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Creating the Class Schedule

Departments create the class schedule and the university publishes it online before registration. The class schedule must be accurate and available before the publish date.


  1. Class Scheduling rolls over the class schedule from the previous year as a starting point for departments.
  2. Department schedulers create the class schedule in the Coursedog scheduling system.
  3. The university assigns priority to classrooms for departments and colleges based on utilization and a number of other factors. Each classroom may have 2 levels of priority. Priority room assignments can be seen on CLS08 or CLS09.
    • Priority 1 Scheduling—Units may schedule classes in their priority level 1 rooms during this time period.
    • Priority 2 Scheduling—Units may schedule classes in their priority level 1 and 2 rooms during this time period.
    • Limited Change Scheduling—Units may request changes to the class schedule.
  4. Class Scheduling will assign rooms after priority 2 ends for classes that still need a room or will work with departments to explore alternative class times.

Scheduling Timeline

Priority 1 Scheduling1st Wednesday of December1st Wednesday of April1st Wednesday of August
Priority 2 Scheduling2nd Wednesday of February3rd Wednesday of June3rd Wednesday of October
Limited Changes Begin1st Wednesday of March2nd Wednesday of July2nd Wednesday of November
Schedule Published (Registration Carts Open)April 1August 1December 1
Registration Begins1st Monday of June3rd Monday of OctoberMarch 1

Changes to Schedule After Registration Carts Open

NOTE: Please be considerate of students by making changes as early as possible so they can make adjustments to their schedules. Changes after the semester begins should be avoided wherever possible.

Some changes may be made to the class schedule after publishing online. For example, the student demand for a class may exceed classroom size, or a class will no longer be offered. If possible, the change will be made. Keep in mind it is difficult to reschedule rooms during prime hours.

In some cases, the section must be cancelled and a new section created. If students are already registered for a class that needs to be changed or cancelled, the department must notify them by e-mail.

Please check the assigned classrooms for appropriate setup, technology, and characteristics before the class schedule is published.

To make class changes, faculty members must go through their department scheduler, who will submit a request for the changes in the Coursedog scheduling system.

Scheduling Help Sections & Events

Unscheduled academic classrooms may be requested through Class Scheduling or Campus Scheduling, depending on the circumstances.

  • Beginning the 3rd day of class, full-semester/term TA help & review sections can be scheduled through Class Scheduling at
  • After the add/drop deadline, all TA help & review sections must be scheduled through Campus Scheduling (801-422-3134).
  • Any non-academic events must be scheduled through Campus Scheduling after the add/drop deadline.

Time in Class

Use this table to help determine the amount of time in class per credit hour (or curriculum approved lab/lecture hours).

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Standard Meeting Patterns

Standard meeting patterns are used to benefit students and maximize university resources. Refer to the charts below or download.


For questions or assistance, contact the appropriate scheduling office:

Class Scheduling
Evening Classes
Salt Lake Center
BYU Online