Early Registration Steps
Below find the instructions to be followed to ensure compliance with the Early Registration System (ERS).
No more Pre-registration: The Early Registration is the Actual Registration.
Early Registration is mandatory for all enrolled students. Those who fail to submit their Early Registration will have their registration moved automatically to the Late Registration period and will have to pay the Late Registration fees.
Enrolled students can early register during the “entire Advising and Early Registration period”: Monday, November 13, to Friday, November 24, 2017.
However, the first attempt to register depends upon the time slot of the student ID number, which corresponds to the first two days of this period (Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14, 2017).
Enrolled students register during the advising and early registration period without paying any fee, however, the student will be held responsible for the number of credits registered. The first installment will be paid before the beginning of the semester, after which, the student will confirm his or her registration.
Students are requested to check whether or not they have an Advisor Hold before Early Registration. Students that have an Advisor Hold should meet with their advisor otherwise he or she will be unable to early register.
As for other holds (financial, library, admissions, SAO), these should cleared by the student before the final confirmation (final registration dates), which are on January 11 & 12, 2018 for the Spring semester 2018.
Since Early Registration is done without the availability of grades, cumulative GPA, credits completed, and student academic status (probation, suspension, change of major etc.), the system will check all rules and regulations based on the assumption the student will successfully pass the courses currently taken.
During the Early Registration period, the student will register and adjust his or her registration for an unlimited number of times.
An important note: The system will save the maximum number of credits reached in all attempts. At the confirmation date, the system will not allow the student to go below this maximum (with the exception of a new probation, where the load should not exceed 13 credits).
During the Drop/Add period, if the student drops credits more than he or she adds, he or she will be penalized (same as before). The rationale behind this rule is to ensure that students are refrained from reserving seats in courses more than needed, or reserving for other students with higher ID number.
During the Early Registration period, students can request overload and prerequisite waiving from their respective deans and chairs.
At the beginning of the new semester (January 10, 2018 the Spring semester), the student should clear all holds (financial, library, admissions, SAO), pay his or her first installment (i.e. down payment), and then login to the SIS to confirm his or her registration.
During the Confirmation/Registration period in January, 2018 for Spring 2018, the system re-checks all academic and non-academic rules. Early-registered students will have to drop and replace courses whose prerequisites were not fulfilled or whose academic status (probation or suspension) requires that students will not be able to exceed 13 credits.
Once all academic rules and non-academic messages are cleared, the student confirms his or her early registration and he or she is officially registered.
At the end of the Late Registration and just before the Drop/Add period, students who fail to confirm their early registered courses will have their courses automatically dropped by the system and will be financially penalized (25% of the registered credits).
Students who did not early register will be able to register during the Late Registration period with a penalty fee, and the Drop/Add period will proceed as usual where students can drop/add courses.
For further clarification, you are kindly asked to refer to the following document: