (0–15.99 credits completed) Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing 4+1

Graduate Students: Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m.

Undergraduate 4+1 students cannot register for Graduate-Level courses until Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m.

Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Visual & Media Arts

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Media Art Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Writing for Film & Television Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (24+ credits completed) Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (less than 24 credits completed) Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (Advanced Standing I and II)

Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Additional Graduate Programs

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Communication Studies Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Marketing Communication Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Media Design Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Journalism Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Graduate Certificate Students Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT