Effects of Registration Controls in Advance Registration

Many courses have registration controls associated with them. These control the number and types of students who may enroll in courses.

Registration controls are established for individual course sections on the Course Term File. See "COURSE TERM FILE" for additional information on creating registration controls.

See "REGISTRATION CONTROLS" for more information.

Permits and authorizations will satisfy the requirements established by registration controls.

Example 1: A course requires that students obtain department
permission. The requirement of obtaining permission is
satisfied by giving students permits or authorizations.

Example 2: A course section is restricted to subject area majors.
In this case, students who are majors satisfy the control
requirement. A student who is a non-major must satisfy the
control requirement by obtaining a permit or authorization
for the section.

Registration controls work in conjunction with the priority rule established for the course. The scheduler looks first at the registration control and eliminates all requests of those who are not eligible. The scheduler then ranks those who are eligible according to the priority rule of the course. It then looks at students' registration sequence number and the assigned random number for final ranking of course requests.

Quotas restrict seats in a course section to defined types of students. Quotas can limit seats or reserve some or all of the seats in a course section.

Authorizations may be used in two ways:

- when the course requires permission
- when the course has a quota and the instructor wants to let an otherwise ineligible student
compete for the course

An authorization does not guarantee a student a seat in the course. The student's authorization overrides the quota, if there is one, but the student's request is subject to the priority scheduling rule established for the section.

Example 1: A course requires department permission because it has
prerequisites. The department issues authorizations to all
eligible students, who then compete, through the scheduler,
for seats in the course.

The authorizations will not override the maximum enrollment on the course section. If the department issues more authorizations than the number of seats in maximum enrollment, students with the lowest priority will not be enrolled.

Example 2: A course reserves all seats for subject area majors and
has a priority rule. The instructor issues an authorization
that allows a non-major to compete for a seat in the
section, if the student requests the course.

Issuing a permit guarantees a student a seat in the course, if the student requests enrollment. Permits override the maximum enrollment limits.

When a student obtains a permit for a course, as soon as the student requests the course, he/she is enrolled. These course requests are not included in the batch scheduling process.

When students request courses with corequisites, the system returns a message informing the student that there is a corequisite requirement.

When the scheduler runs, if the student has requested non-credit-bearing sections of a multi-activity course, without requesting the credit- bearing activity, the student will not be enrolled in the non-credit sections.

If the student has requested credit-bearing corequisite sections without requesting all of the corequisite sections, the scheduler will try to enroll the student in the requested sections, regardless of the status of the corequisites.

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