Priority Registration

Don't wait until the last minute to register! Take advantage of Priority Registration!

What is priority registration? It's the early registration period for currently enrolled students.

Am I eligible? Undergraduate students enrolled within the two academic years and Graduate students enrolled within the last four academic years, with the exception of a consortium and other visiting students, who have no registration holds are eligible to register during the priority registration period. Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising and register for classes as early as possible.

How soon can I register? You may register at your assigned time or thereafter, but not before. Assigned registration times are determined by your number of credit hours earned.  You can use the Undergraduate Booking Window Calculator to the right to find your day and time.  Just enter the total number of credit hours you have already earned and hit "calculate window".

Summer & Fall 2017      

Schedule of Classes now available on myNKU!

  • Priority Registration for Graduate and Post-baccalaureate students begins at 6:00 a.m. on March 23, 2017!

    Priority Registration start times for Undergraduate students are determined by credit hours earned. Visit the Priority Registration Schedule to view the full schedule of days and times.


Spring 2017

  • The last day to add a course for the second session is March 16, 2017!


Total Earned Hours:

Booking Window:

Earned hours would include all hours completed up through the close of the previous term. The registration date and time provided by the calculator is based upon the number of earned hours you have entered. Your earned hours can be found in your MyNKU account. If you have questions please contact the Registrar's office at (859) 572-5556.

How can I find my assigned priority registration time?

You can use the Undergraduate Priority Registration Calculator to find your exact day and time to register!


Check the Priority Registration Schedule to find your priority registration window.  This is the date and time you can register which is determined by earned credit hours. 

Schedule Advising Appointments Early! 

IF you have an advising hold you must meet with your advisor prior to registering.

TIP: Have a hold? Review your holds on the My Records tab.  Be sure to contact the issuing department and arrange to have your holds cleared before your registration window opens!

Take advantage of the many great features in myNKU!  

You can:

  • Search for classes you wish to take

  • View course and section details

  • Put classes in your registration cart  (IMPORTANT NOTE: placing courses in your registration cart does not guarantee a seat in the course!  You do not have a seat in the class until you actually complete the registration process once your priroity registration window opens.)

  • Remove classes from your registration cart

  • Review a special approval from a department
  • Run a check on classes in your registration cart to see if there are any special requirements you are not meeting

  • Register for all classes in your registration cart wth just one click once your registration window opens!

To get started log onto myNKU - Click on Academics - Click Online Registration - Select the Academic Period and click on Start - Review and accept the Student Statement of Obligation - Click the Search tab and search for classes using the simple or advanced search features!  When you find a class you like, add it to your Registration Cart or Register for the class if your priority registration window has opened.

Remember: You CANNOT register for classes in your registration cart unitl your priority registration window becomes open.  Once your window opens, you can return to myNKU and your Registration Cart and complete the registration process.

Need more help?

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