Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Advising & Resource Center

Registration Problems

Make sure you do not have a HOLD! (View holds in Banner Self Service under Student Records). Students with holds should contact the appropriate office to have it removed. Please note that if you have a hold no one, not even your advisor, can make adjustments to your schedule.

Make sure it is your TIME to register (Check the Registrar’s home page to see the “registration schedule”)

If you receive an error message when trying to register for a particular course, read the ERROR MESSAGE as that will explain the reason for the error. When ERROR appears, SCROLL DOWN on the screen to see the reason. Follow instructions listed below in order to resolve your issue.

Error Message

What It Means

Requires approval from that course’s specific department.

What To Do

This particular course could be only for certain students (example: honors, certain majors, etc.) so you may not be able to add this course. Contact the department office offering the course for further explanation.

What It Means

Requires co-requisite of class listed to register

What To Do

Look at the catalog entry to find the required co-requisite. Then register for both classes at the same time by adding the CRN’s of both classes to the worksheet.

What It Means

Students classification (FR, SO, JR, SR) does not match the required classification for the course

What To Do

Students may only register for courses one level higher than their classification (Ex. Freshmen can only register for 0000, 1000, or 2000 level)

What It Means

Section is closed or full

What To Do

Students can NOT add a closed class. Continue checking Banner periodically to see if someone drops or place yourself on the wait list—if wait list is available (Note-wait lists are not available for all courses.)

What It Means

Student is not “officially declared” in the college required of this course.

What To Do

If student is eligible to officially declare, contact advisor. Otherwise, you can not take this course until you are “declared”.

What It Means

Student is already registered for this class (Perhaps a different section number)

What To Do

Drop class and add correct section.

What It Means

This section is reserved for students in particular majors.

What To Do

Student must pick a different section.If student is changing majors, student must contact new major department to change major before signing up for course.

What It Means

Student’s level (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) does not match required level of class.

What To Do

You are trying to add a grad or doctoral class and need special permission of the department.

What It Means

Course will put student over maximum allowed hours (18 is maximum for fall/spring).

What To Do

If you have at least a 3.00 and wish to take extra hours, contact your advisor.

What It Means

Missing the pre-requisite/co-requisite OR do not have the required placement test score for this course.

What To Do

If you are missing a pre-requisite, you can NOT sign up for the class. If you are missing a co-requisite, register for both the courses simultaneously by placing the CRN’s on the worksheet (Ex. CHEM lecture/labs). If you have not taken a placement test (Ex. math or Spanish) then you must take appropriate test.

What It Means

Student has already received credit for this course or is currently registered for the course.

What To Do

If you wish to repeat a course you are currently enrolled in (Ex. You are failing the course) you must wait until the end of the semester to add it. If you have AP credit for the course and wish to waive your AP credit, contact your advisor.

What It Means

Time conflict with another course in schedule.

What To Do

Either change time or remove course currently in that time slot.

What It Means

Student is not part of the “population” eligible to register for this course.

What To Do

Pick a different section of the course. (*Note—sections 200 or above are usually restricted for honors students only. Section 600 or above are usually restricted for online/DE students only.)