Registration Process

RUConnected and Quarterly Course Schedule

Each quarter, the Course Schedule is available on RUConnected, located at  

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following order of priority: 1) continuing students, 2) new students and 3) students-at-large. It is the responsibility of continuing students (with the exception of medical students) to register using RUConnected each quarter during the designated two-week registration period for continuing students to avoid any late registration fee that may apply. A courtesy e-mail will be sent to students at their Rush e-mail account informing them when the course schedule is available for viewing using RUConnected, along with information as to when registration will begin and end. The registration dates for continuing students are also published in the academic calendars.

Registration Manual

There is step-by-step manual on how to register for courses (titled "Registering for Courses") at

Prior to Registering for Classes

Academic Advisors
Although students do not need to obtain an academic advisor's signature to register, students should consult with their academic advisors each quarter to ensure that they are registering for the correct classes so as to remain on track to complete their degree requirements. This is especially true should classes be added or dropped. Additionally, students should consult their department's student handbook and the Rush University Catalog for information regarding major and graduation requirements, and other departmental or University policies.

Registration Holds
To register for any given quarter, students cannot have a registration hold (i.e. missing transcripts, missing/out-of-date immunizations, insurance waivers, financial holds, etc.). If a student does have a registration hold, RUConnected will inform the student of that hold when he/she tries to register along with which office has assigned the hold so the student can contact that office to resolve the hold. If the hold is removed before the end of the registration period, the student can register him/herself without penalty. If, however, the hold is not removed by the end of the registration period, the student will need to register with the Office of the Registrar as soon as the hold is taken care of however, the student will be assigned the late registration fee.

Registration for Rush Medical College Students
Registration for M1 and M2 courses is done administratively. Registration for M3 and M4 rotations occurs in the Office of Medical Student Programs.

Confirming Registration
Upon successfully registering for courses, a generic confirmation e-mail will be received at the student's Rush e-mail address informing the student that his/her registration (or add/drop) has been received by the RUConnected system. If this e-mail is not received, the student should ensure that he/she registered correctly by logging into RUConnected to review his/her registration under the "My Class Schedule" area of RUConnected. It is always a good idea to confirm registration (or adding/dropping) so that any registration issues can be resolved at the beginning of the quarter.

Registration and Financial Obligations
Registration is complete only when tuition and other charges for the quarter are paid or satisfactory arrangements for payment are made. Registration for subsequent quarters is denied to students who are on hold with the Office of Financial Affairs. Tuition is always due on the first day of the quarter.

Students should use RUConnected to adds/drop courses through the first Friday of the quarter. After the first week of the quarter, classes cannot be added. Students wishing to drop classes after the first week of the quarter need to submit a drop card to the Office of the Registrar for the drop to be processed. Additional information regarding dropping courses can be found in the Add/Drop section of this Catalog.

Auditing a Course
Permission must be granted by the course instructor (and often the program director) for a student to audit a course. Students wishing to audit a course should contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance with registration before the end of the day on Friday of the first week of the quarter.

Students must be registered for the quarter in which they graduate.