Registering for classes can be tricky if you don’t know the resources available to you. Check out the list below to learn more about Course Registration and Academic Advising.

Resources 101

DegreeWorks

Degree Works is an interactive program designed to help you see the progress you are making toward your degree. It is an essential tool for organizing classes, and it even calculates your GPA. Access Degree Works in MyBama under the Student tab.

Schedule Builder

Schedule Builder is an essential tool for registering for classes. It allows you to see your schedule before you register and customize it to your needs. You can see every combination of schedules available with the classes you are taking. Once you have the perfect schedule, you can register with one click! Easily add your desired schedule to your registration cart before your registration time. The classes that you select in Schedule Builder are NOT guaranteed so make sure to add them to your registration cart and register though myBama. You can access Schedule Builder in myBama under the Student tab.

Scholarships

Find scholarships online and apply for them through your myBama account under the scholarship link on the Academics tab. Student Scholarship applications are due March 1st for current Undergraduate Students and Transfer Students, and December 15th for Incoming Freshmen.

Academic Advising

At the beginning of the fall semester, you will be assigned an advisor to help you make decisions about classes, scholarships, and extracurricular activities. You can find your advisor’s name on your Degree Works or through your department’s main office. Do not forget to meet with your advisor during your scheduled time- you aren’t allowed to register until you meet with them!

Pro Tips for Success

  • Go meet with your academic advisor early in the semester. You don’t want to be scrambling for an appointment at the last minute.
  • Register for classes early. You can always change them until the Add/Drop deadline.
  • Don’t get frustrated if you can’t find the class you need. There’s always next semester!
  • Look up the classes you would like to take before your registration time.
  • Don’t forget to make note of your registration time prior to the date.
  • Have a back-up class for each class you want- classes fill up fast and you may end up with an empty spot in your schedule!