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This page provides brief information about registration for courses online and any concerns related to this procedure.

Registration for each term occurs on the dates indicated in Academic Calendar. Please use our helpful "How to register step-by-step" or "Video" Manual. You should meet with your academic adviser prior to the registration period to discuss courses to be taken (SST and SHSS students only). Some programs may not require having an advisor for student. In this case, please ignore online advising part of the course registration. You may also find registration and priority requirements of the courses by following this link.



A HOLD is placed automatically when you click on "Send to adviser" button. You will not be permitted to register if a hold has been placed on your student account. To find out if you have a registration hold, check your registration status in Course Registration module on MyRegistrar. If you have a hold, please contact your advisor first to see if he/she has placed the hold. If needed, you can ask for removing the hold so you could make adjustments in the personal schedule. 


Registration approval

Your registration is not complete until it was approved by your adviser. When your schedule is finished and you have registered for all desired courses, don't forget to submit approval request. At the moment when adviser either approves or denies your schedule, a notification will be sent to your email address. 


Schedule changes

To change the schedule after approval, the student should contact his/her adviser to remove the registration hold. If any change was done with the schedule, it should be resent to adviser for approval again.

Waiting list
This is an option which is intended to help students reserve a place in high demanded classes that are already full (e.g. Math courses, History of Kazakhstan, etc.). WL is used for online registration only. Full description is here.
Kazakh language level progress
Kazakh Language Department deals with requests related to Kazakh Tests, a current level of the student in Kazakh Language, etc. Here are the rules on Kazakh language level progression.


Add/Drop period

The student can add and drop the courses during the first days of classes. The deadlines for both add and drop are indicated in the Academic Calendar of corresponding program. The Add/Drop forms can be found here.



Withdrawal period starts just after Drop period ends. To withdraw from the course, the Withdrawal form should be filled in and submitted to the Office of the Registrar with all required signatures. There are no restrictions on overall number of withdrawals, but the grade "W" will appear in your transcript for each processed withdrawal. Check the deadlines in Academic Calendar of corresponding program.  Remember to maintain a 24 ECTS credit minimum enrollment.Some programs may not have withdrawal period at all. Check the School Handbook for more information. The Withdrawal form can be found here.


Minimum and maximum enrollment

For Fall and Spring semesters the minimum number of enrolled ECTS credits is 24, the maximum is 36. Check the School Handbook for more information. In the exceptional cases University may allow registration for more than maximum number of credits.  "Course Overload Form" is used for this purpose. The form can be found here.



The student may retake the course only if the received grade prevents him/her from further degree progressing. The Retake Permission Form can be found here.



If you have any questions, we kindly ask you to peruse FAQs and Definitions&Explanations. In case you still could not find an answer to your question, you can email us at registrar@nu.edu.kz.