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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall 2019 Registration Information

Page address:

Registration Help Center — We're here to help!

Located on the first floor of the Wigley Administration Center (WA 132)

Phone: (507) 389-2252

Staff: Laura Henry, Andrea Martin
Supervisor: Tony Boehler, Assistant Registrar

Fall 2019 Registration Information

  • The Fall 2019 Class Schedule is available for viewing on the web via E-Services starting Friday, March 1.
  • To see the Fall 2019 Calendar for important dates, go to and click on "Term Calendar" under "Fall 2019".
  • Registration begins on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 a.m. and continues through the 5th day of the semester (Aug. 30, 2019)
  • Registration windows - windows are in effect to allow for efficient use of the registration system. To see the registration windows online, go to and click on "Registration Windows" under "Fall 2019." Students can also check their window via E-Services.
  • Early Registration for students who are registered with the MSU Office of Accessibility Resources will be Monday, March 25 starting at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Priority Registration for Honors, Teachers of Tomorrow, Handball Club, Student Support Services selected Speech and Music majors (who have earned 0-64 credits), Student Athletes, and Veterans is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 from 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. If a priority registration student misses registering on March 26-27, he/she will then need to register during his/her registration window.
  • In addition to searching for courses through E-Services, another option searching for "Schedule Builder" from the university home page. The Class Schedule Builder is a feature to help students plan their Class Schedule.
  • Registration Cancellation for non-payment will be used. For more information, go to
  • Administrative Drop will be used. For more information on Administrative Drop, go to
  • Registration Access Codes will again be used by some departments. Go to for more information. Please note that registration access codes are run based on declared majors at the time the access codes are run. Therefore, after the initial run, changing from a major that required an access code to a major that does not require one, will not remove the access code automatically. Students or Faculty can contact the Registration Help Center for help in these situations.
  • Students can see the add/drop/withdrawal/refund date by looking at the course details when searching for a course on E-Services. The dates can also be seen by placing the mouse over the icon on the student’s class schedule. This will display “hover help” which will show the official date to add, drop and withdraw.
  • Staff can see the add/drop/withdrawal/refund date searching for a course at Search for course, click on title of course, scroll down to Add/Drop/Withdraw.
  • Students should check for holds preventing registration by going to and logging in to E-Services, and then clicking on Courses and Registration" and then "Registration Holds."
  • Registration "error message codes" may appear when a student attempts to register for a course but does not have the correct permissions. To see the meaning of the error message codes, go to
  • Most answers to registration questions can be found by going to this page:
  • Students can register themselves after the beginning of the semester for classes that have not yet started.
  • All Student-Athletes have a "0057" hold on their account to prevent them from dropping below 12 credits. A registration edit allows dropping/adding within the drop/add timeframe.
  • An individualized informational e-mail will go out to all students (except for PSEO) in in regards to registration windows, advisor information, whether the student needs a registration access code, how to check "error message codes", holds, etc… This message will be sent before registration begins.

Grading Method Information

  • The grading method of "Normal" means "Regular Grade" - example A/B/C/D/F
  • The grading method of P/N means "Pass/No Credit." Note: some departments may not accept a P/N grading method for courses in the major/minor.
  • The grading method of "Audit" under most circumstances should not be used as courses earn no academic credit and therefore cannot be counted toward meeting graduation requirements, course load requirements for receiving veterans' benefits, financial aid or for intercollegiate eligibility.
  • Not all courses allow alternate grading methods. Check the Class Schedule at see what grading method is offered for a course(s). Example: OPT (optional), GR (graded only), or PN (pass/no credit only).

Registration Timelines

  • Add courses through the fifth day of the term
  • After day 5, all courses that have started need electronic instructor permission via E-Services (e-mails no longer accepted) to add even if the course itself does not require it. Instructors have the authority whether to grant permission for a late add. Unless the course requires permission, courses that have not started do not need instructor permission and the student can usually register on the registration system.
  • To add courses day 6-10, students need electronic instructor permission via E-Services (e-mails no longer accepted) and need to come to the Registration Help Center. For information on how to enter electronic permissions, go to
  • To add courses day 11 and after, students needs to fill out a Registration Appeal Form and have electronic instructor permission via E-Services (e-mails will no longer be accepted). These requests are subject to approval by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Grading Method Changes: students can change a grading method via E-Services through the tenth day of the term which is September 9.
  • Deadline for Official Withdrawal of All Full Term Classes is November 21, 2019
  • Dropping course/courses is different than officially withdrawing from all courses which is considered an official withdrawal. Students who are officially withdrawing from the university need to fill out an official withdrawal form at the Campus Hub.
  • In general, students who miss the deadline to change a grading method or to drop a class (except for non-attendance), will be told upfront that this type of appeal is rarely, if ever, approved. Students who feel they have extenuating circumstances need a “brief statement of support” from the instructor on official department letterhead. The authority to approve or deny a registration appeal is an administrative decision in the Office of the Registrar. Statements of support/nonsupport from the instructor(s) will be used in the decision process.

For additional information regarding registration, go to: