Course Offerings & Registration

Course Offering Information Course Registration Information Frequently Asked Questions


Course Offering Information

Self-Service Student Planning is live! WebAdvisor has been upgraded to a new system that improves course planning, course registration, degree progress tracking and many other features.

Visit our Hartlink page for training guides, video tutorials, and upcoming training opportunities and watch your email for helpful information and in-person training opportunities starting March 20th!

To view current course offerings, please click the button below.

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Course Registration Information

Use Self-Service for course planning and registration, verification of holds, your priority registration dates/times and your Anticipated Completion Date. To minimize discrepancies, no other platform should be used for these actions. See the deadlines posted on the Academic Deadlines & Important Dates web page for restrictions. Courses that require instructor permission, senior thesis/projects, independent/directed studies, closed courses, course repeats and internships cannot be registered electronically. Registration forms are located here:

Course Registration Forms

Please do not email add/drop or permission requests. Emailed requests will not be processed.


Priority Registration Groups

Due to the power outage, pre-registration dates and times are being reassigned. Please check Self-Service for your updated registration time.

Instructions are available here.

Your pre-registration date and time is assigned in Self-Service based on your priority group, which is based on your Anticipated Completion Date:

April 18  – All Three Year Degree Students (you must be officially enrolled in the program to register)

April 19 – Junior Nursing, Honors, Education
April 20 – Remaining Juniors
April 21 – Sophomore Nursing, Honors, Education
April 22 – Remaining Sophomores

April 25 – First Year Nursing, Honors, Education
April 26 – Remaining First Year Students

April 27 – Non-Degree Seeking, Special, Non-Hartwick, Other


If you have a hold on your account (viewable in Self-Service and in Navigate) you will be unable to register for courses until the hold is cleared. Note that all students must be cleared by their advisor prior to registering. Information on getting cleared will be emailed to you.

Non-Hartwick students: You must apply for admission through the Registrar’s Office to register for a course. Visit our forms site for the Special Student Application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I plan and register for a course?

You can easily plan and register for courses in Self-Service. Please visit our Hartlink site for extensive training documents and videos. Note that courses requiring permission cannot be registered electronically- these courses must be registered in the Office of the Registrar with the correct form. All forms are available on our forms web site.

What should I do to get ready for registration?
A few weeks before registration, start doing the following:

1. Resolve any account holds and update your emergency contact info.
2. Find your priority registration time.
3. Review your progress.
4. Plan some courses.
5. Schedule a meeting with your advisor … so you can be cleared to register!

Is there a limit on how many credits I can take?

Yes, students can register for up to 20 credits in fall/spring, 4 credits in January and are limited to one course per summer session. A petition to the Committee on Academic Standards is required to register above these limits. Exceptions to the summer session one course limit should be directed to the Dean of Academic Affairs. There is an over-election fee for each credit hour over 18 credits fall and spring semester, or over 4 credit hours in January, unless the student is declared in the Three Year Degree program. For those in the Three Year Degree program, the over-election fee is charged for credits over 20 in fall and spring semester, or over 4 credit hours in January. See Tuition and Fees for over-election charge.

Click here to view a schedule of overload and other course fees on the Student Accounts web site.

How do I know if a course has an additional fee? What if I add a course late?

Courses marked with a dollar sign ($) carry an additional course fee. Fees are also listed in Self-Service.
Adding a course after the add/drop period incurs a late add fee. To view a schedule of these and other fees on the Student Accounts web site, click here.

How do I know if a course is offered first or second half? Or when a course starts and ends?

Physical Education courses marked with a ‘Z’ in the section are second half courses, those without are first half courses. This is also true for a handful of Art courses. However, the most effective way to determine when a course starts and ends is to bring the course up in Self-Service and check out the Meeting Information.

How do I view course descriptions or pre-requisites?

All of this information is available in Self-Service. Use the Self-Service link at the top of the page.

What courses cannot be registered electronically?

Senior project/thesis that are labeled ‘490’ (capstones can be registered electronically if not designated ‘instructor permission required’), independent and directed studies, course repeats, internships, courses that are closed, courses that require instructor permission and courses that conflict. All of these courses must be registered using the appropriate form found on this web site or in the Registrar’s Office. Note that your advisor or the instructor cannot register you for these types of courses – you need to process the transactions with the Registrar’s Office.

Why can’t I see Senior Thesis (490), Independent Studies, Directed Studies or Internships on the course schedule?

After several years of assessing the electronic registration system, we made the decision to remove elements of the course schedule at pre-registration that were frustrating students. This included removing courses that, per Hartwick policy, couldn’t be registered electronically and were causing some degree of confusion. Questions about these registrations should be addressed to the Registrar’s Office.

How do I order textbooks?

Click here to visit the Hartwick College bookstore web site.

What are the academic divisions at Hartwick?

Hartwick’s academic divisions are Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

How do I find courses that satisfy curricular requirements like GEO, EL, WL3 or ILS?

Look for courses with course types like GEO, EL, WL3 or ILS using the catalog search function in Self-Service.

Can I register for courses using a tool other than Self-Service?

No. Self-Service is the only tool available for course registration.