Important Reminder regarding courses that require faculty consent (GTU and CDSP):
As of June 2018, for courses requiring faculty consent, students should email the instructor requesting permission to register. Instructors will monitor their courses' enrollment and notify the Registrar of any students who have registered without permission. CDSP is no longer using a PIN system for restricted courses. This applies to courses at CDSP and the other GTU schools.

Registration Dates

General registration for Spring 2019: Monday, January 21 - Friday, February 1 until 11:59 pm.

Late registration for Spring 2019: Saturday, February 2 - Friday, February 15 until 11:59 pm.


CDSP course descriptions are now available in the GTU Course Listing:

GTU Course Listing

Payment Instructions

Payment for tuition, fees, and housing may be made in person by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) at the Welcome Center in Parsons Hall, next to St. Margaret's Courtyard (9:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday).
Credit card payment may also be made by phone (510-204-0700) or online through the SONIS student portal.


Find CDSP textbook information here.

Find GTU textbook information here.

Registration Process

Registration Links

CDSP Students: Register for CDSP and GTU courses (see instructions below)

GTU Students: Register in your home institution's registration system (see details below)


Spring 2019 registration instructions for CDSP students:

Prior to registration:

  • Make sure your account is up to date: if you have any remaining balance on your student account that has not been resolved before the registration period opens, you will not be able to register. More information will be available on the "Holds" page in your student portal.
  • Review the available course listings in the GTU Course Catalog (use the Campus filter to view CDSP courses).
  • Carefully read the course descriptions for your desired classes and contact the instructor if the class is restricted and requires faculty consent.

To Register in SONIS:

Step 1: Log in to your student portal using your student email address and PIN.
Email address: your official student email address (e.g. for Jane Doe -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
PIN: If you do not know your PIN, contact the Registrar or use the "forgotten PIN" link.

Step 2: In your student portal, navigate to Academics -> Registration. Make sure that the drop-down menu at the top of the screen is populated with the correct semester (e.g., 201819/Fall). If registration is not open, you will see a message on the screen stating when the registration period will start.

Step 3: If registration is open, you will see a list titled COURSE OFFERINGS in the middle of the screen. To select a course for registration, click on the course number (e.g., BS-1002). The course will appear in red text at the top of the page under PENDING REGISTRATION. At this point you may continue selecting the rest of your courses, or move on to the next step. Note that your cart will time out after 15 minutes and the course will be removed from your pending registration if you do not proceed.

Policy regarding courses that require faculty consent at CDSP and the GTU: CDSP is no longer using a PIN system for courses requiring faculty consent. Students are still required to email faculty for permission to enroll in restricted courses. Even if the class appears to be available to add, your registration should be considered provisional until the instructor has granted permission.

Policy regarding courses with enrollment caps: Because the GTU schools do not all share the same registration system, enrollment caps cannot be applied automatically at the point of registration for classes with limited enrollment. Though the registration portal may allow you to register for a course with Limited Enrollment, please bear in mind that your registration could still be voided if the enrollment cap has already been met. In this case, the registrar will notify you as soon as possible.

Step 4: When your courses are selected and listed in red under PENDING REGISTRATION, click on CONTINUE REGISTRATION PROCESS. This will take you to a page at which you may choose to take each class for Audit or Credit. Use the radio buttons to select your choices and click CONTINUE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Step 5: At this point you will see an estimated bill including your course credits and total charges. NOTE: your financial aid will not be reflected on this page. Review the information and click COMPLETE REGISTRATION. The class(es) that you have registered for will now appear at the top of the course listings, in black text.

Step 6: To drop a class that you have registered for, click on the course number (e.g., BS-1002) in your list of classes. On the next page, click CONFIRM REMOVAL to finish dropping the class. The class will no longer appear in your list of registered classes.

Step 7: After you have registered, you can view your course schedule by navigating to Academics -> Schedule. Make sure the correct school year and semester are selected in the drop-down menus at the top of the screen. Click on the PRINTABLE VERSION button to download or print a PDF copy of your schedule.

Step 8: When you are finished registering for classes, click on the icon by your name in the upper right-hand corner and log out of your account.

Note: You will be added to your courses in Moodle within one business day after registering; if you do not see a course appear, it may be that the instructor has not made it visible yet. Please check with the registrar for more information

Questions or comments? Please contact the Registrar's office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 510-204-0714.


Cross-registration instructions for GTU students registering for CDSP classes:

CDSP participates fully in cross-registration with the GTU. Non-CDSP students who want to register for a CDSP class will need to register for the course in their own school's registration system (note: for some schools, all classes will be available for registration; for others, you may need to request the course from your registrar).

Search for courses: CDSP Catalog

Courses that require faculty consent: For courses that require faculty consent, you must email the instructor prior to registering to request permission.

Dropping a course: Students who decide to drop a course or change their grade option should follow the customary process according to their home school's policies. Summer courses cannot be dropped after the class has begun.

Incompletes: Students must complete the GTU form and file it with their school registrar by the last day of the term.

Moodle: CDSP uses the GTU Moodle site. GTU students who register for a CDSP course will use their regular GTU Moodle ID and log-in information. All CDSP students have GTU Moodle IDs and so are able to participate fully in courses that use Moodle. Any student enrolled in a CDSP course that uses Moodle should contact the GTU Moodle support desk if they need assistance.