Frequently asked questions
||Below are some common, and important, questions we get from students everyday regarding registration.
- When do I register?
Visit the "When do I register?" page.
- What are drop-in hours?
Drop-in hours regularly occur at the beginning of the semester and during registration. Students can come to Academic Advising, sign-up and meet with an advisor (no appointment needed).
- How do I register?
You can register from anywhere with SIS access. Visit the "How do I register?" page.
- What is a prerequisite and how does it impact my eligibility for enrollment?
A prerequisite is any course that is required BEFORE the enrollment of another course. For example, Math 101 (Intermediate Algebra) is the prerequisite for Math 104 (Elementary Functions of Algebra and Trigonometry).
- What happens if a course closes? Can I waitlist?
Always have a back up course available for registration. Keep in mind you can waitlist course through SIS (opens in a new window/tab). Whether or not you get enrolled is based upon the size of the class and your position on the waitlist. For example, you have a better chance to come off the waitlist if you are position 3 with a waitlist position of 150 versus position 3 in a class of 30. Remember the waitlist is fully automated. All you need to do is add yourself and keep an eye on your “My Class Schedule” link in SIS.
- What is the Interdisciplinary Studies or Nursing prerequisite?
Students that attempt to enroll in these courses need to be admitted to the Adult Degree Program or Nursing. Most of the class section numbers are either 183 as viewed in the Schedule of Classes or are offered online and on Saturdays.
- What is the difference between “P” and “REC” in the prerequisite for a course?
The P means prerequisite. The “REC” means the department recommends you take a particular course before registering.
- When is the drop/add deadline?
They are preset for every particular semester, see the academic calendar.
- What does “DR” mean on my transcript?
Simply means “Drop”. A DR is recorded if you drop a course after the first drop deadline in September or February. See the academic calendar for details.
- How is registration assigned?
Based upon earned credit. The more credits you have, the earlier you register.
- What is reserved capacity error message?
Reserved capacity means a course has been reserved for incoming freshmen in the fall semester. We reserve courses for freshmen, as we did for you, when you first arrived. If, after freshmen registration occurs in June, there are still seats available, they are made available to all students. We reserve these courses without the intention of having any impact on registration for our current students.