Registration Error Messages

I submitted a course selection and received the following message:

Registration Errors. What do the various error messages mean?


When you submit your course selections you may get an error message. Error messages appear below your current schedule. The course associated with the error disappears after you exit the “Register or Add/Drop Courses” page, return to the student menu, or log out.

Registration Error message Explaination
COURSE CLOSED This means that the course is full. Please make another selection.
CLASS RESTRICTION Some 200- and most 300-level courses are not open to first-year students. Upper-level courses that are open to first-year students are marked as such in the Catalog and Schedule of Courses. Instructors may grant a class override if a student has the necessary prepartion for the course.
CLOSED SECTION This means the enrollment limit has been met for that section. You may try registering for another section of the course if it has space open.
DUPLICATE CRN  You have added the same course twice.
BOTH LECT & LAB/DISC REQ  You have selected a course that requires a laboratory or discussion section, or vice versa. Add the lecture section of the course again *with* the laboratory or discussion section. One may not be taken without the other.
MAXIMUM CREDITS EXCEEDED You may register for a limit of 4 courses prior to randomiation. You may add a 5th course in the fall although 4 courses is the normal load.***
PREREQUISITE NOT MET   This means that you have not met the prerequisite requirement. See the Catalog for a listing of the prerequisites.
COURSE CANNOT BE REPEATED You may not repeat a course unless you have previously withdrawn or received a failing grade in that course.
TIME CONFLICT WITH CRN #12345  You may not register for two courses with the same or overlapping meeting times.
INSTRUCTOR/DEPT CHAIR SIGNATURE REQ  The instructor or department/program chair must post an override via the web in the fall before you may register.

To clear the above errors, return to “look up courses to add” or click on “student menu” and then again select “Register or Add/Drop Courses.”
**Appropriate faculty members may grant exceptions and permissions in the fall by applying the appropriate web override to the student’s record. An instructor’s signature on an official “exception/override card” delivered to Libby Forum by the student will also result in the appropriate override being posted.
***Course overloads require the permission of the Committee on Academic Standing and are not typically granted for first year students.