Registering for Classes

Common Registration Issues

Class is Full/Closed

  • Try registering for an open section of the same class.
  • Need a particular section that is closed? System doesn't recognize your pre-requisites? 
    • For Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics or Computer Science Classes
      • Complete the Waitlist in Science and Engineering (WISE) form located on this page during the registration period and through the first 5 days of the quarter. It can take up to two weeks to process your request. Please be patient.
    • For Civil/Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Science, or Mechanical Engineering Classes
    • For UCOR Classes
      • Core does not keep waiting lists so it is important to register for an open section (e.g., any section of UCOR 1400 that fits with your other classes) to complete your registration.
      • Check status of closed UCOR section in Student Planning regularly as enrollments do shift and it may later show up as open.
        • If you cannot find any open section that fits with your other classes, contact the CSE Advising Center -


Credit Load Maximum

  • Credit Load Maximum Policy
  • Students may take up to 18 credits per quarter.
  • Students with sophomore standing by credit and a 3.5 Cumulative GPA can register up to 20 credits.
  • Permission to take more credits than allowed is granted though a petition. 
    • Contact your advisor for assistance
    • Note: Signing up for more than 20 credits will also increase the tuition charged