Enrollment and Registration

Enrollment and registration information is provided below.

Registration Information

The INI Enrollment Services Office will pre-register students for some classes, but it is ultimately the student's responsibility to finalize their course schedule.

To assist students with the registration process, we've included important information below:

The HUB: The HUB is the center of Enrollment and Financial services at Carnegie Mellon. The HUB is located in the basement of Warner Hall, but the majority of services provided can be completed online using the HUB website. Course forms such as Add/Drop, Transcript Request, Audit and other forms also may be downloaded from the HUB website.

To register for classes, you use your Andrew ID and password to access Online Registration (OLR).

Please note, the Tepper School of Business uses its own registration system. For more information, see the Non-Tepper Student Course Requests website.

Maximum Units Per Semester: You may take a maximum of 48 units per semester. Students generally take 36-48 units per semester. If you would like to take more than the maximum units, you must submit a petition to the INI Enrollment Services Office, who will then forward it to the advisor committee for review. INI students, whether U.S. or international, must register for a minimum of 36 units each semester, except for the summer and the graduating semester (specific criteria must be met).

Undergraduate Courses: Only up to 36 units of undergraduate courses (300-499) can be considered toward degree requirements (between core and restricted elective courses).

Waitlists: Typically, INI students are waitlisted for courses due to either the popularity of the subject matter or so departments can ensure that the students who need the courses to graduate have priority. This is common in all departments (including the INI) during the registration period, and it does not mean that you will not be enrolled in the course.

If you are waitlisted, it is best to attend the class until you are formally registered in it; this will give you a better chance of getting in since you will not have missed any coursework. When a student does not attend a waitlisted course, it is assumed that the student is no longer interested in attending, and they will be dropped from the list. Please contact the INI Enrollment Services Office for help with managing your registration status.

Tagging Up: This term refers to confirming your position on waitlists. Towards the end of the registration period, Enrollment Services generates emails asking students on waitlists to confirm their position on the list. If a student does not tag up, they are dropped from the waitlist.

Add/Drop and Course Auditing: You have the option to add and drop courses within a certain period of time at the beginning of each semester. The deadlines for these actions are listed on the Academic Calendar. You should regularly consult this calendar, as well as the Tepper and Heinz calendars whose add/drop deadlines are different.

Mini Courses: Mini courses are offered for half of a semester and are typically six units each. The first mini course in a semester starts on the first day of classes and ends at mid-semester. The second mini course starts at mid-semester and ends on the last day of classes. Mini semesters are listed as fall/mini 1 and 2, spring/mini 3 and 4, and summer/mini 5 and 6. You can check the "MINI" column in the Schedule of Classes to determine if a course is a mini course. Another indication of a mini course is a number appearing in the section. For example, section "A1" indicates a mini course that is offered in the first half of the fall semester.

Pass/Fail: A student who wants to take a course as pass/fail is required to register for the course and submit the Pass/Fail Approval Form to the INI Enrollment Services Office for approval from the student's Academic Advisor and the Director of the INI. If approved, the INI Enrollment Services Office will send the form to The HUB for processing. 

Audit: A student who wants to audit a course is required to register for the course, obtain permission from the instructor and ask the instructor to sign the Course Audit Approval Form. Then the student must submit the form to the INI Enrollment Services Office for approval from the student's Academic Advisor and the Director of the INI. If approved, the INI Enrollment Services Office will send the form to The HUB for processing. 

For more information: Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information about the aforementioned subjects and to learn about other topics.

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Former INI Students

If you are a former student who did not graduate and would like to return to complete your degree, please refer to CIT's "Statue of Limitations for Master's Degree Studies" Policy.