CSU Summer Registration Has Begun!
Summer registration began on March 24th. Detailed information about all courses offered during the 2020 summer session can be found on RamWeb. Just click on class schedule search, then summer 2020. In addition, we would encourage you to review the “Summer Session” website for additional information and resources.
Advising Needs Over the Summer?
No problem! All Academic Success Coordinators are available by email, and to set-up a 30-minute appointment, schedule online here.
Fall 2020 Registration Dates
Be sure to check RAMweb to find your specific registration date. Don’t forget you will need to complete “Registration Ready” before attempting to register! These dates indicate the start of registration for a specific group:
- April 6 — Honors/Athletes/SDC
- April 7 — Seniors
- April 10 — Juniors
- April 17 — Sophomores
- April 24 — Continuing First Years April 6 — Honors/Athletes/SDC
- May 4 — All New Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Level Students
You MAY have an advising code on your account. Make sure to check Ramweb to see if a code is needed.
Registration errors can foil even the most prepared student’s efforts to complete the “perfect” schedule. If you find yourself receiving an unfamiliar registration error, don’t fret! Before you destroy your computer, check out our list of “Common Registration Errors” found on the last page of this newsletter.
If you have additional registration questions or concerns, please utilize our Remote Advising Drop-In hours (found on the next page) or schedule an appointment online.
Tips for Success in Online Classes
- Be an active learner! Online classes require your active participation and require you to take initiative to communicate with instructors, other students, etc.
- Don’t assume convenient = easy. It is true that online courses offer great flexibility, but remember the content is still just as challenging. Online courses are effortful and rigorous!
- Be mindful of your other commitments. It may be tempting to add an online course to an already full schedule because you can progress through them on your own time, but if your plate is full stop piling on! Remember, although they are online, they are still classes that demand time, commitment, and work.
- Tune up your time management skills. Online courses become overwhelming if you procrastinate. Save yourself the stress and create a realistic, efficient plan to complete your course.
- If you want more information on online courses, go here or visit the Psychology Advising Canvas page under “Modules” for more resources!
Common Registration Errors
|Error message||What it means||When you might get it||What to do|
|Class level||Only students in a certain class level (fr/so or jr/sr) can register for a given course.||PSY 292C is restricted to first years and sophomores; PSY 493 is restricted to juniors and seniors.||If you NEED the course, contact your advisor to request access (for PSY courses) or the home department for access (for other prefixes that are not ‘PSY’).|
|Additional Component Required||In addition to the lecture, you have to register for another component (lab or recitation) at the same time.||LIFE 102, CS 110, ECON 202 and CHEM 111 are examples commonly associated with this error.||Check boxes for each component PRIOR to hitting “register”, or “add all”. Clicking on the Title for the lecture will tell you if there are specific sections of lab/recitation that must be selected.|
|Major||You don’t have the required major for a class.||Some classes are restricted just to students in that major (business is an example); other classes allow non-majors to register after a certain date.||Click on the Title for details about major restrictions—if the class opens to non-majors at a certain date, it will tell you there.|
|Prerequisite||You fail to meet at least one prerequisite for the class.||PSY 452 is an example. It requires PSY 252 as a prerequisite.||You’ll need to take the prerequisite courses prior to registering for the course in question. If you think this is an error, contact your advisor.|
|Department or Instructor approval||Registration for a certain class is limited and only approved on a case-by- case basis.||An example is PSY 496 (Undergraduate Research) or PSY 487 (Field Placement); both require specific permission from the Psychology Office.||If you seek access to a class requiring department/instructor approval, contact the instructor listed, the department (if not PSY) or your advisor.|
|Stop enrollment||A department has stopped enrollment so that no one can register for the class until a problem is resolved.||Hard to say—stop enrollments can happen in any department due to unforeseen changes.||Try registering for a different section of the same class or contact the department to find out more information.|
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