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Solve Common Registration Errors

By meeting with your advisor prior to registration, you should be able to resolve any errors so that the registration process itself is simple and easy. However, you may still encounter issues. The most common are listed below, along with the solutions.

Need Help
If you encounter an issue you can’t resolve, contact the Registrar’s Office.

CLOSED SECTION

This occurs when you attempt to register for a course that is at full student capacity.

Solution: Before the second week of classes, you can get on the course’s waitlist, if available, and may be offered a spot if a student drops the course. After the second week of classes begins, you are required to get the instructor’s signature to possibly be added.

Instructor Approval Required
If the instructor permits you to attend the course, fill out the registration options form with the instructors signature and return it to the Registrar’s Office. If you attend outside of Logan, have the instructor email registrar@usu.edu.

PREREQ

This occurs if you have not completed one or more prerequisite courses required to register for a specific course.

Solution: Meet with your advisor to better understand the prerequisites you need to take in order to qualify for the course. It is possible to work with the course’s department to obtain approval for an exception.

Department Signature Required
After you talk to your advisor, you may be required to complete the registration options form with signatures from the department to register for the course. If you attend outside of Logan, the department can email registrar@usu.edu.

CO-REQ

This occurs when the course you are trying to register for requires you to register for another course simultaneously to take during the same semester, such as labs and recitations.

Solution: When you receive a “Co-Req” error, it will tell you the additional course you need to register for simultaneously. Contact your advisor if you need additional help.


LINK

This is similar to a “Co-Req” error, only you are required to register for a course section (specific instructor, time, and location) at the same time.

Solution: When you receive a “Link” error, it will tell you the specific course section you need to register for simultaneously. Contact your advisor if you need additional help.


ADVISOR

This occurs when a hold is placed on your account indicating you must meet with your academic advisor prior to registering or modifying your course schedule.

Solution: You have to meet with your advisor to remove this hold. You can find your advisor by visiting the USU Advising website.


MAJOR

This occurs when the specific section of the course you are trying to register for is reserved for students in a specific major.

Solution: You are required to register for a separate section of the course. Contact your advisor for additional help.


INSTRUCTOR

This occurs when the instructor of the course has set special requirements.

Solution: Contact the instructor for information and to get their signature if you wish to register for the course.

Instructor Signature Required
If the instructor permits you to attend the course, fill out the registration options form with the instructors signature and return it to the Registrar’s Office. If you attend outside of Logan, have the instructor email registrar@usu.edu.

Registration Steps

1

Meet with your advisor

The best way to prepare for registration is to meet with your advisor. If you want a smooth registration, do this.

Topics your advisor will help you cover

 
2

Register for classes

Once registration opens you will have the opportunity to build your schedule. If you've already created a plan with your advisor, you should be able to complete this step in a matter of minutes using Banner.

Helpful guides and topics about registration

 
3

Pay your tuition and fees

Tuition is due upon registering for classes. You can see how much you owe by logging into TouchNet at anytime. Failure to pay may result in being dropped from your classes.

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