Enrollment questions are the most common type of question we see. Student who are unable to get into a course but do not know why, deadlines, prerequisites issues, etc
How do I get into a course that is full?
What are the deadlines to add/drop a course?
There are three main ways to try to get a seat in a course
that is full. Please note that there is no guaranteed way to get into a full course.
- Keep checking to see if a seat opens up. Students are adding
and dropping courses constantly before the first day of the semester.
Contact the instructor by email or in person to
request a Class Limit Override. It is up to the instructor to allow or deny
this request. They may not be able to grant overrides due to room capacity. If
they grant an override, they will need to either send you an email or sign the
Override Authorization form. The form needs to be stamped by the department of
the class to authorize the signature and then either brought to our office or
the Registrar’s Office for processing.
- Attend the first day of class with an override form in hand. If
there is room, the instructor will sign appropriate overrides.
What does a "W" mean?
You can find important dates/enrollment deadlines on the Registrar’s Website
, including the last day to add, last day to drop, last day to withdraw from the term, etc. You can also find the last day to drop a class as well as withdraw
from a course on your syllabus. If you have any additional questions about deadlines after looking at the Registrar's website,
please do not hesitate to contact our office
What is Department Consent vs. Instructor Consent?
A “W” means withdraw. A withdraw does not affect
on your GPA or your academic standing. However, withdraws can affect Financial
Aid and enrollment status (Full-time vs. Part-time). Before withdrawing from a
course, be sure to check with an advisor to see how it may affect your
enrollment status. Contact financial aid
about how it could affect future
I have enrolled into fieldwork or an internship, but the course is only showing as one unit. What do I do?
Department Consent means that you need to contact the SBS Academic Services and Advising office for permission to enroll into the course.
Instructor Consent means that you need to
contact the instructor for the course in order to enroll.
Please contact our office so that we can have the number of units you are enrolled in corrected.
Enrollment has begun. Why can't I enroll?
Why can't I enroll into a specific course?
The two most common reasons are:
- Hold on your account (Please see the Advising Questions for information on how to clear holds)
- Not your scheduled time to enroll. The enrollment times are based on units
completed. This does not include current coursework or courses which are in the
process of being transferred.
I transferred in a prerequisite, but I cannot sign up for a course. What do I do?
If you are not able to enroll into a course, an error will apear. The most common errors are:
- the class is full
- the seats are reserved
- you do not have the required prerequisite
- instructor or department consent needed
If you have taken the prerequisite but are still unable to enroll in a class, please contact us.
If a course is showing as open in LOUIE, why can't I enroll into it?
It is common for LOUIE not to recognize a transfer course as
a prerequisite. If this is your case, please contact us.
The most common reason is that the seats are reserved for a
specific group of students, like Distance Learning. If you have questions about
the reserved seats or possible overrides, please contact us and we can explain
the appropriate steps for you to complete. When you contact us, please be sure to include what course name and number you are trying to enroll. The course number is the four digits located in parentheses.
For example, PSY 101: Intro to Psychology Section: 01-LEC (1468)