Register for Classes

Registration is completed online using Campus Café. Registration opens March 1st for the May Extended and Summer. Registration opens April 1 for Year term and Fall term.  Registration opens October 1st for the Spring term.  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Dallas International Registrar at 972-708-7340 ext. #2350 or registrar@diu.edu for more information about registration.

Steps to Register

  • All post-admissions documents must be complete before you will receive the registration instructions email.
  • Log in to Campus Café to make your course selections for the upcoming term. Your Campus Café username and temporary password were sent previously in an email from Admissions. Be sure to contact your DIU academic advisor for assistance as needed.  These selections can be changed before courses begin.
  • Click on the menu at the top, left of the screen and select “My Info” and “Register for Classes”.  The top of the registration screen is a list of all courses available.  When you click the ADD button on the far left of a class, the course is moved into your Course Basket below for enrollment.
  • No payment is due when you register for classes.  You may view your billing statement in Campus Cafe but extra time may be needed for financial aid to be applied to the  balance.
  • All tuition and fees are due within the first five business days of Spring or Fall terms and within the first four business days of other terms.  It is possible to set up a payment plan for an additional fee.  Students who have not made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office within these deadllines may have enrollment dropped due to non-payment.

*Note:  Full-time Load and Maximum Course Load numbers below.

Fall or Spring term: Full load-12 undergraduate, 9 graduate, or 6 post-graduate credits; Maximum load-18 undergraduate, 15 graduate, or 12 post-graduate credits.

May-Extended term: undergraduate, 9 graduate, or 6 post-graduate credits; Maximum load-15 undergraduate, 12 graduate, or 9 post-graduate credits.

Summer term: undergraduate, 6 graduate, or 6 post-graduate credits; Maximum load-12 undergraduate, 9 graduate, or 9 post-graduate credits.

  • A student course load made up of a combination of hours between programs should be assessed according to the load limits set for the higher-level program.
  • A student taking a combination of May-EX and Summer terms should not exceed 15 ush or 12 (combo of ush + gsh) or 9 (combo of gsh + pgsh) total.

Students should contact their DIU academic advisor via email, phone, or in person for assistance in selecting courses each term.  The name of your advisor can be found on Campus Café (MY INFO, Contact Information).

*NOTE: Your advisor must approve your schedule each term before payment arrangements can be finalized.

All tuition and fees are due within the first five business days of Spring or Fall terms and within the first four business days of other terms.  DIU prefers to have payment up front for the entire term, but it is possible to set up a payment plan for an additional fee.

Students who have not made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office within these deadlines may have enrollment dropped due to non-payment.

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Requests to drop or add a course, after the course begins, must be submitted using a Student Change Permit form.  NOTE:  Course changes are time sensitive.  The following deadlines apply to all course changes:

ADD or DROP* (regular or thesis credits) –  A Student Change Permit form must be used if payment has been made or once the term begins.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term:  through term day 5
  • Summer or May EX Term:  through term day 4

*No transcript record is kept for classes dropped within these dates.

CHANGE – (from credit to audit or vice versa)  NOTE: An Audit Permission Form must be submitted and approved by the course instructor in order to audit a course.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term:  through term day 5
  • Summer or May EX Term:  through term day 4

WITHDRAW** – A Student Change Permit form must be used to withdraw from a class.

**A withdrawn course will remain on the DIU transcript with a grade of “W” for withdrawal.  This grade does not impact GPA.

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term: term days 6-30
  • Summer or May EX Term: term days 5-13

In most cases a student may not drop or withdraw from a course after the aforesaid dates. Under extreme circumstances, the Dean of Academic Affairs may consider a petition to drop a course or withdraw after these dates.

REFUNDScalculated according to the term day that the course drop or withdrawal was approved

  • Spring/Fall or Year Term: through term day 5 (100% tuition and fees); term day 10 (75% tuition only); term day 20 (25% tuition only); after term day 20 (0%)
  • Summer or May EX Term: through term day 4 (100% tuition and fees); term day 8 (75% tuition only); term day 12 (25% tuition only); after term day 12 (0%)

Dropping coursework may result in ineligibility for financial aid already awarded and in the student being liable for payment of tuition covered by scholarships.

Note:  ‘Term day’ is counted per business day including the first day of the term and not including holidays or weekends.