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Registration and Course Advising

Common Registration Terms

Registration Window- The exact day/time you can register for classes. Located in E-services

Access Code- Code required to register for classes for 1st year students in SBS under 30 credits. You must meet with your advisor to discuss classes to get this code.

Registration Hold- A hold impacts your ability to register. If you have a hold, it will be on your E-services dashboard or your DARs (degree audit report) when you log in. Click here to learn about holds and how to resolve them.

E-services- Is where you go to search for courses, register for classes, and see you DARs

[PDF] Degree Audit Report (DARS) (286 KiB) - DARs is a degree audit report that outlines requirements to graduate. Bring an updated DARs to every advisor meeting.

Registration Errors or Problems- Errors received when you try to enroll in a class.


 Preparing to Meet with your Advisor

1.    Schedule an appointment with your advisor by emailing, calling, using MavConnect (if an option) or going to your advisor’s office.

  • Find your advisors name on your DARs

2.     Know what you want to discuss with them. Write down your questions ahead of time.

  • Examples of questions: What are the admission requirements/processes for the major? How can I get involved in my major? What types of career fields to people pursue with this major? Do I need a minor, and what would be a good minor for my career interests?
Bring your [PDF] Degree Audit Report (DARs) (286 KiB) and/or transcript to the meeting and whatever other materials that will be useful for the meeting.   

Using E-Services for Registration

 Watch these short videos on how to use E-services!

Common Registration and Advising Resources