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 March) 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. 


Graduate Student Registration Schedules

Fall 2018 (April 5, 2018 – August 24, 2018)

Fall 2018

Fall and summer preregistration begins April 5, 2018 at 5:00 a.m., through April 20, 2018.

Graduate students may register for up to 15 hours for the fall term.  A graduate student may register for up to 18 hours during the fall with approval of their college Dean or designee.  Graduate students seeking to enroll in more than 18 hours in the fall will require approval from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS).   Approvals from Deans or designee and/or OGAPS should be sent to

An individual's preregistration start date and time is based on the criteria below. 

Fall open registration begins at 6:00 a.m., Monday, April 23 for all continuing students and closes at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, August 24. Late registration begins at 5:01 p.m., Friday, August 24 and ends at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, August 31.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 Honors
Students flagged by the Students with Disabilities Office
Graduate student employees
Aggie Marching Band
Aggie Yell Leaders
Friday, April 6, 2018 Graduate (including G6) and COOP students
Monday, 6:00 a.m., April 23 –
Friday, 5:00 p.m., August 24, 2018
Open to all graduate students including G6 classification

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m., May 9 –
Thursday, 7:59 a.m., May 10, 2018
Registration will not be available - Open registration will resume at 8 a.m., on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
Thursday, 12:00 noon, August 9 – Friday, 7:59 a.m., August 10, 2018 Registration will not be available - Open registration will resume at 8 a.m., on Friday, August 10, 2018.
Friday, 8 a.m., August 10, 2018 – Friday, 5:00 p.m., August 24, 2018 Open registration resumes.
Friday, 5:00 p.m., August 24, 2018 Registration in academic departments or by web; see IMPORTANT notice below

Last day to register for fall semester without penalty.

Last day to drop all fall semester courses and receive 100% credit.
Friday, 5:01 p.m., August  24 – Friday, 5:00 p.m., August 31, 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*.
Friday, 5:00 p.m. August 31, 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: