This page is for employees using the tuition assistance benefit. Visit Employee Services for complete step-by-step instructions, forms and deadlines.

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Nondegree students are required to term-activate in Buff Portal before registration each semester. Degree-seeking students will automatically be term-activated. A note about timing: First, you will be admitted; then you must term-activate, and then you can register, in this order. You are encouraged to term-activate as soon as possible before the semester begins.

How to Term-Activate

  1. Go to the Term Activation card in Buff Portal. Log in using your IdentiKey.
  2. Click on "Term-activate yourself."
  3. Complete the preregistration items, if needed.
  4. Select your nondegree program, then click "Select this row."
  5. Click "Continue."
  6. Select the term you'd like to register for and then click "Continue."

You are now term-activated. You will need to term-activate every semester as long as you are a nondegree student.

Register for Classes

  • Employees using the benefit for themselves may register starting at 12:01 a.m. seven calendar days before the start of the semester or session. If you have questions about the registration process, see Register for Classes on the Office of the Registrar website.
  • Dependents seeking a degree can enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses (included in Option A) during their assigned enrollment appointment. Nondegree dependents can enroll during open enrollment. See the Academic Calendar for exact dates and add/drop deadlines. Dependents using Option B can register for undergraduate, non-extended studies and credit-bearing classes.