Registration for the spring 2013 semester opened Wednesday October 31st. If you will graduate in December 2012 with your final degree here, you do not need to register for spring and you may disregard this message entirely. Otherwise, to avoid penalties and frustration please be sure to complete this process as soon as possible. Be aware that late registration can cause the expiration of deferral periods on student loans and additional taxes to be taken from paychecks. All full-time graduate students must register each fall and spring with no breaks in registration to remain in good standing. This includes "research only" and "zero-hour" situations.
A note about registering for research
Dissertation Research courses numbered 399 or 3990 are reserved for students who have completed the qualifying exam or equivalent process. Prior to this achievement, one should register for Non-Candidate Research courses numbered 379 or 3790. In all research courses, be sure to select the section specific to your advisor.
Please see your advisor regarding spring courses and research plans right away. Then register with YES at yes.vanderbilt.edu or through your program coordinator. The Help resource within YES is best for questions regarding use of the YES system, but I'll be glad to answer any other questions you may have.