In preparation for registration, returning students should meet with their Student Success Coach or graduate advisor to plan their upcoming class schedules. Orientation programs for new incoming students are conducted by the College and Schools in late spring and summer in conjunction with course planning and registration. Banner Self-Service registration is available through DORI for degree-seeking undergraduate (with 15 or more earned credits) and graduate students. Incoming freshmen, undergraduates with fewer than 15 earned credits, and non-degree students must see their Student Success Coach to register.
Students must be officially registered for classes in order to be considered bona fide students of Duquesne University. They are not permitted to attend classes, reside on campus, engage in student affairs, or, generally, have access to the buildings and grounds or use the University's facilities unless registration has taken place and arrangements to meet financial obligations have been made. Only when arrangements have been made to the satisfaction of the University for payment-in-full of all financial charges is a student permitted to attend and receive credit for classes. Students are required to participate in classes in the same semester in which they are registered, billed and awarded credit if earned. Students who register for a class or classes and subsequently do not attend remain financially responsible for their registration unless written notification of their decision not to attend is received by the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period. Students who register but do not attend will receive a final grade of "F."
Students may register and make schedule changes during Final Registration, also known as the add/drop period. No schedule changes or registrations are permitted after the end of the add/drop period. The withdrawal period begins at the conclusion of the add/drop period. Registration dates and deadline are on the Academic Calendar.
Written notification of the intent to withdraw from the semester received after the add/drop period is subject to the University's official withdrawal policy which includes varying levels of financial obligation, depending on the formal date of withdrawal. Even though absences from classes may be observed and recorded, a student is considered enrolled and in attendance until formal (written) withdrawal forms are filed in the Registrar's office. No refunds are issued for course withdrawals. All withdrawals result in a final grade of "W."
Visit the Academic Calendar for all deadlines.
Timetables and Deadlines for Registration:
Student Registration Holds
Some holds prevent registration, so be sure to check your student record prior to the registration period so you can resolve any outstanding holds. To check for holds, log on to DORI and go to Self-Service Banner > Student Information > Student Profle. You can view any holds on the upper right portion of the screen. Use this guide for assistance in resolving holds.
Registering Online in DORI/Self-Service Banner
Returning students can register online using Self-Service Banner > Registration and Planning. First-semester freshmen are registered with the assistance of their Student Success Coach. Students must have a MultiPass account to register through DORI, the Duquesne Online Resources and Information portal.
- Log in to DORI.
- Under Self-Service, select Registration and Planning.
- Search for classes and complete your registration.
Cross-registration is a program through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) that provides an opportunity for enriched educational programs by permitting students to attend courses at any of eleven participating colleges and universities. Please visit our Cross-Registration page for policies and a listing of participating institutions.
When to Register
Check the Academic Calendar for registration dates.
The schedule for registration will be posted at duq.edu/register at least two weeks before registration begins.
- All students must be registered by the end of the final registration, also referred to as the add/drop period. Add/drop typically ends on the last day of the first week of the fall and spring semesters.
- Students may register for internships through the fourth Friday of the (Fall/Spring) term.
- Students registering for internships may not drop another class if the add/drop period has ended. Course withdrawals are permitted up to the published deadlines.
- Schedule changes are not permitted after the end of the add/drop period.
- Course withdrawals (resulting in a "W" grade on the transcript) may be processed after the end of the add/drop period by consulting with your advisor.
- Check withdrawal deadlines using the Academic Calendar.
- Refunds are not issued for course withdrawals in the fall and spring semesters and may be offered in summer based on the refund schedule for the term.