Registration Tips

When Do You Register?

Every fall and spring semester, the university sets a specific time for current students to enroll in their classes for the following semester. You can view your registration appointment time on the One Stop Tab at home.apu.edu. Each student receives a registration appointment time, determined by the number of units the student has completed at the time of registration. Units the student is taking in the current semester do not count for this purpose.

What is ADD/ DROP?

This is the last day a student can register for classes. View the Academic Calendar to see the Add/Drop dates.

Registration Tools

Log in to home.apu.edu and use the Add, Drop, Swap, or Edit tools on the One Stop tab to make changes to your schedule.

  • ADD: Add an extra class to your schedule (12–18 units is full time)
  • DROP: Drop a class from your schedule (below 12 units is less than full time and your financial aid will be affected)
  • SWAP: Exchange one class for another. This includes taking the same course but changing the time or professor.
  • EDIT: Change the lab or discussion without changing the lecture; change the number of units for a specific class (only available for variable unit classes such as private music lessons)

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Add a Class

  1. Log in to home.apu.edu and click on the One Stop tab near the top of the screen.
  2. Select “Add a class” from the top of the left column.
  3. Add your desired class to your Shopping Cart by entering the five-digit class number (if known) or using one of the three “Find Classes” options to search for it:
    1. “Class Search” – Use this to search within a list of courses offered by a specific department.
    2. “My Requirements” – Use this to view your Degree Audit and use it to search only for courses that you still need to take.
    3. “My Planner” – Use this if you have added potential courses to your online Planner and you want to see when those courses are offered.
  4. Once you have added your desired class to your Shopping Cart, click the green “Proceed to Step 2 of 3” button to process your Shopping Cart.
  5. Confirm that the class you are about to add is correct, and then check the box to agree that you will be held responsible for charges incurred by the classes on your schedule.
  6. Click the green “Finish Enrolling” button.
  7. Read the results of your attempt to see if you were successful. A red X means that it did not work, and the message next to it will explain why. A green checkmark means that you were added to the class or to the online waitlist; the message next to it will tell you which one.

Drop a Class

Use this option to remove a class from your schedule.

  1. Log in to home.apu.edu and click on the One Stop tab near the top of the screen.
  2. Select “Drop a class” from the top of the left column.
  3. Select the course you want to drop.
  4. Click the green “Drop Selected Classes” button.
  5. Read the results of your attempt to see if you were successful. A red X means that it did not work, and the message next to it will explain why. A green checkmark means that the class was successfully dropped, and the message next to it will confirm the drop.

Swap a Class

If you want to switch a class for another class, use the swapping tool.

  1. Log in to home.apu.edu and click on the One Stop tab near the top of the screen.
  2. Select “Swap a class” from the top of the left column.
  3. In the first section, choose the class you want to drop from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the second section, indicate which class you want to add in one of three ways:
    1. If the class is already in your Shopping Cart, use the Shopping Cart menu to select it.
    2. Use the Search menu to find a class using the search tool.
    3. Enter the five-digit class number for the specific class you want to add.
  5. Click the green button to process the swap.
  6. Read the results of your attempt to see if you were successful. A red X means that it did not work, and the message next to it will explain why. A green checkmark means that you were added to the class or to the online waitlist; the message next to it will tell you which one.
  7. If you were added to the online waitlist for the class you are trying to add, then you have not been dropped from the one you attempted to drop. You will be dropped from the first class if/when you are moved from the waitlist and added to the second class.

Edit a Class

Switch a lab or discussion, or change the amount of units for a variable unit class.

  1. Log in to home.apu.edu and click on the One Stop tab near the top of the screen.
  2. Select any of the options to add, drop, or swap a class from the top of the left column.
  3. Once you are on the enroll screen, select the “Edit” tab.
  4. Choose the class you are trying to edit from the drop-down menu.
  5. Follow the steps to make one of the following edits to the class.
    1. Change the number of units (for variable unit classes only).
    2. Change the lab or discussion while keeping the same lecture.
  6. Continue clicking the green buttons to process the edit.
  7. Read the results of your attempt to see if you were successful. A red X means that it did not work, and the message next to it will explain why. A green checkmark means that it was successful, and the message next to it will confirm the change.

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