Registration Dates


A student joining the Islamic Online University will pass through the following stages.


Registration is open all year round. Interested students should register immediately. Once a student completes and submits the online form, they are automatically registered with the IOU.


If the Registrar’s Office finds the student's uploaded documents to be in order, admission will be granted and the student will be instructed to pay the semester fees.


Once the semester fees are paid, the student will either be enrolled in the current semester or in the following semester (via the Early Enrollment System) depending on when the fees were paid. All students enrolled in the current semester will have full access to the enrolled courses and course-drop option. Students enrolled via the Early Enrollment System will be able to access audio and video lectures, supplementary recorded sessions with Tutorial Assistants, course texts and syllabus files of the early enrolled subjects and may begin their studies on their own. They will gain full access to the course and course-drop option when the new semester begins. See the schedule below for the semester dates.


The IOU semesters begin and end on set times every year in sha Allaah.




Classes start

First week of March

First week of September

Classes and examinations end

Last week of July

Last week of January


Detailed breakdown of Early, Regular and Late Registration periods are as follows:




Early Registration Starts

First week of October

First week of April

Early Registration Ends



Regular Registration Starts



Regular Registration Ends



Late Registration Starts



Late Registration Ends

End of March

End of September



  • A flat amount of late registration fee of $10 USD will be charged along with the regular semester registration fees from the continuing students if they opt to pay the semester registration fees in the late registration period. However, new students are exempted from the late registration fee.

  • There is a six week period at the beginning of the semester in which students may add or drop courses without being penalized.