The Graduate School

Registration Errors


The course of action for many errors is to contact an individual or department on campus. The best method to of contact is through UNCW e-mail. To speed up processing of your request, please include the following in your e-mail:

  • Student ID number that begins with 850.
  • The course prefix, number and section. CRN helps as well.
  • The error that you are receiving.
  • The program that you are in.
  • A short justification of what you are requesting and why.
Error
Course of Action

Class is Closed. A waitlist is available.

If you would like to add your self to the wailist, please select "Waitlist" from the action menu and click "Submit Changes" to waitlist this course. This does not register you for the course. If a seat becomes available you will be notified vis your UNCW e-mail. Please view the Waitlist Registration page for more information.

Class is restricted to a particular XXXXXXX

You will need to contact your department/program or instructor for a registration override.

Closed Section

You will need to contact the instructor to see if they will allow you register for the course, they will enter an override if they give you approval.

Some courses such as DIS (591), internships, research, thesis (599) and dissertation (699) courses require a special form to be registered for. These forms maybe found on our registration froms page.

Corequisite XXX XXX is required

This course requires you to register for another course at the same time. Please try registering for both courses at the same time. If you have already taken the corequisite, please contact your department/program or instructor for an override.

Departmental Approval

You will need to contact your department/program to request an override to register for this course.

Duplicate Course with Section XXXXX

In some cases you may not be able to register for different sections of the same course. However if you have been advised to register for different sections of the same course and think this error is incorrect, please contact your department/program.

Duplicate Equivalent with Section XXXXX

You are attempting to register for two courses that are considered to be equal in content. This could be an undergraduate course that is "cross-listed" or another graduate course that is "cross-listed" with this course. Please contact your program if you feel this error is incorrect.

Enrollment is restricted

This course You will need to contact the department/program or instructor of the course for an override.

Instructor Approval

You will need to contact the instructor of the course for approval. If approved the instructor will enter an override for you.

Invalid Repeat

This means that you have already registered for this course for the maximum amount times allowed by the program. If you think this is in error, please contact your department.

Linked Course or Component Required

This error will be received when a department had linked a course section with another section. This will usually be the case with a course that has a separate lecture and lab section. You must register for both sections at the same time to prevent this error. If you think this error is inaccurate, please contact your department/program.

Maximum hours exceeded for session

You are attempting to register for more hours than allowed per semester. The maximum allowable hours for each semester is defined in the Graduate Catalogue. Please contact your department if you need to take more than the maximum allowable hours.

Prerequisite or corequisite not met

You will need to talk with your department/program or instructor to see if they will give you an override to register for the course.

This Course Has A Waitlist

This course currently does not have any seats available. If you would like to add your self to the waitlist, please select "Waitlist" from the action menu and click "Submit Changes" to waitlist this course. This does not register you for the course. If a seat becomes available you will be notified vis your UNCW e-mail. Please view the Waitlist Registration page for more information.

Time conflict with CRN XXXXX

First talk with the department to make sure that both courses are scheduled appropriately. If they are and you must take the courses, you may complete a time conflict form. This form should be submitted to the Graduate School. We will then manually process your registration once approved.