General Course Registration Tips

  • There is no advantage to completing WebTree on the first day it is open versus the last day, but students are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last day in case questions arise.
  • On the class schedule, "R" in the Days column stands for Thursday.
  • Check the Notes column on the class schedule to make you are allowed to take the course.
    • If a class has a PRQ (prerequisite) note, read the catalog description to see if you might have the prerequisite.
      • Contact one of our summer advisers to discuss how pre-college credit may act as a prerequisite.
    • If a class has a PRM (permission) note, you will need the instructor's permission to register for the course, and this is done during the first week of classes via our Add/Drop process.
  • Some classes meet a Ways of Knowing requirement as well as the JEC (Justice, Equality, and Community) or CULT (Cultural Diversity) requirement.
  • A general rule is that lower course numbers have more broad content and the higher the number the more focused the material.
  • First-years are not restricted to 100-level classes unless specifically noted in the Notes column.
  • The Director of Premedicine and Allied Health Professions advises against taking two lab-science courses in your first semester.
  • Some classes are offered multiple times, designated by sections. By including multiple sections of the same course in WebTree, the chances of receiving that class increase.
  • Consider balance as you are looking at the meeting times and days of the various courses.
  • Do not include military science (MIL) courses in WebTree. Contact ROTC directly if you are interested and they will register you during the Add/Drop period.
  • Do not include Independent Study courses in WebTree. They are listed in the class schedule to make students aware they are an option, but since they are an agreement between a student and faculty member, they should not be included in WebTree.
  • Some courses are cross-listed, meaning the same course is offered under two subjects. For example, if EDU 290's course title is "REG FOR AFR 290 CRN 12345," it means register for AFR 290 - NOT EDU 290, and the CRN for the course you should register for is 12345.
  • Do not include PE Classes in WebTree. Complete instructions for registering for PE classes are available on the Physical Education site.

Additional advice for first-year students can be found on our First-Year Course Selection page.