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Student Registration Services

Register for Fall

Fall term begins Monday, Aug. 19 and includes 16-week, two 12-week, and two 8-week sessions. Course offerings include in-person, hybrid, virtual and traditional online formats.

  • Monday, Aug. 19: 16-Week, First 12-Week, and First 8-Week Classes Begin
  • Monday, Sept. 16: Second 12-Week Classes Begin
  • Monday, Oct. 14: Second 8-Week Classes Begin

We’re here to assist with navigating the online registration tools through the student portal, adding/dropping credit classes, permit required registration, waitlist information, auditing, address and residency status changes, processing of state 529 savings plans, employer paid tuition and cooperative agreements.

For guidance on course selection, contact Counseling and Advising at (630) 942-2259 to discuss your academic plan.

Priority Registration

Priority Registration is for returning College of DuPage students with 30 or more completed COD credit hours.

  • Fall Term: First Wednesday of April
  • Spring Term: First Wednesday of November
  • Summer Term: First Wednesday of March

Last day of Priority Registration is the day prior to All Student Registration beginning.

All Student Registration

All Student Registration begins one week later for all COD students.

  • Fall Term: Second Wednesday of April
  • Spring Term: Second Wednesday of November
  • Summer Term: Second Wednesday of March

Annual semester dates are found on the Enrollment Calendar.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. CST.


Standard classroom based on the main Glen Ellyn campus or one of our Centers. Look at location to determine which campus.

Hybrid (HYB) format

Hybrid classes will have a section code that starts with HYB. They are mix of face-to-face, internet and/or virtual class meeting. Look at the location to determine if there is a face-to face component or if it is fully online.

Online (NET) format

Online classes will have a section code that starts with NET. They are taught exclusively online following instructor timelines and learning outcomes. Only the start and end date will be listed. Students are required to log in daily but may do so at any time except for due dates/times for homework, quizzes, and tests. Students should always view the Section Details for any other requirements as some courses may require in-person proctored exams and webcam enabled live discussions.

Virtual Classroom Meeting (VCM) format

Virtual Classroom Meeting classes will have a section code that starts with VCM. They meet exclusively online in real time at specified days and times using video chat software. This format is designed to allow students regular face-to-face contact in a virtual format.

Waitlists expire at 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class (with some exceptions). Being on a waitlist is not a guarantee of enrollment in the course.

When a student attempts to register for a class that is full/closed, the student may be notified that a waitlist is available to join. Before the start date of a class, if a seat becomes available the student in the number one spot on the waitlist is notified via their ( email. The spot is held for them until 11:59 p.m. the same day. If they fail to register, they are removed from the waitlist and the next student is notified. The waitlist expires after the first day of class excluding custom courses or courses with required safety training, licensure, accreditation, or mandatory seat hours for legal reasons.

Students can either be registered for a course or waitlisted for one section per course. If a student registers for a different section of the same course, the student will be removed from the waitlist. If there is a restrictive hold on the student’s record, it must be satisfied prior to enrolling.

On certain occasions a permit may be required for a student to register for a class. Permits are requested by the student in Student Planning or myACCESS and approved by the instructor.

To learn more about the types of permits and when and how they may be requested visit Permit Information page.

Contact Information

Office of Student Registration Services
Phone: (630) 942-2377

Regular Hours
Walk-in services are available in Seaton Computing Center (SCC), Room 123 during summer business hours.

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, closed
Visit the Enrollment Lab (located in Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium) through Aug. 23.
Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Friday, closed)

Student Help Desk: (630) 942-2999

Individuals who need language assistance, call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email