Students pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree from Johnson State College must be formally accepted through the Admissions Office before they may be registered for courses. Continuing undergraduates are expected to pre-register for their courses in November for the following spring semester and in April for the following summer and fall semesters. Students are notified of exact dates and instructions via e-mail one to two weeks prior to the registration period. EDP students receive registration materials well before the start of each semester. EDP students confer with their advisors, who must approve course selections and who can register the students for classes. When registering for courses at institutions outside of the Vermont State Colleges, EDP students submit a tuition transfer form available from the EDP office. A late fee may be assessed for registrations after the published deadline.

Class attendance does not in itself signify registration. Students must properly register for each of their courses in order to receive academic credit for work completed.

All students must meet state immunization requirements and must be cleared by the Business Office (see payment procedure section for details) in order to register for classes.