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Registering for Classes at Illinois State University

As a student, you may navigate to the My Illinois State portal to register for classes at Illinois State University. You will first need to log into My.IllinoisState.edu through Central Login, then select [Student Service Center] where you will select [Course Registration], once you are redirected to the Student Homepage. This new service has replaced the old Student Service Center registration portal and has new and convenient features to make course registration easier than ever.

Before You Begin Registering for Courses

As a student at Illinois State, you will use the new Course Registration portal to register for classes. Please note that you cannot register for classes until your registration date and time. Your registration date and time is known as an enrollment appointment. For more information about enrollment appointments refer to the following article:

How to View Enrollment Appointment

There are multiple ways to register for classes in the Course Registration Portal.

  • Enter Class Number: If you know the class number of the class you want to register for, you can add that class without searching for it.
  • Search for Classes: If you do not know the class number, you will search for classes to add to your schedule.
  • Go to your My Academic Requirements tab on the left-hand menu. From there, you will be given the option to register for courses that are based on your academic needs, all without having to search for the classes.

Please Note: If you are trying to enroll in a term where the Registration has ended, you will need to follow one of the following procedures:

  • Request to be enrolled in the course, in-person, in 107 Moulton
  • Email the Registrar at Registrar@IllinoisState.edu, from your @ilstu.edu email account, and include the course name and number
  • Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance, 309-438-2188

Class Registration Process

To register for classes in the Student Center, do the following:

  1. Navigate to My.IllinoisState.edu
  2. Sign in by selecting the [Sign in Using Central Login] button
  3. Log in with your ULID and password.
    • If you have problems logging in, you can regain access to your
      account by calling the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357 or
      contact them by email at SupportCenter@ilstu.edu.
  4. Select the [Academics] tab on the top as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1:

Image Description: Screen shot of My Illinois State home page with an arrow pointing to the Academics tab.

  1. Scroll down to the Registration section and select the [Register for Classes] button as show in Figure 2.

Figure 2:

Image Description: Screen shot of the Advising & Planning and Registration sections of the Academics tab on My.IllinoisState.edu
 with an arrow pointing to the Register for Classes link.

  1. Select the [Course Registration] tile as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3:

Image Description: Screen shot of Student Homepage on https://cs.illinoisstate.edu/
 with an arrow pointing to the course registration tile.

  1. Enter your ULID and Password and select [Sign In], if prompted.
  2. On the left-hand menu, select [Class Search and Enroll]
  3. In the Search for Classes search bar, enter any relative keywords for the class you are searching for. You can search by course name, subject, topic, etc.
  4. When your results show, select anywhere on the rectangular area where the course information is shown. Once a course is selected, the three-step enrollment process is initiated: Review your class section, review class preferences, and review and submit. Once you accept, you will be successfully registered to the class. Repeat this process for each class.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357 or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.