Graduate & Professional Student Registration Schedules

The first 15 working days of preregistration (dates listed below) the system is open Monday – Friday 24 hours a day (excluding holidays).

Students can check in Howdy (approximately mid- to late October) to view their assigned registration times for both Galveston and College Station.  Students registering for Galveston courses will do so in accordance with the Galveston registration schedule.  Students registering for College Station courses will do so in accordance with the College Station registration schedule below. 


Spring 2018 (November 9, 2017 – January 23, 2018)

Spring preregistration begins November 9, 2017 at 5 a.m., through November 29, 2017.  An individual's preregistration start date and time is based on the criteria below.  Graduate students may register for a maximum of 15 hours.

Spring open registration begins at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 for all continuing students and closes at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Open registration will resume at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday January 2, 2018 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Spring late registration begins at 5:01 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 and the last day to add classes is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Honors
  • Athletes
  • Students flagged by the Students with Disabilities Office
  • Graduate student employees
Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Graduate (including G6) and COOP students
Thursday, 5 a.m., November 30 – Thursday, 5 p.m. December 14, 2017
  • Open to all graduate students including G6 classification
Thursday, 5:01 p.m., December 14, 2017 Tuesday, 7:59 a.m., January 2, 2018        

  • Registration will not be available - Open registration will resume at 8 a.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Friday, 5 p.m. January 12, 2018
  • Registration in academic departments or by web; see IMPORTANT notice below
  • Last day to register for spring semester without penalty.
  • Last day to drop all spring semester courses without penalty.
Friday, 5:01 p.m., January 12  –
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m., January 23, 2018
  • Late registration and drop/add open to all students; see IMPORTANT notice below
  • Students with zero registered hours will be assessed a late registration fee of $100*.
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m., January 23, 2018
  • Last day to drop/add spring term without penalty+.


*Students with zero registered hours during the first four (4) class days of summer terms or the first five (5) class days of fall/spring semester will be assessed a $100 late registration fee when they register.

+ Changes to an existing class schedule may result in additional tuition/fees; payment must be made by 5 p.m. in GSC Suite 2801 (Student Business Services) or by 5 p.m. online the day the changes are made to avoid a late fee or cancellation of class schedule. For more information regarding tuition and fees please visit or call 777-845-8127.

Registration schedule is subject to change.

Students are limited in the number of online registration transactions each semester in order to prevent excessive taxing of our system hardware by users running unsolicited programs to search for available course seats. The majority of students are able to register for classes within this limit.

Users are prohibited from using a "bot," a "script," or other third-party programs to register for classes. Doing so will likely result in exceeding the maximum number of allowed online registration transactions and the loss of registration privileges in Howdy for the term. Students exceeding their limit of online registration transactions will have to conduct any future registration activity for the semester with academic advising staff during open registration.

Other TAMU Registration Schedules

For graduate and professional students enrolled in degree programs under the Texas A&M University School of Law, Health Science Center, Galveston Branch Campus, and Qatar Branch Campus, please refer to the following websites for the appropriate registration schedule: