Web Registration

  1. Get familiar with the HWS PeopleSoft Website from the Registrar’s Office home page and review the several web services available to you.
  2. Go to your Student Center and check for holds. BE SURE ALL HOLDS HAVE BEEN CLEARED PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
  3. Review the section titled “Enrollment Dates” and note there are two appointment times listed. You will have a “Shopping Cart Appointment” and an “Enrollment Appointment” which is specific to your entry class/year level. Use the “Shopping Cart Appointment” process as a registration planning tool. This functionality allows you to select your course preferences and check for time conflicts, required prerequisites, permission only classes and course repeats prior to actual registration time.
  4. Schedule an appointment with your primary adviser during Advising Week, Oct. 27 - 31, 2014 to be advised for classes and have the adviser hold removed by your primary adviser to be authorized for registration. All on-campus students must have adviser hold released by their primary adviser at the completion of scheduled advising session in order to begin loading the shopping cart and validating course selections via the Student Center prior to assigned enrollment appointment time. This is very important! Students participating in HWS domestic and abroad programs must contact their adviser to be advised for classes; however the adviser hold will not be applied.
  5. During Oct. 27 - 31, 2014 begin loading your shopping cart after the adviser hold has been released. Go to your Student Center, click on “plan” and begin loading your shopping cart with your course preferences. Once you’ve loaded your shopping cart, click the “validate” button at bottom of page to validate your course selections. The "validate" function checks the selected shopping cart courses for availability, time conflict and prerequisites before you actually register for classes. Run this process prior to your actual enrollment appointment time to optimize registration processing time. Please note you are not officially enrolled until you register for the classes in your shopping cart during your assigned enrollment appointment period. Be sure to check prerequisites in Schedule of Classes posted on the Registrar’s web page.
  6. Each class will have TWO DAYS ONLY to early register for classes. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. according to the registration schedule below:

    Students who have had a year level classification change will still be allowed to register with their entry class. Check your registration appointment time in your PeopleSoft Student Center.


    Registration for current Seniors (Classes of 2015) and Graduate MATs.
    (Graduate Students in the MAT Program must register in person in the Registrar’s Office).

    Nov. 3-4, 2014 ONLY

    Registration for current Juniors (Classes of 2016)


    Nov. 5-6, 2014 ONLY

    Registration for current Sophomores (Classes of 2017)

    Nov. 7-8, 2014 ONLY

    Registration for current First-years (Classes of 2018)

    Nov. 13-14, 2014 ONLY



    Nov. 15, 2014 - Jan. 26, 2015

  7. Students are encouraged to utilize the early registration period to increase the likelihood of obtaining your choice of course and/or section. All students will have a second opportunity to register for classes during the open enrollment period which begins on Nov. 15, 2014 and ends on Jan. 26, 2015. REMEMBER - advising is required as part of course registration. You will not be able to register before the designated registration period for your class. Web-registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled registration period (by year level/classification) and is available 24 hours/day during this time period. If you get a delay of greater than 5 minutes after you press the “finish enroll” button, contact the Help Desk at 781-4357 or the Registrar’s Office at 781-3651. Do not get discouraged. Just keep trying. At the completion of your registration, you will be asked to take an on line survey. The survey is designed to provide us with feedback on your registration experience. Your views are very important to us. The information from the survey is used to improve the quality of our registration services.


Step 1

Go to the Registrar’s webpage.

Step 2

Click on HWS PeopleSoft Website.

Step 3

At the login, enter your user ID and password (which is the same as your HWS Network ID and password).

Step 4

Select “Campus Solutions.”

Step 5

Select the “Self Service” option to view available web services.


Schedule advising session with your primary adviser (First Year Adviser or Adviser for the Major) before registering for classes. Be sure adviser hold is released by your adviser at completion of your advising session for registration authorization and access to online registration. BE SURE ALL HOLDS HAVE BEEN CLEARED PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Step 6

Upon completion of steps 1-5 above, click on "Student Center" and view holds in upper right-hand section of screen. View Shopping Cart Appointment time. View Enrollment Appointment time.

Step 7

Click on the "Plan" button under "Academics" tab and begin loading your shopping cart.

Step 8

Select registration term.

Step 9

Click "Search" button in shopping cart.

Step 10

Enter class search criteria on page.

Step 11

Click on "Search" button and review results.

Step 12

Select your choice class and click "Select class" button.

Step 13

Review information on the selected class and click "Next" to add class to your shopping cart. (If the class is closed and the waitlist is available, a yellow triangle will appear along with a checklist box. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist, check this box and continue. See additional notes on the waitlist process below. Be sure to load shopping cart with alternates if preferred course is closed.)

Step 14

Check 3-4 boxes in the "Select" column and click "Validate" to validate the selections in your shopping cart. This process checks the selected shopping cart courses for time conflict and prerequisite requirements prior to actual registration. Be sure to correct error messages/potential problems that are identified from the validation process before you register. Validate only 3-4 classes at a time.

Step 15

Once you have validated your shopping cart course selections, and received "OK to add" message for each class in your shopping cart, then you are ready to process your registration. Only during your Enrollment Appointment period, click on the "Enroll" button and then the "Finish Enrolling" button to process your registration and view results. Select only 3-4 classes at a time when enrolling for classes. Follow system prompts. If you get a delay of greater than 5 minutes after you press the “finish enroll” button, contact the Help Desk at 781-4357 or the Registrar’s Office at 781-3651. Do not get discouraged. Just keep trying.

There is no notice of enrollment, so check your student center frequently. It is recommended that you enroll in 3-4 courses and waitlist on your preferred class by using the "swap" option to choose a class you want to drop in its place. You will not be automatically enrolled in the class until the system verifies all enrollment eligibility requirements (such as prerequisites are met, no time conflicts, appropriate lab selected, possible instructor consent needed) have been met.



  1. Drop/add functionality.
  2. View schedule of classes for semester.
  3. View course descriptions.
  4. View adviser information and registration dates.
  5. View your personal contact information.
  6. View your unofficial transcript.
  7. View your grades.


If you need assistance, contact the Registrar’s Office at 781-3925.

For technical assistance, call the IT Services Help Desk at 781-4357(HELP).