Registration Instructions - Graduate Engineering

Returning Students: 

If you a returning student who has not taken a class for more than one year, you need to contact Graduate Engineering to have your account returned to an Active Status. Please contact us at 651-962-5500 or Please include your St. Thomas ID in all correspondence.

Step-by Step How-to Register:

  • Register online via the St. Thomas Murphy Online and Classfinder Systems. Contact Graduate Engineering at 651-962-5500 if you need assistance.
    • Assemble the CRN numbers for the classes you wish to take from  ClassFinder.  Select the Term and select School of Engineering under School. Then click on "ETLS".
    • Log into Murphy Online using your St. Thomas username and password.
    • Select Student Services
    • Click on Registration
      • Select Term that you are registering for.  
      • Add or Drop Class
        • Enter the CRN of the classes you wish to register for and submit  

  • If the class you want to take is full:

    Waitlist Policy:

    Effective November 2018, when a section of a course reaches its enrollment limit, students may request to be put on a course’s waitlist by sending an email to . Students may only waitlist for ONE section of a course. You may request to be added to multiple waitlists for different courses but only one section per course.

    Requests will be processed in the order received. When making a request to be added to a waitlist, please include the following information in your email:

    1. Your full name
    2. Your St. Thomas ID number (nine digits)
    3. Department (SEIS), Course Number (three digits), Section Number (two digits), Course Title and  Course Record Number (CRN= five digits)
      {For example: SEIS 603-01 Foundations of Software Development – Python (CRN: 21435)}
    4. If you are registered for two courses and ask to be added to a waitlist, please indicate which course should be dropped in the event a seat opens for your waitlist request.

    Students who are on a waitlist are NOT registered and they may not attend class. Only students who are officially registered may attend the class. A student cannot receive credit for the course unless he/she is officially registered.

    Instructors cannot modify the waitlist; they cannot give a student permission nor surpass a waitlist. The Graduate Student Services staff manage waitlists. When a seat becomes available in a waitlisted course, priority is granted to the student whose name is first on the numerical waitlist order. The Graduate Student Services team informs the student via email regarding his/her registration status for the course.

Other Details in the Registration Process: 

  • Contact your advisor if you need assistance choosing a course.  
  • Hold on your record?  Check Murphy Online and call with questions. Contact the Business Office at 651-962-6600 for any financial related hold, or Graduate Engineering at 651-962-5500 if you are unsure who placed the hold on your record. 
  • Check the prerequisites for all courses.  Make sure you have satisfied any prerequisite listed in the schedule for each course you choose.  You will not be able to register for the course if you have not satisfied the prerequisites.

Important Information about dropping a class: 

In the event you must drop a class, it is important to be aware of the Refund Schedule since refunds are issued on a declining scale. If you have any questions, contact Graduate Engineering at 651-962-5500.  All requests to drop a class after the semester has started must be submitted via email to Graduate Engineering at .  The date and time of the email will mark the effective drop date.