How to Register for Courses

Are you a new, incoming freshman? Read these FAQs to learn about your first semester's course schedule.


  1. Look at the course schedule
    Research the courses being offered next semester through Student Planning in MyCLU.
  2. Check in with your Student Success Counselor and Faculty Mentor
    Reach out by booking an appointment, sending an email, or attend registration events to review and discuss course options. 
  3. Clear registration holds
    Clear any holds placed on your records by Financial Aid, Student Accounts (Business Office), Telecommunications, the Library, Campus Safety & Security, Health Services, Student Life and/or the Registrar's Office.
  4. Independent Study and Internships
    If you plan to register for an Independent Study or Internship, fill out the necessary forms. Independent Study and Tutorial forms are available at Academic Services Office, and Internship forms are available at the Career Center.
  5. Register your courses
    At your scheduled web registration time, use Student Planning to enroll in courses. You may register at your scheduled time or after. If you encounter difficulties with web registration, you may come to the Academic Services Office at 3259 Pioneer Avenue during normal business hours and after your registration time for assistance.
  6. Confirm your registration
    Verify that you have received the confirmation email which is sent to your Cal Lutheran e-mail account (

Wait Listing

We do not automatically register students in wait listed classes. If you are on a wait list and a space opens up prior to the beginning of the semester you will be notified via your Cal Lutheran e­mail account. You then have three days to add the course through Web Advisor. The only notification is through your Cal Lutheran e­mail account.

After three days, you will lose your space on the wait list. In fact, your name disappears from the wait list all together. If you do not receive notification through your e­mail account, you must get permission from the instructor in order to add the class. Once you have permission, have the instructor sign an add/drop form and then bring that form to the Registrars Office personally no later than the last day to add a class as published on the academic calendar.

The add/drop slip can be found under Forms & Documents.