Spring 2022 Undergraduate Registration FAQs
- How do I figure out my registration appointment?
Registration appointments are assigned using earned credit hours and terms in residence. Note that for the purpose of assigning registration appointments only, earned credit hours excludes in progress credits, test credits earned from AP and IB tests, and by exemption and placement tests.
Navigate to Academics Student Services Center in ConnectCarolina to view your earned credit hours. Note that you will have to subtract in progress and test credits. Once you know your earned credit hours, use the chart below to determine on what day you will register.
Your registration appointment time will be based on your terms in residence (TIR) with more TIR getting earlier registration appointments and fewer TIR getting later registration appointments.
- What is counted as an earned credit hour for the purpose of assigning registration appointments?
For the purposes of assigning registration appointments only, earned credit hours includes any UNC or transfer credit and excludes in progress and test credits.
- How do I know how many earned credit hours I have?
Navigate to Student Services Center and click on the Academics tab. Please note that you will need to subtract any in progress or test credits to get the number of earned credit hours used to assign your registration appointment.
- What is a term in residence? How do I know how many terms in residence I have?
Terms in residence is the number of semesters you have completed out of the total eight semesters you have available to complete your degree.
For transfer students, the TIR calculation is based on the number of credit hours accepted by UNC–Chapel Hill for transfer, not on the number of semesters in which the student was enrolled at other colleges.
- If I take a class at another university (i.e., summer classes, study abroad, etc.) do those credits count as earned credit hours?
Credits earned at another accredited higher education institution are considered transfer credits and are counted in your earned credit hours. Please note that it may take a semester for any transfer credits to be reflected in your earned credit hours.
- Why do I have two registration appointments?
You have two registration appointment times, one for Wave 1 when you can register for up to 12 credit hours, and the second for Wave 2 when you can register for up to 17 credit hours, including 4 waitlisted credit hours. Your two registration appointments should be on the same day of the week and same time.
- When can I waitlist a course?
During Wave 2 you will be able to waitlist up to 4 credit hours.
- How often are class waitlists updated?
Waitlists will be updated every hour. If a seat becomes available and you are next in line you will be given the open seat.
- Do waitlisted credits count towards my 17 credit hours?
Yes. When you waitlist a course, the number of credits will count towards your cumulative 17 credit hours.
- Are there any changes to registration for graduate or professional students?
No. There are no changes on how a graduate and/or professional student can register for classes.
- Are there any changes to registration for summer classes?
There are no changes on how students can register for summer classes.
- Do courses I have pass/failed count within earned credit hours?
Yes, courses completed with grades of “PS” or “LP” will count towards your earned credit hours.
- What if my self-calculated registration time does not match up with my assigned time?
When unsure, you should always defer to your assigned registration time over your self-calculated time. If there seems to be a mistake (such as you have priority registration or other accommodation that is not being given) reach out to the Office of the University Registrar for assistance.
- If I am a graduating senior, can I get a waiver to get all my classes at once to make sure I can graduate on time?
No, at this time there is no waiver that can be given to graduating seniors to accommodate this request.
If you have specific concerns about getting a seat in a course required to graduate, reach out to your assigned Advising office or the department from which the course is offered.
- Why can I not change my schedule on the Friday of Week 2 when registration is closed?
During this time, the registration window is closed. This is done to allow time to reset the system following Wave 1 and before starting Wave 2.
- What if my earned credit hours is not a whole integer? How should I round to find my date?
If your number of earned credit hours is not a whole number (ex. 104.5 hours), you should NOT round to the nearest whole number (ex. 105 hours). Please pay close attention to the greater than and less than limits within each credit hour range to ensure you are coming up with the correct hour count.
- If I do not register for 12 hours during Wave 1, can I still enroll in those hours in Wave 2?
Yes, you will be able to enroll for a maximum of 17 hours during Wave 2, regardless of how many hours you previously registered for in Wave 1.
- If I’m in the Honors Program, do I need to know my terms in residence?
No. If you are in the Honors Program, you will automatically be assigned a 7:00 a.m. registration appointment on the day you register, which is based on your earned credit hours. Terms in residence will not impact your registration appointment time.
- How do I know if I qualify for priority registration? Can I request priority registration?
Priority registration can’t be requested on an individual student basis.
The Priority Registration Advisory Committee (PRAC) reviews applications for priority registration when requested by a University Official. The request must articulate the rationale for the need for priority registration given the demands on the students’ activities and/or circumstances. That said, if you believe you require priority registration due to a disability or medical condition, you may want to contact Accessibility Resources and Services (ARS) for more information about individual accommodations.
- What should I do if I have a class during my registration period? Is there someone I should contact to get that changed?
Registration appointments are now three hours in length. During that three-hour appointment no students other than those whose appointment have already started will be able to register during that time.
Though your registration period may open while you are in class, you have plenty of time to register for the next semester under this new system. Please abide by your classroom guidelines and register for your courses either before or after your course has ended.