Registering for Courses


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New Student Registration Information and Instructions

Welcome new students!

Learn about planning your schedule and registering for courses with these videos!

The following webpages will also help you with Registration Planning.

Planning Your Schedule
Searching for Courses
Registering on the NEST

Upcoming Registration Dates

Fall 2020:

Mar. 26, 27 (Thurs., Fri.) Seniors, Pharmacy/Health Professions, Graduate

Mar. 30, 31 (Mon., Tues.) Juniors, Pharmacy/Health Professions

Apr. 1, 2, 3 (Wed., Thurs., Fri) Sophomores, Law

Apr. 6, 7, 8 (Mon., Tues., Wed) Freshmen, Special

On the NEST you may add courses through August 25 or drop courses through August 28. 

Summer 2020 (Continuing Students):

Begins March 26, 8:30 a.m.

2020 Summer Preview:
New Student Orientation and Registration

Session 1: June 2.

Session 2: June 5.

Session 3: June 9.

Session 4: June 12.

Summer Preview Details


Winter 2020/Spring 2021: TBA


Current Students

Review the Schedule of Courses for the upcoming term on the NEST after mid-term break. You will register for courses through your NEST account at an appointed time.*  (See "Upcoming Registration Dates" at the right.)

Before You Register

  • Make an appointment with your advisor to plan your schedule and get your registration PIN and appointment time. 
  • Review registration instructions and hints posted in the left column.

From your NEST account:

  • Review your degree requirements and progress on Degree Works.
  • Update your Anticipated Graduation Date and contact information.
  • Review and resolve Holds on your account.  Be sure to contact the appropriate office to resolve them. 
  • You must meet all financial obligations to the University and other enrollment requirements, such as required immunizations or transcripts, before you are allowed to register for any subsequent term.
  • Register for your courses.

As you near graduation, check deadlines to apply for graduation.

When You Register

  • On the NEST, be sure to select the correct term.
  • To register for a course that requires special permission, you must obtain the necessary approval(s) and submit them to the Registrar's Office for processing.  (See "Overrides and Exceptions" in the left column.)
  • Remain calm and have an alternate list of courses to take in the event you have a closed course registration error.
  • Review Registration Errors instructions posted on the left.

About Registration PINs

PINs and appointments are randomly assigned based on your level or school (for example, Graduate, Law, Pharmacy/Health Professions, Undergraduate). Junior and Seniors PINs are randomized based on classification** (completed credits). Freshmen and Sophomores receive random PINs within their group. 

For Fall and Spring registration, your PIN becomes active at the day/time of your registration appointment. It remains active through the end of the Add/Drop period for that term. (See "Academic Calendars" for specific dates.) This means you may change your own schedule on the NEST until the Add/Drop period ends. If you are unable to change your schedule on your own, you may use the Change of Registration Request form.  

Summer/Winter Registration

Summer registration begins the first day of the Fall registration period. Winter Term registration begins the first day of the Spring registration period. (Use your Fall PIN to register for Summer and your Spring PIN to register for Winter.)

*Medical and Dental students should consult their Dean's Office for specific registration information.

**Undergraduate Classification Information

# Completed Credits = Your Classification
<24 credits = Freshman
24-59.5 credits = Sophomore
60-95.5 credits = Junior
96+ credits = Senior

New Transfer Students

After you have been accepted to Creighton and your transcripts have been analyzed for transfer credit, you will be assigned to an advisor in your Dean's Office. You will then receive a registration time and PIN assignment in order to register along with current students.

New Freshman Students

In May, you will be invited to participate in a Summer Preview session.  At Preview, you will receive class schedule, registration and summer preview information. While on campus, you will also have an appointment with a faculty advisor who will assist you with the Fall semester registration process.  

Two Summer Preview options are available -- four on-campus events and two virtual-preview dates. If you are unable to attend an on-campus Preview session, you will receive information about participating in the Virtual Preview session. Click Summer Preview for more information about these activities.

High School Students: Special Enrollment

We welcome inquiries from high school students seeking to enroll in a course. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

Dual-Enrollment Credit

Creighton University partners with several area high schools to offer dual-enrollment courses.  These are courses taught to high school students for which the students receive both high school and Creighton University credit.  Click here for the Special Student Registration Application if your high school participates.