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Registration FAQ


How can I register?
Why can I not register online?

IT and Office support will be unavailable during the weekends and holiday breaks

Registration Dates

When may I register for classes?
How can I look up the course offerings?
When is the last time I can add a class during a semester?

Add/ Drop/ Withdrawals

How can I drop/withdraw from a class?
What is a medical withdrawal?
What happens in the event of a student's death?
How do I withdraw from the University?

Payment/ Refunds

When is the payment due date?
When can I get my refund for tuition?

Course Information

What is the difference between an Online Course and a Hybrid Course?
What is an Independent Study?
What is a prerequisite?
Are non-degree seeking guest students held to prerequisites?
What is a prerequisite purge?
What is considered a full-time or part-time student?
How many credits do I need to be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?
What do I do if I plan to take over 18 credits in a semester?
Why did my class disappear from my current schedule (beginning of the semester)?
What is a Guest Application and where can I get one?
What is a Course Petition and where can I get one?
Can I waive General Education Category 8 (International Systems) requirement if I have been to another country?
Why do I not have access to Canvas for my class?
How do I find out if the SVSU is closed due to the weather?

Contact Us
(989) 964-4085(989) 964-4085
(989) 964-2555


Wickes 151
Office of the Registrar
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710


Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
Designated Registration Days:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*
* Subject to registration schedule and deadlines, official holidays, and reduced hours when classes are not in session.