It is best to check course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions before registration opens. This will allow you time to get appropriate signatures or make other plans for your schedule. You can check the course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions in the course descriptions listing by clicking the CRN (Course Registration Number) in the Schedule of Classes or by looking at the undergraduate course descriptions.
When registering, if you get an error, read the error. Many times the error is due to a time conflict or lack of a co-requisite course (i.e. MA2160 has a required Recitation and Lab). You can easily correct these errors by selecting a class at another time or adding the co-requisite course. If you still are unable to register, check the course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions to see if you may need a waiver.
Types of waivers (who to go to for approval):
- Grading Option/Credit Change Form
- To take a class as Pass-Fail or Audit – not used for courses required to graduate (academic advisor and instructor)
- To take a variable credit course, i.e. independent study (academic advisor and instructor)
- Credit Overload Permission Form
- Students in good standing going over 18 credits (academic advisor)
- Students on probation going over 16 credits (Student Affairs)
- Special Approval/Restriction Waiver Form
- Major (department offering the course)
- Level – Undergraduate or Graduate (department offering the course)
- Special Approval
- Instructor Approval – i.e. enterprise (instructor)
- Prerequisite (instructor)
- Corequisite (instructor)
- Class Restriction to be Waived – Freshman, Sophomore, etc. (instructor)
- Time Conflict/Exam Conflict Permission Form (all instructors of conflicting courses)
- Full Section – (department offering the course)
Check to see if another section would work if you rearranged your schedule. If not, go to department that offers the class for permission to enroll in a filled-section.
To obtain approval for a waiver:
- Print “waiver form” from the Registrar’s Office website.
- Complete the form and obtain signature approval from the course instructor or advisor for the department offering the course.
- Bring completed, signed waivers to Student Services Center in the Admin Building.
Class Restriction on a UN course:
UN1015 and UN1025 are restricted to Freshman during initial registration. If you have AP or transfer credits that give you Sophomore status, you may be able to get a waiver to get into your correct UN classes. Go to the Student Service Center for a Class Restriction waiver. For students that did not take the appropriate UN course during the restricted year, class restrictions for the UN courses will be removed after the freshmen have scheduled (near the end of the 2nd week of the initial registration period).