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How to Search for Classes in the Course Registration System

Beginning February of 2019, Illinois State University implemented a new course registration system that makes it even easier to register for courses. Students will now use this application to search for classes, register for classes, check their GPA, and more. For more information on the new course registration system, please review the article below.

Students can also search for classes via the Course Finder website, which this article will expand upon below.

How to Search for Classes via the Course Registration Center

  1. Open an internet browser and navigate to and log in with your ULID and password.
    • If you face any issues with your account, you can regain access to your account by contacting the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357 or by email at
  2. Click the [Academics] tab on the top (See Figure 1)
  3. Scroll down to Registration Times and click the [Register Now] button (See Figure 2)
  4. Once you are in the course registration system, you can search for courses in either the search field on the home page of the course registration system, or you can click [Class Search and Enroll] and search for courses by semester. (See Figure 3)

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Searching for Classes via the Course Finder Website

If you are just wanting to search for a class while not wanting to apply for it, or if you would like more detailed information about a class before you register, you can search for any class via the Course Finder website.

  1. Open an internet browser and navigate to
  2. In the Search Courses search field, type in the class you would like to search for. You can search by course name, course number, major, major abbreviation, and more.

Need Technical Assistance?

If you require assistance with searching for classes or if you face a technical issue with any of these websites, please contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357 or by email at