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Registration Troubleshooting

If you’re experiencing trouble registering for a class, consider these common registration hiccups.

Troubleshooting

Consider these common registration hiccups if you're experiencing trouble registering for a class:

Time Ticket

Getting close to your time ticket? You’ll need the following to complete registration:

  • VIP ID and Password
  • Course Registration Numbers (CRNs)

Log on to Self Service Carolina during your time ticket window. Once your time ticket begins, you’ll be able to add and drop classes until the final drop/add date.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

You may receive error messages when registering for a class if one of the following apply:

  • Prerequisites - Some classes require that you take specific courses prior to registration. To view the prerequisites required for a class:
    • Lookup the class in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina
    • Click on the CRN for the section you're interested in learning about
    • Click on the course title at the top of the page
    • Here you will see a list of required prerequisites for this class
  • Corequisites - Some classes require that you take specific courses during the same semester. To view the corequisites required for a class:
    • Lookup the class in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina
    • Click on the CRN for the section you're interested in learning about
    • Click on the course title at the top of the page
    • Here you will see a list of required corequisites for this class
    • To register for a class that has a corequisite, use the Add or Drop Classes worksheet located in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina. Both CRNs must be listed at the same time in order to successfully register.

Restrictions and Special Permissions

 Some courses are restricted to a particular group of students or require special permission. To determine the requirements for a particular class section, follow these steps:

  • Lookup the class in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina
  • Click on the CRN for the section you're interested in learning about
  • Click on the course title at the top of the page
  • Here you will see a list of requirements for this class

If you believe that you meet the requirements listed, take the following actions: 

Error Message Action Needed
Attribute Contact the sponsoring academic department and request an attribute override.
Campus Contact your campus registrar or records office and request a campus override.
Capacity Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a capacity override.
Classification Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a classification override.
Corequisite Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a corequisite override.
Cohort Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a cohort override.
College Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a college override.
Concentration Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a field of study override.
Contract Required Complete an Undergraduate Independent Study Contract [pdf]
Degree Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a degree override.
Department Permission Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a department permission override.
Duplicate Course Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a duplicate override.
Extended University Permission Contact the Evening and Non-Degree Programs Office and request  an Extended University/Evening Program override.
Field of Study Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a field of study override.
Honors College Permission Contact the SC Honors College and request an Honors College override.
Instructor Permission Contact the instructor of record and request an instructor override.
Level Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a level override.
Major/Minor Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a field of study override.
Prerequisite Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a prerequisite override.
Program Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a program override.
Repeat Hours Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a repeat hours override.
Repeat Limit Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a repeat limit override.
School Permission Contact the sponsoring school or college and request a school special permission override.
Time Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a time override.

Holds

Common holds that prevent registration include outstanding financial obligations owed to the University, citizenship, immunizations, and advising. To determine if you have a hold on your account, choose the View Holds link located in the Student Records section of Self Service Carolina

Full Sections

When viewing a list of classes using the Look Up Classes option in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina, a full section is indicated by the letter 'C' listed beside the section in the first column labeled 'Select'.

Time Conflicts

Are you attempting to register for a class that is scheduled at the same time as a class you've already registered for? If you receive a time conflict error, review the meeting times for the classes that you've already enrolled in to determine if it overlaps with the class you're attempting to add.

Duplicate Courses

Are you attempting to register for two courses with the same course subject and number? Some courses only allow you to take a course once. Contact the academic department if you receive a duplicate course error.