Registration Schedules

Spring 2020

Spring pre-registration begins November 7, 2019 at 5 a.m.

Classification is based on earned hours at the time registration assignments are assigned. Students may view registration time assignments in the Howdy Portal.

Undergraduates may register for up to 17 hours for the Spring semester during the November preregistration period. Beginning November 25, undergraduate max hours is raised to permit enrollment up to 19 hours for the Spring.  An undergraduate student with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better may register for a course load in excess of 19 hours with the approval of their academic advisor.  An undergraduate with an overall grade point average less than 3.00 must obtain approval of their department head before registering for a course load in excess of 19 hours. Approvals from advisors and department heads should be sent to the office of Student Enrollment Services.

Spring open registration begins at 5:00 a.m., November 25, 2019 for all continuing students. 

New undergraduate students (whose first term at Texas A&M University at Galveston is Spring 2020) will have access to pre-registration at their New Student Conference.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

· Honors

· Sailing and Rowing Teams

· Students flagged by the Students with Disabilities Office

Friday, November 8, 2019

· Graduate Students (All graduate student classifications)

Monday, November 11, 2019

· Seniors (U4 Classification)

· Post Baccalaureate (U5 Classification)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

· Juniors (U3 Classification)

Friday, November 15, 2019

· Sophomores (U2 Classification)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

· Freshman (U1 Classification)

Monday, November 25, 2019

· Non-Degree Seeking Students (U0 Classification)


Open Registration:

5 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 to 5 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019

· Open Registration for all eligible, continuing students

5 p.m.,Thursday, December 12, 2019 to 7:59 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020

· Open Registration temporarily unavailable

8 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 to 5 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020

· Open Registration reopens


Late Registration and Add/Drop Registration (after 5pm, January 10, 2020):

After 5 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020 to
 5 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020

· Students with zero registered hours who register during the later registration period will be assessed a late registration fee of $100.

· Students enrolled in courses by the end of Open Registration may make schedule changes during Add/Drop without incurring a late registration fee.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

· Last Day to Drop all Classes for 100% refund. 

5 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020

· Last Day to Add or Drop* a Spring 2020 Course
*Students will be able to drop courses as long as they remained enrolled. Students nor advisors will be allowed to drop all classes, see Withdrawal** below.


** Students wanting to drop all classes on or after January 13, 2020 must submit a withdrawal request in the Withdrawal channel on My Record tab in Howdy. On or after the first day of the term, no full (100%) refunds are permitted. The last day to withdraw for 100% refund is the day before the term begins. Please refer to Student Business Services for the Refund Policy for Withdrawals and Dropped Courses.


*Students with zero registered hours during the first four (4) class days of summer terms or the first five (5) class days of fall/spring semester will be assessed a $100 late registration fee when they register.

+ Changes to an existing class schedule may result in additional tuition/fees; payment must be made by 5 p.m. in MAIN building, Suite 104 (Student Business Services) or by 5 p.m. online the day the changes are made to avoid a late fee or cancellation of class schedule. For more information regarding tuition and fees please visit or call 409-740-4434.

Registration schedule is subject to change.

Students are limited in the number of online registration transactions each semester in order to prevent excessive taxing of our system hardware by users running unsolicited programs to search for available course seats. The majority of students are able to register for classes within this limit.

Users are prohibited from using a "bot," a "script," or other third-party programs to register for classes. Doing so will likely result in exceeding the maximum number of allowed online registration transactions and the loss of registration privileges in Howdy for the term. Students exceeding their limit of online registration transactions will have to conduct any future registration activity for the semester with academic advising staff during open registration.