registration conflicts

registration conflicts

Enrollment limit

To exceed enrollment limit units, you must obtain the signature of your advisor on a Change of Program Form, along with the signatures of the instructors for the classes you wish to add and the Dean of the school or college in which you are majoring. Undeclared majors must obtain the signature of the Director of the University Advisement Center. The Change of Program Form will be accepted starting the first day of the term.


Some classes require concurrent enrollment in a laboratory or activity section as well as in a lecture or seminar section, or concurrent enrollment in one or more other class. Failure to add/waitlist both or all co-requisites will result in being dropped from your original request.

Enrollment restrictions

Some classes are restricted to students in specific degree programs, at specific class levels (e.g., seniors), or to graduate or undergraduate students only.

Departments may choose to require department consent for some classes in order to screen students for eligibility.

Questions about enrollment restrictions and eligibility for specific classes should be directed to the department offering the class.

Students who are not eligible for restricted classes may be able to obtain approval from the department in special circumstances. A Permission Number must be obtained from the appropriate department representative. The Permission Number must be used via enrolling through; registration in the restricted class may be completed provided a seat is available. Note: You may place yourself on a waitlist if the requested class is full, however, if the class has a required co-requisite, it will be necessary to waitlist for both co-requisite sections. You may not register for one and waitlist the other.

Time conflicts

Students with permission from both instructors to enroll in classes which overlap must submit an Approval for Time Conflict form to the Office of Admissions & Records (  The form is available on the Records & Registration web site.

Check class availability

Prepare a list of alternate classes and/or class sections before attempting to register, in anticipation that your first-choice class/section may be full or cancelled.

Full classes

If you attempt to register for a class that is already full, you will be given two options:

  1. Check for open sections of the same course, or
  2. Place yourself on the waitlist for the closed section

To secure a seat in the class, it is recommended that you check for open sections first and register for an open section, if available. If no open sections exist, you may wish to place yourself on a waitlist for the full section of your choice. Please refer to the instructions on waitlisting.

Cancelled classes

See “Check Class Availability (above).” If you register for a course which is subsequently cancelled, you will receive email notification and should register for an alternate class or section as soon as possible.

Schedule adjustment/Schedule review

Remember, you may change or review your schedule any time during the registration period. If you choose to exchange one class for another, add the new class before dropping the other class (unless you have reached the maximum enrollment limit). If you wish to drop a class without adding another, please act immediately as a courtesy to another student trying to add the class. You may also review your schedule or drop classes during Late Registration.

Remember to save your entries before exiting the system.