The Office of Registration and Records welcomes your questions and comments.

The course registration process can now be conducted through Self Service on the myElmhurst Portal. For additional information, please contact us.

How to Register for Classes with Self Service

  • Log in to your myElmhurst Portal.
  • Select “Self-Service” and log in using your eNumber and password.
  • Choose “Course Catalog” and narrow down your class search using the filters listed.
  • Browse course offerings and further filter if needed.
  • Select “View Available Sections for …” to view course and section availability.
  • Click “Add Section to Schedule,” choose your grading preference, and select “Add Section.”
  • Finish by clicking “Academics,” choosing “Register for Classes,” and clicking “Register.”

Common Registration Questions

Choose Course Catalog, then select Subject Search or Advanced Search:

  • “Subject Search” shows all courses offered under the subject selected.
  • “Advanced Search” will give filters to search by a variety of filtering options.

This allows you to view the course name, number, description, prerequisites, instructors, textbooks required, and more.

Select Academics and then Register for Classes:

  • This is where you are able to register for your courses (see above).
  • This is where you will be able to see the courses that you are registered for, drop courses, view credits enrolled in, view other sections available, and more.

My Progress is the same as your Degree Audit. To view My Progress:

  • Academics > Student Planning > My Progress

General information: Progress, Total Credits, Total Credits from this School, GPA, etc.

Lists the requirements for: Areas of Knowledge,  Developmental Experiences, Proficiencies,  Skill/Value Tagged Courses, Majors, Minors, etc.

All students are assigned a time assignment each semester, even if the student is graduating. Time assignments are based on credits completed; therefore, the semester that the student is currently enrolled in does not count toward this. Time assignments may not be changed or switched. On the day and time of your assignment, students can begin registering.

  • Business hold: This will prevent you from adding and dropping courses. You will need to contact the Office of Student Financial Services to get the hold resolved.
  • Adviser hold: This will prevent you from adding and dropping courses yourself. You will need adviser approval to do so. Contact your adviser via email and then forward their permission to regrec@elmhurst.edu. Make sure to include your name and eNumber.
  1. Log into Self Service.
  2. Click academics and then register for classes.
  3. Click the drop button under the course you wish to drop.
  4. Under “select reason,” click the option that applies to you and then click update.
  5. The course may still show up in your courses, but it will say “course is planned.” If you would like to remove this, hit the “X” in the top right corner.

You can enter a closed course with instructor permission. You will need to contact the instructor via email asking permission to be enrolled in the closed course. If they approve you can forward that email to regrec@elmhurst.edu and we will register you. Make sure to include your name and eNumber.

When you go to add the course on Self Service, you will notice a message in yellow that states what courses must be completed prior to taking this course, meaning that you are unable to take the course until you have completed the prerequisites.

If You are Currently in a Prerequisite Course

If you are currently in the prerequisite course, please fill out the add/drop form and make a note at the bottom that you are currently in the prerequisite.

If Your Instructor Overrides a Prerequisite

If you have not completed the prerequisite course but the instructor gives you permission to be added to the course, the Registration and Records Office will register you. If they gave permission via email, forward that email to regrec@elmhurst.edu. If they filled out a prerequisite exception form, you can scan and email it to regrec@elmhurst.edu or bring it into the Registration and Records Office.

This must be done through the course instructor. Please contact and coordinate with them to begin the process.


Start with the Weigand Center for Professional Excellence (WCPE) to begin your internship process. They will then provide you with the internship registration form.

Transcript Questions

  1. Log into Self Service via the myElmhurst Portal.
  2. Click Academics.
  3. Click Unofficial Transcript.
  4. Click Completed/Registered Terms Transcript.
  5. Then you will be brought to your transcript and can print it.

Commencement Questions

How to Apply for Graduation (apply one year in advance):

  1. Log into Self Service via the myElmhurst Portal.
  2. Click Academics.
  3. Click Graduation Overview.
  4. Then click the link to apply and fill out your information.

All midyear graduates will get the same information about the ceremony sent to them during the first months of the Spring Term.

They will place their cap and gown orders then and RSVP.

Please be sure to continue checking your Elmhurst University email and the Commencement webpage for these updates.

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