Registration Time Ticket Groups

Spring 2021

Graduate and Professional Monday, November 16, 2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020
Open for all students Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Wednesday, March 22, 2021

Summer 2021

Priority Groups Monday, January 25, 2021 - Friday, January 29, 2021
Graduate and Professional Monday, January 25, 2021, with different shutdown days depending on course/section meeting dates (module in which the course meets)
Seniors Monday, February 1, 2021 - Friday, February 5, 2021
Juniors Monday, February 8, 2021 - Friday, February 12, 2021
Sophomores Monday, February 15, 2021 - Friday, February 19, 2021
Current Freshmen Monday, February 22, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021
All current degree students, non-degree, transfer students, and new summer admits  Monday, March 1, 2021, with different shutdown days depending on course/section meeting dates (module in which the course meets)

Fall 2020

Priority Groups Monday, March 23, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020
Graduate and Professional Monday, March 23, 2020 - Sunday, August 30, 2020
Seniors Monday, March 30, 2020 - Friday, April 3, 2020
Juniors Monday, April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020
Sophomores Monday, April 13, 2020 - Friday, April 17, 2020
Current Freshmen admitted prior to Summer 2019 Monday, April 13, 2020 - Friday, April 17, 2020
All current degree students   Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Friday, June 5, 2020
VSTAR Sessions New Admits Fall 2020* Monday, May 11, 2020 - Friday, July 10, 2020
Open for All Students, including Non-Degree Students  Friday, July 24, 2020 - Sunday, August 30, 2020

*More information about VSTAR is available at

The above is for reference only; dates and times are subject to change.

Registration Information FAQs

Q. How do I know when I can begin to register for classes?

All students are assigned specific days and times that they can register for classes; this is determined by their current student classification (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, etc.). Reference charts above.  Note: For your exact day and time, please check your Registration Status via myPurdue.

Q. How are these group days and times determined?

They are determined by the student's current classification (total number of credit hours earned). This does not include courses for which a student is currently registered.

Q. How do I find out when I can register?

To find your registration status, follow the step-by-step instructions here. Look under "Registration Procedures."

Q. What is a Registration PIN and how do I get one?

A Registration PIN is assigned to students for access to the myPurdue registration system. Registration PIN numbers are distributed by academic advisors and are assigned each semester.

Q. How do I register for classes?

Detailed instructions for registration can be found here for using myPurdue or here for using the Scheduling Assistant.

Q. When do new admits register?

New undergraduate admits can begin to register for classes after all currently enrolled Freshman windows have ended or during VSTAR days.

Q. What is a hold?

Holds refer to the restriction of a student’s eligibility to enroll in classes, change his/her curriculum or obtain academic transcripts at Purdue University. Holds can result from a variety of situations, including, but not limited to: nonpayment of library fines, parking tickets, and residence hall bills; disciplinary action taken by the Office of the Dean of Students; poor scholastic performance; or failure to meet immunization requirements. Prior to meeting with an advisor, a student needs to make certain his/her record is clear of financial and registration holds.

If a student is in hold status and would like to verify the hold, he/she can do so through myPurdue.  For further information, go to the Office of the Registrar, Room 45, Hovde Hall; call (765) 494-6165; or send an inquiry via e-mail to

Q. How do you know if a section is cancelled?

When a section is cancelled, an e-mail will be sent to students registered in the cancelled section notifying them they need to move to a non-cancelled section.

The Office of the Registrar will flag the section as cancelled, remove the cancelled section time and instructor, and change the building and room to CANCELLED CLASS. The course will appear on the Concise Student Schedule as cancelled.

If a class is cancelled after a registration time period for a registration group has passed and prior to the open registration period, advisors can assist students in moving out of the cancelled section and registering for a non-cancelled section of that course, or, if the entire course is cancelled, registering for another course.

Q. Registration error questions?

You will find useful information here for responding to registration override inquiries.

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