Registration Information

Registration Process

Each term, students can register and find the course schedule on the Rush University Portal. Classes are filled according to the following priority order:

  1. Continuing students
  2. New students
  3. Students-at-large

To avoid late registration fees, continuing students must register using the portal before the first day of the term. An email is sent to students when the course schedule becomes available. Students can also use the portal to add and drop courses prior to the start of classes. Course changes occurring after the start of classes should be requested via the Add/Drop Form. Students should ensure registration accuracy by reviewing their schedule on the portal. This process differs for students in programs where batch registration occurs.

Batch Registration

As of the Summer 2019 term, the following degree programs have opted to have students batch, or administratively, registered by the Office of the Registrar:

  • Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology, The Graduate College
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Generalist Entry and CNL), College of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences

Students in these programs do not register themselves for classes in the Portal or utilize the Add/Drop Form to make course changes. However, they should still consult the Portal to confirm the accuracy of their registrations.

If you are a student with questions about the batch registration process or if you are a program director with an interest in your program participating in batch registration, please email Scott Kinard, Associate University Registrar.

Summer 2019 Course Schedule and Important Dates

The Summer 2019 course schedule can be found by clicking here. Please note, the schedule contains lines for each course’s room assignments, which have not yet been assigned. When courses have multiple room assignments per date, students should contact their program to retrieve individualized schedules.

Below are importatant dates for the Summer 2019 term. For all dates, please visit the Academic Calendar page.

  • Registration Period | Monday, March 11 - Sunday, May 5
  • Late Registration Period Begins | Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10
  • Last Day to Drop Classes without receiving a “W” grade and receive a 100% refund | Friday, May 10
  • Last Day to Drop Classes and receive an 80% refund | Friday, May 17
  • Last Day to Drop Classes and receive an 60% refund | Friday, May 24
  • Memorial Day (No Classes) | Monday, May 27
  • Last Day to Drop Classes and receive an 40% refund | Friday, May 31
  • Last Day to Drop Classes and receive an 20% refund | Friday, June 7
  • Classes End (Rush Medical College M1s) | Friday, June 21
  • Final Exam Period (Rush Medical College M1s) | Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28
  • Independence Day (No Classes) | Thursday, July 4
  • Last Day to Drop Classes and receive a “W” grade | Friday, August 2
  • Classes End (College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing) | Friday, August 9
  • Final Exam Period (College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing) | Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16
  • Classes End (Rush Medical College M3s and M4s, Graduate College) | Friday, August 16
  • Final Exam Period (Rush Medical College M3s and M4s, Graduate College) | Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23
  • Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2019 Graduates) | Saturday, August 24

Updates to Course Section Numbers

In Spring 2018, the University approved online instruction percentage definitions, whose codes are now attached to section numbers in order to assist students, faculty, and staff in identifying and reporting course modality:

  • Online-All (OA)
  • Online-Virtual (OV)
  • Online-Traditional (OT)
  • Blended-Virtual (BV)
  • Blended-Traditional (BT)
  • Web Enhanced (WE)
  • Face-to-Face (FF)

Previously, many online courses were labeled with a section number of “W.” This indication will no longer be displayed in the portal.

For example, a section of NSG-521: Organizational/Systems Leader was previously listed on the schedule as “NSG-521-W2A.” Now, this course will appear as “NSG-521-OV-2A,” indicating it is offered online through virtual interaction.

Additionally, traditional, in-seat course sections will have codes.

For example, a section of GCC-503: Functional Cell Biology was previously listed on the schedule as “GCC-503-1.” Now, this course will appear as “GCC-503-WE-1,” indicating it is offered on-campus with some Blackboard/RULearning utilization.

For a full explanation of the new definitions, please click here. For questions, please contact your advisor/program coordinator/program director.

Financial Obligation

Registration is complete only when tuition and other charges are paid or satisfactory arrangements for payment are made. Tuition is due by the first Friday of each term.

Prior to Registration

The following should be addressed prior to registration:

  • Academic advisement — Students should consult with their academic advisers each term to ensure they are registering for the correct classes and remain on track to complete their degree requirements. Students should also consult their department’s student handbook and the Rush University catalog for information regarding graduation requirements, and other department or University policies.
  • Registration holds — Students must address registration holds (e.g., missing transcripts, missing or out-of-date immunizations, financial hold, incomplete mandatory trainings) prior to signing up for classes. Students with registration holds will be alerted when using RUConnected to register.

Auditing a Course

Permission must be granted by the course instructor (and often the program director) for a student to audit a course. Students who wish to audit a course should complete the Pass/Fail or Audit Course Request Form before end of day on the Friday of the first week of the term.