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Before you register:

As an incoming freshman, you’ll be required to take RSP 101, The Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life (or RSP 104 for honor students; RSP 105 for transfer students). This 50 minute course meets once a week.

You may also be required to take courses such as:

  • RSP 120 Strategies for Academic Success—designed to help you achieve academic success
  • ENG 155 Contemporary Composition—if you’re in the Cortina Community, a living-learning community dedicated to justice and service, you’ll be preregistered for a section of this course

Next steps:

  • Make sure you know your NetID and your password. You’ll need both to login to the NEST.
  • Test your NetID and password by using them to login to CU Mail.
  • Know your registration PIN.
  • Know your registration time (Central Time). You may register any time after your appointment time, but you may not register before your scheduled time.

Register for classes:

  • Login to the NEST.
  • If you have trouble accessing NEST, contact the DoIT Student Help Desk at 402.280.1111, option 2.
  • At the Main Menu in NEST, select Student Services, then click Registration and select the semester you’re registering for.
  • Click Add/Drop Classes. Enter your Registration PIN.
  • Once you’ve accessed the Add Classes Worksheet, enter the 5-digit Course Reference Numbers (CRN) for each of your courses and click Submit Changes to register.
  • Save your Registration PIN number. You’ll need it to check your schedule or to add or drop classes.
  • If you have questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at 402.280.4019.

Making schedule changes:

  • To add or drop classes, follow the steps above.
  • You cannot drop RSP 101 or other required courses.
  • If you drop a course and decide to add it later, you will not be able to do so if the course is closed.
  • Make sure to talk with your faculty preceptor/academic advisor if you have any questions or concerns, such as:
    • Major changes to your schedule
    • Changing your major
    • Physical or mental health issues that effect your studies