Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Messages 

I received a message stating the course is non-standard. 
I received a message stating there is a time conflict between my courses.
I received a message stating that I need permission from the Department.
I received a message stating that I did not meet the credit level requirements.
What is the MXXX99MB code that appears on my registration?

Waitlist Information

Can I register for one track and be on the waitlist for another? 
Can I register for one section of a course and be on the waitlist for another section of the same course? 
Will I get into my waitlisted course? 
How does the waitlist check-in work?

Adding, Dropping, and Waiving Courses

Can I take two classes which overlap in dates and times? 
Are Part-Time MBA Track assignments rolled over from my last semester? 
Can I register for courses beyond the scheduled load? 
How do I register for a required course that I missed (or need to repeat)? 
Can I waive a MBA required course? 

Tuition 

When is the last day I can drop a course for a full refund?
Will I be charged a different tuition and fee when taking courses on a different campus?

I received a message stating the course is non-standard. 

If you receive a message stating the course is non-standard, hit enter to bypass (most MBA and Specialty Masters courses are non-standard).

I received a message stating there is a time conflict between my courses. 

Often this message appears upon registration when a class meets at the same time in two separate terms each semester. If this is the case, please ignore the message. Otherwise, students should should contact their advisor for assistance.

I received a message stating that I need permission from the Department.

This error message may be due to a variety of reasons such as being incorrectly coded in the system, wrong information was entered during the registration session, the student is attempting to register for individual courses rather than using the cohort track code, etc. For specific problems, please contact your advisor.

I received a message stating that I did not meet the credit level requirements. 

Credit levels are used as the primary restriction for course registration. If you are blocked from taking a course, please check to make sure that you meet all the prerequisites. Off-track students may run into this problem because their credit totals are often skewed. If this block occurs and you are unable to register for a course that you should be taking, please email your advisor who can determine the problem. Before emailing your advisor, verify that you are eligible for the course you are attempting to add. 

What is the MXXX99MB code that appears on my registration?

This is a code used by the Office of the Registrar as the course designation for track assignments within the MBA and Specialty Masters programs. This code tells the registration system to add all the assigned courses in a particular track to the student’s schedule. This code will appear as a course on your schedule (for registration), but will not receive a grade or credits, nor will it incur a charge. Tuition charges are per credit and grades will be given for individual courses.

Can I register for one track and be on the waitlist for another?

No. If you add and successfully register yourself into a track, you will be dropped from any waitlisted track. You can, however, be on the waitlist for more than one track. This is true only for students where there is a choice in tracks. It is highly recommended that you register on the first day of registration to secure your desired track.

Can I register for one section of a course and be on the waitlist for another section of the same course?

Similar to track waitlists, this is not possible. If you add yourself to a section of an individual course, you will be dropped from any waitlisted sections of the same course. You can, however, be on the waitlist for different sections of the same course. 

Will I get into my waitlisted course?

There is a large degree of uncertainty with the waitlist that cannot be avoided. Therefore, it is recommended that you register for an alternate course with the assumption that you will not receive the course from the waitlist. Students may drop the alternate course if they obtain approval from the waitlist. Students who are waitlisted for a required course should add the required course that is available once the semester begins. 

How does the waitlist check-in work?

Review this video for instructions on the waitlist check-in feature. Starting the first day of classes for the University, students on a waitlist for a course must execute daily waitlist check-ins online to remain on the waitlist

Can I take two classes which overlap in dates and times?

It is the policy of the Masters Programs Office to not allow students to register for classes which conflict. Students will need to drop one of the conflicting classes. Otherwise, the Masters Programs Office will automatically drop students from one of the courses. Please contact your advisor for questions.

Are Part-Time MBA Track assignments rolled over from my last semester?

Track assignments are only valid for one semester at a time. Each semester, during the core phase of the Part-Time MBA program, students must register for a track. If more than one track is available at a particular campus, students will not receive priority for the track they had previously.

Can I register for courses beyond the scheduled load?

If you would like to exceed your program's limit, you will need to request permission from your advisor.

Full-time MBA students may register for up to 17 credits in a Fall or Spring semester.

Part-time MBA students are permitted to register for up to 10 credits in Fall or Spring semester, 6 credits in the Winter Term, and 8 credits in Summer Sessions I and II combined without obtaining permission.  

Specialty Masters students are permitted to register for up to 16 credits. However, students wishing to register for more classes beyond their assigned schedule should meet with their advisor.

How do I register for a required course that I missed (or need to repeat)?

Once students have missed required courses, they are considered “off-track” and will not be permitted to register for the missed course, or to repeat a core course, until on-track students have had an opportunity to register. Any off-track students should submit a course request to their advisor via email. Please list the sections of the requested core course in order of preference. On-track students are given priority for these courses in order to remain in their cohorts. Off-track students are important to us, but they often will have to be flexible as their first section choice may not be available. Typically, the decision on these course requests is made two weeks prior to the start of classes.

Can I waive a MBA required course?

After the first semester of the program no further waivers will be considered. All waivers are processed prior to Orientation. 

When is the last day I can drop a course for a full refund?

In order to receive a full refund, students must drop a course before the first day of the term (not the first day of the class). Any course dropped on or after the first day of class is not eligible for a full refund. Please visit the Office of the Registrar's website for the refund schedule

Will I be charged a different tuition and fee when taking courses on a different campus?

Yes, the tuition and fees vary per program. Learn more about tuition and fees for each campus.