Why can’t I register?

There are several reasons that your registration may not be accepted by Self-Service:

1. You are trying to register at the wrong time. Please check your Registration Letter Group and Class to make sure you are registering with the correct group.

2. You do not have your advisor’s approval to register. To find out if you have permission to register, log on to your account in Self-Service and pay attention to the RED message “Please meet with your advisor(s) to obtain approval to register.” that appears in the top right of your screen.  You will need to contact your advisor and obtain his/her approval before you will be able to register. If you have more than one active academic advisor (e.g., because you are a double major), both advisors must approve you to register.

3. The instructor’s permission is required to add the course. You will need to contact the instructor and request Signature Approval. Once the instructor has provided the Signature Approval the Register button will be blue and you can then register for the course.

4. Registration for the course is restricted to certain groups. For example, a notation of FR/SO in the Restr column for a course means that only students whose registration class is “freshman” or “sophomore” may register for that course. Restrictions can not be overridden during the registration period. You should contact the instructor, explain the situation, and request that they consider allowing you to register for the course during the Add/Drop period at the beginning of the term.

5. You are trying to register for more that 18 credits. Preregistration is limited to 18 semester credit hours until all students have had their first opportunity to register. After that time, you may register for up to 20 credits. Course overloads of 21 credits or more require special approval.

6. There is a financial hold on your account. Please contact the Financial Services Office for help resolving financial holds.