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Spring Registration

Registration Information for Continuing Students

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Registering for spring classes is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Get your VIP ID and set a password.
If you have not already set your VIP ID and password, you'll need to use the old VIP system before you can register for the spring term. All you need to do is login to the old VIP system and find your VIP ID under the Personal tab. You'll then be instructed to set a password. Once you've got your VIP ID and password, write it down and keep it in a secure place. From now on, you'll have to use your VIP ID and password to login to Self Service Carolina to search the schedule and register for classes.

2. Login to Self Service Carolina.
Once you have your VIP ID and password, you can login to the Self Service Carolina system and check your registration time. After logging in, click on the Student tab, then the Registration tab, and finally Registration Status. From here you will be able to see when you can register for classes, and any holds that may prevent you from registering. Keep in mind that you must meet with your advisor before you can register for classes. Your advisor prefers that you fill out the Academic Advisement Form and bring a printed copy with you to your advisement appointment. Please remember that all course codes have changed. Refer to the Course Code Conversion reference guide to help you find the right classes.

3. Register for classes.
Once you are able to register (after your scheduled date and time), login to Self Service Carolina, click on the Student tab, then the Registration tab, then Add or Drop Classes. From here you will be able to search the schedule and complete the registration process. Be sure to select the Upstate campus from the top dropdown menu. Then you'll need to select a subject (hold the CTRL button on your keyboard to select more than one subject to search). Choose "Add" / "Drop" / "Change Section," then enter the 5-digit CRN code. Select "View" to see what sections are available. Repeat until all your courses have been added or dropped.

Fee Payment
When you have finished registering, select "Registration," then "Fee Assessments" to access your fees. When your bill is correct, including housing if applicable, pay your fees to complete the total process. All fees must be paid before the posted cancellation date to avoid having your schedule cancelled.

Need help with registration?
A staff member in the records office will be glad to introduce you to the new system and help you register for classes.

Drop/Add and Section Changes  

  • The last day to add a course or make a section change is the fifth day of class.
  • After you have completed registration, you may drop, add and make section changes until the third day of class. Simply consult with your advisor and use Self Service Carolina to make necessary adjustments to your schedule.
  • Students adding and dropping beyond the 100% refund period may incur additional fees.
  • Beginning the 6th day of the semester, a “W” is recorded for courses dropped.

Corrections and Changes
The University reserves the right to cancel classes, change instructors and/or change class times as necessary to meet the needs of the institution. The academic schedule is subject to change.

Helpful Links
Academic Advisement Centers
Self Service Carolina Tutorial  

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Spring Course Listings

Course Code Conversion  

Registration Resources
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Academic Catalog
Academic Calendar - Spring

Registration Checklist
Registration Tips
Distance Education
Spring Exam Schedule
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Academic Advisement Form
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Instructional Resources
Blackboard Instructions
Financial Aid Instructions

Financial Resources
Tuition and Fees
Critical Payment Dates

Payment Plan Information

Refund Schedule


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