Enrollment Form

Each semester, all students are required to complete the Enrollment Form to verify their presence on campus and make changes to their personal and directory information, if applicable. Students are notified by email when the Enrollment Form is available and will continue to receive reminders until they successfully submit. Students are also notified by email if they have enrollment holds (from the BursarStudent Aid, or Health Services) to resolve prior to submitting the form. The Enrollment Form may be accessed using a computer or mobile phone, but works best when accessed from on campus by connecting to the Bowdoin network, not Bowdoin guest.

The Spring 2024 Enrollment Form will open Friday, January 19 at 9 a.m.


Returning Students must submit by Friday, January 26 at 5:00pm

  • Enrollment holds: all Bursar, Student Aid, and/or Health Services enrollment holds must be resolved by Friday, January 26 at 5:00pm as well.

    • Students should work directly with the office that placed the hold and notified them by email. 

  • Students who fail to submit the Enrollment Form and/or fail to resolve an enrollment hold by Friday, January 26 at 5:00pm will be dropped from all classes.

    • Dropped students will lose access to all course materials in Canvas and be removed from the class email lists. Instructors will not use alternate methods to provide course materials, include dropped students in communications, nor hold the vacated seat for them to re-add.

      • There is no guarantee that students will be able to re-register for the courses from which they were dropped as the vacated seats will become available for other students to add.

    • Students dropped from classes must obtain "Instructor Permission" through Polaris and then add courses in Polaris prior to the Add/Drop II deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 5.

  • If enrollment holds are not resolved and/or the Enrollment Form is not submitted by 8:30 am on Monday, February 5, a block will be put on ID card functions, including a block on residence hall access, dining service, and library privileges.

  • After 12:00 pm on Monday, February 12, any student who has not resolved an enrollment hold and/or submitted the Enrollment Form will be put on an involuntary leave of absence and asked to leave the College

Submission Instructions:

  1. From a computer or mobile device, navigate to the Enrollment Form and log in using your Bowdoin username and password.

  2. Once logged in, you will navigate through five or six screens of information.

  3. Review the information carefully and make any needed changes to personal and directory information.

  4. The Enrollment Form will only be successfully submitted after every screen is reviewed.

  5. Click the "Submit" button at the end.

    • Note that information updated via the Enrollment Form will appear in Polaris within 24 hours.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent after successful completion.

    • If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your spam/junk/other folders. If the email is not there, then you did not successfully submit the Enrollment Form and should navigate back to the Enrollment Form and click submit.

  7. Save the confirmation email as evidence of completion. 

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