Error Messages

When you register for classes, it is not uncommon to get "error" messages. The solutions are usually simple, but here is a list of the most common and how to fix them.

Common Registration Errors

  • Prerequisite and Test Score error -- you are attempting to register for a class section that has a prerequisite or test score. Sometimes this is because the course requires that you register for both the lecture and the lab sections at the same time (same transaction). Please note, when registering for lecture and lab classes, if you receive a time conflict for one class, you will get a prerequisite error for the other because the two classes are prerequisites of one another.
  • You may also get a "Prerequisite and Test Score" error if you are trying to register for a class that is restricted to a certain group of students -- for example, honors students or students in specific learning community. Usually these sections have a note listed right below the section with information about this requirement.
  • Campus Restriction –- you are attempting to register for a class section that is restricted to a specific student campus. This is most often seen when Main Campus (MC) students try to register for a class restricted to an off-campus (EX) cohort.
  • Class Restriction –- you are attempting to register for a class section that is restricted to a certain class, such as Juniors or Seniors.
  • Time conflict with CRN 12345 –- you are attempting to register for a class section that meets at the same time (or overlaps) with the CRN listed.
  • College Restriction -- you are attempting to register for a class section that is restricted to students in a specific college.
  • Instructor Permission Req or Dept Chair Permission Required or Dean Permission Required -- you are attempting to register for a class section that requires a permit for the appropriate permission (i.e., Instructor, Department Chair or Dean).
  • Closed Section -- you are attempting to register for a class section that does not have any available seats.
  • Duplicate Course with Section 12345 –- you are attempting to register for a class section that you are already registered for.
  • Field of Study Restriction – Major -- you are attempting to register for a class section that is restricted to students in a specific major.
  • Maximum hours exceeded –- you are attempting to register for a class which will bring your enrolled hours over the maximum. For undergraduate students in a Fall or Spring term, the maximum allowable hours is 18 hours. If you need to take more than the maximum hours, you should contact your Dean's Office.
  • Program Restriction -- you are attempting to register for a class section that is restricted to students in a specific program (major).
  • Linked course required (Lecture) or Linked course required (Lab) -- you are attempting to register for a class section that has a linked lecture or lab. You must register for both lecture and lab at the same time (in the same transaction).
  • Corequisite ART 1001 (CRN 12345) required -- you are attempting to register for a class section that has a co-requisite. You must register for both classes at the same time (in the same transaction).