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

The following degree programs have opted to have students batch, or administratively, registered by the Office of the Registrar:

  • The Graduate College
    • Students should follow the instructions provided by their College regarding registration for each semester.
  • Rush Medical College
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
    • Certificate students
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Master of Science in Nursing (Generalist Entry and CNL)
    • Students-at-large
  • College of Health Sciences
    • Doctor of Audiology
    • Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion
    • Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Management (new students only)
      • Returning students will need to self-register for all of their classes.
    • Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
    • Master of Science in Health Systems Management
      • Executive track students will be batch registered.
      • Part-time students in the residential track will need to self-register for all of their classes.
      • Full-time students in the residential track will need to self-register for their electives.
    • Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
      • Returning students will need to self-register for their clinical practica.
    • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
    • Specialist in Blood Bank Certificate (full-time students only)
      • Part-time students will need to self-register for all of their classes.
    • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    • Bachelor of Science in Vascular Ultrasound and Technology
    • Students-at-large

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 participating in batch registration, please email Sonia Rincon, Associate University Registrar.

Course Schedules and Important Dates

  • Spring 2022 course schedules for the College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and The Graduate College can be found here. 
  • Spring 2022 course schedules for Rush Medical College can be found here. 

Please note, the schedule contains lines for each course’s room assignments, which sometimes are not finalized. When courses have multiple room assignments per date, students should contact their program to retrieve individualized schedules.

For important dates, please visit the Academic Calendar page.

For Spring 2022 semester, there will be three batch registration dates:

  • Batch Registration Day 1: Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Batch Registration Day 2: Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Batch Registration Day 3: Friday, December 10, 2021

Students who are unable to be batch registered on any of the three Batch Registration Days will be required to self-register for the Spring 2022 semester.

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)
  • Online-Synchronous (OS)
  • Blended-Traditional (BT)
  • Hyflex (HF)
  • 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.