Registering for Classes
Online information about registration is available on the Registrar’s web site, including a short video with detailed instructions: Onine guide to registration and using Patriot Web. You are responsible for knowing and understanding how to use the following invaluable information:
- How to register
- The schedule of classes
- When to register
- Deadlines for adding and dropping of classes, changing to audit status, tuition payments and much more.
The registration process starts with understanding your online degree evaluation. A review of your degree evaluation indicates courses you still need to take for admission to the School of Management and graduation. Always make certain you have the prerequisites for the courses you are planning to take and be sure to register for any missing prerequisites for the upcoming semester.
Special issues that you should be aware of while registering are:
- If you are registering for a linked course (a lecture and lab or recitation) you need to register for the lecture first and then the lab or recitation.
- Make certain on which campus the course is being taught. You can not have back-to-back classes if one is on the Fairfax campus and the other at the Prince William campus.
- If a class is full you can put yourself on the waitlist. Check the registrar’s site for the university waitlisting instructions. The School of Management handles waitlisting differently than other departments.
- Be aware of the last day to add and/or drop. Trying to adjust your schedule after the deadlines is a time consuming process. Adding/dropping classes after the deadline should only be used when extenuating circumstances beyond your control prevented you from adjusting your schedule by the deadlines. (Translation…permission to add/drop courses after the deadline is rarely given.)
After registering for classes you should check your schedule online. Make a copy of the schedule and a copy of your Degree Evaluation after the last day to drop. The copies are two valuable pieces of official documentation that may help to support requests at later dates.