For Current Students

This following information does not apply to new and transfer students starting in Spring 2023; this is for current students only.

Spring Registration

Registration Dates

See our Academic Calendars for a complete list of dates.

  • October 21: Spring class listings published
  • October 24 through November 4: Undergraduate Advising for the spring semester begins
  • November 3: Spring registration begins (see undergraduate and graduate times below)
  • November 16: Registration closed 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT
  • November 17: Registration re-opens. Eligible undergraduates may overload
  • December 16: Last day to join a spring waitlist
  • January 11: Spring waitlisting closed, all remaining students removed from spring waitlists

After the initial registration week (November 3 through 15) registration will be closed for 24 hours on Wednesday, November 16 and reopen Thursday, November 17, at 12:00 a.m. EST. When registration reopens, undergraduate students eligible to overload will be able to do so, and some major restrictions for undergraduate classes may be lifted. Check course listings for any lifted restrictions.

All Emerson employees and spouses of employees enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student must first submit a Tuition Remission Form to Human Resources to participate in spring registration. Employees who have submitted this will be able to register when the system re-opens Thursday, November 17, at 12:00 a.m. (EST).

Undergraduate Students

New and Transfer students starting in Spring 2023 are registered administratively and will be able to edit their registration once the Spring semester begins.

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

Number of Credits Completed SPRING Registration Date & Time
4+1 Publishing & Writing undergraduates with 112+ credits completed Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
4+1 Publishing & Writing undergraduates with 92+ credits completed Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
92+ credits completed Monday, November 7, at 7:00 a.m. EST
76–91.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 8, at 7:00 a.m. EST
60–75.99 credits completed Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 a.m. EST
44–59.99 credits completed Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 a.m. EST
28–43.99 credits completed Monday, November 14, at 7:00 a.m. EST
12–27.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 a.m. EST
0–11.99 credits completed Tuesday, November 15, at 7:30 a.m. EST

Graduate Students

Communication Sciences & Disorders

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed SPRING Registration Date & Time
Speech@Emerson Tuesday, November 15, at 1:00 p.m. EST
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
On-campus Communication Sciences & Disorders (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Writing, Literature & Publishing

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed SPRING Registration Date & Time
Creative Writing (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Creative Writing (0–23.99 credits completed) Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (16+ credits completed) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Publishing and Writing (0–15.99 credits completed) Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing (16+ credits completed) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing (0–15.99 credits completed) Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Visual & Media Arts

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed SPRING Registration Date & Time
Media Art Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Writing for Film & Television Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (24+ credits completed) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (less than 24 credits completed) Friday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Film & Media Art (Advanced Standing I and II) Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Additional Graduate Programs

"Credits completed" does not include courses for which you are currently registered.

Discipline with Number of Credits Completed Spring Registration Date & Time
Communication Studies Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Marketing Communication Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Media Design Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Journalism Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Performing Arts Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Graduate Certificate Students Thursday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT