Undergraduate Fall/Spring Registration

Summer/Winter Scheduling Information

Preparing for Registration

  1. Log in to myShip.
  2. Click on Student.
  3. Click on My Academics.
  4. Under Registration Tools, click on Prepare for Registration.
  5. Select the appropriate term.
  6. Look for registration window information.
  7. Repeat the process to access information for any additional terms.

All registration for your classes must be completed during your registration time ticket windows. Appointment times have a staggered start date and time. Once your appointment begins, it will run through the end of the initial registration window. Be sure to note the start and end date and time of your registration windows.   

Do not rely on general registration dates that may be posted by offices. There are many factors that impact a student’s registration time, so you must be sure to look for your registration windows for all terms through myShip to determine when you may register for classes. Winter registration windows begin at the same time your spring registration window begins, but they end at the end of the schedule adjustment period for the course(s) for which you are registering. Similarly, summer registration windows begin at the same time your fall registration window begins, but they end at the end of the schedule adjustment period for the course(s) for which you are registering.

Contact your advisor a few weeks before your registration time ticket window.  You will need to meet with your advisor to obtain your Alternate PIN for registration.  The alternate PIN for registration is not needed for summer or winter registration.  However, you will be unable to register for fall or spring classes without your Alternate PIN.  If you lose your Alternate PIN, you will have to contact your advisor or department office to obtain this PIN.

You will need to enter your Alternate PIN until you register for at least one class through the web in a given semester. You will not need to enter this PIN on subsequent registration days in your time ticket window.

To access current advisor information:

  1. Log in to myShip.
  2. Select My Academics from the Student tab.
  3. Under My Student Resources, click on My Advisor. 
  4. Select the appropriate term, and click Submit.

Look up contact information for your primary advisor.  Department and directory information is available via links on the Home page in the myShip portal.  If you do not have an advisor, contact your department office or dean’s office.

Check for holds.  If a hold that prevents registration has been placed on your record, the appropriate office must clear the hold from your record before you will be permitted to register. 

  1. Log in to myShip
  2. Select My Academics from the Student tab.
  3. Under Registration Tools, click on My Holds.   
  4. If you have a hold, contact the office listed on the Types of Holds page to clear the hold from your record.

Review the undergraduate catalog, including general education requirements, any program planning sheets from your department, and your degree audit available through myShip. Read the registration instructions, and review the schedule. 

To register for more than 17 credits in the fall or spring semester, more than 11 credits in a summer term, or more than 8 credits in the winter term, you must get permission from your dean’s office prior to the end of your time ticket window for the semester or term in question. Complete and submit the Request to Exceed Maximum Registration Credits form to obtain permission.

Restrictions exist for registration in online classes. Prior to registering for an online class a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits. Students may not repeat a previously failed class (grade of F) by taking the same class online.

Plan your schedule. Review the semester schedule, and keep in mind the schedule is subject to change. If a course is restricted or requires permission, go to the department under which the course is located during your registration time ticket for assistance.

Do not place courses on your schedule as place holders. By the end of schedule clean-up, you should have a schedule that will meet the requirements of your program of study, even though it may not contain your ideal general education courses, preferred times, or a certain faculty member.

The following Meeting Type options are available for the spring 2021 semester. Please be sure to note this information as you browse and register into courses. Note: the courses below are examples and do not necessarily reflect how the courses will be offered in spring 2021.

Registration for ALL classes will take place through myShip.  If you have questions about the registration system, read the registration instructions.

After you select a course for which you want to register, select SUBMIT CHANGES to register for the course.  If you do not select SUBMIT CHANGES, your registration for the course will not be submitted. Submission of your registration for a course will return results.  Be sure to review these results.

If a course is restricted to a particular group of students, contact the department under which the course is located to determine if you may be able to register for this class.  If you receive a message indicating you have a conflict, select another section of the same course or another course that is not held during the same time as any other class on your schedule.  If you receive a message that you have reached your maximum credits, complete and submit the Request to Exceed Maximum Registration Credits form to obtain permission.

You may then attempt to register for more classes and print your schedule when finished.

Click here to view the Waitlist Process

Should you decide not to attend or to stop attending a class, it is your responsibility to officially drop or withdraw from the class, whether or not you have ever attended that class. If you do not attend and do not drop or withdraw, your name will remain on the class list until the final grading period, you will receive a grade of "F" for the class, and you will be charged for the class.

You may drop or withdraw from all summer or winter classes through myShip.  You may drop or withdraw from all but your last fall or spring class through myShip.  To withdraw from your last fall or spring class, contact your academic dean’s office.

Contact your advisor or department office if you are experiencing difficulty registering for a course needed for your program of study.

Contact the Technical Support Center in the Ezra Lehman Library at 717-477-4357 (extension 4357 from on campus phone) or helpdesk@ship.edu for technical assistance.