Registering On-Line (PAWS)
As a matriculated TCNJ Student, you are automatically eligible to register for summer classes. Students can take up to 12 credits of study for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate. Students are also strongly advised to take only once course per summer session.
If you’re viewing our Summer Courses web page as your only reference to find open courses, it does NOT list all of the available courses that you can register for as a matriculated TCNJ student. The list specifically shows courses that are also open for visiting students (non-TCNJ students) to enroll in. This means that if you wish to find more courses available, you can do so through your PAWS account, where both the courses on our web page and additional open courses to TCNJ students will be located.
If you plan to graduate in May, and you have fulfilled ALL necessary graduation requirements but still wish to take a summer course, you MUST apply to Summer School as a Visiting Student or your graduation date will be moved to August. If you still need to complete academic requirements for your program, you must contact your Senior Academic Evaluator for summer term activation. If you have any questions about this, please speak with your academic evaluator.
You will register for Summer courses at TCNJ exactly how you register for Fall or Spring semester courses. For a more detailed description on how to enroll in classes, click here.
- Sign into PAWS
- Select the Student Center icon. Your Student Center will open.
- Go to the Academics tab and select “Enroll”.
- Choose the Summer term and enroll in courses the same way you would for Fall/Spring.
As an INCOMING OR TRANSFER STUDENT matriculated for the FALL semester, you may be eligible to register online for a summer course as a
To learn more, please follow the required steps here.
Except for instances mentioned below, TCNJ students should not plan to use in-person registration to register. Please note, however, that in-person registration assistance will be available from 8:30am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Office of Records & Registration, Green Hall 112 for students with non-web accessible courses, such as Independent Studies, Internships, and certain restricted courses.
Independent Studies & Internships:
Students should see the Department Chairperson to complete an Independent Study or Internship Enrollment Forms. Eligibility requires Junior standing and a 2.5 GPA. Students must register for Independent Study in person by bringing their Enrollment Forms to the Office of Records and Registration, Green Hall, Room 112. Registrations for Independent Study and Internships will not be accepted without a completed proposal.
Special permission is required for undergraduates to enroll in graduate courses and vice-versa. Forms are available through the Office of Graduate Studies at https://graduate.pages.tcnj.edu/resources/forms/. PAWS cannot be used to register for courses outside of the student’s academic career.
Exceeding Maximum Permitted Class Load
TCNJ undergraduate students are limited to 12 semester hours of summer study. TCNJ graduate students are limited to 9 semester hours. PAWS will not permit registration for more than 12 credit hours (9 hours for graduate students) in the Summer Session. Students can register for one course within MayMester (up to 1 unit) and up to two courses (up to 2 units) in any other summer session. Written permission from your academic Dean or Graduate Coordinator is needed. Bring that permission to Green Hall Room 112.