Register for Classes

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 registrar@diu.edu for more information about registration.

Steps to Register

  • All post-admissions documents must be complete before you will receive the registration instructions email.
  • Log in to Campus Café to make your course selections for the upcoming term. Your Campus Café username and temporary password were sent previously in an email from Admissions. Be sure to contact your DIU 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 the first day of the term. 

*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 DIU 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 first day of the term.

Online course payment arrangements should be made no later than one week before the first day of a term.

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*Note:  Students who have not made payment arrangements by the end of the fifth term day 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:

ADD or DROP* (regular or thesis credits) –  A Student Change Permit form must be used if payment has been made or once the term begins.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term:  through term day 5
  • Summer or May EX Term:  through term day 4
  • May Term*:  through term day 2

*No transcript record is kept for classes dropped within these dates.

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.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term:  through term day 5
  • Summer or May EX Term:  through term day 4
  • May Term*:  through term day 2

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

**A withdrawn course will remain on the DIU transcript with a grade of “W” for withdrawal.  This grade does not impact GPA.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term: term days 6-30
  • Summer or May EX Term: term days 5-13
  • May Term*: term days 3-7

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.

REFUNDScalculated according to the term day that the course drop or withdrawal was approved

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term: through term day 5 (100% tuition and fees); term day 10 (75% tuition only); term day 20 (25% tuition only); after term day 20 (0%)
  • Summer or May EX Term: through term day 4 (100% tuition and fees); term day 8 (75% tuition only); term day 12 (25% tuition only); after term day 12 (0%)
  • May Term*: through term day 2 (100% tuition and fees); term day 4 (75% tuition only); term day 6 (25% tuition only); after term day 6 (0%)

Dropping coursework may result in ineligibility for financial aid already awarded and in the student being liable for payment of tuition covered by scholarships.

Note:  ‘Term day’ is counted per business day including the first day of the term and not including holidays or weekends.

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