Returning Student Registration

Registration Process

Returning students register online on the AUP student portal after meeting with their academic advisors. Registration windows, as detailed below, open according to class standing (determined by the number of credits earned and/or transferred in to The American University of Paris. Credits currently in progress are included in the determination of college level).


College Level Opens (10am) Closes (11:59pm) Days
Graduate Students  Monday, March 20  Sunday, April 9  30 days 
(96+ credits earned at the end of Spring) 
Monday, March 20  Monday, March 27  8 days 
Juniors & Visiting Students  (64-95 credits earned at the end of Spring)  Tuesday, March 28   Tuesday, April 4  8 days 
Sophomores  (32-63 credits earned at the end of Spring)  Wednesday, April 5   Wednesday, April 12  8 days 
First Years  (0-31 credits earned at the end of Spring)  Thursday, April 13   Thursday, April 20  8 days 
Last Chance Registration  Monday, May 1  Friday, May 5  5 days 





The standard course load for the Spring and Fall semesters is four courses (with the option of an additional 1- or 2-credit course), up to a maximum of 18 credits. Registering a fifth course of four credits or more constitutes an overload:

  • 20 credits and above (full 4-credit class added): the four extra credits will be charged.

Course overload requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office via the Course Overload petition form. Course overload requests are processed during the Drop/Add period at the beginning of the semester and are charged on a per-credit basis. Once your overload has been approved and processed, you can register for the fifth course on the student portal.


Auditing a Course

Course auditors are expected to attend and participate in the course, but are not required to complete class assignments or assessments. As such, course auditors will receive a final grade of “AU” and do not earn academic credit. The grading of voluntarily completed coursework for auditors is left to the discretion of the professor. Because credit-seeking students have priority access to registration, audit requests are processed on a space available basis at the end of the Drop/Add period. Audit forms should be signed by the student and professor and brought to the Registrar's Office by the Friday of Drop/Add Week. Full-time students can audit one course at no additional charge; part-time students are charged the audit rate.


Online Registration Guide

For full registration instructions, refer to the following document:

Course Registration Guide


Online Registration Video

If you are trying to register and are unable to do so, please first ensure that:
  • You are using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox ONLY (the portal is not compatible with Safari, Chrome, etc.)
  • You are logged into the correct semester (the one you want to register for): On the menu on the left, directly under your name, look at “Current term” and click on “change” to select the correct semester.
  • The registration window that corresponds to your college level (the number of credits earned) is open (see registration dates above)


Decoding messages that prevent registration:

Registration has been cancelled

Your web browser’s pop-up blocker needs to be disabled. A warning message should open in the top right corner of your web browser that allows you to select “Disable Pop-up blocker.” If not, manually disable the pop-up blocker:

Mozilla Firefox: Click on the settings icon in the top right corner > select Options > Content > untick “Block pop up window” > OK
Internet Explorer:  Click on the settings icon in the top right corner > select Internet Options > Privacy tab > untick “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” > OK

Your Advisor XXX has prevented your registration until you see him/her for advising. Please contact your Advisor.

Check that your Academic Advisor has unblocked you for the semester for which you want to register. It is mandatory to meet with your Academic Advisor in order to be unblocked for registration. If your Advisor has already unblocked you or if the incorrect Advisor name appears, you may be trying to register in the incorrect term.

Registration for this student and term cannot continue because: Student has an active business hold that prevents registration

You are blocked by Student Accounting Services. Please contact

You are allowed to take only 18 credit hours this term

You have reached the maximum number of credits for which you can register under full-time tuition. You will need to complete Course Overload petition form. Your request will be processed on the second day of class at 5:00pm, after which point you will be able to register for the fifth class.


Stands for “Faculty Approval Required” (used for classes requiring an application, e.g. directed studies, thesis, senior projects, etc.) You must complete the relevant application/paperwork and submit it to the Registrar’s Office before you can register for the class.


Indicates that you are missing a prerequisite to register into this class. Click on the course title to view all required prerequisites.  Bypassing a prerequisite requires the completion of a Permission to Enroll form. Only your Advisor can provide you with this form, to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office once all required signatures have been acquired. If you are a visiting student missing prerequisites, please contact

Process Registration or Cancel” appears on the menu on the left when on the Registration page and you are unable to return to the Student Portal landing page

Click on the red “Cancel” button to return to the landing page menu or the green “Process Registration” button at the top of the page after selecting your course(s) to end your registration session.