A student must register for a course before attending, and will not receive credit unless registered.

Students must attend the first day of class in order to secure their place in the course. The instructor has the option to drop a student from the class roster if the student was not in attendance on the first day of the session. Students must not assume they have been dropped if they did not attend the first day of class. To officially withdraw from the class, the student must file a Change in Registration form with the Office of the University Registrar or drop the course using the Murphy On-line Web registration system.

Each student is required to meet with his/her adviser to begin the registration process each semester. This also includes any courses taken at the four other cooperating colleges in the ACTC: Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester, and St. Catherine. Registration for these exchange courses must be completed through the Office of the University Registrar.

There are two concurrent registration periods – summer sessions and fall semester in April; January term and spring semester in November. Each student is scheduled to register beginning at a specific date and time, based on his/her number of earned credit hours and an alphabetical rotation of surnames. Failure to meet certain core requirement competencies will result in loss of registration priority.