Register for courses and make add/drop changes to your schedule through Workday Student. It is important that you check your Workday Student account prior to your registration appointment each semester to see if you have a hold on your account. Instructions to check your account for holds can be found here. A hold on your account may prevent you from registering for courses or making add/drop changes. Please direct any questions regarding the hold to the appropriate office by reviewing the Registration Hold Information (pdf).
The semester course offerings and information can be accessed through the course listing.
Current Babson students can access course listings by searching for "course listings" in Workday Student. Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Listing and Graduate Course Listing instructions for more information.
Visiting students, parents, and those not currently enrolled at Babson College can access the course listings here.
Students should create a saved schedule by accessing the course listing in Workday Student before registering for classes. Please refer to the Undergraduate Saved Schedule Instructions and Graduate Saved Schedule Instructions for more information.
For academic advising, undergraduate students should contact their Student Success Advisor and graduate students should contact their Graduate Academic Services Advisor.
Please remember the schedule is always subject to change, this includes faculty changes and course cancellations.
Registration Process and Policies
Most students register for courses through Workday Student. Students should refer to the Undergraduate Registration Instructions or the Graduate Registration Instructions for more information.
Registration information and dates to access the online registration application are emailed to all applicable, active students. Students won’t be able to register when registration is closed. Please see the appropriate registration timeline for more information.
Things to keep in mind:
- Babson does not offer auditing of any courses by any student. Students must be formally registered for all courses that they are attending.
- Students who have a hold on their account will not be able to register and should contact the appropriate office by reviewing the Registration Hold Information (pdf).
- The Registrar’s Office will manually register students into courses that require special permission.
- The Registrar’s Office will manually register One-Year, Two-Year, Blended Learning Miami MBA, MSBA, MSF, MSAEL, and MSEL students into assigned core courses.
- Students who receive a prerequisite waiver must request the prerequisite override through Workday Student. Instructions can be found here for undergraduate students or here for graduate students.
- Waitlists are maintained in Workday Student. Instructions can be found here.
- Undergraduate registration groups are assigned based on progress toward graduation and computed on overall credits (earned credits plus enrolled credits). These include AP, IB, transfer, and advanced standing credits. Students who are closer to graduation based on these overall credits will register earlier.
Add/Drop and Withdrawal
Add/drop changes can be made through Workday Student, in accordance with registration and add/drop dates.
A withdrawal occurs when a student wants to withdraw from a course after the drop deadline. Please consult the academic calendar and appropriate semester registration timeline for the withdrawal deadline. Students will receive a final grade of “W” for withdrawing from a course. Students who do not officially withdraw will receive a final grade for each applicable course and will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fees. Undergraduate students should contact their Student Success Advisor to withdraw from a course. Graduate students should email the Registrar’s Office to withdraw from a course. Students should review the withdrawal policies in the student handbook prior to withdrawing.
Adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses may affect financial aid and/or immigration status.
Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a full course load of 16–18 credits each semester as defined in the Tuition Policies section of the Undergraduate Student Handbook. The minimum number of credits required for full-time status is 12 credits.
It may be appropriate for students to deviate from a full course load due to extenuating circumstances. Students will be allowed to enroll in a fifth course, on a space available basis and with no additional charge, for those semesters in which a standard progression through the curriculum would require only four courses. Limitations will apply to first-year students, who will not be permitted to enroll in a space-available fifth course in their first semester, and who will need to achieve a 2.7 or better GPA at the end of their first semester in order to enroll in a space-available fifth course for their second semester. After the first year, students will simply need to be in good academic standing, 2.0 GPA, in order to qualify.
Part-time students take 1 to 12 credits per semester. Full-time students take 12 to 18 credits per semester. Full-time one year students who want to take more than 18 credits must obtain permission from their advisor in the Graduate Academic Services office. Full-time two year students who want to take more than 12 credits must obtain permission from their advisor in the Graduate Academic Services office.
Part-time CAM, MSBA, and MSF students take 1 to 8.5 credits per semester. Full-time CAM, MSBA, and MSF students take 9 or more credits.
In certain programs, a semester course load may be restricted or predetermined.