Registration Help

Holds on student accounts

The following holds do not prevent course registration:

  • No SSN/Tax Indicator – this is an indicator and has no impact
  • Financial Aid Exit Counseling

The following holds will prevent course registration:

Bursar Holds for balances over $100
View your fee bill and make a payment in Student Admin or contact the Bursar’s Office at 860-486-3331 for more information.
Advising Holds
A dismissed UConn undergraduate student wishing to take courses as a non-degree student must obtain special permission to register each semester. Please contact the designated advisor of your previous school or college for permission to register. If approved, they will remove the hold from your account.
Non-Degree Application Pending or Denied
You will receive additional information via email.

For instructions on resolving the issue, click on the hold message.

Common Error Messages

You can easily see what a course requires for enrollment when you are searching for classes. After you have selected the class from the search page, look under “Enrollment Information” at “Enrollment Requirements.” Requirements for enrollment will be listed here including prerequisites, class standing requirements, instructor consent, etc. You will only be able to enroll in courses where you have met these requirements. If you do not meet the requirements for a course, you will receive an error message upon attempting to enroll including a large red X. Here are some common error messages and what they indicate:

Requisites have not been met
This indicates that you are ineligible to enroll in the class. It may be a class open to upperclassmen only, open to freshman only, open to major students only, etc. This error message will also appear if you have already completed relevant course material. For example, students who have completed English 1010, Seminar in Academic Writing, cannot enroll in English 1004, Introduction to Academic Writing.
Prerequisites have not been met
This indicates that the class requires completion of previous course material in order to qualify for enrollment. If you have completed coursework elsewhere that you believe satisfies the prerequisite, the instructor may be able to provide you with a permission number to register. They are under no obligation to do so and may require proof of prerequisite completion. The error message may also read what the prerequisite classes are.
Class is full
All classes have an enrollment limit, but instructors may be able to enroll a student into a closed class with a permission number. Instructors are under no obligation enroll a student once the class has filled. Lab courses and W courses cannot be overenrolled due to safety concerns and/or university policy. If the class has a waitlist and you wish to be added to it, you can resubmit your enrollment request after selecting the “Wait List” option. If you have been put on a Wait List, you will be contacted via email if a spot becomes available.
Instructor Consent Required
Certain courses only allow enrollment with instructor permission. See the UConn Phonebook for instructor contact information.
Time Conflict
This indicates a time overlap with classes you are already enrolled in. Search for other sections of the same course or a different course offered at another time.
Term Maximum Exceeded
Adding this class would exceed the maximum number of credits allowed for the semester. Non-degree students are able to enroll in up to 8 credits per semester.

Permission numbers

Instructors may be able to provide you with a permission number to register for courses that you are unable to register for on your own. However, the instructor is under no obligation to provide you with permission to register.

You will not be able to register for a specific class if any of the following is true:

  • The class is full. Lab courses can not be overenrolled due to safety concerns.
  • The remaining seats in the class are reserved.
  • You do not meet the prerequisites. Although you may have taken coursework elsewhere, if your UConn transcript does not demonstrate successful completion of course prerequisites, you will need permission to register. Your instructor may require proof of prerequisite completion.
  • The class is a graduate-level course.

You may contact the instructor via their UConn email address to request a permission number. If the instructor does provide you with a permission number, you must resubmit your enrollment request including the permission number. The easiest way to include the permission number is to click on the class when it is in your shopping cart. A pop-up window will appear in which you can enter the number before continuing.

Contact the Registrar’s Office

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 860-486-3331 if you experience difficulty and require additional assistance with course registration.