When registering for classes, make sure you meet the requirements. If there are any pre-requisites or co-requisites, they will appear on the class information page. There will also be additional information in the Notes section. See the example below:

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Know your Hold(s) Status

Make sure you have reviewed to ensure all holds on your student account have been lifted prior to registration. There are different types of holds

To view your hold status, go to MySlice - Student Home – Holds.

Additional Fees

Please be aware that there are additional fees for some classes. These fees will be noted in the class information on MySlice. You can also refer to the Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies Bulletin

Search for Classes

Why do we love the search for classes tool? It allows you to view up-to-date credit class information online. There are many different search options.

Searching by subject area is the most common for a standard fall/spring term whereas searching by session is recommended for students interested in summer classes.

There are multiple ways to search for classes: by department, by professor, by keyword, or by day/time. The most important thing is to ensure that you are searching for classes in the specific term you need. If you are looking for a summer class, make sure the term has not defaulted to the fall, etc.

Helpful Tip: Make sure to leave the box that says “Show Open Classes Only” checked. This ensures your search criteria will only give you open classes.

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Helpful Tip: Make sure you pre-select your Course Career to correspond with your degree type.

Example: Students earning a bachelor's degree are Undergraduates. Students earning a master’s degree or a certificate of advanced study are Graduates.

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Helpful Tip: If you get the following pop-up message:

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We recommend that you Cancel and try narrowing your search parameters. Depending on your internet connection, clicking OK can result in a lag and an eventual time-out of the system.

To narrow your search, we recommend incorporating the following information:

Search by Department/Subject Area:

  1. Make sure Current Semester is selected for the Term.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Subject Area to select a subject (example: Accounting, Advertising).
  3. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

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Search by Professor:

  1. Make sure Current Semester is selected for the Term.
  2. Under “Meeting Information,” enter the Instructor’s Last Name.
  3. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

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Search by Keyword:

  1. Make sure Current Semester is selected for the Term.
  2. Enter a Keyword.
  3. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

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Search by Day/Time:

  1. Make sure Current Semester is selected for the Term.
  2. Select days of the week you are available.
    1. Advanced: select a meeting start or end time to help narrow the search.
  3. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

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Search for Summer* classes:

  1. Make sure Summer [Year] is selected for the Term.
    1. Mode of Instruction is needed when selecting in-person versus online.
    2. Session is needed when selecting Maymester versus Summer Session I, etc.
  2. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

*Please refer to the summer fees listed in the Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies Bulletin for information about additional fees.

Search for Winterlude** classes:

  1. Make sure Spring [Year] is selected for the Term.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Session and select Winterlude.
  3. Click on Search at the bottom of the page.

** Please refer to the Winterlude fees listed in the Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies Bulletin for information about additional fees. Additional general information about Winterlude is also available. 

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Know the Class Status

A green circle.= Open

A blue square.= Closed

A yellow triangle.= Waitlist Only

Keep in Mind: If a class is open and is required for you to enroll but you are met with error messages, please read the message, and follow the instructions provided.

Know the Error Messages

Error Message: Requisite not met for class, not enrolled.

Explanation: You have not met the requirements (pre-req, class standing, etc.) to enroll in the specified class.

Resolution: Select another class. If this is in error, please contact the department in charge of the class.

Error Message: Hold on student’s record; add not processed.

Explanation: There is a hold on student’s record preventing registration.

Resolution: Go to MySlice – Student Home – Holds. Information on every hold will be displayed here. Contact the appropriate person or office to have the hold removed.

Error Message: No valid appointment found, and open enrollment period has not begun.

Explanation: You are trying to register before your registration appointment begins or to access the system during a time when it is not available for registration.

Resolution: Review your enrollment day and time. Go to MySlice – Student Home – Enrollment – View Enrollment Appointment.

Error Message: Student not enrolled; class full or restricted. Waitlist full.

Explanation: The class is closed.

Resolution: As a wait list may not be available, we recommend you select another class.

Error Message: A required related class also needs to be selected.

Explanation: You are attempting to enroll in a multi-component class and you have only selected one of the required components.

Resolution: Select additional required component when prompted on the enrollment options page.

Error Message: Maximum term student unit load exceeded.

Explanation: Trying to register for more than 19 credits as an undergraduate. Trying to register for more than 15 credits as a graduate student.

Resolution: Contact the VPA Office of Academic and Career Advising for steps to move forward.

Error Message: It is outside the Career of Study. The add transaction was not processed. Enrollment in this class is not allowed for this academic career.

Explanation: Undergraduate students cannot register for graduate level courses, and graduate students cannot register for undergraduate courses.

Resolution: 100-499 level courses belong to undergraduates only. 600-999 level courses belong to graduate students only. 500-599 level courses are shared between undergraduates and graduate students.

Error Message: Student already enrolled in class, add not processed.

Explanation: Course is already on your schedule.

Resolution: Review your class schedule.

Error Message: Student not enrolled, student needs permission to enroll in this class.

Explanation: The class is closed or restricted.

Resolution: Contact the department for the class as you MAY be able to obtain permission to enroll in the class if you meet the requirements. Permission is issued by the department.

If a class is closed, there is no way to guarantee enrollment. We recommend reaching out to the professor or the department directly.

Waitlists are not guaranteed for every class. If this option appears, a waitlist is available. Please reach out to the appropriate department directly.

How to Add Classes

Follow the steps provided above to search for your required classes.

Once you have found your first required class, click on the green Next button. This has now added the course to your Shopping Cart. We recommend you continue to add more classes to your cart, starting with your required coursework.

What is your Shopping Cart? This is a “holding” place for the classes you need and want to be registered for during the next semester. The courses you select will be kept here for you until you are ready to enroll. If you accidentally add a class you do not want to your cart, you can click the trash can icon to delete it.

Note: Adding classes to your shopping cart does not guarantee you a seat. It is recommended that you add extra electives to your cart in case you are unable to enroll in your preferred electives on your enrollment date.

When it comes time to register for classes, you will navigate to your Shopping Cart and click Proceed to Step 2 of 3.

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In Step 2 of 3, you are given the chance to confirm the classes you wish to enroll in. Remember to review the class status! If you are ready to continue, click Finish Enrolling.

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In Step 3 of 3, you will be able to view the results of your enrollment transaction. Ideally, you will see that all your classes were successfully enrolled.

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However, if you receive an error message, you will need to complete additional steps.

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For more information on error messages and how to move forward, please scroll up.

How to Add a Class with a Permission Code

If you have been issued a permission number to add a class, make sure to add the number when adding the class to your shopping cart. If the class is already in your shopping cart, you will need to remove it and then re-add it.

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How to Drop Classes

Our recommendation will always be to SWAP classes rather than to drop. However, if you have accidentally added a class you did not wish to enroll in, please follow these instructions:

  • Navigate to MySlice – Student Home – Enrollment – Add/Drop/Swap.
  • Select the Drop option and click on the box next to the class(es) you wish to drop.
    • Note: A green check mark indicates that this is the class you have selected to drop.

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  • Select Finish Dropping to continue.

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  • You will be able to view the results of your drop request.
    • Ideally, you will be successful. However, if you receive an error message, please contact your academic advisor immediately.

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How to Swap Classes

Swapping a class is our preferred method of adjusting your class schedule as it guarantees you a seat in the class you wish to drop in case the class you wish to add is not approved.

To swap your classes faster, we recommend having the course you want to add in your shopping cart ahead of time. However, you are given the chance to add the new class through the class search tool:

  • Navigate to MySlice – Student Home – Enrollment – Add/Drop/Swap.
  • Select the Swap option and select the class you wish to drop for the class you wish to add.

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  • Click Next and review the status symbols for the class you are replacing and the new class.

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  • You will be able to view the results of your swap request.
    • Ideally, you will be successful. However, if you receive an error message, please contact your academic advisor immediately.

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For additional assistance, we recommend reviewing the information our registrar’s office has provided.