September 2017


The Registrar’s Office is delighted to welcome you—or welcome you back—to campus. To start the semester off on the right foot, please:

  • Review your schedule on eCommon for errors.
  • Check whether you have any holds on eCommon and resolve them if you do. See who to contact here.
  • Determine whether any course you want to add has prerequisites or restrictions so that you can obtain the required permission(s).
  • Be mindful of the the registration deadlines below.

If you’re new to eCommon or just need a refresher, check out the instructions in our Forms & Instructions page online.

Dates to Remember

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

  • Wednesday, 9/6: First day of classes
  • First week of classes, 9/6–9/12: All students may add and drop courses freely online
  • Tuesday, 9/12: Last day to register for a fall internship
  • Second week of classes, 9/13–9/19: Instructor permission required to add any course online; students may still drop courses
  • Wednesday, 9/20: Course withdrawal period begins

Emergency Contacts & Address Information

The Office of the Dean of Students requires that all students provide the College with emergency contact and address information. Please take a few minutes to complete the necessary emergency and missing person contact information on eCommon.

Registration Permissions

If you do not meet the requirements for a course or it is full, you may ask for permission to register for that course.

Review the Errors and Permissions chart to determine whose permission you need. If there are multiple restrictions, you may need permission from multiple people.

Requesting Registration Permission:

  1. Request permission from the appropriate person (see above).
  2. If permission is granted, the grantor will email their permission to their Department Assistant.
  3. The Department Assistant will apply the permission to your account and notify you via email.
  4. Once you receive this email, it is your responsibility to register for the course through eCommon. It is not automatically added.

See the Registration Permissions Instructions for more details.

ProArts Cross-Registration

If you are interested in registering for a ProArts course, please:

ProArts courses are worth the amount of credits that they are granted by their offering institution (e.g., a 1.5 credit Berklee course will be worth 1.5 credits at Emerson).

First semester students are not eligible to cross-register for ProArts courses.