Registration Errors

What to Do if You Have a Registration Error


Registration errors may occur for a variety of reasons, and your NEST Add/Drop page will tell you what error(s) you have received. Here's an example: 

Type of Registration Errors and How to Solve Them

  • Class Restriction: A course may be restricted by college/school, degree program, major or class year.  If you're not in that school/program/major/class, you'll get this error. Find an alternate course.
  • Closed Course:  The class is full. Register for an open section of the same course or a different course.
  • Duplicate Course:  You may have listed two sections of the same course. Drop one of them using the drop option listed by the course on your list of Registered Courses.
  • Instructor or Department Consent:  Signature of the instructor or department is required. See Overrides and Exceptions.
  • Maximum Hours Exceeded:  Go to your Dean's Office for permission to increase your maximum hours for the term.
  • Prereq, Co-req or Test Score:  You have not met the prerequisite or co-requisite for the course.  Refer to the catalog for details.  For co-requisites, you MUST type the CRNs for both courses in your Class Shopping Cart at the same time.
  • Time Conflict:  Two or more of your desired courses overlap in time. Choose one or more different courses.

Tips for Resolving Errors

Have a list of alternate courses/CRNs handy.  You may have to re-arrange your schedule to get a set of courses that works for you based on what is available at the time you register.

To correct a registration error, add a new CRN to your Class Shopping Cart and click "Register/Submit."

Some instructors may grant exceptions for Registration Errors.  See Overrides and Exceptions.