Some courses follow a sequence that must be adhered to. Be sure to check the catalog for the prerequisites. You need to register for the other course(s) first. If you feel you have a case in which the instructor might waive those requirements (like the course is in the process of being transferred in), you can contact them and present your situation. They may be willing to provide you with a permission number.
Courses need to be limited due to actual seats in a room or to accommodate a teaching method. Instructors, in most cases, are the gatekeepers for the number to enroll. In some cases the department or school may have a waitlist. Contact the instructor or department for specifics.
Students are limited to the number of credits or units they can take by the school/college they are in. In some cases this can be overridden by the academic dean and your advisor, depending on your specific situation. Bring their signed form to the Registrar's Office to lift the limit. You will then be able to register yourself.
Courses that meet at the same time can not be added to your schedule. If you feel that the time conflict is only a few minutes, you can attempt to make arrangements with one of the instructors. If they agree to your plan, they need to write a note saying so. It is then brought to the Registrar's office and added for you. Permission numbers will not allow you to register for a time conflict.
There are courses that have space available for a specific population of students. Reserve capacities are pre-determined either by the department or the instructor. The only way to over-ride this situation is by obtaining a permission number from the instructor or the department.
Enter the permission number during the Edit Enrollment Preferences step. See Add
Classes for more information. If you continue to experience difficulty contact the Registrar's office at (860) 486-3331.
Students wishing to study a subject independently, for credit, must find an instructor to supervise the project. The instructor and the student then agree on the number of credits the student may earn. The student must complete an Independent Study Authorization Form, have it signed, and deliver it to the Registrar's Office.
Adding and dropping a course can be difficult if done independently. You may end up dropping a course, and then unable to add a new course for a variety of reasons, leaving you short a course. The best way to move your schedule around is by using the swap function. By using the swap function, if you do not get the course you are trying to add, then the course you are trying to swap it for will not be dropped. See Swap
Classes for more information.