Registration | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19.  The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources. 

Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES.  For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not,  please email us.  Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.


Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students.  We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students. 


Using WebAdvisor

The registration process is done electronically using WebAdvisor. For detailed instructions on how to use WebAdvisor please consult the WebAdvisor Tutorial. The WebAdvisor Tutorial includes instructions that will take you through the two-part process of registering for course sections. The first part explains how to add course sections to your "Preferred Sections" list. The second part will explain how to then register for course sections you have added to your "Preferred Sections" list.

Once you have made your choices, you should get a fairly immediate response to indicate that your choices have been registered. If you don't, please take careful note of the message(s) that you do get. If successful, it is recommended that you log out and then log back in and check My Class Schedule, to be sure that everything is there. Then check Account Summary or Registration Billing to see your account for term when it is available.

If you have difficulty with WebAdvisor please consult Ask Gryph (link provided on the WebAdvisor homepage), the University's automated help feature that allows its user the ability to receive instant responses to their questions. Ask Gryph can be accessed by navigating to Ask Gryph or by clicking on the Ask Gryph button in the upper right-hand corner of every WebAdvisor screen.

Please note that you cannot select undergraduate courses or courses for audit using WebAdvisor.

Registration Guide








All students who will utilize vertebrate animals in their research and/or will be working as teaching assistants in a course involving vertebrate animals must complete the Animal Care Short Course. The program includes online modules and hands-on workshops.