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. 


Registration for New & Continuing Graduate Students

Spring 2020

Continuing graduate students (enrolled Fall 2019, Summer 2019, or Spring 2019) & newly admitted for Spring 2020 graduate students will be provided registration time assignments to start with pre-registration.  

Graduate students admitted after the initial round of registration assignments will be provided a registration time within 24 hours of being officially admitted and will have access to registration in accordance with the graduate student registration schedule.

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


Graduate Student Employees & Students flagged by the Disability Resources office

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Graduate and CO-OP students


Friday, November 8, 2019

CO-OP students flagged by CO-OP office

Graduate students* - New & Continuing students
*Includes all graduate student classifications.

Open Registration for all eligible new and continuing graduate students.

5 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 thru
5 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019

Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable

5:01 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 thru
7:59 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020

Students in mini-mester courses should refer to the online alternate Add/Drop Deadlines to review deadlines for dropping and adding courses scheduled during the closure of open registration.

Open Registration Reopens

 8 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 thru
5 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020

Students with zero registered hours who registers during Late Registration will be assessed a $100 late registration fee. 

Once a student becomes registered during this time they may make changes to their schedule in accordance with Add/Drop registration.

After 5 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020


Students enrolled in courses by the end of Open Registration may make schedule changes during Add/Drop without incurring a late registration fee.

After 5 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020

Last Day to Drop all Classes for 100% refund.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Last Day to Add or Drop* a Spring 2020 course
*Students will be able to drop courses as long as they remained enrolled.  Will not be able to drop all classes, see Withdrawal** below.

5 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after January 13, 2020 must submit a withdrawal request in the Withdrawal channel on My Record tab in Howdy. There is not a 100% refund for withdrawals beginning with the first day of the Spring term.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses


*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: