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Registration Information

Office of Records

Instructions regarding how to register can be found by watching this video or by reading the information below.


  • Incoming Fall term freshman are assigned a "First Year Summer Advisor", and registration for classes occurs online with advising from an advisor on how to use Major Access. For any questions about this, see here. In addition to this assistance from the First Year Summer Advisor, incoming freshman may meet with Dr. Melissa Lea, Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Support, and Ms. Elizabeth Giddens, Registrar, on the Sunday afternoon prior to the term's start date for additional questions. For Fall 2016, this date is Sunday, August 21 from 5:30-7pm in the College Center.
  • Transfer students are assigned a "General Advisor" which is the Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Kathie Adams. Mrs. Adams assists students in registering for their first semester of classes on Major Access. Non-degree students are also assisted by Mrs. Adams; degree-seeking students have priority over class enrollment than non-degree students.
  • For continuing undergraduate students, students must meet with their advisor to determine the classes they should register for.
  • For new and continuing graduate students, students should contact Ms. Naomi Freeman, Director of Administration for the Graduate School, to determine the classes they should register for.


  • A couple of weeks prior to online registration, the next term's schedule will become available for viewing on Major Access under "Search Course Schedule." For Spring 2017, this date is October 21, 2017. For Fall 2017, this date is March 31, 2017. You can also view general education courses by term here.
  • Students should review the schedule and write down what they are interested in taking.
  • Students should then meet with their advisor, and begin to build their own course schedule by logging in to Major Access and choosing their e-Registration Card. This is where students will select courses they would like to take and ask for approval of the courses from their advisor.
  • The advisor will login to Major Access to approve the courses. After they do this, the pre-registration step is completed. Now, students should be sure to check out the e-Registration checklist for an overview of items that will be checked during your official registration on Major Access such as your date and time to register and restrictions/holds. Holds can be from the overdue library books, unpaid parking tickets, the business office, records office, or writing portfolio, etc. Be sure you do not have any holds on your account that will restrict your official registration.


Now that the pre-registration process has occurred and students have received advising, the official registration period can start. Registration times are assigned by classification: graduate students and seniors register first, then juniors, then sophomores, and then freshman; students will not be asked to register during a time when they are in class. They should look at their e-Registration checklist to see that time they have been assigned. Students should follow directions for e-Registration of courses, and choose which particular section of a class they would like to join (if applicable). Students should be careful of what they choose because dropping a class is not allowed online. Online registration for Spring 2017 is November 7-10 2016; while students are encouraged to register online as soon as their registration time opens up, online registration is available until the day before Spring 2017 starts, Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 11:59pm. Online registration for Fall 2017 is April 10-13, 2017; while students are encouraged to register online as soon as their registration time opens up, online registration is available until the day before Fall 2017 starts. Once done, click "schedule" to make sure everything went through.


At the beginning of each term, the first Monday and Tuesday of the first week, adding and dropping of courses takes place in person and on paper in the Office of Records. If a student never followed the official registration procedures listed above for any classes and waits until after this Tuesday to complete official registration, they will be charged a $50 late fee for officially registering for classes outside of the normal registration period (for more information about the late fee, see the Business Office).


The last day to add and drop courses for a term is 8 days after the term's start. For Fall 2016, this date is August 31, 2016. For Spring 2017, this date is January 18, 2017. 

After the 8th day, students must withdraw from courses and will receive a "W" on their transcript. They must also pay a $25 schedule change fee for changes made after the 8th day (for more information about the schedule change fee, see the Business Office). There are also last dates to withdraw from courses. The last date to withdraw from any Fall 2015 course is November 3, 2016. The last date to withdraw from any Spring 2017 course is March 22, 2017.


Summer registration occurs in the Office of Records, not online via Major Access. The official process occurs in late April. For Summer 2017 it is April 17-18, 2017, however students can continue to register for courses until the session's start date. Students do not need to meet with their advisors to register for Summer sessions. Students will visit the Office of Records in Academic Complex room 142 for registration, and then go directly to the Business Office in Academic Complex room 144 for payment. Students should bring their college ID. For summer tuition prices, see the Business Office.


  • Are all classes eligible for online registration? Most classes are eligible for online registration, but some classes such as honors, independent study, research, and music studio classes are not available for online registration. You are also unable to register for any class you wish to take credit/no credit or audit.
  • How do I register for classes that I can't register for online? Classes that you can't register for online will be registered for in the Office of Records with a paper registration form signed by your advisor and/or instructor. You will be able take the form to the Office of Records anytime after your registration time has started.
  • What do the building codes on Major Access mean?
    • AC = Academic Complex
    • BAC = Bacot Hall
    • BCCC = Boyd Campbell College Center
    • BF = Baseball Field
    • BOWL = The Bowl
    • BUIE = The Buie House
    • CAB = Cabot Lodge
    • CC = Christian Center
    • CHA = Charles Hall
    • COSH = Chi Omega House
    • EH = English Hall
    • EZE = Ezelle Hall
    • FF = Football Field
    • FRA = Franklin House
    • GAL = Galloway Hall
    • GOO = Goodman Hall
    • HAC = Hall Activities Center
    • JON = John Hall
    • JSH = John Stone Hall
    • KAH = Kappa Alpha House
    • KDSH = Kappa Delta House
    • KSH = Kappa Sigma House
    • LCAH = Lambda Chi Alpha House
    • LEG = Leggett College Center
    • LIB = Library
    • MDTN = Midtown
    • MH = Murrah Hall
    • MHA = Murrah Hall Annex
    • NHN = New South Hall North
    • NHS= New South Hall South
    • OBS = Observatory
    • OFC = Off Campus
    • OH = Olin Hall
    • PAN = Panhellenic House
    • PKAH = Pi Kappa Alpha House
    • PPS = Physical Plant Shop
    • SAEH = Sigma Alpha Epsilon House
    • SF = Soccer Field
    • SH = Sanders Hall
    • SHH = Sullivan Harrell Hall
    • SNS = Sanderson Hall North
    • SNS = Sanderson Hall South
    • SUS = Susanna Hall
    • TC = Tennis Courts
    • WEEM = Weems House
    • WELL = Wellspring Dorm
    • WH = Whitworth Hall
    • YUC = Yucatan


For any other questions about these procedures, please contact the Office of Records at 601-974-1120 or records@millsaps.edu. For questions about academic advising, contact your advisor first and contact Dr. Melissa Lea, Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Support, second.