Registration Process

Student Lab WorkBefore you register for classes, you need to speak with one of the Academic Advisors to make sure you select the appropriate classes.  All “new” students have an “advising hold”, until the pass Placement Test is completed and you meet with an advisor.

Review the current Schedule of Classes (click on the Student tab after logging into myNMSU) to see the dates and times for the classes you’re interested in taking.

Check the Academic Schedule to make sure you’re aware of the key dates, especially the dates when you can register based on your status as a freshman,  transfer student, or re-admission. You should also make sure you’re aware of the last day to register.

Make sure you’re aware of what your tuition costs and fees will be and what your financial obligations are when you register.

Do you have questions about how to choose a major or what “academic standing means”? Review these frequently asked questions.

When you’re ready to register for classes:

  1. Login to
  2. Click on the Student and Financial Aid tab.
  3. Click on Registration.
  4. Click on Look Up Classes.
  5. Select the Term.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. On the Look Up Classes page, select any known features of the class, if any.
  8. Click Class Search.
  9. Select the checkbox next to any classes you would like to register for.
  10. Click Register.
  11. If a class is full or you need instructor permission, email the instructor and request permission to register. In the instructor approves, he/she must add your Aggie ID to the class. Then you should be able to register for the class. Some courses offer a wait list; if you get on the wait list, check your email daily, as you only have 24 hours to register if the class opens for you.

Are you finished with registration? Make sure you’ve done everything that’s required with this handy registration completion checklist.

To check your registration status:

  1. Login to
  2. Click on the Student and Financial Aid tab.
  3. Click on Registration.
  4. Click on Registration Status.

If you encounter any problems or questions as you register, contact an Academic Advisor. Once you’ve completed the registration process, it’s time to get ready for classes!