Registration and Class Attendance
Students are required to be registered for all classes in which they participate, attend, and/or submit coursework for evaluation. No credit will be granted for any course for which the student did not properly register before the last day to add a class for the semester. Students are required to be registered to make use of university facilities. Students who are in an exchange, study abroad, or cooperative education program also must be registered for their particular programs.
All students are expected to attend classes regularly. Excessive absences may be grounds for a failing grade. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal. When illness or emergency requires a student to miss more than two days of class, the student must notify the course instructor. It is also recommended that the student contacts the Dean of Students and the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
Students are allowed to register for an upcoming term based on their student classification, which is determined by earned credit hours. In-progress credit hours are not used in determining registration priority. With the exception of students in the Institute of Design and the Chicago-Kent College of Law, all graduate students, U5 (fifth-year) undergraduates, and U4 (fourth-year) undergraduates can register on the first day of registration. All U3 (third-year) undergraduates can register on the second day of registration. All U2 (second-year) undergraduates can register on the third day of registration. All U1 (first-year) undergraduates can register on the fourth day of registration. Open registration begins on the fifth day for all other students. Students in the Institute of Design and the Chicago-Kent College of Law may follow a different priority registration schedule. Visit web.iit.edu/registrar or kentlaw.iit.edu/current-students for more specific information.
Registration Holds and Controls
Students with unpaid balances, disciplinary sanctions, unmet immunization requirements, or other such conditions that warrant a registration hold are prevented from enrolling in classes until the condition is resolved and the hold is removed.
Registration controls including prerequisites, corequisites, maximum hours, level, and program restrictions may also exist to limit or prevent registration in specific circumstances. Students should consult their adviser, resolve all holds, and take note of any registration restrictions that pertain to their student status and course selection prior to their appointed registration date for an upcoming term.
For more information, go to iit.edu/registrar/registration.