10 Tips for Getting Ready for Fall 2015 Registration

10 Tips for Getting Ready for Fall 2015 Registration

Tip #1‐ Review the Term Activation Email

After being activated for Fall 2015 term, you will receive a Term Activation Email that will give you information on logging in to your ConnectCarolina Student Center to view your enrollment appointment, search for classes and add classes to your shopping cart.  It is helpful to read that email.

Tip #2 ‐ Check your enrollment appointment

1. Go to your ConnectCarolina Student Center.
2. Locate the Enrollment Dates area 1
3. Click on the Open Enrollment Dates link.
4. Select the 2015 Fall term and click Continue to view your enrollment appointment date and time.

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 Tip #3 – Understanding Your Enrollment Appointment Date

Enrollment appointments for Fall 2015 begin on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 and follow the registration schedules posted on the University Registrar’s Fall 2015 Calendar.

Enrollment appointment dates for undergraduate students are assigned on the basis of terms in residence.

YOUR SEMESTERS (TERMS IN RESIDENCE) ARE TALLIED IN THREE WAYS:

(1)UNC‐Chapel Hill *full‐time* enrollment

Regardless of the number of credit hours, any fall or spring semester of enrollment in UNC‐Chapel Hill courses (including UNC‐CH Study Abroad courses, but excluding Carolina Courses Online) tallies as a semester used up, unless you are enrolled as a part‐time student through Part‐time Classroom Studies. (Summer sessions at UNC‐Chapel Hill do not count as semesters.)

(2)UNC‐Chapel Hill *part‐time* enrollment

A semester is tallied for each full multiple of 15 cumulative credit hours earned at UNC‐Chapel Hill in

fall or spring terms (not summer terms) in which you are enrolled as a part‐time student through

Part‐time Classroom Studies.

(3)Transfer credits awarded for courses taken at other colleges

A semester is tallied for each full multiple of 15 cumulative transfer‐credit hours awarded for courses taken at other colleges.  Excluded from this calculation are transfer hours awarded for courses taken either concurrent with high‐school or in any summer term after your first term at UNC Chapel Hill.

Carolina Courses Online

Any term in which you are enrolled only in online courses does not tally as a semester used up.

(1) UNC‐Chapel Hill *full‐time* enrollment Regardless of the number of credit hours, any fall or spring semester of enrollment in UNC‐Chapel Hill courses (including UNC‐CH Study Abroad courses, but excluding Carolina Courses Online) tallies as a semester used up, unless you are enrolled as a part‐time student through Part‐time Classroom Studies. (Summer sessions at UNC‐Chapel Hill do not count as semesters.)

Tip #4 ‐ Clear Any Holds On Your Account Preventing Enrollment

Important: Make sure you clear any holds on your account preventing enrollment, prior to your enrollment appointment starting.

To check for holds on your account:

  1. Go to your ConnectCarolina Student Center.
  2. Locate the Holds section on the right.

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  • If you see “No Holds” listed, you do not have any holds on your account.
  • If you do see Hold(s) listed, click on the Details link for more information on the holds.

Tip #5 – Start Placing Classes in Your Shopping Cart

You can now search for classes and add classes to your shopping cart.  You may add as many classes as you would like into your shopping cart.

 Important: When adding classes to your shopping cart, make sure to follow all the steps until you receive the message that the class has been added to your shopping cart.

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Tip #6 – Search for Classes

There are many different ways to search for classes. If you’re looking for additional search options, try using the Additional Search Criteria.

Example:

If you’re looking for a History class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8am and 10am for example, you can put HIST into the Course Subject field, then populate the Meeting Start Time, Meeting End Time and Day of Week fields and click the SEARCH button.

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TIP #7 – Read the Class Notes for Helpful Information about Your Class

Be sure to read the Class Notes on a class for more information about the class as well as any notes about seats that may be reserved.

If a class has Class Notes, you can view them by clicking on the Section link from the search results, and then looking for the Class Notes section.

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Tip #8 – Adding Variable Credit Classes to Your Shopping Cart

When adding variable credit classes to your Shopping Cart, be sure to adjust the Units field prior to clicking next button.  Once the class has been added to your Shopping Cart, you can also readjust the credits, by clicking on the class again.

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Tip #9 – Once Your Enrollment Appointment Starts You May Begin Your Registration

Once your enrollment appointment starts (view Tip #2 to find your enrollment appointment), you may begin your registration. Keep in mind that this is just the beginning of your registration, and students will be changing their schedules up through the online add/drop deadlines.

Check out our registration calendars at http://registrar.unc.edu/academic-calendar/  for important registration dates.

  • If you have questions about classes you cannot get into because seats are reserved, try contacting the teaching department for more information.
  • If you are looking for additional classes, but need guidance on what to register for, contact your advisor for more information.

Tip #10 ‐ Check the Registration Guide

The Registration Guide is the complete resource for assisting students registering for classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fall 2015 Term Activation is Complete!

shoppingcart_term_activationIt’s time to load up those shopping carts!

Now that term activation for Fall 2015 is complete, you can view your enrollment appointment, search for classes, add classes to your shopping cart, and validate your schedule to find any potential registration hang-ups!

Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will post registration tips later this week!

In the meantime, if you have any questions about registration, please feel free to contact us! You can also check out our Top Registration Tips document and Registration Guide for more info and advice!

Summer and Fall 2015 Registration on the horizon- Term Activation!

Summer and Fall 2015 Registration on the horizon- Term Activation!

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Early next week we will term activate for Summer I and Summer II 2015. In early March, we will term activate for Fall 2015.

What does this mean?

Once term activation occurs, you will be able to view your enrollment appointments, access your shopping carts and add classes to your shopping carts for both summer terms and Fall 2015 respectively.

Once we finalize our Fall 2015 calendar, all relevant dates will be listed here: http://registrar.unc.edu/academic-calendar/.

Terms in Residence:

For undergraduate students, enrollment appointments are assigned based on terms in residence.

For each term a student is here as a full-time degree seeking student, a term in residence is awarded.  Those terms in residence accumulate for earlier enrollment appointment dates as students progress through their undergraduate career.

  • For full-time degree seeking students, the term in residence is awarded upfront when we activate for the term (and later could be taken away if not successfully completed – check with your advisor for any questions about underloads or not enrolling in enough credits to be considered full-time).
  • For part-time degree seeking students, terms in residence are calculated and earned after each 15 credits of coursework are completed.

 

Likewise, for every 15 credits of applicable transfer credit, students are awarded a transfer term in residence (consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for more information).

Validation:

Once term activation occurs, you should fill up your shopping cart and validate your course selections. Validating your courses will allow you to identify any potential hang ups you might encounter when you actually register for classes.

For example, the validation tool will allow you to see if pre-requisites or instructor permission is required. For more information about validation, check out the following link: http://registrar.unc.edu/registration/registration-guide/shopping-cart-appointments/

Searching for Classes:

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!

If you have any questions about registration, please feel free to contact us! You can also check out our Top Registration Tips document and Registration Guide for more info and advice!

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.