Before You Register

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Take note of the following before you begin the registration process:

Register Early

It is to your advantage to register for classes early and to pay your consolidated statement by the payment deadline. You will have access to a wider selection of classes.

The following colleges restrict access into their courses: (see Eligibility to Enroll for additional information)

  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Journalism and Mass Communications

A special service fee will be assessed for:

  • Registering for classes ($20.00)
  • Processing an initial registration during the Late Registration period ($25.00)

For additional information regarding Tuition and Fees rates see Student Accounts.

 

Choose Your Courses

Work out a preliminary schedule before seeing your adviser. Be sure to include any lab, quiz, and/or recitation required in addition to a lecture section. It is also a good idea to make note of alternate courses in case your first choice is closed. Note any course you plan to take on a "Pass/No Pass" (P/N) basis.

 

See Your Adviser

See your adviser to have your program approved and to discuss your class selections. Make your appointment for advising.

All Graduate Studies and College of Architecture students are required to have their adviser's approval of all class registrations.

If a class is marked as requiring department consent, obtain a 4-6 digit permission code from the department before registering for the course. Permission codes are section specific, one-time use numbers and are required for department permission classes. Permission codes cannot be used after late registration.

Be Sure the Office of the University Registrar Has Your Correct Addresses

Unless we have a current mailing and email address, important information may be misdirected. See Student Information for more on verifying and updating your addresses.

 

Access MyRED to Register for Classes

After your initial registration, you can adjust your schedule by dropping, adding or swapping classes through MyRED. However, there are certain deadlines after which you cannot add or drop classes. Be sure to review the Academic Calendar and Add/Drop/Withdraw.

 

Other Registration Information

Incompletes

Important. Do not register for any course in which you currently have a grade of "I" (Incomplete). You should not re-register for an incomplete course during the time frame established by the instructor for the removal of an Incomplete. If you re-register for a course in which you are removing a grade of "I", you will be assessed tuition.

Arrangements to remove an Incomplete (grade of "I") should be made with the instructor who taught the course. If an instructor leaves the University prior to the date set for the completion of a course, the chair of the academic department of the course will assume the role of the instructor.

To remove a grade of "I", the instructor must submit a "Change of Student Record Form" to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South. The instructor cannot change a grade of "I" to a grade of "W".

Note: At the undergraduate level when an "I" is given and no "I-Form" is filed, the "I" will lapse into the grade of "F" after one calendar year.

 

Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities who would like accommodations or assistance with registration should contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), 132 Canfield Administration Building North, 472-3787 (TDD: 402-472-0053).

 

Registration Tampering

A student who tampers or attempts to tamper with the registration records of another student, including but not limited to dropping and adding classes will be subject to disciplinary action as defined in the Student Code of Conduct.

 

Unauthorized Signatures

The use of a person's signature without permission is a serious matter and the consequences can be severe. Possible consequences include:

  1. Being dropped from the course by the instructor, department chair, dean of the college, or the University.
  2. Loss of tuition paid for the course.
  3. University disciplinary action such as probation, suspension, expulsion, and correction of all course grades.
  4. Loss of priority for the course or courses during registration.

The above applies to all documents used by the University that may require a signature. Such documents include "Change of Student Record Form", "Schedule Adjustment Form", and "Override Authorization Form".

 

Mini Session Courses

Mini session courses are courses that are less than a semester's duration. Students should register for mini-courses prior to the last day to add courses. These courses follow a special prorated schedule for drop and late drop with grade of "W" periods.

For specific dates that apply to each mini-course, contact:

Office of the University Registrar
107 Canfield Administration Building South
(402) 472-3635

For particular charges and refund dates applying to each mini-course, contact:

Office of Student Accounts
124 Canfield Administration Building North
(402) 472-2887

Mini-courses can be located online by using Additional Search Criteria (Session: "Mini Session") in MyRED under Class Search. The final examination for a mini-course is to be on the last meeting day of the course.

 

Auditing Classes

Auditing gives a currently enrolled student (or currently admitted student) the privilege of attending class, but credit is not earned and a grade is not assigned when auditing a class.

All persons wishing to audit a course must be admitted and eligible to enroll in classes for the term in which they audit. Courses involving extensive laboratory work are generally not open to auditors.

If you wish to audit a course, take the following steps:

  1. Register for the class you wish to audit.
  2. Pick up a "Permit to Audit Card" at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.
  3. Obtain the instructor's permission to audit the course by having them sign the "Permit to Audit Card".
  4. Turn in your signed "Permit to Audit Card" at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South, no later than the last day to add a class for the term. See: Academic Calendar

Audited classes carry no credit and do not count toward full-time status. All audit cards for a term must be returned to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day to add a class.

Audit cards turned in after the deadline will not be honored and the student will be subject to a grade. You cannot change a course to audit on MyRED.

The fee for auditing a course is the same as the regular resident or non-resident tuition for the term, and both UPFF and other course fees apply to the class.

Classes that are audited will have an "AU" designation on the student's transcript.



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