How to Register

Nondegree Students

Course Registration Dates:

  • Summer 2015 semester-based nondegree registration will open Wednesday, April 15.
  • Fall 2015 semester-based nondegree registration will open Wednesday, June 17.

To register as a nondegree seeking student, prospective students must use the OCE's online enrollment system and go through the following steps to complete registration.

STEP 1: Review all Registration Policies for Nondegree Students.

STEP 2: Review semester-based course offerings in the Course Search. Note: Degree and nondegree students may enroll in up to three course sections at a time.

Search for semester-based courses in the Course Search by selecting subject, online or by CRN. A CRN (Course Reference Number) is a five-digit number that uniquely identifies the course section. (Example: 35603 = HIST 273 ONL). Write down the CRN, course subject and number, title, session and type for each course selection as in the example below. You will need this information to assist you with your online course selection(s).

CRN: 35603
Course: HIST 273 ONL
Title: Illinois History
Session: Online
Type: Semester-based

STEP 3: Verify that you have the appropriate prerequisites and (if registering online) the necessary Web browser and technical requirements for the selected courses.

STEP 4: Register online and follow the steps outlined below to complete registration. This process takes approximately two weeks to finalize. Please be patient.


  • Create login and password as a New Student or login as a Returning Student, then Save and Go to the Next Step
  • Agree to Credit Registration Agreement
  • Complete personal information as requested
  • Register for your course(s):
  • Select Term: Semester-based
  • Select: Subject
  • Select your course:

    Course: HIST 273 ONL
    CRN: 35603
    Title: Illinois History
    Session: Online
    Type: Semester-based


  • Confirm your course selection
  • Finalize your registration.


You will receive a printable confirmation summary page automatically once your submit your online registration form. This ensures that your registration has been received.

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