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Registration Problems

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/comregproblems.html

There are many possible reasons for being unable to enroll in a class. Some of the most common reasons are listed below, along with the error message given and possible solutions to the problem.

To resolve many of these problems you will need to contact the instructor or department responsible for the course and request that they enter an electronic override of the edit (error) to grant you permission to register. To do this, if they choose to, they will need your name, tech ID, and the course ID. Once they have entered the override, you will have to log into E-services and actually register for the course yourself.

The course is closed.
(error 13: Requested course is full)

The number of people the course was originally created to hold are enrolled, so there are no seats left. You would need to contact the instructor to see if they will allow you to register for the class even though it is full.

The course requires special permission from the instructor.
(error 12: Course requires special permission)

Some courses are set up so that the instructor can monitor exactly who enrolls in the class. These courses require special permission from the instructor in order to enroll. You would need to contact the instructor to see whether they will make it possible for you to register.

The course is a laptop course.
(error 24: Student program required for this course)

Most College of Business courses require laptop computers and the IT Initiative Form to be completed in order to register for them. This form is available online at the COB website.

The course is upper division.
(error 24: Student program required for this course)

Courses numbered in the 300's and 400's are considered upper division. These courses can only be enrolled in, if you have permission to take upper division courses. This permission is obtained from the department of your major and/or the student relations coordinator for the college of your major.

The course is an Engineering course.
(error 24: Student program required for this course)

Many Engineering courses can only be enrolled in, if you have permission. This permission is obtained from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology--see the student relations coordinator for that college.

The course is graduate level.
(error 21: Admission Status required for this course)

Undergraduate students are not able to register for courses numbered in the 500's or 600's, which are graduate level. Normally, there are courses at the 400 level running parallel to 500 level courses that you can register for instead.  If you wish to become a graduate student, contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

You are not fully admitted to the University.
(error 21: Admission Status required for this course)

Undergraduate students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Graduate students should contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
Non-degree seeking students should contact the Registration Help Center.

The course requires prerequisites or tests.
(error 58: Student must take/pass test or satisfy course pre-reqs)

Some departments have courses for which you cannot register unless you have completed other courses or have completed and passed various tests.
You would need to contact the department responsible for the course to see whether they will lift the prerequisite/test requirement, making it possible for you to register.

You have a hold preventing registration.
(error 6: Student on hold)

You would need to contact the office responsible for the hold to see whether they will lift the hold, making it possible for you to register.
Consult the list of common holds to determine what office to contact.

The course requires a minimum GPA in order to register.
(error 25: Minimum GPA required for this course)

You would need to contact the department offering the course or their advising center/student relations coordinator.

You cannot enroll in more credits.
(error 26: Exceeds maximum credits allowed for this course)

The maximum number of credits students may be enrolled in for Fall, Spring, or Summer terms, is governed by the following:

Undergraduate Students

  • Maximum of 18 credits without any permission
  • 19-21 credits with overload permission of your faculty advisor and department chair
  • 22-24 credits with overload permission of your faculty advisor, department chair, and college dean
  • 25-27 credits with overload permission of your faculty advisor, department chair, college dean, and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 28 or more credits only under exceptional circumstances with the permission of the Office of Academic Affairs

Graduate Students

  • Maximum of 12 credits without any permission
  • 13 or more credits with overload permission of your major advisor and the Graduate Dean

There are forms for both undergraduate credit overload and graduate credit overload available online that are used to gather the permissions necessary to take more credits.

The Registration Help Center is always available to help you with any of the above situations, answer any of your registration questions, and assist you with whatever registration issues arise.

Questions concerning registration problems should be directed to

the Registration Help Center

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-2252