Register for Classses

Registration is completed online using Campus Café. Registration opens March 1st for the May, May Extended, Summer, and Fall terms and September 1st for the Spring term.  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Dallas International Registrar at 972-708-7536 or for more information about registration.

Steps to Register

  • All post-admissions documents must be complete before you will receive the preregistration instructions email.
  • Log in to Campus Café to make your course selections for the upcoming term. Be sure to contact your academic advisor for assistance as needed.  These selections can be changed before courses begin.
  • Click on the menu icon at the top, left of the screen and then click on “My Info” and “Register for Classes”.  The top of the registration screen is a list of all courses available.  When you click the ADD button on the far left of a class, the course is moved into your Course Basket below for enrollment.
  • No tuition is due when you add courses but payment arrangements must be made no later than your first class day. 

*Note:  Full-time Load and Maximum Course Load numbers below.

16-week term: Full load-12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits; Maximum load-18 undergraduate or 15 graduate credits.

9-week term: Full load-9 undergraduate or 6 graduate credits; Maximum load-12 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits.

4-week term: Full load-3 graduate or 3 undergraduate credits; Maximum Load-4 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits.

Students should contact their academic advisor via email, phone, or in person for assistance in selecting courses each term.  The name of your advisor can be found on Campus Café (MY INFO, Contact Information).

*NOTE: Your advisor must approve your schedule before you begin attending classes for each term.

All  tuition and fees are due no later than the day of your first class in a term.

Online course payment arrangements are due no later than one week before the online class begins in a term.

Click to learn more about how to pay.

*Note:  Students who have not made payment arrangements by the end of the third day of classes will not be permitted to continue attending classes

Requests to drop or add a course, after the course begins, must be submitted using a Student Change Permit form.  NOTE:  Course changes are time sensitive.  The following deadlines apply to all course changes:


  • 16-week term:  through term day 5
  • 9-week term:  through term day 3
  • 4-week term:  through term day 2

*Note:  Thesis credit may be added through day 10 (16-week term); through day 6 (9-week term); or through day 3 (4-week term)

CHANGE – (from credit to audit or vice versa)  NOTE: An Audit Permission Form must be submitted and approved by the course instructor in order to audit a course.

  • 16-week term:  through term day 5
  • 9-week term:  through term day 3
  • 4-week term:  through term day 2

DROP –  A Student Change Permit form must be used to drop a class.

  • 16-week term:  through term day 10
  • 9-week term:  through term day 6
  • 4-week* term:  through term day 3

No transcript record is kept for classes dropped by these dates.  After, a grade of “W” for withdrawal will be assigned for a dropped class.

WITHDRAW – A Student Change Permit form must be used to withdraw from a class.

  • 16-week term: term days 11-30
  • 9-week term: term days 7-15
  • 4-week* term: term days 4-7

In most cases a student may not drop or withdraw from a course after the aforesaid dates. Under extreme circumstances, the Dean of Academic Affairs may consider a petition to drop a course or withdraw after these dates.

Intensive courses that begin the intensive portion of the course during the first week of a term, will follow the four-week term schedule for drop and withdrawal dates.

REFUNDS – calculated according to the class day that the course drop was approved

  • 16-week term: through term day 5 (100%); term day 10 (75%); term day 20 (25%); after term day 20 (0%)
  • 9-week term: through term day 4 (100%); term day 8 (75%); term day 12 (25%); after term day 12 (0%)
  • 4-week term: through term day 2 (100%); term day 4 (75%); term day 6 (25%); after term day 6 (0%)

Note:  ‘Term day’ is counted per business day including the first day of the term.