Registration and Enrollment

The iSchool Course Registration Process 

Choose the type of enrollment and read the registration steps before you log in to MySJSU.

Be sure you understand the information on the general registration overview page before you begin using the information on this page.

Registration Dates

Fall 2017 Continuing Students New Students
Regular Session May 2 - Aug 20th By Appointment June 19 - Aug 20th By Appointment viewable in MySJSU June 12
Special Session View what time enrollment opens May 9th - Aug. 20th (no individual appointments) June 26  - Aug. 20th (no individual appointments)
MARA View what time enrollment opens May 9th - Aug. 20th (no individual appointments) June 26 - Aug. 20th (no individual appointments)

Textbooks: All textbook selections are listed on the iSchool site. Updated Fall 2017 Textbooks will be available from this page by the time registration begins. When choosing courses, make sure you can afford the required textbooks.

If you use a different source for textbooks (such as the bookstore's site), remember to use the INFO prefix when you look at the listing.

Sources of Important Registration Information

  • Student Self Service: MySJSU
  • Enrollment and Records: Tutorials for Students
  • Fees: Check your MySJSU account daily for communications and indicators from the Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid and iSchool. The University sends no bills.
  • SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office: SJSU FASO
  • iSchool Curriculum Center: the iSchool blog with the very latest iSchool class scheduling information
  • iSchool Advising Toolkit: Tools for developing your focused plan, including: syllabi search, course rotations, unit planning tool, instructor profiles, MLIS competency-to-classes search tools, Student Success Planner and more!


Registration Steps - Regular Session

schedule 1. Check iSchool Schedules and Select Classes

A. Do not go first to MySJSU. First check iSchool schedules for Fall 2017 Regular Session and select your class(es). Write down the 5–digit class number in the "Class Number" column for each class. You can use it to register.
B. Important: As you make your selections be sure to think about the following:
  • Does the class have mandatory Collaborate meetings? Will the times/dates work for you? If not, select another section. Mandatory meetings are mandatory. Mandatory Collaborate sessions will be added to the schedule by late spring.
  • How much of a work load can you carry? The courses in this program are difficult and require substantial work and time. Most students carry between 1 – 3 courses per semester. Obligations such as work and family should be carefully considered when deciding how many courses to take. Dropping classes after the deadlines early in the semester can be problematic and expensive. We recommend that you be conservative in the number of classes you take each semester.

plan 2. Plan Ahead for Tuition Fees

C. Plan ahead regarding how you will pay for your tuition fees. When you register for your classes, the tuition payment deadline will be listed in the Finance section of your MySJSU Student Center Web page. See iSchool Fees and Methods of Payment for complete instructions and information.These payment deadlines may be as short as 2 days after or as long as 3 weeks after you register. If you do not pay for your classes by the tuition payment deadline, your classes will be automatically dropped. See our Financial Aid Web page and our Scholarships Web page for possible help with finances. Make sure to budget for purchase of required textbooks and technology for the classes you have chosen.

calendar 3. Check for Appointment Time

D. Regular session students will be given an appointment time that will appear on MySJSU (see the tutorial View My Enrollment Appointments). You may register for classes any time after your appointment time. For information about priority registration, see Priority Registration. Appointment times are set by the Registrar's Office. The School of Information has no control over announcements on or appointments set up through MySJSU. Contact the registrar regarding these issues.

mysjsu 4. Go to MySJSU

E. Now go to MySJSU and register for your classes using the 5-digit Class Nbr.(s) you wrote down previously. Make sure you have changed the drop down box to the semester you want. Follow this tutorial for help adding a class.
F. If a class is full on MySJSU a message will say you need a permission number. Please disregard this message. We have no permission numbers. You should not e–mail the office or the instructor. This message means the class is full. You should check back later to see if a spot has opened, or use the wait list feature.
G. If you add yourself to the waitlist, you will automatically be put into a class if a spot opens up and you are next on the list. Note: The faculty have no part in this so please do not contact them. It is an automatic process. For wait list information, see Waitlisting. Read this information and the FAQ carefully.

schedule Problems?

H. If you cannot access the system: contact the Help Desk.

If you have problems seeing the correct screen or problems with incorrect IDs: contact Registrar.

If you have a probation hold: Contact iSchool Student Services



Registration Steps - MLIS Special Session and MARA

schedule 1. Check iSchool Schedules and Select Classes

A. Do not go first to MySJSU. First check iSchool schedules for Fall 2017 Special Session and MARA and select your class(es). Write down the 5-digit class number in the "Class Number" column for each class. You can use it to register.
B. Important: As you make your selections be sure to think about the following:
  • Does the class have mandatory Collaborate meetings? Will the times/dates work for you? If not, select another section. Mandatory meetings are mandatory. Mandatory Collaborate sessions will be added to the schedule by the middle of October.
  • How much of a work load can you carry? The courses in this program are difficult and require substantial work and time. Most students carry between 1 – 3 courses per semester. Obligations such as work and family should be carefully considered when deciding how many courses to take. Dropping classes after the deadlines early in the semester can be problematic and expensive. We recommend that you be conservative in the number of classes you take each semester.

plan 2. Plan Ahead for Tuition Fees

C. Plan ahead regarding how you will pay for your tuition fees. When you register for your classes, the tuition payment deadline will be listed in the Finance section of your MySJSU Student Center Web page. See iSchool Fees and Methods of Payment for complete instructions and information. These payment deadlines may as short as 2 days after or as long as 3 weeks after you register. If you do not pay for your classes by the tuition payment deadline, your classes will be automatically dropped. See our Financial Aid Web page and our Scholarships Web page for possible help with finances. Make sure to budget for purchase of required textbooks and technology for the classes you have chosen.

calendar 3. Check for Appointment Time

  There are no individual enrollment appointments set for special session. All students have the same appointment time and can enroll at any time after special session enrollment opens, but you must check your enrollment appointment to view the time. To find the time, see: View My Enrollment Appointments.

mysjsu 4. Go to MySJSU

E. Now go to MySJSU to register for your classes, using the 5-digit Class Number(s) you wrote down previously. Make sure you have changed the drop down box to the semester you want. Follow this tutorial for help adding a class.
F. If a class is full on MySJSU a message will say you need a permission number. Please disregard this message. We have no permission numbers. You should not e–mail the office or the instructor. This message means the class is full. You should check back later to see if a spot has opened, or use the wait list feature.
G. If you add yourself to the waitlist, you will automatically be put into a class if a spot opens up and you are next on the list. Note: The faculty have no part in this so please do not contact them. It is an automatic process. For wait list information, see Waitlisting. Read this information and the FAQ carefully.

schedule Problems?

H. If you cannot access the system: contact the Help Desk.

If you have problems seeing the correct screen or problems with incorrect IDs: contact Registrar.

If you have a probation hold: Contact iSchool Student Services