Prepare for registration
You will receive an email informing you of your registration date about 4 weeks before registration opens for the next term.
You will register for courses using your myEC account. myEC is where you can check your grades, pay your deposit and tuition and maintain your contact information.
See the myEC guide for help finding your username, resetting your password, or setting up your account.
Having trouble registering? Visit our FAQ page!
Before you register, it is important to have a course plan that meets the requirements of your degree.
Find the courses you need to take to complete your degree requirements in the Student Planning section of myEC. To access this section:
- Log in to MyEC
- Select “Student Planning” from the blue registration pane on your MyEC dashboard
- Click the “My Progress” graphic, or select it from the Student Planning menu
Using your degree requirements as a guide, you can search for courses and add them to your plan.
Course Load Requirements
All undergraduate degrees require 120 credits to graduate.
We have a Fall Term (September-December), a Spring Term (January-April), and two short Summer Terms (May-June and July-August).
During the Fall and Spring terms, undergraduate students generally take between 12 to 15 credits.
The breakdown looks like this:
- 9 to 12 studio credits
- 3 to 6 critical studies credits
All outstanding debts must be cleared in order to register. If you have a hold on your file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment.
You are responsible for the full amount of tuition fees assessed once you have submitted your registration.
If you have been de-registered you are still responsible for the fees assessed. Please visit Financial Services for more information.
Terms you should know before registering
A prerequisite refers to the courses or credits you must take to be eligible to register for a course. Prerequisites are listed within course descriptions.
Priority Rules + Releases
Priority rules give students in a major and specific year levels priority to register for courses they require to graduate.
Once students in a major have secured their required courses during the priority registration period, access opens up to other students in the same degree. This is called Degree Release.
Access is then shared widely during the All-University Release.
It is important to note that while priority rules release, prerequisites do not.
** Please note that some courses and/or sections are excluded from the priority releases - these courses and/or sections are highlighted yellow in the Priority Release pdf document below.
Repeatable for Credit