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 RUConnected before the first day of the term. An email is sent to students when the course schedule becomes available.

Students can also use RUConnected to add and drop courses. Course changes must occur before end of day on the Friday of the first week of the term.

A confirmation email will be sent once a student has made a course change. However, students should ensure registration accuracy by logging into RUConnected.

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  • Registration holds — Students must address registration holds (e.g., missing transcripts, missing or out-of-date immunizations, financial hold, incomplete mandatory trainings) prior to signing up for classes.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 contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance before end of day on the Friday of the first week of the term.

Technical Problems or Errors While Registering

Students sometimes encounter technical issues while trying to register. Outlined below are descriptions of a few errors students come across and ways to address them. 

  • Browser Compatibility
    • When accessing the RUConnected portal, it is best to use Internet Explorer (IE). If IE is not available on your device, we then recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. RUConnected functionality is extremely limited when using Apple Safari or mobile devices.
    • The Office of the Registrar strongly recommends using Internet Explorer in MyRushPC to ensure optimal browser compatibility. All users will need to download Citrix Receiver software to access MyRushPC. This should automatically download for PC users. If you are a Mac user, download this software here.
  • RUConnected “Forefront TMG” Login Error
    • If you encounter a login error when trying to sign in to the RUConnected portal, it can often be resolved by resetting your Rush login password at After changing your password, wait 15-30 minutes before reattempting to log in to RUConnected.
    • If resetting your password does not resolve the login issue, please let us know by completing a submission here.
  • Primary Portal Constituency Error
    • If you encounter a “Primary Portal Constituency Error”  when trying to sign in to the RUConnected portal, please try using this alternative link. If this link works, please let us know by emailing
    • If the alternative link does not work, please let us know by completing a submission here.
  • Other Issues
    • If you encounter a different issue, please let us know by completing a submission here. Remember, attaching screenshots to this form will greatly expedite the resolution process.