Registration Prep

Choosing your first course(s)

  1. Determine your time commitment
    • If working full time, most students take one or two courses/semester
    • Students have told us that they can spend between 8-12/hours/week/class
  2. Decide what class(es) to take
    • Courses recommended to start the program. You can take any of the following (don’t need to be in numerical order):
      • AGRON 501
      • AGRON 502
      • AGRON 503
      • AGRON 513

Registration Guidelines 

  1. All MS Agronomy courses posted for registration are section “XW” (off-campus).
    • For example, if you’d like Agronomy 501, you would look for AGRON 501 Section XW
  2. Class enrollment is 25 students/class
    • Students can register using AccessPlus up to the first 20 spots
    • Dawn Miller monitors the last 5 spots for students with special circumstances.  If you find a “course full” message, contact Dawn millerdm@iastate.edu. She can let you know if there is a spot available or add you to a waiting list.
  3. Registration etiquette: Respect your fellow students by registering for only the class you will actually take.  Please do not register for extra courses and drop later.

Wohoo its time to Register!  You can do so in one of the following ways:

  1. Register yourself through AccessPlusHelp video.
    • NOTE: you will find an assigned a registration date and time in AccessPlus.  The registration system staggers registration based on number of credits completed.  If you don’t want to wait to register, follow #2 below.
    • You might also be asked for a Registration Access Number (RAN).  The MS Agronomy office does not receive those, so follow #2 below.
  2. Contact the M.S. in Agronomy office: msagron@iastate.edu or 515-294-2999. Dawn Miller can contact the registrar’s office on your behalf.

Did you get registered?  How to tell:

  • Check in AccessPlus.  On the left menu click Class Schedule.  Your class will be posted here.

Please continue to the next section: New Student FAQ's