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Register for Credit Classes

Register for classes by selecting the "get started online" button below and logging into the student portal. ​​

​Students must register at least one week before the start of the term and are not able to register up until the day classes start for all credit classes. This change is meant to allow students sufficient time to prepare for classes, including meeting with an advisor and ordering books, and to ensure students don't miss any class sessions due to late registration.​


1. Enter your Enrollment Preferences

This lets us know where and when you wish to take classes and helps us find the classes you want and need. ONLY YOU CAN COMPLETE THIS PROCESS. NO ONE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.                                            

How to do it: Login to, select My Academic Plan, then click Enrollment Preferences. If you wish to change your academic plan, you must contact your academic advisor. Only advisors can change an academic plan or focus area for a student                                            

​2. Review your SmartPlanner
Move, choose, and confirm your courses for the upcoming terms.

How to do it: In select My Academic Plan, then My Academic Plan, then My Planner. Your planner will display sequenced courses based on your degree requirements. You can move courses between semesters and choose specific courses by clicking on course list.                                   

3. Validate your Shopping Cart

Ensure your class schedule is at your preferred campus, days, and times. You add or delete classes from your shopping cart as desired. Click validate to have the system check for possible conflicts prior to enrolling.

How to do itIn, select My Academic Plan, then My Registration, then Shopping Cart

4. Enroll in Classes

How to do it: In ​, select My Academic Plan, then My Registration, then Shopping Cart. Select “Enroll” on or after your enrollment appointment date. You will see your enrollment results immediately.               

5. Make Payment Arrangements         
You can either pay in full or sign up for our monthly payment plan. For more information, visit 

For detailed instruction guides, visit​ and select Help and Resources then Student Help Guides then Help Guides.     

Register on campus        

Registration Tips

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
    • If you are struggling with your current classes; help is available
    • To ensure you are on the correct academic path; that is, to ensure that you are pursuing an academic plan that will best prepare you to achieve your education and career goals
    • To create an education plan: a term-by-term plan to meet all completion/graduation requirements
    • Transfer students: if you plan to transfer to a 4-year institution, bring information about the institution’s (where you plan to transfer) transfer requirements and academic program plan (degree you are seeking) to your meeting with your Academic Advisor
  • Financial aid students: meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to ensure your file is up to date

Questions? If you have questions about registration, see your advisor or call us at 773-COLLEGE today.                                           





The City Colleges offer both scheduled and open registration periods. Students may find their registration dates by viewing their Enrollment information in the right column of their portal homepage.                                            

  • Scheduled registration allows active students in the Credit and Skills careers to register before the Open Registration date.
  • Open registration applies to all students

Registration Dates

  • April 6 - 19, 2015: scheduled registration
  • April 20, 2015: open registration begins

Important Notes

  • Students with an academic warning or financial hold are not eligible. Ineligible students should contact their assigned Academic Advisor before registering
  • For more information, speak with your advisor or visit the Registrar's Office


​All full-time and part-time students in the College Credit or Skills careers.

Contact Information

(773) 291-6401
(773) 291-6185
10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Room 1405
Chicago, IL 60628
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