How to Register

New students beginning Fall or Spring semester will register during their advising and registration event. For complete information about admissions and new student registration, visit the Admissions Office website.

Current and returning students in any term/New students beginning in the summer term:

  • Consult the academic calendar for registration dates and deadlines. Also see "Registration Changes/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines" below.
  • Find your registration window (click here for Spring 2021 or here for Summer 2021, or visit eServices). More information is available below under "When to Register."
  • Consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses will be offered and plan your schedule.
  • Download the Registration instructions for complete information about registering online. Also learn about:
    • Logging in to eServices
    • Checking for holds that may impact registration
    • Selecting or changing the course's grading method (i.e. pass/no credit for courses numbered below 1000)
    • Dropping and withdrawing from classes
    • Waitlisting
  • Online Registration is just a click away.

Course Prerequisites: If you wish to register for a course with prerequisites, submit a Prerequisite Verification Form for registration permission.

The Records Office will assist students with questions about registration. Please note that federal and state laws limit the type of information we can release over the telephone or via e-mail.

When to Register


Currently enrolled and returning students

An early priority registration period is established each semester for our currently enrolled students and for those students who have attended Normandale in the past. This period begins in late March or early April for the summer and fall terms and in early November for the spring semester.

Registration ends the Friday before the beginning of the term.

Refer to the Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines section for further information.

Students recieve priority in registration according to the number of credits they have earned. See the Registration Instructions or consult eServices for your registration dates.

New students

Students who are new to Normandale register during Advising and Registration sessions which are held April through August for fall semester, and November through January for spring semester.

You must be accepted to Normandale and have finished your course readiness assessments before you attend orientation.

Learn about the application process, then download and submit the application form, apply online, or call (952) 358-8201 for application materials. Refer to the following section for further information.

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Registration Changes/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines


Each semester, the college establishes deadlines for adding, dropping and withdrawing from classes. Financial aid recipients should be aware that registration changes could significantly impact their financial aid eligibility.

Adding classes: During fall and spring semesters, students can add available classes through the fifth day of the semester. During the summer, students can add classes through the third day of the term. For classes that begin late, students can add one business day following the first class period.

Dropping classes: Students can drop classes through the fifth day of the term. For classes that begin late, students can drop one business day following the first class period.

Withdrawals: After the drop period ends, a student can withdraw from any course prior to the withdrawal deadline (approximately 80% of the length of the term). Withdrawal deadlines are published in eServices. 

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