Registration Help

Below you will find a few common questions about registering.

If you have a question about something that is not addressed below please call 707-826-4101 or email us at records@humboldt.edu

Adding a Class

Adding a Class

During the first week of classes you can add an open course via Student Center. Some classes require instructor approval (permission number), even when open. Check the online Class Schedule for courses that require instructor or department chair approval.  How to add a class.

During the second week of classes, you will need a permission number to add a course. See Add a course using a permission number (PDF)

Auditing a Course

Auditing a Course

See the Audit Petition for instructions and information on grades, fees, limits, and restrictions.

Dropping a Class

Dropping a Class

During the first two weeks of classes you may drop a class without obtaining instructor and/or department chair approval and no notation of withdrawal will be recorded on your academic record. There is a $20 per course late fee.

Student Center Help Tutorial: Drop a class

Enrollment Limits

Enrollment Limits

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have an enrollment limitation of 17 units (19 units beginning June 30, 2018 for Fall 2018) per semester. This limitation does not apply to credential students.

Students may petition to add classes beyond the 19-unit cap. See Petition to Raise Unit Cap for instructions.

Due to their academic standing, some students are limited to enrolling in no more than 12 units. Advisors cannot change units for these students. These students should contact the Office of the Registrar, SBS 133, for information on their unit limit.

Holds

Holds

Holds will prevent you from registering, receiving grades and transcripts or graduating. Holds are placed on your account for:

  • fees or money owed to the university such as, registration fees, housing charges, library fines, dishonored checks, lost key charges, etc. , or

  • requirements not yet met, such as providing immunization records,  completing an Intent to Enroll agreement or mandatory advising.

Mandatory Advising Hold

All continuing students are required to meet with their advisor prior to registration. The mandatory advising hold can only be removed by your advisor.  

Financial Obligation Hold

A hold is placed on a student’s registration and schedule adjustment for a financial obligation greater than $99.00 and less than 720 days old owed to the university or for other administrative reasons. Students are responsible for resolving any holds placed on their registration. Contact Student Account Services regarding financial holds.

Permission numbers

Permission numbers

Permission numbers are used to register for a course that needs special approval. See the instructor of the course to obtain a permission number. Each one is specific to a particular a course number (CN) and can only be used one time.

If a permission number isn’t working check:

  • for registration holds
  • your total registered units
  • course repeat limits
  • for time conflicts

Permission numbers can be used to override a course prerequisite, but do not override holds, course repeat limits, your maximum unit load, or course time conflicts.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are requirements that must be met before enrollment in a class. Usually, this is another course, but sometimes a prerequisite can be class standing (sophomore, junior, etc.) or having a particular major.

Check prerequisites before you register. See the course description in the University Catalog or check for prerequisites in DARS Degree Planner.

Waitlisting a Class

Waitlisting a Class

The wait list creates a queue of students for specific classes and enrolls eligible students in newly opened seats. It also provides a way to monitor class demand and may result in additional sections. Wait lists are available from the first day of early registration through the Saturday of the first week of classes. See How to Use Waitlist

Disclosure of Student Information

We take your privacy seriously. Read more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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