Register for classes


Registration is completed online using Campus Café. Registration opens March 1st for the Summer and Fall term and September 1st for the Spring term.  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the GIAL Registrar at 972-708-7536 or registrar@gial.edu for more information about registration.

Steps to Register

1. Pre-registration

Log in to Campus Café to make your course selections for the upcoming term.  Registration opens March 1st for the Summer and Fall terms and September 1st for the Spring term.

*Note: Maximum Course Load (graduate credits only) is seventeen graduate credits in twenty weeks, seven graduate credits in an eight-week session, or three and a half graduate credits per any four-week period.

2. Student Advising

New students should plan to meet with their GIAL academic advisor during orientation.  Returning students may contact their academic advisor via email, phone, or office visit.  The name of your advisor can be found on Campus Café (MY INFO, Contact Information).

*NOTE: Your advisor must approve your schedule before you will be able to complete registration and payment of courses.

3. Payment

All  tuition and fees are due no later than the day before your first class begins in a term.

Online courses payment is due no later than one week before the online class begins in a term.

Click to learn more about how to pay.

*Note: Students who have not made payment arrangements by the end of the third day of classes will not be permitted to continue attending classes

4. Course Changes

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 – through the 2nd class day
CHANGE – (from credit to audit or vice versa) through the 3rd class day (NOTE: An Audit Permission Form must be submitted and approved by the course instructor in order to audit a course.)
DROP –4-week session: through day 7
8-week session: through day 15
12-week session: through day 21
16-week session: through day 30
No transcript record is kept for classes dropped within 3 business days of the first class. After Day 3, a grade of “W” for withdrawal will be assigned for a dropped class.

REFUNDS – calculated according to the class day that the course drop was approved

DAY 1 – 100% tuition and fees (Refunds for audited courses allowed on Day 1 ONLY)
DAY 2, 3 – 75% tuition ONLY
DAY 4, 5, 6 – 25% tuition ONLY
No refunds after Day 6