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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin

Spring 2020 Registration

Early Registration Begins October 24, 2019

All students who are enrolled on the Bloomington campus for Fall 2019 are scheduled to register for Spring 2020 during Early Registration (October 24-November 22).

A late registration fee will be assessed beginning on January 10, 2020.

Note: General Registration Information section and Drop/Add Information in this bulletin.

Registration using the Student Center

Use the Student Center from any location where you have online access, including computers on campus or in your living space.

Registration Procedure

Before registering:

  • 1. Connect to the Student Center via One.IU.
    • Check your registration appointment date and time.
    • Check for holds on your registration (academic checklists, financial encumbrances, residence classification, and immunization record noncompliance entries). Obtain a release for each entry from the office listed. The registration system will prevent you from enrolling until corrective action is taken on each entry.
    • Review your addresses. Update entries as necessary.
  • 2. Follow the advising procedure established by your school or department.
  • 3. Review course availability online through the Student Center or at Also review online course descriptions, contact prospective instructors, and review course materials for desired courses.
  • 4. Consult the final examination schedule in this publication.
  • 5. Request any required class permissions from the department offering the desired class.

Register using the Student Center

See Register for Classes via Student Central for detailed registration and drop/add instructions.

After you register, you will have access to continuous drop/add using the Student Center from October 24, 2019 through January 19, 2020. Refer to the Drop/Add section for information and instructions.

Waitlist Information

See Student Central's Waitlist a Class page for detailed information.


Many course sections have mandatory prerequisites which are listed in the school bulletins or in the online Schedule of Classes. Class Search within SIS Student Center provides real-time course availability and the open or closed status of individual classes. Each class has a Details Button button which leads to more information specific to that section including, textbook, course descriptions, class notes and prerequisite details.

Each student is responsible for meeting the published prerequisites for each course requested. After each enrollment period, schools and departments may review the completion of prerequisites of registered students. The academic units have the authority to administratively drop a student from a course for which the student has not fulfilled the published prerequisites.

Drop/Add using the Student Center

See Drop/Add and Late Drop/Add procedures in this bulletin.

The Registration Agreement

When you register, the university reserves specific class spaces for you and commits resources to provide the instruction you have selected. On your part, you assume the responsibility for paying those course fees or for notifying the University if you decide not to attend.

The availability of courses is subject to change. A section may be cancelled due to low enrollment or departmental staffing considerations. The department cancelling a class will notify registered students and help them make alternate arrangements, if necessary. Registered students also will be notified if the meeting time and/or location of a course has changed since the student registered.

Your registration will not automatically be cancelled for nonpayment of fees. You must either pay your fees or notify us if you do not intend to return to the Bloomington campus. By cancelling your registration by the fee payment deadline, your class spaces will be released in time to be available to other students.

If you decide to cancel your registration, contact Student Central on Union, 408 N. Union Street.

Fee Payment

Indiana University provides bills electronically. The initial spring term bill will be generated in December and an e-mail notification will be sent to your IU e-mail account when the bill is available for viewing or printing. You may create access for parents and other third parties through 3rd Party User Access which will also allow those users to view your bills on the web. Connect to One.IU to access your bills.

The bill will show the course fees for the term, the charges for any optional selections requested, and any other debts owed to the University.


To avoid a late payment penalty, payment must be received by the Office of the Bursar by the due date specified on the bill.

Late Payment Fee

A late payment fee is assessed if payment is not received by the Office of the Bursar by the due date on the bill and each month your account remains past due. Refer to Late Payment Fee in the Financial Information section for additional information.

Monitor your account and access your bills online through One.IU. Failure to receive the bill notification will not be accepted as a reason for missing the payment deadline.

Important Note about Withdrawal

Failure to pay does not withdraw you from all classes. Students who wish to cancel their Bloomington campus enrollment with the Office of the Registrar for a future term can do so until the end of the first week of classes via the Student Center. Should you decide not to attend the Bloomington campus for Spring 2020, you may also notify the Office of the Registrar, in writing, by January 10, 2020. There is no automatic cancellation of your enrollment for nonpayment. If you do not request that your registration be cancelled, you risk receiving grades of F in your courses. You will also be responsible for all course fees, plus any applicable late fees, through the time you complete a total withdrawal. (See Fee Refund Policy in the Financial Information section.)

Sponsored Students

Sponsored students for whom the Office of the Bursar has on file an authorization covering the spring term will have a credit applied to their account for the amount authorized by the sponsor. The bill available to the student will reflect the amount to be paid by the student by the due date specified on the bill.

Financial Aid Recipients

Your electronic bill will show the amount of anticipated financial aid awarded for the spring term, provided:

  • your account has not been encumbered by the Student Loan Administration; and
  • you have met the enrollment and financial eligibility requirements for the financial aid awarded.

Your bill will reflect the total amount that you are to pay by the due date specified on the bill.

Your financial aid awards will be credited to your student account 10 days prior to the first day of classes. If, for any reason, eligibility requirements are not met, you will be responsible for payment, including late payment fees and other penalties.

Disbursement of Refunds

Your financial aid awards will be credited to your student account and applied to your financial obligation to Indiana University. Any remaining amount will be refunded to you via direct deposit to your chosen financial institution. Please see the Direct Deposit app via One.IU to provide the required banking information.