Once you've applied and are notified of your acceptance to the University's online programs, you'll be connected with an advisor. You should make an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible to chart your path to completion.
Follow these steps, as set out by the Registrar's Office:
- Meet with your Advisor.
- Plan your Schedule.
- Check for Prerequisites and Co-requisites.
- Check your Registration Status and Appointment Time.
- Register for Class.
- Double-Check your Schedule is Correct.
- Pay your Bill.
Online students are required to register for courses labeled "Online" in the Schedule of Classes. Students advised to enroll in a Standard (on-campus) or Hybrid course must request approval by submitting an online waiver form. Once this form is submitted, students will be notified by email whether their request is approved upon department review.
Note: Students who receive approval to enroll in a Standard or Hybrid course will have a Campus Connection Plan ($100 per semester) added to their Statement of Account. Students must pay for the plan to maintain their course schedule. The plan covers all courses for the semester in which it's purchased.
Enrollment is not complete until payment for tuition and fees has been completed by the payment deadline.
Log in to ULink to complete your registration.
If you plan to apply for financial aid, it’s critical to do so as soon as possible by completing your FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You’ll need the UL Lafayette Title IV school code: 002031. Check out this video for helpful tips for completing the FAFSA:
If you’ve checked Financial Aid off your to-do list, you need to prepare to register for your first courses by completing our free online orientation program. In order to begin, you’ll need to take the following steps:
Step 1: Activate & Create a Password for Your ULID
Check your email for your ULID information. Your ULID is your unique username for accessing the University web portal (ULink), email, your online courses, library materials and services and University-offered software.
Activate and create a password for your account using the Password Management Utility.
Step 2: Log in to ULink
ULink houses your courses through the Moodle system, as well as email, advising and registration information, financial aid updates and requests, tuition and payment information, grades, account holds and other important university announcements.
You will need your ULID and password to access ULink.
Step 3: Set up your email
Your University email address is your ULID + @louisiana.edu.
Access University email using the mail icon in the top right corner of ULink. Log in using your ULID + @louisiana.edu and your recently created password.
From this point forward, use your @louisiana.edu email account for all email communications with University faculty and staff. University information (like financial aid requests and updates, emails from your professors, etc.) will be sent to your @louisiana.edu account, so check it daily!
Step 4: Access Moodle & Complete Online Student Orientation
Access your course dashboard through the Moodle icon at the top right corner of ULink.
You must complete the Online Student Orientation course in order to be advised for your first term. After you complete the final module of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Email a copy of this certificate to your advisor.
Step 5: Make an Advising Appointment
Find your program advisor on the Online Programs website under the Student Support tab.
Once you send your advisor your orientation certificate, you will receive an email with steps to take.
Advising will help keep you on track to graduate, answer any questions about your program and career choices, and assist with course selection.
Note: Your advisor will not be able to answer questions about financial aid. Questions about your financial aid status should be directed to email@example.com, the special email account for online degree students.
Step 6: Remove Immunization Hold
As an online student, you can submit a Request for Exemption from Immunization form. If you will attend courses on campus, you will need to submit an Immunization Compliance form with proof of required vaccinations.
All students must complete a Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire. Students answering "YES" to any of the 3 questions must also submit proof of a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin test/PPD with clinical assessment by a healthcare provider.
To complete and submit these forms,
- Log in to ULink;
- Navigate to Campus Services;
- Under Health & Wellness, find the Medicat Patient Portal link;
- Under forms, you can complete and submit the TB Screen Questionnaire and access other required forms;
- Once you’ve completed the Compliance or Exemption form, select Upload in the top navigation of the Medicat Patient Portal to submit your form.
Once forms are submitted, student health services staff must review and accept them for your hold to be lifted. This may take up to 48 hours.
Step 7: Schedule Your Classes
Online classes fill up quickly, so register as soon as your registration time begins! As an online student, you must register for courses designated as “Online.”
You can reach the schedule of classes from the Registration tab in ULink and access some helpful registration tips at the Registrar’s website.