Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions students have when they are registering for classes. Please note, further tutorials about how to use the various class search, course planning, and enrollment tools in StudentAdmin can be found on the StudentAdmin Help page.
The prerequisites for a course are located in the Undergraduate Catalog (catalog.uconn.edu) and also listed in the Class Detail section in StudentAdmin that you see after searching for a course. Prerequisites must be posted to your UConn transcript for the system to recognize that you meet them (AP and transfer courses may take time to post—run your unofficial transcript to confirm the prerequisites are on your UConn transcript). If the prerequisites are not on your transcript, the system will not allow you to enroll. If you are enrolled in a prerequisite at UConn over the summer (it is on your UConn transcript), the system will recognize that and assume you will finish the course, and allow you to enroll in a course requiring that prerequisite for the Fall (even if you have not yet finished the course yet over the summer).
Non Business courses: Email the instructor
Business courses: Submit an online permission number requestA permission number allows a student to override the restrictions placed by the registration system—most commonly overriding a class that is full. Each department and school at the university manages this process differently. A good general rule of thumb for non-Business courses is to email the instructor (you can look up contact information at phonebook.uconn.edu/) to ask for a permission number. You could also contact the department by searching for the department name and contact information on the UConn website (example: google "UConn undergraduate History department" to look for contact information). This is a good strategy for a course that does not have an instructor listed. In the School of Business, however, every permission number is requested through an online permission number request form, available at undergrad.business.uconn.edu/forms. Your request will go to the appropriate department (Finance Department, Accounting Department, etc.) and you will be contacted by the department directly if a permission number can be granted to you. Requests for permission numbers are not guarantees of enrollment, since they are given out at the discretion of the department based on a number of different factors. If granted a permission number, enter it in the designated area in the top right hand corner of the course enrollment page in StudentAdmin.
Some departments use a waitlist to give students a chance to obtain a seat in a course that is currently full. You must select the appropriate box while enrolling through StudentAdmin to indicate you would like to be put on a waitlist for a course. From there, you may get a permission number to enroll, see more details about the process on the Registrar's waitlist page.