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Office of the Registrar

East Tennessee State University



                                     Registration Continues!                                                

Registration for Fall 2020 Continues! 

NOTE: The order of registration is based on earned credit hours (excludes Developmental Studies hours).                     This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled. ***In progress hours on Degree Works do not count towards earned hours for registration. 

The following steps will help you prepare for registration and prevent registration delays. 


Currently Enrolled Students

  • View the directions below for tips using GoldLink, determining your first available registration time, and to determine if you have any registration holds. 
  • Interactive Course Search is available on GoldLink

 New Students 

Resolve Registration Holds     

NOTE: Bursar holds (for past due balances) post Monday, March 30, 2020         

  • Please contact the appropriate office to resolve any holds you have. Students can see ALL holds on their Student Page, by selecting the “View Holds” option on GoldLink. Visit the Student Hold Resolution Information page. NOTE: Not all holds prevent registration.
  • Make sure to review and accept the Financial Responsibility Statement prior to registering for classes.

NOTE: Advisement holds (for required advisement) post Monday, March 23, 2020

  • Most undergraduates are required to see their major advisor before they can register each semester. Check your Registration Status on GoldLink to determine if you have an advisement requirement. 
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols, most academic advisors are working remotely during this time. Advisors across campus are committed to assisting students who are registering for summer and/or fall 2020 classes. Academic advisors are advising via phone, email and Zoom. Please contact your advisor for additional information.
  • Need help locating your advisor? Use the Advisor Contact List
  • Undeclared students, and students with Learning Support requirements in Reading or Composition must contact the University Advisement Center for advisement: 423-439-5244.

Register for Classes

  • Check your Degree Works in GoldLink prior to registering to verify you are registering for classes that satisfy your degree requirements. NOTE: The Degree Works Tab in Schedule Builder can only be used with an Active Degree Works Plan. Not sure if you have an “Active Degree Works Plan” or how to use Degree Works? Visit the Degree Works Tutorial page.                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Register for your classes using Schedule Builder, a simple interface that provides you with the ability to generate schedules for your classes in mere seconds! “Lock in” your schedule by adding courses with the By Subject Tab or Degree Works Plan Tab. How to make your class schedule work for you? Visit the Schedule Builder Tutorial page. Send the schedule back to your Registration Shopping Cart until your registration time.

Need more help?

  • Call the Registration Helpline: 423-439-5584 / 8:00am-4:30pm (EST) Monday-Friday: 423-439-5584.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Additional Registration Resources

Summer 2020 Resources 

Fall 2020 Resources


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Course Building Resources



Dropping, Late Dropping or Withdrawing 

Students often confuse these terms. Dropping a Course (or courses) may occur during the first eight weeks of the semester. This means, however, that the student is still enrolled in other course work. (Learning Support courses cannot be dropped.) Late Dropping of a course may occur after the eighth week, but only when verifiable extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated. Verifiable extenuating circumstances must be reasons beyond the control of the student, such as illness or accidental injury. Poor performance in class is not an extenuating circumstance. Withdrawing from the university means that you are discontinuing all your course work, and are no longer enrolled. This may occur until two days before the last day of classes. 

Dropping from full-time to part-time status after census date could result in the loss of your Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship. Dropping classes or withdrawing from the University may impact the student's future financial aid eligibility. Students should be familiar with the ETSU Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.

Check the Academic Calendar for the "Drop" and "Withdrawal" deadlines for this semester.


Fred Alsop

Registration Office

Registration HelpLine 
423-439-5584 /  8:00am-4:30pm (EST) Monday-Friday 
Burgin Dossett Hall, Room 102


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