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Listed below are some tips on how to register for classes within the Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s graduate program.

Before Registering for Classes

  • Before you can register, the following needs to be completed or provided:
    • Check that all holds have been removed for your account.
      • Should you have a hold on your account, you will need to contact the department that placed the hold to see how to remove it.
      • The hold will say what department placed the hold. It may even provide contact information.
      • You will not be able to register for classes until all the registration holds have been removed from your account.
    • You must have a registration date and time.
      • This time is set by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Use 'CSCE' in the search bar to find department courses
  • Visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage for instructions to find registration tutorial videos and guides.
  • Prerequisites listed for CSE graduate coursework are given to inform students of the knowledge they are expected to have to be successful in the graduate course. While the department does not block registration based on prerequisites for graduate courses, students are still responsible for ensuring they are prepared to meet course prerequisites. If students have concerns regarding preparation for a particular class, they should contact the instructor of the graduate course for more information regarding expectations.

How to Update Your Location and Accept Terms in Howdy

Must be completed every semester before you can register.

  • Go into Howdy.
  • Click on My Dashboard.
  • Click on My Record.
  • Go to Registration Readiness.
  • Registration Status.
  • Under Action Items, you will find the location and terms to accept.
    • Note: Make sure you select the correct semester from the dropdown box.

How to Register Using the Aggie Schedule Builder:

  • Go to your Howdy Portal and click Registration.
  • Click on the hyperlink Aggie Schedule Builder (Class Search and Registration).
  • Select the term and institution you want to register for example “Spring 2023-College Station”.
  • Go to Courses and click on the maroon button that says “+ Add Course”.
  • Search and add course based on either subject, section attributes, instructor or CRN.
  • Once you have added all your desired courses, go back to the “Build Schedule” page, and scroll down to “Generate Schedules”. 
    • Note: The system will automatically generate a list of all available schedules for you. If you wish to narrow down the search, click on sections (right of gear symbol) and select only the sections you wish to schedule.
  • View the generated schedules, pick the one you want and press "View".
  • At the very top, press “Send to Shopping Cart” and it will send you to the checkout page where you will register by clicking the maroon “Register” button at the top right corner.

Changing Number of Credit Hours

How to change the number of credit hours for computer science and computer engineering (CSCE) 681/685/691:

  • Go into Aggie Scheduler.
  • Click on Current Schedule.
  • Click on the edit/delete icon (a pencil).
  • Any course that will allow you to edit the credit hours will have a dropdown box in the hour section.
  • Pick the number of credit hours you would like to change the course to from the dropdown box.
  • Press the save button.
  • Then confirm.