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

Spring 2022

Continuing graduate students (enrolled Fall 2021, Summer 2021, or Spring 2021) & graduate students readmitted for Spring 2022.

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 Yell Leaders, SGA President, SGA Senate Speaker, GPSG President, & Graduate Student Employees

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Graduate Students
Pharmacy students


Friday, November 5, 2021 

Graduate students may register for a course load of up to 15 hours in the Spring. Students can register in excess up to 18 hours for the Spring semester with the approval of their academic dean. A graduate student may enroll in more than 18 hours for Spring with approval of the Graduate and Professional School. Approvals should be sent to
Open Registration for all eligible students.  
5 a.m., Monday, November 22, 2021
Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable

after 5 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2021 thru
7:59 a.m., Friday, December 17, 2021

Open Registration Reopens

8 a.m., Friday, December 17, 2021 thru
5 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Open Registration Temporarily Unavailable

after 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021 thru
7:59 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2022

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 3, 2022 thru
5 p.m., Friday, January 14, 2022

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 14, 2022 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2022
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 14, 2022 thru
 5 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2022
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 17, 2022
Last Day to Add or Drop* a Spring 2022 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 24, 2022
** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after Tuesday, January 18, 2022 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: