Winter & Spring Registration

Registration Dates

See our Academic Calendars for a complete list of dates.

  • October 1: Winter courses published
  • October 5: Winter registration opens at 9:00 a.m. EDT
  • October 22: Spring 2022 class listings published
  • October 25 through November 5: Advising for the spring semester begins
  • November 4 through 16: Spring registration begins (see undergraduate and graduate times below)
  • November 17: Registration closed 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. EST
  • November 18: Registration re-opens. Eligible students may overload
  • January 3: Last day to join a Spring waitlist
  • January 7: Spring waitlisting closed, all remaining students removed from Spring waitlists

After the initial registration week (November 4 through 16) registration will be closed for 24 hours and reopen Thursday, November 18, at 12:00 a.m. EST. When 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 Thursday, November 18, at 12:00 a.m. (EST).

Undergraduate Students

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

New and Transfer students starting in Spring 2022 are registered administratively and will be able to edit their registration once the Spring semester begins.

Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
92+ credits completed Monday, November 8, at 7:00 a.m. EST
76–91.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 a.m. EST
60–75.99 credits completed Wednesday, November 10, at 7:00 a.m. EST
44–59.99 credits completed Friday, November 12, at 7:00 a.m. EST
28–43.99 credits completed Monday, November 15, at 7:00 a.m. EST
12–27.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 16, at 7:00 a.m. EST
0–11.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. EST

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 Tuesday, November 16, at 1:00 p.m. EST
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Writing, Literature & Publishing

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Creative Writing (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Creative Writing (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (16+ credits completed) Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (0–15.99 credits completed) Friday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Visual & Media Arts

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Media Art Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Writing for Film & Television Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (less than 24 credits completed) Friday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (Advanced Standing I and II)

Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Additional Graduate Programs

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Registration Date & Time
Communication Studies Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Marketing Communication Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Media Design Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Journalism Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Performing Arts

Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Graduate Certificate Students Thursday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT