Registration Tips and Techniques

 
Class Search Tips

Want to find only open classes?

Towards the bottom of the Advanced Search page click the Only Open Classes check box under Class Status.

 

Skipping to the Right Course Subject

There are a lot of different course subjects and searching for the right one can be tedious each time. 

There is a quick way to get close to the subject you want without manually running down the whole scroll bar. Just click on the drop down list and then press the first letter of the subject area you want. This will bring you to the first subject that has that as the first letter.  

Let’s say you are interested in Mathematics courses. Clicking on the drop down box and then hitting the M key will bring you directly to Management - the first subject area listed under M. Mathematics is just down the list from Management.


Looking for ACE Courses?

You can specify that you only want to see classes that satisfy an ACE outcome. Select the drop down box next to Course Attribute to see a list of ACE outcomes.


Looking for Classes that meets at certain times on certain days?

First select a Subject or a Course Attribute. Then to see classes that meet at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, you would use the Meeting Start Time drop down box and the Meet on these days check boxes.   


Looking for Online/Distance Classes?

First select a Subject or a Course Attribute. Then to search for online class on-campus testing or online distance classes use the Mode of Instruction drop down box to choose which type of class you would like.  Only classes designated that way will be displayed.


Looking for East Campus Classes?

First select a Subject or a Course Attribute. Then to search for East Campus classes choose East Campus under the location.  Only classes designated that way will be displayed.

How do I Bypass Class Search?

Each class has a unique “Class Number” for each term. This number can be up to 5 digits long and is listed in the on-line class schedule.

If you know a class number you can add it directly to your shopping cart without doing a class search. Some classes may not appear in the class schedule and a department, instructor or adviser may give you the class number so you can directly add it to your shopping cart. Type the course number into the Quick Search box and click on the course as it appears. This will take you directly to the Enrollment Preferences for the class as if you selected it from the class schedule.


What is Swap and how do I use it?

The Swap function allows you to swap a currently enrolled class for a different one.

The advantage of using this function is that if the swap does not succeed, it does not drop your original class. Suppose you are trying to drop a class and add another class that meets at the same time and days of the week.

Using add and drop functions you would first have to drop the class from your schedule and then try to add the new class. If you find out that you don’t qualify for the new class, you then have to try and add back your previous class. Using the swap function is a whole lot easier and faster.

You can swap from the Shopping Cart or from one of your Enrolled courses. First, add the course you would like to swap to into your shopping cart.


Select Swap from Cart. The enrollment process will start, and Class Options will display. Once you proceed on, you will come across the Select From Enrolled Classes screen. This allows you to choose a course you are already enrolled in and swap it out for a new course.


You will continue on and confirm the swap. If the swap is successful you will receive an enrollment message saying so at the end of the enrollment processing.


If you are swapping from your Enrolled courses, click on the course you would like to swap out and the drop down menu will appear. Select Swap from Enrolled. Choose what course in your shopping cart you would like to swap it with. The rest of the steps are similar to the ones mentioned above.


What is Edit Enrollment and how do I use it?

The Edit function allows you to change something about one of your classes without dropping it. It is located on the navigation bar below the Enrollment tab.

A light box will appear on the page displaying Edit Class Enrollment Options. For a variable credit hour class, it allows you to change the number of credit hours in the class. For a class that allows a change in grading options, it allows you to change a class between pass/no pass and a grade. For classes that have associated recitation or lab sections, it allows you to move from one lab or recitation section to another without going through the drop/add process (this only works when the lab or recitation carries no credit hours).

To change a class with variable credit:

First find the class you would like to edit from your class schedule and proceed to Step 2.

You can change the credit hours by using the Units drop down box.

You can review your edits one last time before finalizing. If everything looks good, click on Finish Editing. If you need to go back and make additional edits, click on Cancel. This will bring you back to the beginning when you clicked on the Edit Enrollment link. Once the change has been successfully done, you will receive this message:


To change a class between Grade and Pass/No Pass:

First find the class you would like to edit from your class schedule and proceed to step 2.


If the class has an associated component like a lab, recitation, or quiz, continue on by clicking Next. Do not edit any information on this page if you are just changing the grading option for the class.

You can change the grading option by using the Grading drop box. When you are done, click Next.


You can review your edits one last time before finalizing. If everything looks good, click on Finish Editing. If you need to go back and make additional edits, click on Cancel. This will bring you back to the beginning when you clicked on the Edit Enrollment link.

Once the change has been successfully done, you will receive this message:


To change between a lab, recitation, or quiz within a class:

First find the class you would like to edit from your class schedule and proceed to step 2.


Step 2 will allow you to swap a lab, recitation, or quiz for the class. You will see a list of required components to the class. For this example, there is a required quiz section for the lecture. To view all the sections, click on View All at the bottom of the list. Once you have decided which section you would like to be in, click the button next to the class number and then Next.


The next screen will display your choices. If this is correct, continue on by clicking Next. If you would like to make changes, you can click Previous to go back.


You can review your edits one last time before finalizing. If everything looks good, click on Finish Editing. If you need to go back and make additional edits, click on Cancel. This will bring you back to the beginning when you clicked on the Edit Enrollment link.

Once the change has been successfully done, you will receive a success message.



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