General Registration Requirements

Fall and spring semesters: All CSM graduate students must have continuous (minimum of 1 or more credits).

  • Students must register by the registration deadline (see academic calendar), or pay a $100 late registration fee.
  • Students may add/drop courses through census day (see academic calendar).
    • Any changes to a schedule after census day must be made through the Registrar’s Office.
  • Students who wish to take a semester off (fall or spring) must submit a Leave of Absence form.
    • Students who do not submit the leave paperwork and do not register for the fall and/or spring semesters will be inactivated.
      • To resume studies at CSM, inactivated students will be required to re-apply for admission and will pay a $200 re-activation fee.
  • Only courses for credit count towards full time status.
    • Although students pay for audited courses (No Credit or NC), those courses do not count towards full time status.

Dropping Last Course/Credit in Fall or Spring semesters

Students wishing to drop their last class/credit for the fall or spring semesters must submit either:

Summer Registration: Summer registration is optional, unless a student is graduating in August, graduating in December and checking-out early, on a summer RA contract or using campus resources. For a detailed explanation of who is required to register in the summer, click herePDF versionText only version.

Students wishing to drop their last class/credit for the summer semester must:

  • Contact the Registrar's Office

For more detailed information, visit the Registration Policies section of our website.

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