Step 11: Register for Classes

Registration opens January 13. In order to be cleared for registration, you must first complete Step 9: Complete Webtrack Advising.

Know which classes to take

Make sure you have a basic understanding of the courses you'll need to take this semester: 

  • Be sure to review the Core Curriculum requirements. They are required for all undergraduate students, regardless of your major. They cover six different areas for a total of 44 units.
  • For additional information on your specific major requirements, you can also reference the program page for your major.

Search for classes

When you're ready to register, go to the Schedule of Classes. Select "Spring 2020" from the dropdown menu.

On the next screen, you can find courses based on the course number or using the filters on the side. For detailed instructions on how to register, refer back to the Webtrack tutorial.

The course numbers indicate the class level for which the course is primarily intended:

  • 100-199: First-Year
  • 200-299: Sophomore
  • 300-399: Junior
  • 400-499: Senior
  • 500 and above: Graduate students

Please remember that all international undergraduate students must study full time and take at least 12 units (course credit hours) each semester to stay in status for immigration purposes.

Attend orientation for more help

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty adviser during the "Orientation to Your Major" session. Your adviser will be happy to review your class schedule, and to answer any questions you might have about your schedule. Don't forget to register for orientation

Buying textbooks

After you've registered for classes, you can view your book list by clicking on Registration and then "Buy Textbooks Online," which will show you which books are required for each of your courses. You can rent or buy your books online through the USF Bookstore (you can pick them up at the bookstore when you arrive), or through book rental sites like or

Deadline: You can register for classes beginning January 13. Classes start on Tuesday, January 21. The last day to add or drop a class is January 29. We recommend that you make a list of classes you'll need to register for in advance, so you can be ready to register on January 13. 

Questions about registration?

Office of the University Registrar
Tel: +1 (415) 422-7260
Email:, Web: