Registration Timeline
Spring 2013 Semester
  • Online Registration and In-Person Registration is designated for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students and readmitting students (that have paid their deposit).
  • Transfer students and new degree-seeking students may register on or after Monday, December 3, 2012.   
  • Special, non degree-seeking students may register on or after Monday, December 17, 2012. 
Holds That Must Be Resolved

Business Services - Andersen-Werkman Building
Financial Hold 
Monthly Payments Past Due 
Health Center - Dow Center
Health Hold 
Student Development - DeWitt Building 
Behavior Hold 
Registrar's Office - DeWitt Building 
Former Student Hold 
No Major Declared 
Transfer Student Missing Transcript 
Registrar Hold  
Holds must be resolved before students can register.  Those unable to do so by their registration time may register in the Registrar's Office when the hold is removed.   
Advising Week

Advising Resources are available on our website.

Registration forms and PINs
are mailed to primary
Academic Advisors. Registration forms are necessary only for ALL First Time in College (FTC) and students with fewer than 20 earned credits. PINs are confidential and should not be sent via e-mail.   
Department Assistants also receive a copy of the registration information sent to the faculty in that department.  

Students prepare for their advising meeting
by bringing a degree evaluation and class schedule planner with alternate choices. 

Permission slips
must be obtained from the department chairperson or instructorStudents cannot register for restricted classes online.  They bring the signed permission slip to the Registrar's Office. 

Seniors who have applied to graduate in December 2012 will not receive a registration PIN.

who plan to return to Hope for the Spring 2013 semester must re-apply through Admissions.
Registration Week
NOVEMBER 5 - 9, 2012

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking students can find their registration time on
KnowHope Plus.

Online Registration  
For students with 20 or more earned credits.  This does not include classes from the Fall 2012 semester.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday AM - Online Registration, 20+ earned credits.  Registration PINs expire at 12:00Noon on Wednesday.

In-Person Registration
For ALL First Time in College (FTC) students and students with fewer than 20 earned credits.
This does not include classes from the Fall 2012 semester.

Wednesday PM, Thursday and Friday - Maas Auditorium, In-Person Registration for FTC students and those with fewer than 20 earned credits.  

Class enrollment is frozen at 5:00PM on Friday so each department can review and evaluate its wait lists.  Instructors can view their wait lists immediately on KnowHope Plus.
Wait List Week
NOVEMBER 12 - 16, 2012

Monday and Tuesday - Review wait lists, PDF copies to department chairs and secretaries.

5:00PM Tuesday
- Faculty responses due to the Registrar's Office.

Thursday and Friday - Those given permission to add from a wait list MUST come to the Registrar's Office to add the class.  During the same visit, students may drop class(es) to add the wait listed class(es).

5:00PM Friday - Wait lists purged. The Registrar's Office does not maintain wait lists after Friday.

Drop/add forms should NOT be signed during the wait list period.  Please honor the wait list process.   
And Drop/Add...

The drop/add period begins two weeks after registration.

Deadlines for Drop/Add Permission:
- Wednesday, January 16   
Full Semester - Wednesday, January 16    
Last-Half - Friday, March 8   

Professor permission is required to drop or add any course. A detailed e-mail to the student is acceptable (see below).

Academic Advisor (primary) permission is also required, except for section changes of the exact same course. An e-mail to the student is acceptable. 
Scheduled Events
Holds to Resolve
Advising Week
Registration Week
Wait List Week
And Drop/Add...
Registration PINs
  • Students must have 20+ earned hours (No FTC students)  
  • This PIN is different from the  KnowHope Plus log-on PIN. 
  • Primary advisors distribute registration PINs.
  • PINs expire at 12:00Noon on Wednesday. 
Off-Campus Programs
  • Fall 2012, students currently studying off-campus do NOT need a registration PIN.
  • Spring 2013, students approved to study off campus will be registered for their program by the Registrar's Office. 
Did you know?
  • Begin Time = the earliest time a student can register.
  • Restricted courses require permission. Details are on the class schedule. 
Contact Information
Hope College
Office of the Registrar
Main Floor of DeWitt


Send an e-mail to the student to grant permission:

I ______________________________(instructor) give _____________________________(student) permission to add _________________________  (subject, course # and section) for the Spring 2013 semester.

Advisor permission is also required
except for section changes of the exact same course.  E-mail is acceptable.

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