How to Register for Courses

Note: *Visiting MNSCU students can register from their home campus E-Services and are limited to 7 credits.

 

Step 1: At www.smsu.edu, click on Quick Links (located at the top right corner), then E-Services.

Step 2: At the Southwest Minnesota State University login screen, enter your Login ID and your password.

A. Login ID: (STAR ID)

1. If you do not know your Login ID, click on the Need Login Help? link.
2. Click on the Forgot STARID? link.
3. STARID Self Service
4. Return to E-Services Sign-In

B. Password:

1. If you do not know your Password, click on the Need Login Help? link.
2. Click on the Forgot STARID Password? link.
3. STARID Self Service
4. Return to E-Services Sign-In

Step 3: Click on the Login button.

Step 4: Click on Courses and Registration on the left side.

Step 5: Click on the Registration Access Code link (Contact your advisor for your code). Change the semester, if necessary, and click on Courses and Registration and Registration Access Code again. Enter your 6-digit access code and click on the Submit button.

*A Registration Access Code is not required for Summer registration or Graduate students.

Step 6: To register for classes, using Search for a Course click on Search for a Course.

a. The Search for a Course screen will appear. Change semester, if necessary.
b. You can search from the drop down Subject menu or by selecting the Expand/Collapse for Advanced Search for Delivery method, Specific time frames, MN transfer Curriculum Goal, etc. Enter your selection and click on Search. A list of search results will appear. Click on the course name for more information about the course or click on the plus sign icon (Add) to place the course in your cart/wish list or the square with a pen (Wait list) to be added onto the wait list of the course, if available.
c. You may continue to add courses to your plan until your schedule is complete.
d. If you add a course to your plan in error, click on Review My Plan (left side). Click the box for the course added in error and it will be removed by selecting Remove Selected Course(s) from Wish List.
e. When all course selections are in your cart/wish list (Review My Plan), check the boxes next to the courses and then click on Select Course(s) to proceed to Register. If you have not entered your access code and you need one, you will be prompted to do so.
f. The Review Plan screen will appear. The list of the courses in which you are attempting to register will display. Possible problems related to your registration will also display. If the course(s) are correct, enter your password in the box to the right of Enter your password and register and click on Register.
g. The Registration Results for Southwest Minnesota State University screen will appear. It will display successful or failed registration. If the course(s) were successful, check your class schedule to make sure it is correct. If the course(s) failed, contact the Registration Office (507-537-6206) or email registration@smsu.edu.
h. You can verify your class schedule by clicking on View/Modify Schedule (left side).

Step 7: To register for classes, using Quick Add (Register) click on Quick Add.

a. The Quick Add Registration Form will appear. Change the semester, if necessary.
b. Enter the 6 digit Course ID number for each class you want in the Course ID column.
c. After entering your choices, click on the Register button.
d. Confirm Courses will appear. The list of the courses you are attempting to register for will display. Possible problems related to your registration will display. If this looks correct, enter your password in the box and click Register.
e. The Registration Results screen will appear. It will display successful or failed registration at the top. If successful, check your class schedule to make sure it is correct. If failed, call the Registration Office (507-537-6206) or email registration@smsu.edu

*Note: If you need an override for a specific course from an instructor, you will need to contact him/her and provide him/her with the error code that came up while trying to register. Once the instructor submits the override edit code, you will need to go to the Quick Add link in E-Services. Enter the 6 digit course ID number and click Register. Again, make sure the course is in your schedule by clicking on View/Modify Schedule.

 

Step 8: To Drop a course in which you are registered, click on View/Modify Schedule (left side). Change semester if necessary. Click on the Course ID of the class you wish to drop. Select Drop/Withdraw from the drop down menu and click on Process. You will be prompted to enter your password and click on Process Request. Check your class schedule (View/Modify Schedule) after a drop/withdrawal to ensure the drop has been processed.

Step 9: When you have finished, be sure to click on the Logout button located near the upper right corner of your screen.

Last Modified: 2/1/17 6:14 PM