EMU Information / EMU Resources / Pro Tips / November 5, 2015

Registration FAQs

It’s that time again! Registration. This can be very nerve racking, but with this FAQ guide, you will glide through with easy. Best of luck to everyone signing up for next fall.

Common registration errors:

Department Permission Required Error: This error message will be received any time a student attempts to register for a class that requires department permission unless permission has been obtained. If you receive this error, call the department that houses the class to request permission.

Prerequisite Error: This error message will be received any time a student attempts to register for a class for which he/she does not have the pre-requisite on his/her EMU transcripts.  This could occur if a student has not taken the pre-req or could occur if the student had a substitution written for the pre-req.  To avoid this error, take classes in required order or if you have a substitute for the pre-req, contact the department that teaches the class and ask to have the pre-req waived.

Class Restriction Error:  This error occurs when a student attempts to register for a class that requires the student to be in a different class year.  For example, some classes require sophomore standing.  A student who is a freshmen who attempts to register for one will receive a Class Restriction.  To avoid this error, confirm that you are eligible for the class prior to registration.  Contact the department to gain permission to register for a class if you will be eligible after this semester.

Major Restriction Error:  This error occurs when a student attempts to register for a class that requires the student to be in a different major.  For example, a student is required to be an elementary education major in order to take PHY 100 or MATH 108.  A student who attempts to register for PHY 100 who is not declared elementary or elementary intent, will receive a major restriction.

Major Restriction (in honors classes): This error occurs when a student who is not declared in the Honors College attempts to register for a class restricted to students in the Honors College.  To avoid this error, check the column all the way to the right to determine if a class has a special designation.

Link Error:  This error occurs when a student attempts to register for one section of the lecture/lab course with out registering the other section of the lecture/lab course.  For example, a person who registers for PHY 100 will notice that some sections are worth 3 credits (lecture) and some sections are worth 0 credits (lab).  That person would register for one of the lecture sections and one of the lab sections at the exact same time.

Co-requisite Error:  This error occurs when a student attempts to register for a class that must be taken with another class.  There are some classes that have two lecture components along with a lab. If all three are not registered for, this error can occur.

A few special sections of classes:

Here is one example from teh education department. CURR 305 – CRN# 14637 Tues/Thur 9am-12pm, PRCT 305 – CRN# 16101 Tues/Thur 9am -12pm, SOFD 328W CRN# 14638 Tues/Thur 1pm-2:15pm are blocked together.  This means that a person will need to take all three sections in the fall together as part of a special program in urban schools.  To gain permission to take these classes, contact the Department of Teacher Education at 734.487.3260 or contact Dr. Ethan Lowenstein for more information. Students attempting for one of these sections without prior permission will receive a “Department Permission Required” error.

PHED 257 CRN#23566 This section of PHED 257 is not open to education majors.  Education majors may choose any other section of this course but will receive a “Department Permission Required” if attempting to register for this section.

Have more questions? Join us for Walk-In Advising in 206 Porter Wednesday, March 18th from 8:30 – 3:30 or March 19th from 8:30 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 or schedule an appointment here.


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Andrew Kercher




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