Course prerequisites and registration holds
In order to enroll in some courses, you must either complete or concurrently register for certain other courses, possess particular qualifications, or have the appropriate class standing. These requirements are known as course prerequisites. To see the prerequisites, you must select the class number or the course section and view the course description in MyU’s Class Search.
In addition to prerequisites, you will not be allowed to register for classes if you have a registration hold placed on your account. You can see information about holds, including how to resolve them, in MyU.
First day of class attendance policy
You must attend the first class meeting of every course in which you are registered unless you obtain approval for your intended absence before the first meeting. Without this prior approval you may lose your place in class to another student. If the first day falls during a recognized religious holiday, it does not require instructor approval, but the instructor must be notified in advance.
Repeating a course
Current University Policy (section E.4) states that students may repeat a course only one time (excluding course withdrawals). The registration system will not allow students to enroll in a course for a third time. If you were considering taking a course for a third time, consult with your success coach or academic advisor to explore other options. You may be eligible to submit a Student Petition for Requesting to Enroll in a Course a Third Time form. Review the guidelines for submitting the petition.
Most colleges permit independent (or “directed”) study (IND sections) in their regular courses. Through IND registration, you can complete a course by studying independently under the instructor's guidance without attending class. This type of registration requires instructor and department approval.
Most faculty permit auditing in their courses. However, if a course is only set up for an A-F grading basis, then it can’t be audited. As an auditor, you enroll in, pay tuition and fees for, and attend classes but do not complete assignments or take examinations. You receive no credit for the class, but the class will be placed on your transcript with the symbol “V” (visitor) to indicate your special registration status. For further information, check with your academic advisor.
The University determines your enrollment status based on how many credits you take each semester. The information below can help you determine if you are full-, part-, or half-time.
Student status credit requirements
For degree-seeking undergraduate students:
- Full-time is 12+ credits
- 3/4 time is 9-11 credits
- 1/2 time is 6-8 credits
- Less than 1/2 time is 1-5 credits