Registration for classes at Trinity is done online for all students using TigerPaws. All new students are expected to register before starting classes; new first-year and transfer students register during New Student Orientation. All continuing students are expected to participate in pre-registration in November (for the spring semester) and in April (for the summer term or fall semester).
We recommend viewing these instructional videos before registration:
a. Check your registration status for holds and view your registration date/time window. Select Student Menu, then click Registration Status. This screen will list any holds that might prevent you from registering. It will also display your registration start/end date and time.
b. Enter/update your TrinALERT Emergency System contact info. Follow the TrinALERT link under the Registration menu.
a. Search/Register for sections
Use this option if you would like to look through one or more department’s offerings and then select your course(s) from the list. Select the desired Term (skip Starting and Ending dates fields) then click on up to 5 different subject areas. Under Course Level, choose Graduate. You can then leave all other fields blank and click submit (no need to enter course numbers, but you may). The system will produce a list of all courses in the selected subjects/departments in alpha order. Check the box next to the courses you need, and then click Submit at the bottom of the page. This will display a list of your Preferred Sections. At this point you are not yet registered! Proceed to step 4 below.
b. Express registration
Use this option if you know the exact subject, course number, and section number of the sections you wish to take. For example: Subject = MATH, Course Number = 1311, Section = 1 and Term = Fall 20YY. (Skip the field “Synonym”). After entering this information for your courses, click Submit at the bottom of the page. This will display a list of your Preferred Sections. At this point you are not yet registered! Proceed to step 4 below.
Selecting your desired courses by using one of the two registration methods above places them into a Preferred Sections list – something like an online shopping cart. You must now register for the courses you want from your Preferred Sections list. Complete your registration by choosing Register in the drop down menu next to each desired course, then click Submit at the bottom of the page. If your course registrations were processed successfully they will appear on a separate list at the bottom of the page under the heading Current Registrations.
If a course shows a status of “Closed” or “Waitlisted” there’s a possibility you can still enroll. First, add the course to your Preferred Sections list (see above). Then, under the column Action, choose Waitlist on the dropdown to the left of the course, then click submit. Check your Tmail at least once daily during registration and add/drop for “permission to register” notices. Permissions are time-sensitive; you’ll have one day to register yourself from the waitlist if granted permission. After that, permission expires and the seat will be offered to the next student. If you no longer want a course for which you’re waitlisted, please remove yourself using “Manage My Waitlists” on TigerPaws. This gives your classmates a better chance of getting a seat (you’d want them to do the same for you!). Only add yourself to waitlists for classes you would actually take.