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Appointment Times

Figuring out your appointment time

To determine your appointment times, you need to know this information:
  1. Total number of credits earned at Northwestern
  2. The academic year in which you began at Northwestern
  3. Last two digits of your student ID number

Step 1: Total number of credits earned or admit year at Northwestern

Undergraduate appointments times are based on the following: To find your place in the chart below, first find your number of completed units.  Next, find how many academic years have passed since you began at Northwestern.  Whichever category is more beneficial is the one you will be assigned. For example, if you have been at Northwestern for 2 academic years, but only have 20 credits, you would register with the juniors (group 2).

What group am I in?
appointment time group
Group Full Years at Northwestern Completed units
Group 1 (Seniors) 3 or more 33
Group 2 (Juniors) 2 to 3 22 - 32.99
Group 3 (Sophomores) 1 to 2 11 - 21.99
Group 4 (Freshmen) Less than 1 less than 11

Step 2: Student ID number

Use the last two digits of your student ID number to determine your registration appointment time. 

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Fall 2020 registration appointment times

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is an opportunity for students who have declared particular majors to register for up to two classes in that major. Check the list of departments who have reported they will be participating in pre-registration. Registration appointments are assigned based on the last two digits of a student’s ID number as follows:
Pre-Registration Registration Groups
Group A: 34-66
A1: 34-50
A2: 51-66
Group B: 67-99
B1: 67-83
B2: 84-99
Group C: 00-33
C1: 00-16
C2: 17-33
Fall 2020 pre-registration appointment times
Fall 2020 pre-registration appointment times
Date Group Time (last two digits of ID)
8:30 am 10:00 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm
Monday
August 17
Group 1 1A2
51-66
1A1
34-50
1B2
84-99
1B1
67-83
1C2
17-33
1C1
00-16
Tuesday
August 18
Group 2 2B1
67-83
2B2
84-99
2C1
00-16
2C2
17-33
2A1
34-50
2A2
51-66
Wednesday
August 19
Group 3 3C2
17-33
3C1
00-16
3A2
51-66
3A1
34-50
3B2
84-99
3B1
67-83
Thursday
August 20
Group 4 4A
34-66
4B
67-99
4C
00-33
Registration for new first-year undergraduate students takes place during Wildcat Welcome
Friday

 

Regular registration

Registration appointments are assigned based on the last two digits of a student’s ID number as follows:
Regular Registration Registration Groups
Group A: 34-66
A1: 34-50
A2: 51-66
Group B: 67-99
B1: 67-83
B2: 84-99
Group C: 00-33
C1: 00-16
C2: 17-33
Fall 2020 Registration appointment times
Fall 2020 Registration Appointment Times
Date Group Time (last two digits of ID)
8:30 am 10:00 am 11:30 am 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm
Monday
August 24
Group 1

1A1
34-50

1A2
51-66

1B1
67-83

1B2
84-99

1C1
00-16

1C2
17-33

Tuesday
August 25
Group 2

2B2
84-99

2B1
67-83

2C2
17-33

2C1
0016

2A2
51-66

2A1
34-50

Wednesday
August 26
Group 3

3C1
00-16

3C2
17-33

3A1
34-50

3A2
51-66

3B1
67-83

3B2
84-99

Thursday
August 27
Group 4

4A
34-66

4B
67-99

4C
00-33

Registration for new first-year undergraduate students takes place during Wildcat Welcome

Friday