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Category: Registration Tips

Open Enrollment Begins Today!

If you need help with making changes to your schedule or want to learn more about wait lists, check out the Register for Classes page on the Advising Central website! It has a lot of information including WebReg tutorials, registration tips, and links to Courses Search and Descriptions.

If you can’t find the answer to your question there, you can always reach out to your UST advisor through email or schedule an appointment to meet with them on Zoom.



Pre-Registration for Fall 2020 and Declaring a Major

Pre-registration advising has begun! Check out our previous post about Spring enrollment for tips and reminders that also pertain to Fall enrollment. If you have already picked out a major and are able to change it prior to the start of your registration, we highly recommend you do so. Please read the following for more information about declaring a major.

If you have already completed a full semester (spring or fall) as a UD student and have chosen a major that you meet the requirements for, you can submit a Change of Major form. You cannot submit a Change of Major yet if a) you are a new student (first-year or transfer) in your first semester, b) the major you want has specific application dates, and/or c) you do not meet the requirements for the restricted major. For application dates and requirements, see the Restricted Majors page for your Catalog year: 2017-20182018-2019, 2019-2020.

  • For students who want a major in the College of Business and Economics, you can apply starting March 15th, as long as you meet the minimum requirements.
  • For students who want a major in the College of Engineering, you can apply after your spring semester grades have been published and as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

New first-year and transfer students whose entry term is Spring 2020 can submit a Change of Major form for an unrestricted major (any major not listed on the Restricted Majors page) starting April 14 (after the withdrawal deadline).

You can find the Change of Major form in UDSIS or directly through Web Forms. Here are some tips when submitting the form:

  • If you are submitting a request for more than one program (e.g. double majors, a major and a minor, etc.), put in separate entries for each program. It will not accept a major and a minor in the same line.
  • Submit the form itself. Adding the lines for each program is not submitting the form. Make sure you complete the page asking why you are requesting the change.
  • Allow some time for the form to process. It needs to be approved by the department and then processed by the Registrar. You can see the status in Web Forms by reviewing the form in the Out Basket tab.

We encourage students to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year. If you are in your second or third year and are undecided or don’t meet the requirements for your intended major, schedule a meeting with your UST advisor to explore your options.

Pre-Registration Advisement Meetings and Spring Course Enrollment

It is that time of the year again to start talking about your Spring classes! You might have already received an email to schedule a meeting with your advisor; if you haven’t, you will soon. Here is your helpful guide for what you need to do to enroll in your Spring 2020 courses.

  1. Meet with your UST academic advisor! Click on that link in the email you receive(d) to easily go to BHSC and schedule a time that works best for you. You will discuss a list of appropriate courses that are relevant to the major(s) you are considering/pursuing.
  2. Your list of classes most likely will not be exact; it might list breadth requirements, for which you can choose specific courses to fulfill. To do this, use Courses Search. You can select specific breadth categories to search within, you can also select whether you only want to see ones that also fulfill the Multicultural requirement, and you can read descriptions of the courses which will include pre- and co-requisites, section/course restrictions, etc.
  3. Once you know exactly which classes you want to enroll in for the Spring (we recommend having around 15 credits), then go to WebReg and use Blue Hen Planner to have the system generate all the possible schedules available with those classes. You can select your favourites.
  4. Find out your Enrollment Appointment time on UDSIS under “Courses & Enrollment”. This is when you can start registering for your courses. It is based on the number of credits you have earned (and also are currently enrolled in if this is your first semester). Please note that the Enrollment Appointments have not been assigned yet; they will begin around mid-November.
  5. Check for any registration holds on your account! It can take time to get holds removed, so take care of these as soon as possible. You can find the details on UDSIS under “Holds & To-Do List”.
  6. When your Enrollment Appointment time starts, you can go back into Blue Hen Planner and select one of your faved schedules that is still available. It will add the available classes to WebReg for you to enroll in.  Make sure to complete it by adding the courses. It will tell you if the courses were successfully added or not.
    • You can also enroll in classes individually on WebReg. You do not have to use Blue Hen Planner. Find the courses and times first using Courses Search.

When picking out classes, make sure that:

  • The class is on the Main Campus. You can change the location on Courses Search to filter out courses that are on other campuses or for study abroad. It will not include online courses; you can run another search for those.
  • It is not major restricted. If a class you want is major restricted, the course might open up at Open Enrollment or you might be able to request enrollment through the Course Permit Form. Please read your emails from your advisor because they may include information about certain major restricted courses.
  • You have the pre-requisites for the class. If you are currently enrolled in a pre-req, that counts. If a class has a co-req that you have not enrolled in or completed, it will prompt you to enroll in it.

All of the above (except for using Blue Hen Planner) applies to Winter course enrollment as well. If you want to take courses outside of UD during the winter, see Transfer Credit Information on the Registrar’s website. Make sure to submit your Transfer Credit Evaluation form before you enroll in the course.

For more information about all things registration, check out the Register for Classes page on the Advising Central @ UD website or email your UST advisor.

In the Know: Course Registration

Students may make changes to their schedules through the WebReg system beginning Wednesday, August 1. Section numbers refer to the day, time, and location of a course. The section number appears after the course number: PSYC100-010 refers to General Psychology 100, section 010, which meets on M/W/F from 9:05-9:55 am in the Fall 2018 semester.  Some sections are offered online, including 194 and 195. Some are reserved for special populations – such as Honors 080, 081, etc.. Some sections are not available to most students because they meet in another part of the state (or even the world!) – such as 310, 510, 710, and 070. For additional information, visit the Registrar’s site.


Registration Tips: The Course Permit Form

UST advisors do not have the authority to add you to a full class or a class that is restricted by an academic department. If you are unable to add a class to your schedule through UDSIS, you may submit the Course Permit FormThis form is ONLY available to students from the first day of the semester until the Registration Change deadline. 

Students will receive an email when the form has been processed. If the request is denied, the email states the form was CANCELED and contains a link to view comments. If the request is approved, the email states COPY, with a link to the completed request. If you have not received a response within two business days, please follow up with the department offering the course. Check your Web Forms Out Basket to see the form status. When complete, the form is stored in your Web Forms Archive.



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