Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Chemistry Department has many courses where the laboratory class(lab) is a required co-requisite along with the lecture class.This means that you MUST take the lab along with the lecture in the same semester. These include the following course sequences:
* The only time the Chemistry Department allows students to take one course without the co-requisite is if they have attempted both courses before and failed one of them. *
You may be receiving this error because you must enter the CRNs for the lab and lecture courses at the exact same time. To do so you must use the Add/Drop page in Banner. (see graphic below)
Often students will try to add the lecture and then add the lab only to have Pirate Port - Self Service Banner reject it as a “pre-requisite/test score error.” This is because the system reads the student as trying to register for only the one half of a pair of co-requisite courses. Banner does not have a “general data error” code, so it labels it a “pre-requisite error.”
1. Take the CRN numbers from the Self Service Banner/Pirate Port - semester catalog (the number in blue along the left hand side) and enter both CRNs in the boxes at the bottom of the page. (see graphic below)
2. Click “Submit Changes”.
* NOTE: MATH 1065 is a prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1150 & 1151. If you have not already completed MATH 1065, you will need to type in the CRN for MATH 1065 either before or along with the CRNs for CHEM 1150 & 1151. *
If you continue to have difficulties registering, please make sure:
If Banner isn’t allowing you to register for a class, please read the ERROR MESSAGE it gives you.
* NOTE: When you receive an error message, SCROLL DOWN to see the details of the error message and include the details in your Registration Help Request. *
Requires department approval.
Contact Departmental main office (Student Services Specialist) offering the course.
*Do not contact the instructor - they have no authorization in adding you into course*
Requires co-requisite of class listed to register.
Register for both classes at the same time. Enter both CRNs on the course worksheet and hit register.
Student’s classification (FR, SO, JR, SR) does not match required classification for the course.
Students may only register for courses one level higher than their student classification. Students must have permission of department to be added.
Section is closed or full.
Students must have permission of department to be added.
Student is not declared in the college required of this course.
Student is not declared in degree/major required of this course.
Student’s level (undergraduate, graduate, professional meaning doctoral) does not match required level of class.
Students must have permission of department to be added. If you are an undergraduate student, you cannot take anything above a 5000-level class.
Student is not declared in major required of this course.
Students must have permission of department to be added
Course will put student over maximum allowed hours.
Unless you are a graduating senior, you need a minimum 3.0 GPA to get permission to take more than 18 hours (Spring & Fall) or more than 7 hours (each summer session). Contact your advisor if you want to take extra hours.
Missing prerequisite and/ or required test scores for course.
Cannot register for class. If you feel this is an error check your academic transcript. If prerequisite exists, contact your advisor.
*This is also the main generic error message when entering in CRNs improperly. If you are also a transfer/non-seeking degree/2nd-degree seeking: you will encounter this due to Banner not recognizing transcript credits - contact Registrar's office to ensure your credits are recognized in system - or you will always receive this message upon registering and require override assistance.
Student has already received credit for this course or is currently registered for the course.
*If you wish to repeat a course you are currently registered for (i.e. you are failing the course), contact your advisor or go to the Registrar’s Office. You are not allowed to register for same course whilst currently enrolled in.
* If student wishes to grade replace a course with a grade of “D,” your advisor may remove this restriction ahead of registration time. Discuss this during your advising appointment!
Time conflicts with another course in schedule.
Either change time or remove course currently in that time slot. Priority courses (i.e. Chemistry) should be registered first before electives.
Student is not part of the special grouping of students eligible to register for this course. (example, Distance Education or Honors College)
Pick a different section of this course. Courses with section numbers in the 600s are reserved for Distance Education students. Most courses will be open to campus students if not filled by a certain date. Contact your advisor for the date these courses will be open to all students.