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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.