Registration Late Fees

In this exceptional year we will not be charging late registration fees, however if you do not register within the dates you are provided you will lose your IT access and library borrowing rights. If you think you have registered but are still receiving reminders to register, you have not yet completed registration.

In a standard year the late registration fee is £50.

Registration is the process by which you agree to the University’s current regulations. It is a requirement for both new and returning students to complete registration at the start of your studies in each academic year. 

Registration for most students takes place online in the Student Record System.

All students will receive a notification when they need to register:

  • New Students receive this notification in your Welcome email from Admissions. Before you can register online, you will need to activate your University IT account
  • Returning students receive this notification by email to your University account.
  • New international students usually cannot complete University registration until you have completed International Student Clearance, as detailed in your Welcome email from Admissions.
  • International students returning to study after an interruption may not be able to complete University registration until you have completed International Student Clearance, please check your "Returning from interruption" e-mail.


How to access online registration

  • Log in to the Student Record System using your short username and password 
  • In the Student Record System, if you have been cleared to register you will see a red box "Welcome to online registration". Click on the "REGISTER NOW" link to enter the online registration pages

If you have not been cleared to register, or do not need to register, you should see a message telling you why you cannot or do not need to register


Online Registration for the 2019/20 academic year or earlier

Online registration is no longer available for the 2019/20 academic year. If you need to register for 2019/20, or an earlier year, you will need to register on paper. Please contact your relevant Student information point/hub in the first instance. 


Online Registration dates for the 2020/21 academic year

The following table details the online registration periods for students commencing or resuming their studies during the 2020/21 academic year. Specific information regarding these periods of registration will be sent to all relevant students, either from Admissions (new students) or Student Records (returning students).

Period / Student groupOpening DateClosing Date
Postgraduate Research/PGCE students 26/08/2020 11/10/2020
Undergraduate students 02/09/2020 11/10/2020
Postgraduate Taught (September start date) 09/09/2020 18/10/2020
Postgraduate Taught (October start date) 09/09/2020 31/10/2020
Postgraduate Taught (January start date) 09/12/2020 31/01/2021
November 09/11/2020 25/11/2020
December 09/12/2020 31/12/2020
January 01/01/2021 25/01/2021
February 04/02/2021 25/02/2021
March 01/03/2021 25/03/2021
April 01/04/2021 25/04/2021
May 01/05/2021 25/05/2021
June 01/06/2021 25/06/2021
July 01/07/2021 25/07/2021
August * Closed *

Please note that the release of your Student Maintenance Loan (if due) is linked to the registration process. The Student Loans Company should pay your loan directly into your bank account within four working days of either the start of your programme, the date you register online, or the date your student funding application is fully approved - whichever is later.

For information on applying for or collecting your UniCard, please see our UniCard webpages.

Problems registering?

Your password is case-sensitive – check that the Caps Lock is not on and try re-typing again. If this does not work, please contact Please include your student number.

The screen says I have not progressed from last year but my College has confirmed my progression. What should I do?

Please contact us:

Student Records - Exeter campuses:
Registry Services - Cornwall campuses:

My programme is incorrect when I try to register online. What should I do?

Please do not continue with the registration process. Select the appropriate option on the registration screen to tell us about the problem. This will create an enquiry in SID Online and we will reply via SID Online within five working days to let you know what you need to do next.

How do I register if I miss the deadline?

Please contact us:

Student Records - Exeter campuses:
Registry Services - Cornwall campuses: