Central Michigan University students soon will be able to plan their academic journeys further into the future.
Each spring, students will be able to register for summer, fall and spring courses all at once. The new opportunity, an add-on to the existing registration system, takes effect when registration opens March 30.
Course schedules for summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be available Feb. 13 in Course Search and Registration.
Students who choose not to register for all three semesters at once may continue to register for each semester until its scheduled Add/Drop period ends, but multiple-semester scheduling is highly recommended for all.
"This optional full-year academic planning can shorten students' paths to their degrees, saving them time and tuition dollars," CMU Registrar Keith Malkowski said.
Students also are strongly encouraged to schedule academic advising appointments early as they plan for registration.
Malkowski said multi-semester registration also can foster longer-range conversations between students and faculty mentors and can help departments and students plan for key courses.
The program is open to all CMU students except those in the College of Medicine, which already practices multi-semester registration.
Students signing up for more than one semester at a time will not need to pay for the full year all at once. Each semester will continue to have its own payment deadlines.
Schedules also will be unchanged for financial aid disbursement, veterans benefits and other related aid programs.
More information is available on the Office of the Registrar website.