Registration is open two times a year. Registration for summer, fall, and winter intersession terms opens in March, and registration for spring term opens in October. Students must consult with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
Full-term dates are as follows:
Spring: January 16 - May 7
May Summer Session: May 13 - 31
June/July Session: June 3 - July 3
10-Week Session: June 3 - August 7
July/August Session: July 8 - August 7
Fall: August 21 - December 11
Winter Intersession: December 16 - January 3
Once you have registered, please review your student schedule prior to attending your first course. Course locations and meeting times can change from the time you have registered for the course. Pay attention especially to start and end dates of the course. If the course dates are not the start and end dates of the term, the course is a condensed course and has different attendance, registration, drop, and refund dates. Federal regulations for financial aid require attendance (physical attendance, submission of an assignment, OR completion of the Blackboard Attendance Accounting module) in all registered courses; if you fail to attend prior to the attendance date for a course, you will be dropped for non-attendance. There is no reinstatement when dropped for non-attendance; there are no exceptions to this policy.
Early Registration is for currently enrolled students based on the number of credit hours earned prior to the start of the current semester. Students must consult with their advisor before registering for classes. An appointment schedule will be posted on/near the advisor's office door. Distance learners/night students must contact their advisor in order to discuss the process for registration. Students will either be registered in classes by their advisor or the advisor may elect to provide a student registration code allowing the student to register in classes using the OneTech portal.
Students currently enrolled in the spring 2024 semester may be eligible to register for the future based on their number of earned hours at the start of the spring 2024 semester according to the following schedule:
All Graduate Students
Seniors, 90 or more earned hours
Juniors, 60-89 earned hours
Sophomores, 30-59 earned hours
Freshman, 29 or fewer earned hours
You must be admitted to Arkansas Tech University before you can sign up for an appointment. If you have questions about your admissions status, check your OneTech account or contact Admissions at (479) 968-0343. If you need help activating your OneTech, visit webapps.atu.edu/ams/. Students transferring or returning to Tech who have applied for admission, and completed all admission requirements, will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions inviting them to participate in registration.
Newly admitted transfer and returning students with less than 60 earned hours or are undeclared or any student who needs additional guidance in selecting a major should call or visit the Academic Advising Center (479-964-0850, Rothwell 107) to schedule an advising/registration appointment beginning April 15.
Newly admitted transfer and returning students with more than 60 earned hours should contact their respective academic department to schedule an advising/registration appointment.
You must be admitted to Arkansas Tech University before you can sign up for an individual appointment. If you have questions about your admissions status, visit webapps.atu.edu/ams/ or contact Admissions at (479) 968-0343.
Incoming freshmen can schedule an individual one-hour appointment with a professional academic and career advisor. Freshmen will receive their fall 2024 class schedule and have the opportunity to make their student ID and visit with other offices on campus. Individual appointments are in-person* and take place in the Center for Academic Advising and Career Development located in Rothwell Hall, Suite 107. Visitor Parking is available on West O Street in front of Rothwell Hall.
Invitations and an invitation to make an appointment will be sent to students via their ATU email address in mid-February. Students should contact the Academic Advising Center at (479) 964-0843 to discuss appointment options. If you need help activating your OneTech, visit webapps.atu.edu/ams/.
*If you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from an in-person individual appointment, please contact the Academic Advising Center at (479) 964-0843 to discuss phone or virtual appointment options.
*Test Scores: Although test scores are not required for admission to ATU, state law requires all incoming freshmen to have test scores on file before registering for classes. If you do not have ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test scores on file at the time of your scheduled appointment, your appointment will be rescheduled. If you have not done so, send test scores to ATU Admissions at email@example.com. If you need to schedule an ACCUPLACER exam, contact ATU Testing Services at (479) 968-0308.
Students who did not participate in early registration, may register by appointment (based on advisor availability). Students will either be registered in classes by their advisor or their advisor can elect to give the student their registration code to register using the OneTech portal. Who is your advisor? If an advisor is assigned, the advisor will be listed on the Advisor Information card in OneTech. If an advisor is not listed, contact the Registrar's Office.
Late Registration will occur during the following dates:
Spring: January 16 - 22*
May Session: May 13*
June/July Session: June 3 - 4*
10-Week Summer Session: June 3 - 6*
July/August Session: July 8 - 9*
Fall: August 21 - 27*
Winter Intersession: December 16*
*Dates are for full-term courses.
Students unable to register during normal registration periods may participate in late registration, but will be charged a $25 late registration fee. To participate in Late Registration, student will need to contact their advisor or their respective academic department to schedule an advising/registration appointment.
Service members and/or reservists who become temporarily unable to attend class or need to suspend their studies due to service requirements are not subject to any readmissions process. These students will be able to continue under the same course catalog guidelines that were in place when they began their studies at the university.