The Basics

All students are required to use the web to register. New students register online during the summer using the decision tree created by the Dean of the College's Office and therefore do not need to complete the Confirm Advising Meeting step for their initial Carleton registration.

  • College policy dictates that you must update or confirm your emergency contact information within 100 days of registration. Go to the “Students” menu on The Hub and click on the “Emergency Contact and Cell Phone” link in the About Me section to do this.
  • Starred items below [*] do not apply to your initial fall registration as a new student but do apply to your subsequent registrations.
  • Note: web registration will not be available during certain hours of the early morning, due to system downtime.

*Proxy Registration. Students who are off-campus and who will not have internet access during registration must make arrangements to have a proxy register for them via the following paper process: The proxy meets with the off-campus student's adviser to agree upon a proposed list of courses; the adviser signs a sheet of paper (no special form required) on which these proposed courses are listed; and the proxy brings this sheet to the Registrar's Office during normal business hours, 8-5 to register. Proxy registration can also take place 8-5 any day after the above through 4 p.m. the last day of classes of the term preceding the term of registration.

Web registration is queued. Your priority time is published on the "Am I Registration Ready?" page on the Hub. You cannot register prior to your priority time, but you can create your online “preferred sections” list before then to expedite your registration when your priority time arrives. Although students typically register when their published priority time begins, you are allowed to register and make changes to your registration via the Hub from your priority time up until the drop/add deadline. After that time, neither registrations nor registration changes will be accepted via the web. See the Drop/Add section of Academic Regulations and Procedures for more detailed information.

Drop/Add. Changes to your registration can be made up until 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday following the first day of classes via the Hub with the following exceptions:  after the term has begun, you must use a drop/add card to add a first 5-week course or to change course sections (e.g., drop MATH 111.01 and add MATH 111.02). You must also use a drop/add card to add or drop a second 5-week course after the first week of the term or drop a 0-credit PE activity course after the first week of the term. Your card must be submitted within published drop/add or change-of-section deadlines. The normal credit load is 18 credits per term; students are not allowed to drop below 12 credits in any given term. Note, if the term does not begin on a Monday, the deadlines are different.  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the deadlines.

*Independent study. Independent study registration is a paper process. You will not be able to register for independent study via the web. You must submit your completed independent study forms to the Registrar's Office during normal business hours. 290/390, 291/391, 292/392 for all subjects, as well as BIOL 394, CHEM 394, PHYS/ASTR 356 and PSYC 300, are considered independent study and require a paper registration process. Independent study forms are available via the Forms for Students link on the Registrar's home page. Registration and drop/add deadlines pertain to Independent Study.

In the Event of General Registration System Failure. If you experience technical difficulties during registration, call the ITS Help Desk at 507-222-5999. Should general system failure stop your class from registering, you will receive an email from the registrar providing further information about how to proceed.