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How to Register for Classes

Learn how to search and register for available classes at BYU-Idaho.

What Classes Should I Take?

The classes you will register for will depend on your degree, major, and interests. The Academic Advising Center can assist you with finding courses and planning out your degree. Here are additional resources to find out what courses to take:
Campus Advisors will assist you with finding which courses to take.
BYU Pathway Advising services all BYU-Idaho's online degrees.
Provides official information about the university's degrees, majors, and courses offered.
A planner that allows you to plan your courses to take each semester.

Course Delivery Methods

A delivery method communicates where and how students will be taught. Some delivery methods are only available to specific student types. Learn more about the Course Delivery Methods that are available.

banner with icons of remote classes, in person classes, and flex classes

How to Search for a Course

  1. Sign into
  2. Click on Registration at the top right of the screen
    banner on my BYU-Idaho home page
  3. If in the “Old myBYUI” click on the STUDENT tab
    tabs on the my byu-idaho home page with the student tab selected
  4. Scroll down until you see the “Add/Drop Courses” and click on it. Make sure the “Term” is the correct semester you’re wanting to add classes for.
    add and drop course section of the registration page with red boxes around the add drop button and term drop-down selector
  5. After you click on “Add/Drop Courses”, scroll down until you see “Course Search”. It should look like this:
    search form on the add and drop page with inputs for the term, class type, subject, course title, course code, and a check box for excluding waitlisted courses
  6. Search by Course Code
    There are multiple ways to search for courses. The most effective way to search for specific courses is by the “Course Code”. In this example, we will be searching the course “Career Exploration”, which has the course code “GS100”. You can find the course code by searching the name in the Academic Catalog. The “Class Type” and “Subject” should be set to All, and the “Course Title” should be left blank.
    course search form with "GS 100" in the course code input box
  7. Adjusting Search Criteria
    You can change the class type to be either online or day. You can also choose search by general subject or course title. To see only courses with open seats you can choose to exclude waitlisted courses. “Advanced Search”
  8. Select Search and See Results

How to Register for a Course

  1. When you find a course you want to register for, click on the square under the left  “Add” column, for the class you would like to add, and then scroll to the bottom and hit “Add Courses”.
    several courses listed from a course search for "GS 100"
  2. If the course is added successfully, you should see a yellow banner appear, which indicates the course has been added successfully.
    Yellow alert box indicating that GS 100 was added for Fall 2019

How to Drop a Course

  1. To drop a course go back to the “Add/Drop Courses”. Scroll down to Your Schedule (Registered). Select the left column “Drop” box, scroll down, and click “Drop Selected Courses”. 

    DO NOT PRESS “Drop All Courses”, as this will drop all your courses (unless you would intentionally like to drop all of your courses). In this example, we’ll be dropping the GS100-21 class that was added previously.

    course list with an arrow pointing at the Drop Selected Courses button and an "x" over the Drop All Courses box

  2. After clicking the “Drop Selected Courses” you should see a yellow banner that lists the class and says “Successfully Dropped”. ALWAYS refresh your page and go back to “Your Schedule (Registered)” to verify you are no longer registered for the course.
    yellow alert box indicating that GS 100 was successfully dropped
  3. If you are dropping your only course in a block or a semester it will bring you to a new page with 3 different options. Before dropping your last course verify that your financial aid, student status, or graduation will not be affected. Select “Return to Add/Drop” if you do not wish to drop the course.

    If you are registered in other full semester or other block courses, you can select “Drop Courses Only.” It will only drop the course that you selected and will not withdraw you from the university.

    information and options about dropping all your courses and/or withdrawing

For any questions regarding your student status or track please contact the Admissions Office at or 208-496-1411.

How to Add to a Waitlist

  1. If there’s a class that you’d like to add and there are 0 open seats, you can add yourself to the waitlist. The following section has 2 people on the waitlist.
    single result for a course search result with 2 on the waitlist to register for the course
  2. This message will pop up with instructions about the waitlisting process. Read through carefully and click Add to Waitlist.
    yellow alert box indicating an error with registration and details below about how to resolve wait-listed courses
  3. If you successfully waitlist for the class, you’ll see a yellow banner that appears.
    yellow alert box indicating that GS 100 section 07 and GS 100 section 10 were added to the waitlist
  4. A notification will be sent to your school email or text when a spot becomes opens up for you. Once you receive your Waitlist Authorization go to the “Add/Drop Courses”, and scroll down until you see your waitlisted classes. Click on “Add Course” under the first column. It will automatically register you in the course. To remove yourself from the waitlist simply click “Remove from Waitlist”.
    table of wait-listed courses with a Add Course link highlighted in yellow on one course row
  5. Important Waitlisting Information:
    Waitlist authorizations are an automated process. They are sent out 24 hours a day and all 7 days of the week. The authorization to add the course is only valid for 24 hours and then your spot will go to the next person on the waitlist.

    If you are removed from the waitlist, then you will need to re-add yourself to the end of the waitlist again. Make sure to check your BYU-Idaho email frequently to not miss the 24-hour window. Registration cannot resend your authorization or put you back at the top of the waitlist.

    You are able to waitlist for up to 12 credits. You cannot waitlist for classes that you’re already registered for. If you register for a class that you’re waitlisted in, it will kick you off that waitlist.