Fall Semester Registration Checklist
Incoming students will register for Fall 2022 courses in late July. This page outlines concrete steps you can take to prepare for course registration. By following these requirements and recommendations, you'll be ready to register for your first courses as a Notre Dame student.
Along with these items, be sure to complete additional items on the Welcome Weekend Canvas site, which contains a non-advising related "To Do" list to complete before your arrival on campus.
May 3: Activate your NetID. This log-in information will be used to access all Notre Dame online systems, as well as Notre Dame Gmail. Be sure to check your email daily throughout the summer for important updates. Need some help? View the Activating your NetID and Enrolling your Account in Okta video from Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies.
May 6: The Center for University Advising Summer 2022 Questionnaire will be sent to all students. Responses are used to determine the appropriate advisor assignment for each student based on current academic interests. Access the Questionnaire by following the link provided in the email from First Year Advising.
May 16: An invitation to take the ND Calculus Placement Test will be sent to students. You may be required to take this test depending on your intended program of study. All details will be included in the communication sent to your Notre Dame Gmail inbox by the Mathematics department.
May 20: The Center for University Advising Summer 2022 Questionnaire is due. If you need to make any changes to your responses after this date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 23: The Center for Student Support and Care will begin to review requests and documentation of accommodations for incoming students. Explore the programs, policies, practices, and procedures that enable students with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to benefit from and have access to college programs and services at Notre Dame on the Accessibility Support page. Once you are enrolled and have a NetID, you can complete the Initial Accommodation Request form. You can upload documentation within that form. Once the information has been received, a staff member from Sara Bea Accessibility Services will reach out regarding a meeting to review your request(s), if deemed necessary. Learn more about Accessibility Services of all kinds on the Center for Student Support and Care website.
May 24: The Center for University Advising Language Questionnaire Supplement will be sent to students. The Center for University Advising works collaboratively with various languages departments to make sure all students who have previously studied a language are placed into an appropriate course at Notre Dame. This survey is due May 31 and should take ~2 minutes. It will help you identify whether you need to take a ND Language Placement Exam by July 8.
May 30: ND Calculus Placement Test is due for all students required to complete the test.
May 31: The Center for University Advising Language Questionnaire Supplement is due. Next, begin to review Requirements and Credits, Registration Tools and Resources and PATH Class Search. After reading the information in these three sections, you will build a tentative course plan and discuss this plan with your First Year Advisor in June or July.
June 1: Informed by the Advising Summer 2022 Questionnaire, First Year Advisors will begin to contact their assigned students. Review the information sent in the introductory email to register for an advising appointment with your newly assigned advisor. These appointments are conducted via Zoom. Learn more about downloading Zoom on your device.
June 2-10: First Year Advisors will be hosting academic advising information sessions via Zoom. These sessions will be a great way for you to learn more about the curricular requirements for your intended program and to prepare for your one-on-one meeting with your advisor later in the summer.
- Review the schedule (to be updated here) to find out the days and time of the sessions for your academic program.
- Continue to review Requirements and Credits, Registration Tools and Resources and PATH Class Search.
- Be sure to watch the NOVO registration tutorial video. NOVO is the name of the system that students use to register for courses at Notre Dame. NOVO can be accessed through InsideND. View the How to Register with NOVO video to learn step-by-step how to use the system and get tips on what to look out for on your registration day.
- You may also need to connect to the Notre Dame VPN to access NOVO. Learn more about downloading the Notre Dame VPN gateway as a student.
June 13-30: You will be meeting one-on-one via Zoom with your First Year Advisor to prepare for registration. This is a chance for you to connect with the Center for University Advising, learn more about your first year, and ask any questions you may have. To prepare for this first advising meeting, review the How to prepare to meet with your First Year Advisor page.
June 30: Registration for the optional ND Math Credit Exam (held in person during Welcome Weekend) is due.
July 1-21: If you haven't already, you will be meeting one-on-one via Zoom with your First Year Advisor to prepare for registration. To prepare for this first advising meeting, review the How to prepare to meet with your First Year Advisor page.
July 5: Confirm that all AP, IB HL Exam, or SAT II scores are listed in "My Test Scores" within InsideND. If anything is missing, review the steps to have score reports sent to ND on the AP Exam Credit and IB HL Exam Credit pages.
July 8: Notre Dame Language Placement Exams should be completed, if necessary.
July 11: Typically, around July 11 each year, incoming students are able to look up their registration time ticket and identify any existing "holds" on their registration. Review the How to find your registration time ticket and holds page for directions. Contact your First Year Advisor if you see any "Holds." Learn more about time tickets and holds on the Registration Requirements and Terms page. Questions about accessing NOVO? View the How to Register with NOVO video.
July 18-21: Final Registration Preparation
- Revise your PATH plan and prepare a list of alternate classes. You will not get into your top choice of every class, so it is essential that you have back-ups prepared.
- Contact your First Year Advisor if you have questions about your class selections.
- First Year Advisors will host Q&A sessions via Zoom for all students to ask registration questions (schedule to be updated here)
- Continue to review Requirements and Credits and Registration Tools and Resources and the Welcome Weekend Canvas site.
- Make sure you have arranged for access to a reliable internet connection. If you won't have access to the internet when your time ticket becomes active, you will still be able to register for courses until 11:59 PM EDT on the day of your time ticket activation or from July 28 - 29 when registration is once again open for all first-year students. If you will not have internet access at all during the registration period, please contact your advisor.
- Double-check that your PATH plan isn’t showing any potential registration errors. Review the Registration Requirements and Terms and the Registration FAQ pages to clarify any errors. Seats in some classes will be opened gradually over the course of registration week so do not worry if classes in your plan are showing as full right now. There is a chance they could be open when it is your time to register.
- Make a list of your CRNs for all of the courses you plan to register for, even if they are already in your PATH plan.
- Review the list of alternative courses and their CRNs you created last week - just in case you are not able to register for all of your original choices.
- Have the Zoom link ready for the Advising Help Room in case you run into any issues (you’ll receive this link closer to registration time)
July 22-27: Registration period. You will register for your first courses as a Notre Dame student and embark on your undergraduate educational journey. First Year Advisors will host virtual Help Rooms for anyone needing assistance with the registration process.
July 28: You have access to adjust your schedule if you've changed your mind about a course, new seats are available in a course, or you've learned new information that impacts your schedule choices.
July 29: Registration system access closes for all first-year students. You will no longer make changes to your schedule on your own after this date. Any necessary schedule changes after this time will be made by advisors.
August 1-5: First Year Advisors will be reviewing all student schedules to make sure that students are enrolled in appropriate classes for their intended program of study. Your advisor will contact you if any changes need to be made to your schedule. Continue to check your email regularly.
August 19: Welcome Weekend begins! Your First Year Advisor will look forward to meeting you in person throughout the weekend.
Before July, this page will house the Fall 2022 Registration Guide Google Slides, a helpful review of the resources and requirements outlined by First Year Advising. These slides can assist all first-year students to identify courses and best use Notre Dame's course planning and registration tools.