Stephen F. Austin State University

Registration Process Information

The Registration Department of the Office of the Registrar provides assistance to the student in the use of the on-line system during the registration process. For questions regarding registration, call (936) 468-1370. For full instructions concerning registration, refer to the Important Deadlines.

BEFORE You Register for Classes

  1. Contact your advisor.
  2. Clear all active registration HOLDS.

    Students may not be clear to register if they have a hold with any university department. You can check for holds by using Self-Service Banner in your mySFA and following these links:

    - myServices Tab
    - Student
    - Student Records
    - View Holds

    The holds listed below are some of the more common holds. There are other holds that can be placed on your student account. The office that places the hold is the only office that can remove it. The Registrar's Office cannot remove any of the below holds. You will need to contact the office that has placed the hold.

    Office Placing Hold Reason Consequence
    Business Office (A/R) Financial Obligation Not able to register
    Stops the ability to receive an offical transcript
    Dean's Office Academic Issues (i.e., Probation/Suspension Holds) Not able to register
    Department Advising Not able to register
    Admissions Office Meningitis Immunization Record Not able to register

    Failure to pay your bill could result in the loss of your classes. Students are encouraged to access account information over the Internet at mySFA. Students may also contact the Business Office at (936) 468-1000 concerning their financial obligation. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Business Office concerning billing information and payment deadlines.
  3. Review the Important Deadlines for the appropriate semester.
  4. If you plan on taking any online classes, review the Online Classes listing.
  5. Review the Electronic Class Schedule to obtain class meeting time, place and instructor information.

Spring 2015 Registration Schedule

Using the semester registration schedule below, find your classification and note the date and time you may begin to register. Please check the Registration Calendar & Deadlines to find the last day to register.

Classification Date Day Time
Graduate, Postgraduate, Special Groups November 10 Monday 7 a.m.
Senior and up November 11 Tuesday 7 a.m.
Junior and up November 12 Wednesday 7 a.m.
Sophomore and up November 13 Thursday 7 a.m.
Freshman and up November 14 Friday 7 a.m.


Registration priority is based on classification. For classification purposes the following hours earned apply:

Hours Earned


1-29 Freshman
30-59 Sophomore
60-89 Junior
90 and up Senior

HOW to Register for Classes

  1. Plan your schedule using the Schedule Planner in mySFA.

    Follow the instructions on the How to Use the Schedule Planner handout. (Note: Using the Schedule Planner does NOT complete your registration. You must login to online services and register for the classes you have selected.)

  2. Registration is available* via the Internet by using mySFA.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Online Registration Tutorial to complete your registration.

Changes may be made to schedules during the registration period. For more detailed instructions, click Course Add/Drop. Any problems with registration should be referred to (936) 468-1370. For full instructions concerning registration, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

Need help?

Contact the REGISTRATION HELP DESK at 936-468-1370.

*A note about system availability: While striving to maintain system availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, systems will have to be made unavailable during nightly file updating runs and occoasionally on weekends and/or off-hours for system maintenance.