Online Course Schedule Questions and Answers
What’s the online Course Schedule?
The online Course Schedule is an up-to-the-minute listing of classes offered by the various academic units on campus. It is typically published two to three weeks prior to the first registration period of any given semester.
Questions related to registration
I don’t find the class(es) that I need. What do I do?
You should contact your academic adviser or the department which would offer the desired class(es).
All of the classes that I need are full! What do I do?
Contact your academic adviser and let them know that your degree progress depends upon seat availability in those classes. Sometimes it is possible to open up more seats, move the class to a larger room, or add a section of the class based on students’ needs.
How do I contact my academic adviser?
Visit the academic advising Web site.
How do I contact an academic unit?
The academic units have contact information online.
I would like to add or drop a class but this is not my registration time. When can I access the system?
The course prerequisite says that I need a passing test on the Texas Higher Education Assessment exam (THEA), but I’m from another state. What do I do?
Can I add classes with the status of “closed” or do they have to be “open” in order to register in them?
If the class is “closed” then it has as many students registered as the department offering the class wishes to allow in. Some departments change their closing limits during registration to give students registering later a fair chance at getting in. This means that a class may be listed as closed on one day and open the next. For more information about how any particular department handles this, you must contact that department.
The class I wish to register for says it is “restricted” what does this mean?
In general, restrictions should be listed on the class details page online (accessed by clicking on the unique number of the class in the online Course Schedule). Restrictions can be implemented by major code or by individual student at the discretion of the academic unit offering the class so any questions should be directed to that unit.
When ordering transcripts electronically, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth is not listed under professional schools along with the other ones located in Texas. Why is this?
Not all schools participate in the electronic transcript ordering system. You can contact their registrar and ask them to contact our office for more information.
I am an incoming freshman for the next school year. Can you tell me how I can register for classes online?
Registration consists of several steps which are explained on the Registration page.
I am wondering if I can add and drop classes on January 11th? If so, can I add classes with the status of “closed” or does the status have to be “open”?
This is a two-part question so it needs a two-part answer:
Students register, or add/drop according to the information provided on their Registration Information Sheet, or RIS.
The real-time registration status of a course section is displayed online, and includes classes which are open, restricted (to specific majors or students), closed, closed with a waitlist, or canceled. Where these are not self-explanatory, the student should consult with an academic adviser.
Can I register for a class which is open but restricted?
Restrictions are placed on courses by the academic unit offering that course. If the restriction is not self-evident based on the published information, then the student must consult with the academic unit offering the course.
I am waiting for approval from a department to register for a class. However, my registration time has ended and I cannot register for the class. Is there a way to register once I get permission from the department?
Academic advisers or dean’s offices may be able to help a student add a class; sometimes this will require that office to fill out paperwork to send to us. It is not always possible to accommodate students who have missed the registration access period, but when it can be done, it will be the advisers and deans who can do so.
I understand that within the summer session there is “first term”, “second term”. “nine-week” and “whole session”. However within the Course Schedule I don’t see any distinction as to which term the class is held for. How do I find this information?
The term for each summer class is a part of the course number. Please read “How to use the Course Schedule” for details.
I was attempting to drop a class in order to add another and did not realize there was not an add option left. As a result, I dropped a class that I would like to be enrolled in and do not see an option to add the class on my Registration page. How can I re-add the class?
There are certain times when students must go to the department offering the class in order to add, this is why the option to add is not available, and going to the department is what the student must do.
I am a student at Rice hoping to take a summer course at UT. I want to take the Engineering Physics course and usually this is a two-part class. Is the course being offered in both parts or just the first?
This course is typically offered over the nine-week term and so a student may only take one part in any summer session. More information can be obtained from the Department of Physics.
On Mathematics courses, M 427L is listed as having classes Monday thru Friday. Most Math classes are only M-Th. Is this correct?
Different courses have different contact hour requirements. The meeting times listed in the Course Schedule are all mandatory. Please inquire with the department offering the course if there are questions.
I’m from Mexico and I want to do my Master’s there. How much do I have to pay per semester?
Tuition rates for all students are posted on the Student Accounts Receivable site.
What are the dates for the summer I and summer II session for 2010?
The specific dates for all semesters, sessions, and terms are posted as part of the University Academic Calendar.
Whom do I call with questions about my football tickets?
Call the Athletics Ticket Office at 471-3333 or 800/982-BEVO (800/982-2386).