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 view their assigned registration times for both Galveston and College Station under the 'Registration Notices' found on the "My Profile" icon in Howdy.  Registration notices are posted approximately mid- to late March for Summer/Fall registration cycles and mid-October for Spring registration cycles.

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 Graduate Students

Prior to the start of pre-registration, prior to each new registration cycle, students should expect to do the following:

  • Check for holds by going to your "My Profile" icon 
    • Contact the offices having placed the registration holds to determine what is needed in order to remove the holds PRIOR to your pre-registration date.
  • Complete the Location Update for the term you expect to register (i.e. College Station, Galveston, Qatar, etc.)
  • Complete the Terms of Use acknowledgement for the term you expect to register (i.e. College Station, Galveston, Qatar, etc.)
Registration Tutorial Videos and Guides are available in Howdy to assist students in preparing for registration.

Log into Howdy > visit the My Record Tab > go to the 'Learn About the My Record Tab' portlet > Click on 'Registration Tutorials' > click on 'Preparing for Registration' for a list of available tutorials


Summer 2021 - First Five Week & 10 Week

Continuing graduate students (enrolled Spring 2021, Fall 2020, or Summer 2020) & graduate admitted for Summer 2021 will be provided registration assignments based priority group and classification.
 
 

Graduate student who are: Athletes, Flagged by the Disability Resources office,  Aggie Band, Aggie Yell Leaders, SGA President, SGA Senate Speaker, GPSG President, & Graduate student employees have evening start time

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Graduate students
Pharmacy students

 
Friday, April 2, 2021

 

A graduate student may register for a course load in excess of  9 hours each 5-wk summer term or 15 hours for 10 week summer term with the approval of their academic dean.   A graduate student may enroll in more than 9 hours each 5-wk summer term or 15 hours for 10 week summer term with the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies.  Approvals should be sent by the appropriate approvers to registration@tamu.edu.
 
Open Registration for all eligible, continuing students.  
5 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2021
Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable after 5 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021 thru
8 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Open Registration Reopens 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021 thru
5 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021
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.
Students with zero registered hours who register 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, May 28, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021
Students enrolled in courses offered in College Station term by the end of Open Registration may make schedule changes during Add/Drop without incurring a late registration fee. After 5 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021
Last Day to Drop ALL Classes for 100% refund.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses Monday, May 31, 2021
Last Day to Add or Drop* a Summer 2021 course offered in First Five Week or 10 Week term.
*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, June 4, 2021
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after Tuesday, June 1, 2021 must submit a withdrawal request in the Withdrawal channel on My Record tab in Howdy. There is not a 100% refund for withdrawals as of the first day of the Summer term.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses


Summer 2021- Second Five Week

 

Graduate students who are: Athletes, Flagged by the Disability Resources office,  Aggie Band, Aggie Yell Leaders, SGA President, SGA Senate Speaker, GPSG President & Graduate Student Employees will have evening start times.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
 
Graduate students
Pharmacy students
 
Friday, April 2, 2021
 
 
Open Registration for all eligible, continuing students.  
5 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2021
Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable after 5 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021 thru
8 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Open Registration Reopens 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021 thru
5 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2021
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.

Students with zero registered hours who register 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., Monday, July 5, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021

Students enrolled in courses offered in College Station term by the end of Open Registration may make schedule changes during Add/Drop without incurring a late registration fee. After 5 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021
Last Day to Drop ALL Second Five Week Classes for 100% refund. Must submit a withdrawal on or before July 5, 2021.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses July 5, 2021
Last Day to Add or Drop* a Summer 2021 course offered in Second Five Week.
*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, July 9, 2021
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after Tuesday, July 5, 2021 must submit a withdrawal request in the Withdrawal channel on My Record tab in Howdy. There is not a 100% refund for withdrawals as of the first day of the Summer term.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses


Fall 2021

Continuing graduate students (enrolled Spring 2021, Fall, 2020, or Summer 2020) & graduate students readmitted for Summer or Fall 2021.

Students may not request updated time assignments due to missing their registration time, holds, etc. and will need to wait until open registration to register.

 
 

Graduate students who are: Honors, Athletes, Students flagged by the Disability Resources office,  Aggie Band, Aggie Yell Leaders, SGA President, SGA Senate Speaker, GPSG President, & Graduate Student Employees

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Graduate Students
Pharmacy students


 

Friday, April 30, 2021 

Registration Temporarily Unavailable 5 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021 thru
7:59 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Graduate students may register for a course load of up to 15 hours in the Fall.   Students can register in excess up to 18 hours for the Fall semester with the approval of their academic dean.  A graduate student may enroll in more than 18 hours for fall with approval of the Office of Graduate Studies.  Approvals from approvers should be sent to registration@tamu.edu.
 
Open Registration for all eligible, continuing students.  
5 a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2021
Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable after 12 noon, Thursday, August 13 thru
7:59 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2021
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., Friday, August 14, 2021 thru
5 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021
Students with zero registered hours who register 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, August 27, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021
Students enrolled in courses offered in College Station term by the end of Open Registration may make schedule changes during Add/Drop without incurring a late registration fee. After 5 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021
Last Day to Drop ALL Classes for 100% refund.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses Sunday, August 29, 2021
Last Day to Add or Drop* a Fall 2021 course offered in the College Station term.
*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, September 3, 2021
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after Monday, August 30, 2021 must submit a withdrawal request in the Withdrawal channel on My Record tab in Howdy. There is not a 100% refund for withdrawals as of the first day of the Fall term.  Refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses

 

Important:

*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 http://sbs.tamu.edu/ or call 979-845-8127.

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: