ADDs

1. Why can't I register or drop/add on BearWeb?
2. Why can't I add a class? When is the deadline for adding a class?

ADVISING

1. Who is my College of Arts & Science's (CASA) Advisor?
2. Why do I have to make an advising appointment in CASA? I didn't have to before!
3. I have two advising holds; do I really have to schedule/go to both appointments?
4. I want to schedule an appointment with a certain CASA Advisor but can't see their calendar?
5. I want to schedule an appointment with a certain CASA Advisor and notice they do not advise my major, what should I do?
6. I tried to make my advising appointment and there were no available times. What do I need to do?
7. When trying to schedule an advising appointment, I get a notification that I have exceeded my appointment limit. How do I proceed?
8. Where can I find the classes that were recommended by my CASA Advisor?
9. Where can I find my graduation planner that my CASA Advisor created for me?

APPLYING/RETURNING TO BAYLOR

1. How do I apply to Baylor University?
2. If I was not enrolled at Baylor last semester and plan on returning, what do I need to do to register?
3. When one begins an application reactivation, which type of application should be initiated?
4. Where do undergraduate students applying for reactivation send transcripts?

CAS LOCATION

1. What is the CASA office location and mailing address?
2. Where is the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office located?

COURSE REPEAT POLICY

1. I have questions about academic forgiveness and the new course repeat policy.

DEGREE AUDIT

1. Can I have a class removed from my transcript?
2. Can I have a grade removed from my GPA?
3. Can't I just use the Major Academic Planner (MAP) rather than the degree audit?
4. How do I read my degree audit?

DROPs

1. Why can't I register or drop/add on BearWeb?
2. What is the "Drop" deadline?
3. When is the last day to drop a class without a "W" on my transcript?
4. If I drop a class, will I get a "W" on my transcript?
5. How much does it cost to drop a class?
6. I want to drop a class and it's after the 12th class day, how do I do this?
7. Is there a limit to the number of withdraws (W) I can have?

GRADUATION

1. Am I on track for graduation? Is my audit clearing for graduation?
2. Can I graduate on time or graduate early?
3. My Bearweb says that I'm going to be graduating 1 year later than we discussed. Why?
4. How do I fill out a graduation card?
5. How do I know if I filed my Grad Card for Graduation?

MAJORS

1. Where do I find the major academic planners (MAPs) that list the required courses and GPA requirements for my major?
2. How do I change my major/add a major/change my minor/add or remove my minor within the College of Arts & Sciences?
3. Data Form for changing majors.
4. How do I change my major/add a major/change my minor/add or remove my minor in the College of Arts & Sciences and HAVE filed for graduation?
5. I think I want to change my major, but I'm not sure what I want to change it to.

OTHER

1. How do I get an internship?
2. What jobs will my major get me?

OVERRIDE

1. I have an override for a class but it's not working.

REGISTRATION

1. What is my registration date?
2. Where can I find my registration time once it appears on BearWeb?
3. What if I cannot register at my specified Early Registration time?
4. How do I register for classes?
5. I tried to register for classes and the system won't let me. What do I do?
6. Where is the full schedule of classes, not the one in BearWeb?
7. What can I do if the class I need is full
8. How do I register for a closed class?
9. Why can I not register for a class?
10. Who do I contact if I have questions about submitting the reactivation form?
11. What do I do if my Professor told me I could take a class but it won't let me register.
12. How can I tell if a course, at another school, is equivalent to one at Baylor?
13. I'm trying to register and it is saying I need a PIN.
14. How many hours can I take in the summer?
15. What is "academic forgiveness" and how do I request it?
16. What courses can I take in the summer?

STUDY ABROAD

1. Can you tell me about study abroad options?
2. What are the current study abroad opportunities?
3. What classes can I take on study abroad?
4. Are study abroad courses transfer or "in residence"? (depends on the study abroad program itself).

TRANSFERRING TO BAYLOR

1. I think I am considered a transfer student but not sure. If am interested in transferring to Baylor University, what do I need to do?
2. What are the policies around transfer credit?
3. What courses can I transfer in?

WAITLIST

1. How does the waitlist work?
2. What number am I on the wait-list for this class?
3. Can I gain entry into a class by jumping over the wait list?
4. I'm waitlisted and received an email about registering for the class but can't register, what do I do?
5. If I'm on a wait list for a class, how likely is it that I'll get a seat?
6. What do I do if I "accidentally" dropped myself off the wait list (dropped a class) and now I lost my spot?
7. I'm on a wait list for a class but want to register for a different section just in case, why won't it let me?




ADDs

1. Why can't I register or drop/add on BearWeb?
BearWeb registration closes after the first week of classes. Please contact your advisor to discuss your options.

2. Why can't I add a class? When is the deadline for adding a class?
Check the Registrar's "Dates and Deadlines" calendar to see if it's past the date for you to add a class?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=84505

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ADVISING

1. Who is my College of Arts & Science's (CASA) Advisor?
CASA advisors formally advise students for most of the majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. Follow the link, listed below, to find the advisor who can help you with questions you may have about the major listed under their name.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/casa/index.php?id=53860

2. Why do I have to make an advising appointment in CASA? I didn't have to before!
CASA is now required to see most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. If you've recently changed your major, was previously a "Pre" major and moved to the full major, or a Senior and was placed on Probation at the end of last semester, you are required to meet with your assigned CASA Advisor prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

3. I have two advising holds; do I really have to schedule/go to both appointments?
Yes, you will need to fulfill all your advising requirements before you can register for classes.

4. I want to schedule an appointment with a certain CASA Advisor but can't see their calendar?
You are assigned to a different CASA advisor or advising unit and will not be able to see that advisors calendar.

5. I want to schedule an appointment with a certain CASA Advisor and notice they do not advise my major, what should I do?
You will need to email that Advisor to see if you can meet with them.

6. I tried to make my advising appointment and there were no available times. What do I need to do?
Advisor's schedules fill up quickly. Additional available appointments are opened up each Wednesday morning. Keep checking as appointments are sometimes cancelled, which will open up available appointment times.

7. When trying to schedule an advising appointment, I get a notification that I have exceeded my appointment limit. How do I proceed?
You are allowed one future appointment at a time, including appointments with Advising, PreLaw, PreHealth, etc. Do you have a scheduled appointment that you have not attended yet?

You can wait until your appointment is complete and then schedule your appointment with another department/office. It is advised to schedule your CASA academic advising appointment before you schedule a meeting with another office.

8. Where can I find the classes that were recommended by my CASA Advisor?
You can find the classes you were advsied for on your Bearweb account. To find this information, follow the steps below.

BearWeb - Checking your advised classes

  1. Log in to https://bearweb.baylor.edu/
  2. Select the "Student Academic Services > Advisement > Your Advised Courses" tabs
  3. Finally, select "Advised Term" where you will find the classes you were advised for

More Information: https://bearweb.baylor.edu/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

9. Where can I find my graduation planner that my CASA Advisor created for me?
You can log in to your SSC account and find this information posted under the "Notes" area.

More Information: https://baylor.campus.eab.com

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APPLYING/RETURNING TO BAYLOR

1. How do I apply to Baylor University?
If you will be applying to Baylor University, follow the link below to see what you'll need to know as you prepare.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872011

2. If I was not enrolled at Baylor last semester and plan on returning, what do I need to do to register?
Did you withdraw from Baylor during the fall or spring semester immediately before your desired return term? Were you not enrolled at Baylor for the fall or spring semester immediately before your desired return term? If you are an Undergraduate student and answered yes to either question above, you must complete a Student Reactivation Application.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=946076

3. When one begins an application reactivation, which type of application should be initiated?
Please choose the option for a "Returning Student" along with your planned year of return.

4. Where do undergraduate students applying for reactivation send transcripts?
Send to Baylor University, Office of the Registrar, One Bear Place #97068, Waco, TX 76798.

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CAS LOCATION

1. What is the CASA office location and mailing address?
1410 South 4th Street, Sid Richardson 229.1, One Bear Place 97177, Waco, Texas 76798

More Information: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5462611,-97.1182725,178a,35y,39.42t/data=!3m1!1e3

2. Where is the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's office located?
Burleson 105

More Information: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.5442525,-97.1195831,174a,35y,39.42t/data=!3m1!1e3

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COURSE REPEAT POLICY

1. I have questions about academic forgiveness and the new course repeat policy.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=935643

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DEGREE AUDIT

1. Can I have a class removed from my transcript?
No. The transcript is a legal document giving a record of your enrollment history and grades, including retakes.

2. Can I have a grade removed from my GPA?
Only if you are eligible to retake the course and apply one use of "academic forgiveness".

Note: while academic forgiveness will change your Baylor GPA calculation, it may not affect the GPA calculations in other areas (math/science GPA for med school, for example).

3. Can't I just use the Major Academic Planner (MAP) rather than the degree audit?
While the MAP is a useful tool to show how all of the required courses for a particular program MIGHT fit together, it is a generic tool. The degree audit is tailored specifically to you at the current moment in time, and therefore gives an accurate picture of what YOU have completed and what YOU have left to do.

Ultimately, your degree audit is what certifies you for graduation, so it is good to become familiar with your audit early and use that in your planning-even if you occasionally use other tools as well.

4. How do I read my degree audit?
The key to reading your degree audit is to scan the "YES" and "NO" column on the far left side. All requirements that are complete will have a "YES". Some requirements will have a "NA", these are also considered complete.

Incomplete requirements will show a "NO". In BearWeb you can click on the box next to the "YES" or "NO" and the audit will take you directly to that requirement. Each requirement will list how many sub-requirements have been completed and how many are still needed. A "+" means the sub-requirement is complete. Incomplete sub-requirements will have a "-".

Some audits will have a "WORK NOT APPLICABLE" section. These courses are counting in the total hours and GPA; they're just not needed for the particular degree plan.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=84443

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DROPs

1. Why can't I register or drop/add on BearWeb?
Students can add classes through the 5th class day and drop classes on BearWeb through the 12th class day. After these dates, you should reach out to your advisor to discuss your desire to add/drop.

2. What is the "Drop" deadline?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=96003

3. When is the last day to drop a class without a "W" on my transcript?
Check the Registrar's "Dates and Deadlines" calendar for the last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" on your transcript.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=84505

4. If I drop a class, will I get a "W" on my transcript?
If you drop a class after the 12th class day, YES.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=96003

5. How much does it cost to drop a class?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=936944

6. I want to drop a class and it's after the 12th class day, how do I do this?
It depends on the impact of the drop as this could impact your financial aid or other variables. You should email your assigned Advisor to discuss this further. The form needed to complete a drop is listed below. Complete, IN INK, the two pages in full and bring to CASA.

DROP FORM

7. Is there a limit to the number of withdraws (W) I can have?
There are no limits on the number of courses in which you may have a "W". However, a "W" counts as an attempt at a course, and students are allowed a maximum of three attempts in any one course. Also, any course that has been attempted at Baylor (with a "W" notation or a grade earned) may not be repeated at any other school for transfer credit to Baylor.

Furthermore, multiple "W"s can become a problem for both degree completion, as you may be taking longer to complete required courses, and for applications to graduate or professional school. If you plan to attend one of those (med school, law school, grad school, etc.), be sure consult with advisors for those programs before dropping classes.

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GRADUATION

1. Am I on track for graduation? Is my audit clearing for graduation?
You can look at your degree audit, on Bearweb, to see if it is clearing for graduation.

More Information: https://bearweb.baylor.edu/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

2. Can I graduate on time or graduate early?
Between those appointments, start by accessing your current degree audit. This will show you what you have remaining to complete for graduation on your current degree program. Be sure to add in any courses that are not included on the degree audit but which you know you need to complete for other reasons (ex., premed coursework that does not overlap with your degree, ROTC coursework). If you have follow up questions afterwards, feel free to contact your academic advisor to discuss them.

3. My Bearweb says that I'm going to be graduating 1 year later than we discussed. Why?
Bearweb shows a graduation date for all students of 5 years beyond the date they started at Baylor. This is so that registration dates/times are assigned to you each semester. If there was no "end date," all students would receive time tickets each semester, and that would be unnecessary. Therefore, the Registrar's Office places this date on Bearweb to ensure that if, for whatever reason, you leave Baylor without graduating, you aren't assigned a time ticket for all of eternity. In other words, the date on Bearweb doesn't matter. Completion of your degree requirements is what matters.

4. How do I fill out a graduation card?
It is a University requirement that you file your graduation card with the Degree Certification Office when you reach your senior year. You must have registered for all the requirements listed on your computer degree audit to become a candidate for graduation. The deadline for filing is listed in your Baylor catalog.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=57070

5. How do I know if I filed my Grad Card for Graduation?
If you're not sure if you've met all graduation requirements, you should consult the office of your academic dean as soon as possible.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/commencement/index.php?id=959800

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MAJORS

1. Where do I find the major academic planners (MAPs) that list the required courses and GPA requirements for my major?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/casa/index.php?id=49841

2. How do I change my major/add a major/change my minor/add or remove my minor within the College of Arts & Sciences?

  • Log in to your Bearweb account and select Student Academic Services > Student Records > Change of Major Request and complete the request or you can simply log in to the College of Arts & Sciences Data Form (see FAQ #3 below).
  • After completing this form and submitting, the change of major update will take 24 hours. Often times a step is missed (logging in a second time) when changing a major. Be sure to check your Bearweb, after 24 hours, and verify that your major has changed.
  • If it has not, complete the process again. Your Advisor will also be able to help make this change for you.

More Information: https://bearweb.baylor.edu/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

3. Data Form for changing majors.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=57067

4. How do I change my major/add a major/change my minor/add or remove my minor in the College of Arts & Sciences and HAVE filed for graduation?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=57070

5. I think I want to change my major, but I'm not sure what I want to change it to.
Schedule an appointment to visit with the Career Exploration office.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/cpd/index.php?id=863347

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OTHER

1. How do I get an internship?
This will vary widely depending on the kind of internships you are looking for. A good general place to start is the office of Career & Professional Development's page on internships.

Individual academic departments or other offices on campus pertinent to your interests may also be able to provide ideas on internships connected to your major (examples: Environmental Sciences department, Prelaw Office)

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/student_Employment/index.php?id=948767

2. What jobs will my major get me?
First, remember that there are very few majors that lead to a specific set of jobs, as the job market is much broader than that! That is, almost every major CAN lead to a variety of KINDS of jobs.

Two extremely helpful on -campus resources to help you decipher the kinds of jobs that your major can lead toward are (1) the faculty members for the major itself; and (2) the office of Career and Professional Development (try the Career Exploration resources here: Career Exploration; or set up an appointment for the CPD career advisor for your major: Find the career advisor assigned to your major).

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OVERRIDE

1. I have an override for a class but it's not working.
It may be possible that the wrong override was entered or there is no override entered for you. You will need to contact the department, or your academic advisor, depending on the issue.

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REGISTRATION

1. What is my registration date?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=930020

2. Where can I find my registration time once it appears on BearWeb?
Log in to BearWeb, select Student Academic Services > Registration > Registration Status. The date and time for your registration will be listed under Registration Status.

More Information: https://bearweb.baylor.edu/PROD8/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

3. What if I cannot register at my specified Early Registration time?
You will have continuous access to register and add through the 7th class day, and drop classes through the 12th class day in the fall/spring semesters. You should plan to register as soon as possible once your early registration time arrives in order to have the best selection of available classes.

4. How do I register for classes?

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/226833.pdf

5. I tried to register for classes and the system won't let me. What do I do?
Check your Bearweb to insure that you've met all your Advising requirement. There may be other holds in place, Cashier's, Title IX, Academic Integrity, etc. If you were not enrolled at Baylor last semester, suspension or other reasons, reactivation is required after semester away.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=946076

6. Where is the full schedule of classes, not the one in BearWeb?

More Information: https://www1.baylor.edu/scheduleofclasses/

7. What can I do if the class I need is full
If the preferred section is full, you can look to see if other sections are open. If all sections are full, you can contact that department and ask to be placed on a "Wait List".

8. How do I register for a closed class?
A closed class means that the enrollment has met maximum capacity. You may contact the academic department and request they issue a permit. If they do, go to the Add/Drop option of Bearweb and enter the five-digit CRN (course reference number) of the course and SUBMIT.

9. Why can I not register for a class?
There are multiple reasons as to why you are not able to register for a course. Check to see if any of the listed reason apply to you.

  • You have not met the pre-requisite/co-requisite course required for that course.
  • Time conflict, you are already enrolled in a class at that time.
  • The course requires instructor approval to register.
  • The section is full.
  • Registration for the class requires registering for 2 or even 3 parts (a lecture and lab), and you are not trying to register for all required parts.
  • Registering for this class will put you in overload (19+ hours).
  • The section has special restrictions (section is only for students in that major).

10. Who do I contact if I have questions about submitting the reactivation form?
For questions about the reactivation process, please contact the Office of the Registrar at: registrar@baylor.edu.

11. What do I do if my Professor told me I could take a class but it won't let me register.
You need to contact that Professor and ask for an "Override".

12. How can I tell if a course, at another school, is equivalent to one at Baylor?
Use the Equivalent Course Tool or if the course isn't listed, use the Equivalent Course Request form.

13. I'm trying to register and it is saying I need a PIN.
This may mean that you have either not met your required advising and/or your advising flag has not been lifted for registration.

14. How many hours can I take in the summer?
The maximum number of hours you can take at Baylor, during Summer, is 19.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/summer/index.php?id=925564#4119q4

15. What is "academic forgiveness" and how do I request it?
Follow the link below to review information regarding Baylor's retake and academic policies.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=935642

16. What courses can I take in the summer?
Use the Schedule of Classes (select "Term: Summer 20__") to find courses that Baylor will offer this summer.

Be sure to refer to your degree audit and advising records to choose courses that will fulfill degree requirements (or requirements for other programs, such as premed, that may or may not overlap with degree requirements but which you need to complete for your graduate/professional plans).

More Information: https://www1.baylor.edu/scheduleofclasses/

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STUDY ABROAD

1. Can you tell me about study abroad options?
Study Abroad information sessions are offered every Monday and Tuesday from 4-5pm in the Center for Global Engagement office on the 1st floor of the Hankamer Academic Building.

More Information: http://bearsabroad.baylor.edu/

2. What are the current study abroad opportunities?

More Information: http://bearsabroad.baylor.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ListAll

3. What classes can I take on study abroad?
Each study abroad program offers a unique set of course options. You can begin researching Baylor's study abroad programs here: BearsAbroad and Center for Global Engagement

Contact the program director directly (for a specific program), and/or the Center for Global Engagement (more generally) with further questions about a particular program(s). Once you know which program(s) you're interested in, your academic advisor will be happy to help you see how this will affect your remaining coursework and semester plans.

4. Are study abroad courses transfer or "in residence"? (depends on the study abroad program itself).
While most of the study abroad programs in the links above are offered through Baylor and whose courses will count as residence hours (rather than as transfer work), there are some exceptions. Contact the Center for Global Engagement to verify how a particular program(s) will count for you.

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TRANSFERRING TO BAYLOR

1. I think I am considered a transfer student but not sure. If am interested in transferring to Baylor University, what do I need to do?
You're a transfer student if you have attempted college credits after graduating from high school (excluding the summer immediately after high school graduation). Follow the links listed below to find out more information about transferring and to complete the "Transfer Interest Form".

Transfer Interest Form
Additional transfer information

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/TransferGuide.pdf

2. What are the policies around transfer credit?
Transfer hour policies require careful review before enrolling in any coursework outside of Baylor. Please refer to the Registrar's website, link below, for answers to frequently asked questions about transferring credit to Baylor.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=89825

3. What courses can I transfer in?
See the "Transfer Credit Policies" on the Registrar's linked page below. As always, refer to your advising records and degree audit to choose courses that will work for you.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=87196

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WAITLIST

1. How does the waitlist work?
If a student attempts to enroll in a closed class that has the Waitlist option:

  • The student receives the "Closed - # Waitlisted" message.
  • The student has the option to elect to Waitlist the closed class section If the student elects to Waitlist, they are not registered.
  • When a seat becomes available in the class, the first student on the Waitlist is notified via Baylor email.
  • The student has 24 hours to add the class via BearWeb.
  • If the student decides not to register or the time expires, the next student on the Waitlist is notified.


Waitlist Basics

  • Is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Is available through the last day BearWeb registration is open.
  • Does not guarantee a seat in the class or indicate the student is registered for the class.
  • Does not count toward enrolled hours for Financial Aid purposes.
  • Holds a spot in a queue should a seat become available.
  • Provides registration error checking before adding to the Waitlist.
  • Sends automatic email notification when a seat opens.
  • Has a 24 hour expiration after email notification.
  • Does NOT automatically enroll the student in the class section.

Your Advisor will also be able to help with questions you may have.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=94493

2. What number am I on the wait-list for this class?
Your Advisor can look this information up or you can simply call the Registrar's Office and they will be able to help you.

More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=866825

3. Can I gain entry into a class by jumping over the wait list?
Almost universally, no. However, any exceptions to this can only be made by the departments and generally occur only when graduation is at stake.

4. I'm waitlisted and received an email about registering for the class but can't register, what do I do?
Contact the Office of the Registrar immediately: (254)710-1181; Robinson Tower #380.

5. If I'm on a wait list for a class, how likely is it that I'll get a seat?
There is no hard-and-fast answer to this question. You should always assume that a wait list MAY NOT work out, and create a plan to choose a different section of the wait listed course or a different class to fill that spot in your schedule.

You should also always register for a full schedule with a minimum of 12 hours (not counting wait listed classes), even if you hope to make changes to your schedule if/when seats become available in other sections or classes.

6. What do I do if I "accidentally" dropped myself off the wait list (dropped a class) and now I lost my spot?
Contact the Office of the Registrar immediately: (254)710-1181; Robinson Tower #380. In the meantime, register for another section/course to ensure that you have a full schedule.

7. I'm on a wait list for a class but want to register for a different section just in case, why won't it let me?
Students may not be on a wait list for a course for which they are already registered, or vice versa.

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