Registration Instructions

  1. Contact your Academic Advisor for advising on course registration and to get your registration advising PIN.
  2. Go to Cougar Connect and log in using your CSU email username and password.
  3. On the “Home” tab, click "CSU X-Press Menu,” then click “Student Menu," and "Registration Agreement". Review the Terms of Agreement.
  4. Go to “Term Selection” and pick the relevant term. Click "Submit."
  5. Click "Add/Drop Classes." From there, you will be prompted to enter a Registration Advising PIN (RAP) from your Advisor. Type in the six-digit registration advising PIN.
  6. Scroll down to type in a five-digit course reference number (CRN), one per box, per course. After you type in each CRN, click Submit Changes.
  7. Review your selections and be sure to check for accuracy. If any CRN's from your search do not appear, scroll down to view error messages and update your schedule (e.g. if a course is closed or you have a schedule conflict). Depending on the error, you may need to get back in touch with your Advisor. If there are no errors, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Complete Your Registration. Scroll through to view charges.
    NOTE: If there are no charges, your registration was not successful. Go back to Add/Drop Classes and try again.
  8. You can visit our Bursar page on paying for classes here. We also accept payment by phone: 773-995-2470.
    NOTE: Do not give anyone your CSU email password. Errors in registration transactions made using CSU X-Press are student's responsibility.