Registering for classes

Students are required to be enrolled and registered for classes prior to the first day. Check the academic calendar for registration dates, deadlines and priority classification. 

Most current students can register ONLINE at MyCSU during registration dates. You must have a current CSU ID and a pin number to register. If you do not know your ID or PIN, you may obtain them online through MyCSU. Be aware that all students must complete the online Registration Agreement before any registration can occur. Log into your MyCSU account and click on Academics to complete this. Furthermore, all undergraduate students, except for those majoring in CAPS online majors, must contact their advisors for clearance prior to registering. Your registration period is determined by your classification. CAPS online majors will have their courses approved by their advisor after they register online.

Students who may not use MyCSU to register include freshmen, students in the Bridge program, students on academic probation and students with a hold blocking registration. If you are in one of these categories, please contact your advisor for assistance in registering.


Dropping or Adding Classes

  • To officially add a course, you should log into your MyCSU account. Click on Academics and select Course Search. Add courses by placing a check in the box of the course and click on add courses at the bottom.
  • To officially drop a course, click on Academics, then click on add/drop courses, then place a check in the box of the course and click drop selected courses at the bottom.
  • For students taking traditional courses, if you cannot use MyCSU to drop or add yourself, you will need to take a completed Drop/Add form to your advisor. Once approved by your advisor, turn the form into the Registrar’s Office for processing. During the summer if your advisor is unavailable, email the Registrar’s Office at register@csuniv.edu to complete your request. You must use your Bucmail account for this correspondence.
  • For students taking online courses, if you cannot use MyCSU to drop or add yourself, please email your advisor for assistance. If your advisor is unavailable, email the Office of the Registrar at register@csuniv.edu for assistance.
  • You must use your Bucmail account to correspond with any office on campus. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the official last date to register or add/drop classes. If you DO NOT DROP the course(s) by the last date to add/drop classes, you WILL be responsible for all tuition and fees incurred by your registration.

Enrollment Verification

Every month Charleston Southern University provides the National Clearinghouse with proof of enrollment for all students currently enrolled. If your lender needs a deferment form submitted to them, please send the form to register@csuniv.edu to have it processed by our office. If you need proof of enrollment for any other purpose, please email us at register@csuniv.edu for immediate assistance. Please include all the information needed to process your request.

Go to academic policies page for a complete listing of policies.


Withdrawing

  • To officially withdraw from a traditional (on ground) course: complete a Drop/Add Request Form with signatures from the course instructor and advisor. Turn in the completed form to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
  • To officially withdraw from a nontraditional (online) course: log into MyCSU, click on the Student tab, click on Courses and Grades on the left, click on Go to request form to withdraw from an online class on the right and fill out the information. You will be notified by email once it is processed.
  • To officially withdraw from all of your courses: log into MyCSU, click on the Student tab, click on Forms on the left, click on Go to the Withdrawal form on the right and fill out the form. The Registrar’s office will collect your grades and last dates of attendance, if applicable. If you officially withdraw before drop/add ends you will not be responsible for tuition and fees. All offices will be notified as needed when you officially withdraw.
  • To officially withdraw from the University: log into MyCSU, click on the Student tab, click on Forms on the left, click on Go to the Withdrawal form on the right and fill out the form. The Registrar’s office will collect your grades and last dates of attendance, if applicable. If you officially withdraw before drop/add ends you will not be responsible for tuition and fees. All offices will be notified as needed when you officially withdraw.
  • Understanding that extraordinary circumstances arise on rare occasions which may preclude a student from completing an academic term or course, the University has established a Financial Appeals Committee. In these situations, this Committee may waive the refund rules as stated in the catalog, and charges may be adjusted. Petitions to appeal for such an exception may be submitted to Student Accounts either by mail, fax, or in person. All appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Your appeal will be accepted for review by the Student Accounts Office once all information is complete and required documentation has been received. The petition will then be presented to the Financial Appeals Committee for decision. The Committee meets once a month and will review appeals received five business days prior to the meeting. Appeals received within four business days, or less, will not be reviewed until the next month’s meeting. For more information click here: Student Appeals.
  • Late Withdrawals from Courses: Students who are facing significant extenuating circumstances and who have missed the withdrawal deadline may submit a Petition for Withdrawal after the Official Withdrawal Deadline to be considered for late withdrawal from courses to the Dean of their major or the Director of their Graduate Studies program. Such petitions must be submitted prior to the last week of classes for the course(s) for which the petition is requested. Petitions for Withdrawal after the Official Withdraw Deadline are considered only in cases where continued enrollment in the course would be detrimental to the student’s health or if extenuating circumstances prevent the student’s continued enrollment. Regardless of circumstances, late withdrawal petitions are not guaranteed to be approved.
  • Late withdrawal petitions are not guaranteed to be approved, but petitions documenting one or more of the following conditions/situations may be considered.
    • Severe accident, injury, illness, or surgery with prolonged recovery
    • Documented severe medical condition(s) resulting in extended missed coursework
    • Complications of pregnancy requiring mandatory extended bed rest
    • Severe illness or death of a parent, sibling, spouse, or child
    • Documented medical, legal, or other complications from sexual or other violent assault
    • Documented employment conflict arising after the “W” deadline (i.e., job promotion or increase in travel)
  • Petitions citing the following situations will NOT be considered.
    • Actual failing, fear of failing, or fear of receiving a grade less than one would desire (e.g., F, FA)
    • Professor’s refusal to issue an “incomplete”
    • Initially enrolling for greater than 12 semester hours while employed full time or attempting to work two full-time jobs
    • Failure to withdraw properly within the withdrawal period
    • A decision to change a major, drop a major or minor, or transfer to another institution, thus eliminating the need for a course
    • Inability to pay tuition

The Dean’s decision on a late withdrawal is final.