Registration FAQs

Quick Tips

When do I register?

To view your pick time, students will need to log into their Student Admin account.  Located in the right hand menu, you can find your "Enrollment Date."  Beware!  It may say that you can begin enrolling the first day of registration.  As this is when registration begins, many students think this is their pick time.  Be sure to select "details," change the term to the one that you are searching for, and click "continue."  This will bring up your pick day and time.

Click here for step by step instructions.

The system won’t let me register for classes.

Hold on account

If you see a red circle with a line through it next to your name on Student Admin, then you have a hold on your account.  If you have an enrollment hold on your account, you will not be able to register.  Enrollment holds can come from a variety of offices, but we mainly see holds from Student Financial Services (SFS), Bursars office, Academic Probation, and advisor holds. Psych will only put holds on your account for mandatory group advising.  

To view your hold, you can either click on the red circle, or click on "details" listed under the "Holds and Indicators" section of the far right menu on your Student Admin home page.  Click on the hold under the "hold item" section to view the details of the hold, who placed it, and how you can clear it.

Click here for step by step directions.

 

Not your pick time

If you are unable to register, be sure that it is your assigned pick time.  Beware!  The time listed on your Student Admin home page may not be your pick time!  Be sure to click "details" under the "Enrollment Dates" section of the far right menu.  Click here for step by step instructions.

 

Registration has closed

During summer orientation, registration closes for continuing students shortly after the last day of classes.  Registration is now closed for continuing students (closed on May 11, 2018) and will re-open in July after Orientation has concluded.

I can’t add a course to my schedule.

Permission of Instructor Required

Some classes will require the permission of the instructor before registering for the course, for example, all PSYC 3889 sections are by permission number only.  In these circumstances, you will need to coordinate with the instructor and ask for a permission number.  This can be done in person or via email.

 

Closed

If the course is full, then you will not be able to add the course to your schedule.  You can try to email the faculty member for a permission number.  Psych courses taught by faculty are permitted to over-enroll their sections, however this is typically rare.  Psych courses taught by graduate students are not allowed to over-enroll their sections.  You can also try to add the course during the add/drop week.  If this is your strategy, it is typically recommended that you attend the first class meeting of that class when the semester begins.

 

Reserved Seats

Often times, a course will appear to have open seats, but you will get an error message indicating that you do not fit the reserved capacity.  This means that while the course is open, all of the remaining seats are reserved for a specific population of students.  You can view the reserved seating by using the Dynamic Class Search.  You will want to look for other sections or classes that have unreserved seats available.  You can try to email the instructor for a permission number, but typically those seats are saved for that population.

Click here for step by step instructions on how to use the Dynamic Class Search.

 

Time conflict

If you have a time conflict with a course that you are already registered for, you will receive an error message.  Double check any lab or discussion sections that could be conflicting with each other.

 

Prerequisite not met

Some courses require prerequisite coursework.  If you do not meet the prerequisite, then you will not be able to enroll in the course.  If you feel you do have the knowledge or should be able to take the course, you can reach out to the instructor or department to ask for a permission number.  Use the course catalog to view the course description and prerequisites.

Class standing can also prevent students from registering for a course.  Again, you can reach out to the instructor to ask for a permission number if you feel like you can handle the coursework.

 

Excess credit

Students are only able to register for 17 credits per semester.  Students who have earned a 2.6 and above for the previous semester can enroll in 18 credits.  To register for more than 18 credits in one semester, you will need to complete the Excess Credit Form.  Please speak with the CLAS Academic Services Center for any questions regarding Excess Credit.

How do I get a permission number?

For a Psych course

Some classes will require the permission of the instructor before registering for the course, for example, all PSYC 3889 sections are by permission number only.  In these circumstances, you will need to coordinate with the instructor and ask for a permission number.  This can be done in person or via email.

Psych courses taught by faculty are permitted to over-enroll their sections, however this is typically rare.  Psych courses taught by graduate students are not allowed to over-enroll their sections.

Psychological Sciences staff advisors cannot provide permission numbers.  If you are trying to enroll in PSYC 3880, please email jessica.groves@uconn.edu with any questions.

 

For a non-Psych course

For other courses, you can email the instructor or you can reach out to the advising office of that department and ask about their permission number policy.

The instructor never got back to me.

If you cannot reach a faculty member, you can reach out to the department's advising office, try to meet them before or after a class they're teaching, try to meet them during their office hours, or call them.

Faculty who are on school breaks do not have to check email.

How do I get permission to register for more than 17 credits.

Students are only able to register for 17 credits per semester.  Students who have earned a 2.6 and above for the previous semester can enroll in 18 credits.  To register for more than 18 credits in one semester, you will need to complete the Excess Credit Form.  Please speak with the CLAS Academic Services Center for any questions regarding Excess Credit.