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. 


Registration for  Graduate Students

Spring 2021

Continuing graduate students (enrolled in Fall 2020, Summer 2020, or Spring 2020) or admitted for Spring 2021 will be provided registration assignments as follows:

Students may not request updated time assignments.  

Graduate students flagged as Student Employees, Athletes, Students flagged by the Disability Resources office, Aggie Yell Leaders, SGA President, SGA Senate Speaker, & GPSG President Leadership

Thursday, November 5, 2020

COOP & Graduate Students

Friday, November 6, 2020
COOP students flagged by COOP office
Graduate students (including G6)

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 from their college Dean or designee.  Graduate students seeking to register for more than 18 hours in the spring will require approval from the Office of Graduate and Professional Students (OGAPS).  Approvals from Dean or designee and/or OGAPS should be sent to
Open Registration for all eligible, continuing students.  
5 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020
Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable after 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 thru
7:59am, Monday, January 4, 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., Monday, January 4, 2021 thru
5 p.m., Friday, January 15, 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, January 15, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2021
Students enrolled in courses offered in the 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, January 15, 2021 thru
 5 p.m., Monday, January 25, 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, January 18, 2021
Last Day to Add or Drop* a Spring 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., Monday, January 25, 2021
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after January 19, 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 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 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: