So you’re not registered for spring

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If you’ve been putting off registering for next semester, it’s time to dive in. If it’s more than procrastination and something is holding you back from picking your classes, we want to help. Check out the list of common reasons for not registering below, and if your reason is not listed or you need more assistance, please reach out to us or contact your advisor for help.

I don’t know what classes to pick

We know how to help. First, talk to your advisor. They are ready with advice and resources to help you find the classes that best fit your degree and that work with your major map. Check out our guide to your DARS report if you need a refresher on how to understand your graduation requirements, and follow these steps to lock in your schedule for spring.

I have an academic hold and don’t know what to do

Your first step is to schedule an appointment with your advisor. They will be able to walk you through the steps you need to take to remove your hold.

I feel like I can't afford another semester

There are a few steps you should take right away:

  1. Register for classes so that you can stay on track toward your degree.

  2. Apply for aid by submitting your FAFSA. (Unfortunately, international students are not eligible.) For more information on international student aid, click here.

  3. If you've already submitted your FAFSA, make sure you've reviewed all of the aid offered to you. Then, take some time to consider a private loan. Remember, you're investing in yourself.

  4. Connect with a financial aid representative to discuss your personal situation.

Watch this video about smart borrowing to help you understand your options.

Smart borrowing

The most important thing is to not give up on your progress. Continue with your degree program and register for spring. It is typically more costly in the long run to retake classes due to low grades or leaving school than it is to find a way to continue your education.

If you think you won’t be returning to ASU next semester, we really encourage you to talk to your advisor before making your final decision. They are there to help you find solutions and succeed.

It’s our goal to do everything we can to help you succeed in the spring and in your future as a Sun Devil. Let us know how we can help, and we’ll see you next semester!

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