Here are some common questions and answers you may have regarding class registration.

When do I register for classes?
Spring registration begins in mid October
Summer registration begins in late February
Fall registration begins in late March

How do I know what time I can register?
Class registration is handled on an appointment time basis. To determine the day and time you are allowed to register, add the total degree credit hours (does not include classes beginning with “0” i.e. 099, 055, etc.) earned on your CMU transcript, plus your CMU credit hours currently in progress.

How do I register for classes?
Students register for classes by logging into the web portal CentralLink and clicking on “course registration and search”.  

What information do I need to register on CentralLink or what if I forgot my password?
CentralLink requires your CMU Global ID and password. If you do not know your Global ID and password, please visit the helpdesk page or call 989-774-3662 for instructions.

What exactly is CentralLink?
CentralLink is designed with CMU students, faculty and staff in mind and provides the CMU community comprehensive information about a number of different areas, such as activities, academics, employment, available services and access to a variety of individual records.

How do I add courses during registration?
All admitted students can add courses on the  CentralLink by clicking on the Registration link ON or AFTER their appointment time during the registration period.

How do I add a course after the end of registration?
After the end of registration, if you need to add a course that has started you must contact the departmental office to see if a Drop/Add Correction (bump) card can be obtained to add the course. If the department gives you a card, it should be brought to the Registrar's Office (Warriner 212) or the Student Service Court (UC 119) for processing. Payment may be required at this time.

If a course has not started, contact the Registrar's Office about the availability of the course and information about registration.

What can I do if a class I want is full?
  • If the class or section you want to add is full, many courses offer a waitlist option.  On the course registration site, click on "+WL" to add the course to your schedule.  You cannot be in another course at the time you want to add a class or in the same course at a different time.
  • Registration operates in real time, so as students drop and add courses seats may open up.  Keep checking on CentralLink to see if a spot opens later in registration.
  • You might also consider talking to the department or individual faculty member to see if they might add you to a course by a bump card.
  • Consider taking the course in a future semester; you may have other courses you can take first.