Fall 2014 Registration Tips

Enrollment for incoming first year undergraduate students that have attended a New Student Orientation session through July 31st opens back up on August 7th starting at 11 am!

Greetings First-Year Students, If you have already attended orientation and registered for classes, you will once again be able to access your enrollment on August 7th starting at 11 am through ConnectCarolina. You may use ConnectCarolina to alter your schedule through August 25th, which is the last day for all students to add a course or late register using the web registration system. In addition to accessing your registration, on August 8th you will be able to register for up to 18 hours of credit. For a list of other important dates, please check our Fall 2014 University Registrar’s Calendar.

For helpful tips while registering, please check out our Registration Guide, including our video series which covers a wide variety of registration related topics and issues.

Utilize the SWAP feature

Swap allows you to attempt enrollment into a new class without losing your enrolled seat in the class you want to drop. If you are able to successfully swap into the new class, you will be dropped from the enrolled class. If you are not able to enroll in the “swap to” class, you do not lose your seat in the “swap from” class.

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Important: Do not use SWAP to change a recitation on a class! To change a recitation, you want to use Enroll > Edit.

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Important: To drop classes without swapping, navigate to the Enroll > drop tabs. You can drop one class or multiple classes at the same time.

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Search by General Education Requirements

One way to search for additional classes is to utilize the General Education Search feature.

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From your enrollment shopping cart, when you click on the class search, try using the “Search By Class Attribute (General Education, Honors, etc.) search criteria.

Click the magnifying glass to the right of the search box, and it will bring up a list of Course Attribute Values.

 

 

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From this list, you can choose a General Education requirement that you’d like to fulfill, like “Historical Analysis” for example.

Then you can choose additional search criteria to shop open classes only and maybe search for Course Numbers “less than or equal to” 200.

This will give you a listing of all of the open classes that are 200 level or lower that will fulfill that specific General Education Requirement, so you know it will count towards your requirements for your degree!

Check out our Searching for Classes and Adding Classes to Your ConnectCarolina Shopping Cart video for additional details!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When trying to register for a class, I get a “permission required” error. What should I do?

Answer: In this case you should contact the department that scheduled the class for additional information and to obtain permission to enroll in the class.

Friday Registration Tip Time!

We are having fun assisting all of our incoming new undergraduate students with registration this summer!

Remember it is a great idea to have lots of classes in your shopping cart each term before your registration session starts. You’ll have your “first choice” classes of course, but it’s important to have some back-up choices as well in case you are not able to get into all of your popular first choice classes.

One way to search for additional classes is to utilize the General Education Search feature.1

From your enrollment shopping cart, when you click on the class search, try using the “Search By Class Attribute (General Education, Honors, etc.) search criteria.

 

 

Click the magnifying glass    to the right of the search box, and it will bring up a list of Course Attribute Values.

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From this list, you can choose a General Education requirement that you’d like to fulfill, like “Historical Analysis” for example.

Then you can choose additional search criteria to shop open classes only and maybe search for Course Numbers “less than or equal to” 200.

This will give you a listing of all of the open classes that are 200 level or lower that will fulfill that specific General Education Requirement, so you know it will count towards your requirements for your degree!

Check out our Searching for Classes and Adding Classes to Your ConnectCarolina Shopping Cart video for additional details!

Attention Undergraduate Students! Credit Hour Limit until August 8th

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A reminder to undergraduate students, that you can register for a MAXIMUM of 17 credit hours for Fall 2014 term until open enrollment begins. Once open enrollment begins on August 8th, you can enroll in 18 credit hours.  So, mark your calendars if you’re interested in adding that extra class! If you wish to enroll in more than 18 credits, please see your advisor for information on overloads.

For additional important Fall 2014 dates, visit our Fall 2014 University Registrar’s calendar

Friday Registration Tip Maddness

We hope the start of registration is going well for everyone, whether you’ve already started registering for classes or you’re still prepping your shopping carts for enrolling today or next week!  Today we’re giving you four registration tips for Friday the 4th.

Tip #1:

View All Sections!

Remember to View All Sections when searching for classes and selecting recitations, to see all of the available sections!  The class search will default to showing you the first three results, but you will see the rest if you View All Sections.

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Tip #2:

Enroll > swap!  

Using Enroll > swap will allow you to swap a currently enrolled class for another class, but will save your enrolled seat in the first class until you get into the second class. 

  • If you don’t get into your ‘swap to’ class, you stay enrolled in your ‘swap from’ class.  It’s a nice way to make sure your enrollment will go through before dropping your other class. 
  • If you swap into a waitlisted class, you still stay enrolled in your ‘swap from’ first class until you are enrolled from the waitlist into your ‘swap to’ second class. 
  • If you don’t get in off the waitlist, you just stay enrolled in your first class.  Remember not to use swap to change recitation sections though – see #3 for that one!  

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Tip #3

Enroll > edit!

Remember that if you need to update a recitation on a class, or the number of credits on a variable credit class, use Enroll > Edit, select the class you need to update and follow through all of the steps to make sure you get a green circle.  If your edit request will not go through, you will get a red X with an error message.

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Tip #4

Remember that you can view your class schedule, as well as shopping cart, while searching for classes!

When the search results come up, just click on ‘show all’ for your enrolled classes (My Class Schedule) or classes in your shopping cart (Shopping Cart).

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Additional Search Options

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 April Fools!  Now that we have your attention, make sure you load up your shopping carts!  Then, when your enrollment appointment starts, you’ll have multiple options to choose from when creating a schedule.

Oh and you are probably waiting for our world famous tip for the day! Well here it is…

Take advantage of the Additional Search Options and search by days/times of the week, by your favorite instructor, by Course Keyword, etc.

It’s pretty helpful in finding classes that will fit into your open blocks and will help you cut down on all of those “time conflict” error messages!

Here’s hoping the beautiful sunny weather will bring you many success messages and very few errors as you start your Fall enrollment!

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….3, 2, 1…Countdown to Fall 2014 registration!

Fall 2014 registration starts tomorrow and follows the registration dates on the University Registrar’s  calendar.  Y’all already know about enrollment appointments based on terms in residence, so I won’t bore you again with those details! 

imagesIf you’re enrolling tomorrow, make sure to load up your shopping carts and validate away if you’re an undergraduate or graduate student! 

Remember you can use different search options to find classes to fill your shopping carts.  Check out our video for some helpful tips.  Remember that your enrollment appointment is only the start of your registration time and you’ll have plenty of time to change your schedule and enroll in classes up through the term starting! 

Remember, if you have any questions on enrolling that aren’t covered on our website, please feel free to contact us at registrationservices@unc.edu.

Registration trivia for the day…

Pop quiz hot shot!  

True or False?  “I can drop my only class for a term, and then add a new class?” true-false

The answer is false! 

If all enrollment needs to be dropped for a term, your registration needs to be cancelled.  However, if you are enrolled in one class and want to change into a different class, you can SWAP.

The swap feature allows you to keep your spot in an enrolled class, until you successfully swap into another class.  Check it out on your Student Center at Enroll > Swap, or YouTube it.

Tip: If you want to change a recitation only but keep your lecture, it’s best to use Enroll > Edit.

Summer Registration Questions? We have answers!

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We hope that summer registration is going smoothly at this point! 

Just a reminder that if you have any registration questions or issues, please send us an email at registrationservices@unc.edu.  If you need a reminder on adding, dropping, swapping and editing, check out our registration video series or click here for additional tips! 

Canceling Summer Classes

We also know that students sometimes change their mind about taking a summer class.  If you need to cancel your summer registration before the term begins, and you’re a continuing student, email us at registrationservices@unc.edu.  If you’ve been admitted through the Summer School or another program, please contact them directly and they’ll be glad to assist you. 

Wishing you green circles (open classes!) and successful enrollments as you register for Summer 2014!

We hope that summer registration is going smoothly at this point!  Just a reminder that if you have any registration questions or issues, please send us an email at registrationservices@unc.edu.  If you need a reminder on adding, dropping, swapping and editing, check out our registration video series and click here for additional tips!  We also know that students sometimes change their mind about taking a summer class.  If you need to cancel your summer registration before the term begins, and you’re a continuing student, email us at registrationservices@unc.edu.  If you’ve been admitted through the Summer School or another program, please contact them directly and they’ll be glad to assist you. 

 

Wishing you green circles (open classes!) and successful enrollments as you register for Summer 2014!

Student Records and Registration Blog

We hope to use this as a way to share helpful dates, tips and information on frequently asked questions.

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For our first post, we thought we’d talk more about internal transcripts.

Students and alumni frequently need “transcript” information, without always needing an official transcript.

Sometimes you might need your:

  • GPA
  • Specific classes taken with grades
  • Complete an application that accepts an unofficial transcript

In any of these cases, both students and alumni can process their Internal transcript through their Student Centers, by clicking the My Academics link from the Student Center Home Page, and then clicking the “View my internal transcript” link.

Current students can view instructions here

Alumni can view instructions here

We are happy to be able to offer this internal transcript feature to both our current students and alumni!