You will need the CRN (5-digit course reference number - available in the course offerings) of each primary and alternate choice in order to complete the registration form. See below for more specific information about CRNs.
List your first choices on the “Preferred” lines of the registration form. Refer to the day/time schedule grid
to ensure that your preferred
courses (and their accompanying laboratory sections, if applicable) do not conflict.
List your alternate
courses on the “Alternate” lines of the registration form. We make every effort to register you for your preferred courses but many factors complicate our ability to accommodate every primary choice. Therefore, the nine required alternates gives us enough information about your interests to allow us to create a balanced schedule.
For courses with multiple sections (e.g., CORE 151, CORE 152, CHEM 101, ECON 151), the registrar’s office staff will first try to register you for the section indicated on your registration form. If that section is closed or conflicts with another of your courses, or if we need to assure an even distribution of students among the sections, we may place you in another section. Please do not provide alternate courses that are different sections (same course offered on different days/times) of your preferred course. CRN:
Every course section has a unique numeric identifier called the Course Reference Number, or CRN for short. You can find the CRN for each course section in the First-Year Course Offerings
. We will use the CRN to register you for your courses and that is what you will enter in the registration form. After you enter in a valid CRN, the rest of the course information will auto-fill for you. It's easy to transpose numbers when entering the CRN so it's important that you double check the auto-filled information to ensure it is the course you are expecting. The registration form will attempt to guide you in entering valid CRNs. You will receive an error message and the CRN box will turn red if you try to enter an FSEM CRN in the non-FSEM block, and vise versa. You will also receive an error and red box if you enter a CRN for a course that has not been designated as a first-year course. As long as you use the First-Year Course Offerings, you shouldn't have an issue with valid CRNs. Valid CRNs will turn the CRN box green. You'll be permitted to submit your form once all CRN boxes are green. Courses with labs:
A number of courses (particularly in the natural sciences) have required laboratory sections. The labs are designated by the course number followed by an L (e.g., CHEM 101L is the required lab associated with CHEM 101) and, in most cases, carry 0.25 course credits. If you want to register for a course with a lab, enter the lecture CRN first. Then select your preferred lab section from the drop down box title "Select Lab" on the same line.
Labs should not
be entered on their own line. The normal, required course load for first-year students is 4.00-4.50 course credits. The registration form:
You can save your registration form if you need to take a break or do more research before submitting. If you would like to give us information or guidance when we are registering you, please use the Notes box at the bottom of the form. As stated above, all CRN boxes must be green before you will be permitted to submit your form.
Once you submit your form, the registrar's office will receive your selections. If you've submitted your form and need to substantially amend your selections, you can resubmit your form with the edits. In this case, you should indicate "Revised Copy" in the Notes section so that we can ensure it is used in place of your original submission. If you have a minor change, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you aren't sure if your changes are substantial enough to require a resubmit, please email or call and we will help determine the best course of action.