Registering for Classes

Guest Student Registration

If you do not plan to enroll in a program of study at Hawkeye, but would like to take classes to enhance your skills or transfer to another school, you may register for up to 11 credits hours in the Fall or Spring semester or up to 10 credits in the Summer semester as a guest student at Hawkeye.

Once you have completed 12 or more credits, you are required to have documentation of successful completion of basic skill competencies in reading, writing, and math.  Appropriate documentation can be through ACT, COMPASS, Asset, or Accuplacer test scores and/or transcripts from any colleges previously attended providing proof of proficiency in reading, writing, and math. 

Step 1


  1. Visit with your advisor at your current college or university to be sure the courses you'd like to take at Hawkeye will transfer.

  2. Look through the list of general education transfer courses offered at Hawkeye.

  3. Search My Hawkeye for your courses to find current offerings and note the six digit course number.

  4. If a course has a prerequisite we require you to provide proof that you have met the prerequisite.

    Guest students are held to the same prerequisite requirements as degree-seeking Hawkeye students.

    Some courses are reserved for Hawkeye students enrolled in a specific program of study.

Step 2

Register for Classes

  1. If this is the first time you've registered for classes at Hawkeye, complete the Guest Student Intent to Register.

    You will receive an email from Records and Registration once your Intent to Register has been processed. Please allow up to two business days for processing.

  2. Contact Student Records and Registration or stop by the office to register for classes.

Note: All new registrations must be completed by the end of the business day on the Friday before the term begins.

Once you are registered we will send you an email within 48 business hours to your personal email address. This email will provide instructions on how to activate your My Hawkeye account as well as other important information about Hawkeye.

Step 3


Each credit for which you register, your Student Account at Hawkeye will be charged the current tuition and fee rate.

Non-payment or non-attendance does not withdraw you from your course(s). You are responsible for payment for each course for which you register.

Guest Students are not eligible for financial aid at Hawkeye, however you have several options, including setting up a payment plan, to pay your bill. Payment arrangements must be made by the due date on your first invoice.

View Hawkeye's tuition refund policy.

Step 4

Buy Books

Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to:

  • Look up the textbooks you will need for each of your classes.

  • Buy used and new textbooks in-store or online.

Step 5

Attend Your Classes

It is very important for you to attend class beginning the first day.

Non-attendance and non-payment does not withdraw you from your course(s).

If your plans change and you no longer wish to take the course(s) for which you have registered, you must officially withdraw from the course to avoid being charged.

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