Early Registration System

Early Registration Steps

Below find the instructions to be followed to ensure compliance with the Early Registration System (ERS).


No more Pre-registration: The Early Registration is the Actual Registration.

Early Registration is mandatory for all enrolled students. Those who fail to submit their Early Registration will have their registration moved automatically to the Late Registration period and will have to pay the Late Registration fees.

Enrolled students can early register during the “entire Advising and Early Registration period”:  Thursday, April 20 to Thursday, May 4, 2017.  
However, the first attempt to register depends upon the time slot of the student ID number, which corresponds to the first two days of this period (Thursday, April 20 & Friday, April 21, 2017).

Enrolled students register during the advising and early registration period without paying any fee, however, the student will be held responsible for the number of credits registered. The first installment will be paid at the beginning of the semester, after which, the student will confirm his or her registration.

Students are requested to check whether or not they have an Advisor Hold before Early Registration. Students that have an Advisor Hold should meet with their advisor otherwise he or she will be unable to early register.

As for other holds (financial, library, admissions, SAO), these should cleared by the student before the final confirmation (final registration dates), which are on August 28 & August 29, 2017 for the fall 2017.

Since Early Registration is done without the availability of grades, cumulative GPA, credits completed, and student academic status (probation, suspension, change of major etc.), the system will check all rules and regulations based on the assumption the student will successfully pass the courses currently taken.

During the Early Registration period, the student will register and adjust his or her registration for an unlimited number of times.

An important note: The system will save the maximum number of credits reached in all attempts. At the confirmation date, the system will not allow the student to go below this maximum (with the exception of a new probation, where the load should not exceed 13 credits).

During the Drop/Add period, if the student drops credits more than he or she adds, he or she will be penalized (same as before). The rationale behind this rule is to ensure that students are refrained from reserving seats in courses more than needed, or reserving for other students with higher ID number.

During the Early Registration period, students can request overload and prerequisite waiving from their respective deans and chairs.

At the beginning of the new semester (August 2017 for the fall semester), the student should clear all holds (financial, library, admissions, SAO), pay his or her first installment (i.e. down payment), and then login to the SIS to confirm his or her registration.

During the Confirmation/Registration period in September for fall 2017, the system re-checks all academic and non-academic rules. Early-registered students will have to drop and replace courses whose prerequisites were not fulfilled or whose academic status (probation or suspension) requires that students will not be able to exceed 13 credits.

Once all academic rules and non-academic messages are cleared, the student confirms his or her early registration and he or she is officially registered.

At the end of the Late Registration and just before the Drop/Add period, students who fail to confirm their early registered courses will have their courses automatically dropped by the system and will be financially penalized (25% of the registered credits).

Students who did not early register will be able to register during the Late Registration period with a penalty fee, and the Drop/Add period will proceed as usual where students can drop/add courses.

No early registration for summer session 2017.

For further clarification, you are kindly asked to refer to the following document:


Schedule of Meetings

Below find the schedule of meetings that will be conducted for the concerned offices and for students and advisors, whereby a system was created to define the steps needed to be taken for a successful registration.

 Date  Place
Concerned Offices: SAO, Admissions, Registrar, Office of Communication Campus Services, Student Union
Scheduled Accordingly
In their respective offices
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Abou Khater Auditorium and
Friends’ Hall

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Issam Fares Hall

Regional Campuses
NLC: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
SC: Monday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Main Court and Conference Room

Supplement assistance on Early Registration will be available through the support services offices, mainly the Registrar’s Office and the SAO.

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