Below is a basic overview of the steps generally necessary to enroll at the Lawrence and Edwards campus after you have been admitted. One of the first things you’ll learn is it is important to check your email regularly in case there is an extra consideration for you. If you haven’t already set-up your KU Online ID now is a great time to do that.
Brand new Jayhawks will attend an Undergraduate Orientation or Graduate Orientation that will help decode much of what you will find below. But we know you could still have some questions or need a refresher during your time at KU.
Find what time you can begin enrolling by logging into Enroll & Pay and navigating to Enrollment Dates in the Manage Classes Tile. These are posted at the end of September and beginning of March. Enroll as early as possible for best class selection and before the first day of classes to avoid a late enrollment fee.
Meet with your undergraduate advisor or graduate program advisor. Advisors are here to help you navigate your educational journey and keep you on progress to graduation. If you’re a first-year student this typically happens during Orientation.
Schedule Builder located in Enroll & Pay helps you plan your classes by taking into consideration your personal needs including, work, extracurricular activities, personal time, etc. Once you have your perfect schedule you can load classes directly from Schedule Builder into your shopping cart and may find these detailed instructions on how to use Schedule Builder helpful. You can also review the Schedule of Classes which provides basic and advanced search offerings.
If a course says “instructor consent” or “department consent” on the Schedule of Classes then you will need to reach out to the instructor or department to obtain a permission code prior to enrollment. You may find these instructions on how to enter a permission number from your shopping cart helpful when it is time to add the class.
When your appointment time is open and you are ready you can begin adding classes. For some students this is as simple as loading their shopping cart and enrolling. But some students find an additional step or two is needed. When that happens head over to the Add Classes webpage for further instruction.
After you are enrolled review your tuition and fees once your bill has generated. If you need financial assistance please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Don’t forget to do this all over again next semester. Unless of course you are graduating, then make sure you Apply for your Degree and we will see you at the bottom of the hill!
Students not enrolled in at least one course before 12:00 a.m. on the first instructional day of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters for full-term courses are considered enrolling late and will have a late enrollment fee and additional steps for enrollment.
Schedule of Classes
Schedule Builder, located within the Enroll & Manage Classes Tile in Enroll & Pay helps you plan your classes by taking into consideration your personal needs including, work, extracurricular activities, personal time, etc. Once you have your perfect schedule you can load classes directly from Schedule Builder into your shopping cart and may find these detailed instructions on how to use Schedule Builder helpful. Student Information Systems provides the Schedule Builder how-to guide in the Enroll & Pay Course and Catalog accordion section. You can also review the Schedule of Classes which provides basic and advanced search offerings.
Adding Classes Online through Enroll & Pay
Students can add most classes themselves through Enroll & Pay. You should always attempt to enroll yourself in classes before requesting a permission number or completing one of the add forms below. Student Information Systems provides how-to guides containing step-by-step instructions on how to add a class. If you received an enrollment error while trying to enroll use the resources available for Adding a Class after receiving an Enrollment Error.