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to finish college on time


Take 15 credits per semester to make your college education more affordable.


Take 15 credits per semester to enter the workforce faster.


Graduating on time puts you in a position to begin making money sooner.


Graduating on time means you are in the workforce longer and your lifetime earnings will be higher.


Graduating on time leads to more options in your life, including pursuing a graduate degree, taking time off to travel, or to do volunteer work.


Take control of your education. Working with your advisor will keep you on track to graduate on time.


If you take less than 15 hours per semester, enroll in summer session to stay on schedule to graduate in four years.


Research shows that the longer one is in college, the less likely the student is to complete a degree.

Important Academic Reminders:

Right Now:

  • Advance registration for Spring 2015 classes began Tuesday, October 28.
  • New students for Summer and Fall 2014 need to make sure that they have taken the Step UP! face-to-face and Haven online mandatory trainings before they attempt to register for Spring 2015 classes.  A schedule of upcoming Step UP! sessions is here, while Haven training can be completed at any time by logging in here with your Network ID and password.
  • Applications for May 2015 graduation are now being taken.  Such applications may be done online within SalukiNet and are due by Friday, February 13.  Those May 2015 candidates who wish to participate in a ceremony would do so on Saturday, May 16 at the SIU Arena.  For more details, please see the announcement within SalukiNet.  Applications for August 2015 graduation are also being taken.

Late Fall 2014:

  • Fall 2014 grades are due from instructors by Monday, December 15 at 3:00 PM.
  • Most Fall 2014 grades should be posted on SalukiNet by late Wednesday, December 17, though some off-campus (and Law) course grades will not be posted until later.
  • Want to take a short class during Winter Break?  Consider these.
  • Christmas and New Year's holidays and University closure — December 25 thru January 2

Looking Ahead:

  • Residence halls re-open Saturday, January 17 at 9:00 AM.
  • Dr. M. L. King, Jr. holiday — Monday, January 19 (University is closed)
  • The Spring 2015 semester begins Tuesday, January 20.
  • Deadline to register for full-term Spring classes — Sunday, January 25
  • Deadline to drop a full-term Spring class to be eligible for a credit/refund — Sunday, February 1
  • Deadline to apply for May 2015 graduation — Friday, February 13
  • Spring Break (no classes) — March 7-15 (University is still open; residence halls are closed)
  • Honors Day — Saturday, April 11
  • Spring 2015 final exams — May 11-15
  • Spring 2015 Commencement — Saturday, May 16 at the SIU Arena (ceremony times here)

What We Do:

The Registrar's Office provides administrative services and academic support to currently enrolled students and the campus community, as well as to prospective and former students.  We are located in room 0251 of the new Student Services Building.

The primary goals of the Registrar's Office are to assist students in the registration process, assess tuition and fees, monitor students' academic progress, and determine eligibility for degree.  The Registrar's Office also provides many specialized services for students such as transcript distribution, enrollment verification, and withdrawal.

For the academic units, the Registrar's Office oversees all general classroom space assignments, coordinates faculty and staff access to the Banner Student Information System, and identifies the students to be recognized for University-wide high scholastic achievement (such as Deans List and Honors Day).

The organization of the Registrar's Office is shown here.