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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:

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

  • Network Username/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.

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

  • Pre-requisites - Some classes require that you take specific courses prior to registration. To view the pre-requisites required for a class:
    • Lookup the class in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina
    • Click on the title of the section you're interested in learning about
    • Click on the Pre-requisites tab
    • Here you will see a list of required pre-requisites for this class
  • Co-requisites - Some classes require that you take specific courses during the same semester. To view the co-requisites required for a class:
    • Lookup the class in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina
    • Click on the title of  the section you're interested in learning about
    • Click on the Co-requisites tab
    • Here you will see a list of required co-requisites for this class
    • To register for a class that has a co-requisite, navigate to the Registration section in Self Service Carolina, choose Register for Classes, select the correct term and click Continue, then click on the Enter CRNs tab. You must add both CRNs, then click Add to Summary in order to successfully register.
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 title of the section you're interested in learning about
  • Click on the Course Information tab, then the Restrictions tab
  • Here you will see any required special permissions and/or restrictions 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.
Co-requisite Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a co-requisite 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
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.
Pre-requisite Contact the sponsoring academic department and request a pre-requisite 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.

Sections that begin with an alpha character are designated for special populations. You may only register for these sections if you qualify.

Section Designator Target Population
Preston Residential College students
Capstone Scholars students
South Carolina Honors College students
Online sections open to all students. Be certain to check which campus the section is designated for and only enroll in Columbia sections.
PMBA students
Nursing students enrolled in online sections
Palmetto College students
Q International Accelerator Program students
Contract Courses - only open to students affiliated with the course contract
Special populations including Living and Learning Communities
TRiO students
Open to all students - sections scheduled by On Your Time Initiatives office
Z Ft. Jackson students, open to all students

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, view your Student Profile in Self Service Carolina and review your Registration Notices. 

When viewing a list of classes using the Browse for Classes or Register for Classes options in the Registration section of Self Service Carolina, a full section is indicated in the Seat Availability column. Here you will see how many seats remain for a particular section.

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.

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.

Frequently Used Forms

Use these forms for special circumstances as you plan for registration, meet with your advisor and gather your course permissions.

Audit Course Registration Exception »
Internship Contract »
Pass/Fail Option »
Senior Privilege »
Special Enrollment Request »
Undergraduate Independent Study Contract »

 


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