Frequently Asked Questions
When do I enroll? Accordion Closed
Enrollment dates and times can be found on the Registrar’s important dates and deadlines website by term. Additionally, you will be notified via email of your early enrollment appointment time. You can also see the date and time in your LOUIE student center by clicking the details link and selecting the term in which you’d like to enroll.
Am I required to enroll in both the fall and spring terms at the same time? Accordion Closed
No, but doing so will help you secure your schedule and allow you to plan ahead for the entire year. You can enroll for any of the open terms you choose, although due to pre-requisites, we strongly recommend you enroll in chronological order (e.g., fall before spring).
Will I be able to enroll in a course that has pre-requisites? Accordion Closed
The LOUIE system allows enrollment in a course with pre-requisites as long as the student will have met the pre-requisites no later than the day before the class starts. For example, if you wish to enroll in a class in Spring that requires a pre-requisite you have not yet taken, you should plan on taking that pre-requisite in the prior summer, fall, or winter term (NOTE: not all classes are available in each of those terms). Due to pre-requisites, we strongly recommend you enroll in chronological order (e.g. fall before spring). If you do not meet course pre-requisites by the time the course starts, you may be administratively dropped.
Can I place myself on a class wait list for any term? Accordion Closed
Yes, wait lists will be available for all eligible classes for each future term. For more wait list related questions, check out the wait list FAQs page.
What if I change my major after I enroll in classes? Accordion Closed
As has always been the case, you can add and drop courses for any term up until the add/drop deadline for that term. multi-term enrollment will not limit your options to make changes to your class schedule. You are strongly recommended to consult with your academic advisor if you have class or schedule questions.
I have a hold on my account. How will this affect my ability to register for terms? Accordion Closed
Students with holds preventing enrollment will be blocked from enrolling for any term until the hold is removed.
What if my class requires instructor permission to enroll, but faculty is TBD? Accordion Closed
Contact the department offering the class to obtain permission or determine when an instructor will become available to grant permission to enroll into the class.
What if my major includes an application or milestone completion? Accordion Closed
If you are attempting to enroll into a class that requires admission to a specific program or to have a milestone completed, you may not be able to enroll at the time of your early enrollment appointment. If you are unable to enroll, contact your academic advisor to discuss the timeline and your options.
Do I have to pay for all the terms at once? Accordion Closed
No, the billing cycle for future terms will not change.
Will I receive my financial aid sooner? Accordion Closed
No, the financial aid and disbursement processes will not change.
Do I need to see my Academic Advisor every semester? Accordion Closed
You are strongly encouraged to seek advising every semester. Your advisor can verify that you are on track for your degree plan, answer questions you may have, and discuss campus resources and opportunities with you.
How do I know which Advising Office to go to? Accordion Closed
Please visit the University Advising website to view all contact information for each advising office.
Students may enroll in applicable Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring terms in March of each year. Be sure to work with your advisor on course selection and enrollment.
Chart a course to graduation:
- Stay on track with your degree by planning a year in advance.
- Secure your seat in classes required for your major.
- Keep your goal in sight as you map out your next steps.
- Design a schedule that balances academics, work, family and friends, and recreation.