Spring Registration

Most of the information for Spring courses can be found on a Vermont State Colleges database called VSC Web Services. Most course descriptions are found in the University Catalog

Dates and Deadlines

Registration Dates

Registration for matriculated students will take place from November 5 to November 20. Students may register online (with their advisor’s assistance or approval) or by appointment in the Financial & Registration Services. After this period matriculated students may register during regular hours with the Financial & Registration Services Center until January 18, 2019. Matriculated students who are approved for online registration may register online through January 21.

To register, the following actions need to be taken:

  • See your advisor(s) prior to your registration appointment (the earlier the better).
  • Complete your registration form including your advisor(s) signature.
  • If you will be registering online your advisor must do the online approval.
  • Students registering online may register starting just after midnight of the calendar day of their registration appointment.
  • Students registering in Financial & Registration Services can register starting on their registration date; it is to the student’s advantage to register as early as possible.
  • Consult the University Catalog for other pertinent information. The student is responsible for meeting degree requirements and any other college regulations.

Registration for non-matriculated students starts on November 26 and continues through January 18, 2019. 

Castleton encourages graduate students to register early to ensure adequate enrollment. Special payment options may be available for graduate students. Please check with Financial & Registration Services for details.

Adding and Dropping Courses

Starting January 22, 2019, all course adds must be made in Financial & Registration Services; add-slips must have both the instructor and the advisor's signature. Students who have been approved for online registration may drop full semester courses online through February 5, 2019. After February 5 both adds and drops (signed by both instructor and advisor) must be made in Financial & Registration Services.

An Add/Drop form is required for all schedule changes made in Financial & Registration Services. No schedule is officially amended until Financial & Registration Services has received and initialed the form. The date of receipt will serve as the basis for assessing any fees and/or determining refunds. If a student is receiving financial aid, adding or dropping courses may cause the student's financial aid to change. In addition, enrollment status may impact athletic eligibility, and/or eligibility for on-campus housing. The student should contact Financial & Registration Services to determine the impact of such a change in enrollment.

If you plan on adding a full-semester course you should do it in the first week of add-drop, many instructors will be reluctant to let you add in the second week.

To Add or Drop a course you must do the following:

  • Fill out an Add/Drop form (available in Financial & Registration Services).
  • For Adds, both your instructor and your advisor need to sign the Add/Drop form starting January 22.
    • The Registrar or Associate Registrar if it involves an overload (more than 18 credits).
  • For Drops, you advisor only needs to sign the Add/Drop form prior to February 5. Starting February 6, you will need your instructor and your advisor’s signature.
  • Return it to the Financial & Registration Services.

The deadlines for adding/dropping courses are as follows: 

  1. Courses may be added only through the following times:
    • Full semester - Tuesday, February 5
    • Half semester X -Tuesday, February 5
    • Half semester Y - Friday, March 22
  2. Courses may be dropped without a fee through:
    • Full semester - Tuesday, February 5
    • Half semester X -Tuesday, February 5
    • Half semester Y - Friday, March 22
  3. Courses may be dropped with a $26 fee through:
    • Full semester - Friday, March 23
    • Half semester X - Friday, February 9
    • Half semester Y - Friday, April 6

Application for Degree for December 2019 or May 2019

Applications for Degree for December 2019 are due in the Registrar’s Office on December 1, 2017. A good time to take care of this important requirement is during your registration appointment. If you are planning on finishing your degree requirements by May 2019 please submit your application for degree immediately, as those applications for degree were due May 2018.

Degree Applications for May 2020 are due in the Financial & Registration Services no later than May 1, 2019. A good time to take care of this important requirement is during your registration appointment.