Spring registration tips and resources

It’s difficult to believe that we’re talking about spring registration already! As you get ready to build your schedules, we thought you might appreciate a few helpful tips and resources.

Spring registration is upon us! Putting together your schedule doesn't have to be a chore. Use these tips, and you'll feel confident as you get ready to plan your courses.

Check your registration queue time and hold type. You can find this information by logging into MyU and selecting the Academics tab. Click on the Registration link on the top of the landing page. This will take you to your assigned time for spring registration. You may also find a general registration timeline on One Stop.

Familiarize yourself with the new registration system. The University upgraded several systems over the summer; therefore, registration will look and work differently from previous semesters. It’s important that you take time to review the “How To…” Guides on One Stop. These will help you navigate the system more smoothly.

Review the four-year plan for your major. You should also check your APAS for accuracy. If you need a quick refresher on how to read your APAS, take a look at this excellent tutorial. You should be using both of these tools (along with feedback from your academic advisor) to inform your registration decisions.

Review registration and grading policies. Be aware of the grade base option you select during registration. All of your major requirements should be taken A-F. You can find more information about making changes to your registration and grading policies at One Stop.

You might not get the schedule or courses you had hoped for initially. While there may not be a spot in a particular course now, keep an eye on sections that you want. Registration changes are frequent during this time, and you could get into your desired course with a little patience and perseverance.

All departments handle waitlists and permission codes for closed courses differently. Make sure you understand a department’s procedures before you contact them. Below are a few of the most common for CSE students:

If a course you want is unavailable, you can opt to register for a different course while placing yourself on the waitlist using the "Future Swap" function. If a seat becomes available in the waitlisted class, you may be automatically enrolled (if you meet all the requirements for the class) for the waitlisted class and would then be dropped from the class that you selected it to be swapped with. You can learn more about the "Future Swap" function here.

It is possible to be denied access to a course that appears to have open seats due to reserve requirements or enforced prerequisites. If this is the case, it is in your best interest to reach out directly to the academic department to discuss your next steps, particularly if you know you satisfied the prerequisites with AP or transfer credit.

Feel free to come and see us if you have any additional questions or concerns. Advising drop-in hours are Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Lind 105. Happy registration!