Registration FAQs

Registration FAQs:
  • When Do I Register?
  • When can I meet with you to discuss my schedule?
  • How do I register?
  • How to know which Gen Eds I've completed?
  • Understanding Common Error Messages
  • Can you help me get into a closed class?
  • When can I register for ACCY 201 or PSYC or any other course being held for a certain major?
  • When do I register?
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When Do I Register?
 
To find your Registration Time Ticket, access the Web Self-Service system (https://apps.uillinois.edu/selfservice/), select "Registration and Records," then select "Registration," then "Registration Eligibility." From the drop-down, select "Fall 2013 Urbana-Champaign."

Remember, your Time Ticket represents your EARLIEST time to register; you will have from this time until the start of the semester to make changes and updates to your schedule.

Please note that registration time tickets will be available beginning on/around March 11th.
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When can I meet with you to discuss my schedule?
 
You can call 217-333-4710 to schedule an appointment through our receptionist. If you are not able to see me prior to November 12, you will be able to see me during Express Advising.

Express Advising is scheduled weekdays from April 15 - 19. Advisors will be available 8:30am - 4:40pm (but you must sign-in by 4:00pm.) to see students on a first come, first served basis. These meetings are designed to be 10 - 15 minutes in length. You may sign in to see me or you can choose to meet with the first available advisor. Lines can get long and mornings are the best time to come in as the wait times in the afternoon often exceed an hour.

In the afternoons of April 15 - 18, I will be holding Express Advising in Weston Hall in the Exploration area in the basement. These hours are from 1:30pm - 4:30pm.
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How Do I Register?
 
Students do not need to meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. This should actually be done on your own using the U of I Integrate system. If you are unsure of how to use U of I Integrate, I have included a handout to walk you through the steps:

U of I Integrate Tutorial Handout
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How do I know which Gen Eds I have completed or if transfer credit has been posted?

You can run your own degree audit at http://www.registrar.illinois.edu/dars/generate.htmll. This is the same tool that I use to check your progress and I think that you will find it very useful. Just remember that this is an UNOFFICIAL report and should not be used to replace academic advising.

Be sure to click on the "expand all" link at the top of the results form - this makes it much easier to understand.
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Understanding Common Error Messages
 
Here is a list of common error messages in UI-Integrate and what they mean:
  • Class Restriction - Contact Course Department - The class is being held for students at a particular class standing (i.e., freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior). Try to add another section of the class. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
  • Closed Section - Contact Course Department - The class is being held for students in a particular program or major. Try to add another section of the class. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
  • College Restriction - Contact Course Department – The class is being held for students in a particular college. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
  • CORQ REQ – Some classes require that you also register for a co-requisite or attached course. If you get this error, look at the error message, and it will tell you the class and CRN you need to add. Type both CRN’s in the boxes at the bottom of the Add/Drop screen and try again.
  • Departmental Approval Required – You get this message when a course is restricted by the department. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted. Otherwise, contact the department for more information.
  • Linked Course Required – Specific lecture sections must be "linked" to a lab or discussion section. The lecture and the discussion/lab must start with the same letter (A, B, etc.). For example, I want to register for SOC 100. I need a lecture (AL1) and discussion section (ADA or ADF). If I do not have both the lecture and discussion section selected, I will get this error. If I register for a BL1 lecture and an ADA discussion, I will get this error.
  • Field of Study Restriction - Contact Course Department – This class is being held for students in a particular major or majors. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
  • Course Prerequisite and/or Test Score Error - Contact Course Department – You get this message when you don’t have an attribute required of the course or section. Check the section restrictions in the Class Schedule. Most often, courses are held in this fashion for freshmen, James Scholars, pre-College of Media students, Bridge Transition students, Weston or Allen Hall students, etc. These sections will not open to other students, so try to add another section of the class (if possible) that is unrestricted.
  • Program Restriction - Contact Course Department – You will get this message when a course is restricted to a particular program or major. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
  • Time Conflict with (CRN #) - You will get this message when the time of the course you tried to add conflicts with another course. Check to see if the course conflicts with either a discussion or lecture and try to change the previous or new course to different times.
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Can you help me get into a closed class?
 
I cannot register you for a closed course, even if you really, really need the course. You may hear your friends talking about their advisors registering them for courses. Departmental advisors (advisors for declared majors) are sometimes able to add students into courses offered by their department. For example, the English advisor may be able to add English majors to English courses. Sadly, DGS doesn't offer any courses, so I am not able to get you into any closed courses. However, I would be happy to discuss alternate courses with you.

1. Keep checking the Class Schedule; a new section of the course may be added.
2. Keep trying; someone will probably drop the course.
3. Call or stop by the department* offering the course to ask:
    • Is there any way I can schedule this course? 
    • Are additional sections likely to be added? If so, when? 
    • Is there a waiting list? (If so, get your name on it!) 
    • What's the name of the instructor? (Call, e-mail, or stop by during the instructor's office hours to ask, what would you recommend that I do if I really want/need to take this course?) 
    • Tip: Department phone numbers and office locations are in the Class Schedule and Course Catalog.
4. Schedule a course that would be a good alternative.
5. Wait until the semester begins. Many courses will have space available within the first week of classes.
6. Attend the first day of class and ask the instructor if you can register for the course. The instructor may say "definitely no," "definitely yes," or "possibly if attendance is low during the first week and it appears that there might be room in the course." If you have to wait in limbo for awhile, ask the instructor if you can attend the class, even if you can't add it right away. That way you will be sure you really want the course, and you will not have missed anything if the course becomes available.

Don't settle for courses that are not appropriate just because they are available. Keep working on your schedule until you are satisfied with it. MOST STUDENTS DO NOT LEAVE FOR WINTER BREAK WITH THEIR FINAL SCHEDULE. EXPECT TO MAKE CHANGES DURING THE WINTER BREAK OR WHEN YOU RETURN TO CAMPUS IN AUGUST!
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When can I register for ACCY 201 or PSYC classes or any other course being held for a certain major?
 
Check the class schedule to see if the course will open up to everyone on a certain date.

For example, the following message appears under the listing of ACCY 201 sections:
"ALL ACCY 201 SECTIONS RESTRICTED TO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, ACE, ACES, CS & GE MAJORS. ALL OTHERS MAY ENROLL AT 10 AM ON JULY 16 IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. PREREQUISITES WILL BE ENFORCED."


last updated 02/21/13