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

See Student Center Help: Registration Error Messages for additional information and possible solutions.

Add a class

Add a class

First week of classes

You can add an open class via Student Center. See, Student Center Help: Add a class.

Second week of classes

You can add an open class in your Student Center with the instructor's approval. Contact the instructor to request a permission number. See Student Center Help: Add a Class Using a Permission Number.

Audit a class

Audit a class

Enroll in the course prior to the ADD deadline. 

Complete an  Audit Petition to request permission from the course instructor to audit the class.

Audit Petitions must be received by the Office of the Registrar prior to the AUDIT deadline.

 

Drop a class

Drop a class

First 2 weeks of classes 

You can drop a class in your Student Center. For step by step instructions see, Student Center Help : Drop a class

After the ADD/DROP deadline, you will need to request permission to withdraw from one, some or all classes. See withdrawal process for details.

Holds on registration

Holds on registration

Mandatory Advising 

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

Must Apply for Graduation Hold

If you have earned 90 or more units a hold is placed on registration until your Application for Graduation is received. Apply for Graduation (bachelor's degree) in your Student Center. This hold clears every hour from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. For step by step instructions see, Student Center Help: Apply for Graduation

Must Declare Hold

If you have not declared a major by completion of 45 units a "Must Declare" hold will show up in Student Center Holds. Registration will be blocked the following semester. Declare your major using Major Change Request as soon as possible. This hold takes at least 2 weeks to clear

Enrollment Agreement Hold

See Student Financial Services: Student Account Holds

Financial Holds

See Student Financial Services: Student Account Holds

Immunization Records Hold

See Student Health & Wellbeing: Immunizations

No enrollment appointment

No enrollment appointment

Check your graduation date. If your graduation date has passed you are not eligible to register for classes.Complete a Graduation Date Change form. Processing can take up to 72 hours once your form is received.


It may be too soon. Registration start dates are based on your student group. See When to Register for more information.

Permission number isn't working

Permission number isn't working

If a permission number isn’t working check:

  • for registration holds
  • your total registered units (see unit limit exceeded for appointment period)
  • 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.

Each permission number is specific to a particular class number and can only be used one time. Contact the class instructor if none of the reasons above apply.

Requisites have not been met.

Requisites have not been met.

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.

If the prerequisite is followed by the letter (C) it can be taken either before or concurrently.

Corequisites are classes that must be taken concurrently.

Check prerequisites before you register. See the course description in the University Catalog or check for prerequisites in DARS Degree Planner. If you do not have the appropriate requisites, a permission number is required.

Time conflict with another class

Time conflict with another class

If you receive this registration error:

1. Look for a different section of the class without a time conflict (if available); or

2. Register for the class that advances you towards graduation; or

3. Complete a Petition to Add Courses with Time Conflicts to request permission from each instructor to register for the classes.

Unit limit exceeded for appointment period

Unit limit exceeded for appointment period

If you receive this registration error:

  • Leave the course in your shopping cart until the enrollment limitation of 17 units increases to 19 units (see the activities & deadlines for the date each semester). 
  • If adding the class would put your semester units over 19, but you need the class to graduate, you  can petition to add classes beyond the 19-unit cap. See Petition to Raise Unit Cap for instructions.

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have an enrollment limitation of 17 units until the unit cap increases to 19 units (see the activities & deadlines calendar for the date each semester). This limitation does not apply to credential students.

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.

Wait list a closed class

Wait list a closed 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.

For step by step instructions, see  Student Center Help: Use Wait list

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