Registration Information

See below for important information about registering for Undergraduate courses at SPS, including registration timelines, adding and dropping courses you are already registered for, and auditing courses. All students register for courses using the CAESAR student registration and records system.

For additional information, contact the SPS Office of the Registrar.

New Student Registration

A meeting with an academic and career adviser is encouraged for new students prior to registering for courses. Academic advisers work with students by email or during pre-scheduled appointments by phone, online conference, or in-person meetings on the Chicago campus. To contact an academic adviser, email the advising team at

New students register for courses in CAESARA valid Northwestern University NetID and password are required to access the system. 

Current and Returning Student Registration

Current and returning students register for courses in CAESAR. A valid Northwestern University NetID and password are required to access the system. Students are encouraged to register at the earliest possible date. A $75 late registration fee is applied once the late registration period starts.

Registration Dates

Fall 2021:

  • July 19, 2021 - registration opens
  • September 13, 2021 - late registration starts

Winter 2022:

  • November 15, 2021 - registration opens
  • December 27, 2021 - late registration starts

Spring 2022:

  • February 21, 2022 - registration opens
  • March 14, 2022 - late registration starts

Summer 2022:

  • April 11, 2022 - registration opens
  • June 20, 2022 - late registration starts

A $75 late registration fee is applied once the late registration period starts.

Last Updated: July 29, 2021

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