Student Self-Service Planning and Registration Help

Student Planning is a registration module in Self-Service that allows students to plan future terms, review their progress toward meeting graduation requirements, and register for classes.  Used together with regular adviser meetings, it is an important tool for planning an academic schedule. Only Class years of 2019, 2020, and 2021 will be using Student Planning, beginning with Fall 2017 registration. Go to Self-Service Student Planning at

Training videos: All of the information in the following videos is contained within the various webpages linked on this page to the right. For closed captioning, use the YouTube closed caption (cc) functionality.

First-Year Introduction to Self-Service
First-Years: Course Planning with Self-Service
First-Years: Scheduling a Term with Self-Service

First-Years: Registering for Classes with Self-Service

March, 2017: Student Course Planning video 1
March, 2017: Student Scheduling Classes video 2
March, 2017: Student Registering for Classes video 3

For Advisers and Faculty - Self-Service help website

Registration is the initial process of signing up for courses each term. Consistent with W&L's principle that students bear responsibility for their academic choices and progress, each student selects sections to register into each term. You create a planned schedule in Student Planning, then when your window opens, you determine which section is moved to register into or move to waitlist status. The system checks for open seats and for appropriate qualifications, including adviser registration authorization, prerequisites, instructor consent, time conflicts, etc.

Drop/add is the process of adjusting your class schedule during the first few days of each term. All degree-seeking students are required to be registered for a full-time load for each term (13-15 credits during fall and winter terms, four credits for spring term) by the end of the drop/add period. There is no charge for these transactions during the initial free drop/add period, though late fees begin going up quickly afterwards.

What are the steps for registering for classes?