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COURSE REGISTRATION
101
Presented by Madison Advising Peers
Enrollment Appointment Date
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Every student has a different enrollment date,
depending on the number of credit hours she/he has
accumulated, disabilities, and honors standing.
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Registration appointments can be found on e-campus
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Students may register or adjust their schedule from
the beginning of their registration appointment
through the end of open enrollment (January 18th).
Add/Drop/Swap
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Adding a class: Enrolling in another class to add to
your schedule.
Dropping a class: Un-enrolling in a class to delete
it from your schedule.
Swapping classes: Dropping one of your classes
while simultaneously adding one in its place. You
do NOT have to swap for a class in the same time
slot or for a different section of the same class, it
can be ANY class! Swapping simplifies the
dropping/adding process.
Open/Closed Classes
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Number of seats available
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represent sections that are filled, while circles
represent sections with open seats.
 Clicking on the section number reveals:
 Total
number of seats
 Total number of seats available
Specific Requirements
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Who can register (pre-requisites)
 Clicking
on the section number reveals:
 Specific
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prerequisites for the class
“Economics majors and minors only. Others by override.”
Math 235 must be taken before Math 236
Specific class topics
 Topic
reveals the section’s particular focus.
 Clicking on the section number has description of the
topic.
Searching By Cluster
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To search by cluster go to the GenEd website
(http://www.jmu.edu/gened/) and click on the
search by cluster code link. This will give you the
codes you need to type into e-campus.
When you go to search for classes in e-campus
click on the additional information tab and then
enter the code for the cluster you would like to
search in.
By searching by cluster you can more easily
identify the possible classes you need to take to
fulfill your GenEd requirements.
Rate My Professor
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We don’t recommend using Rate My Professor to
determine which professor’s class you want to take.
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The site is extremely biased.
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If a student has a bad experience with a professor
they are much more likely to post about it than if
they have a good experience.
Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive
Repeat Credit
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This option allows you to repeat the
previously taken course and
AVERAGE the grade you received
the first time around WITH the
grade you received the second time.
This means that BOTH grades will
be included on transcripts and in
GPA calculations. You can take a
course for repeat credit as often as
you need to.
Repeat Forgive
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All JMU students have TWO
opportunities to take classes as
repeat-forgive. This allows you to
take a class over again and replace
the grade you got the first time
around with the grade you get the
next time. BOTH grades will show
up on your TRANSCRIPT but only
the SECOND grade will be factored
into your GPA. If you do worse the
second time around, that grade will
still replace the previous grade and
will be factored into the GPA.
Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive contd.
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When scheduling your class as repeat credit or
repeat forgive, click the appropriate option under
the dropdown menu under “Repeat Code”.
Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive contd.
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While you do have these options for
repeating classes, TAKE CLASSES
SERIOUSLY THE FIRST TIME
AROUND! All of your grades WILL
show up on your transcript, regardless of
whether you took them as repeat credit or
repeat forgive.
Overrides
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All classes at JMU have enrollment limits based on
the number of seats available
Sometimes a department is willing to grant a
student an override into a class that is already full
The decision to grant an override is solely at the
discretion of the academic department –
CONTACT THEM!
If you are granted an override into a course, you
must REGISTER for the class via e-campus!
Holds on Record
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Outstanding obligations or debts to university
offices may result in a “hold” or reduction in
services available to you, such as registration
Holds on your record and instructions for clearing
them are viewable on e-campus
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Meet with your advisor
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Set up an appointment with your advisor AT
LEAST a week before registration (your advisor
will be very busy during this week, so the earlier
you contact him/her, the better!).
Come prepared: devise a list of classes you’re
interested in taking, know which classes you’ve
already taken, and write down any questions you
need answered.
Not quite sure just what to ask? Stop by the
Madison Advising Peers office in Wilson 102 M-Th
10:00-5:00, Fri 10:00-3:30 and have a peer advisor
point you in the right direction.
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Options, options, options
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The fact of the matter is that hardly anyone gets the exact
schedule that they want, so start planning EARLY!
To be prepared, go to class search under e-campus and list the
days/times offered for any classes you are interested in taking.
From these days and times, make 2-3 possible schedules (it’s
helpful to put them in a calendar set up, so you know
everything fits).
Make sure you give yourself lots of class options and
prioritize which ones you NEED this semester!
When you have multiple possibilities for scheduling, you will
not need to panic when one (or even ALL!) of the classes you
wanted fill up.
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
The Big Day
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Make sure you know the exact date and time of
your enrollment appointment (on the right hand
side of the e-campus Student Center).
Be prepared with your schedule possibilities the
minute your enrollment appointment opens; classes
go FAST so make sure you’re ready!
Don’t stress if a class you wanted is full! Use
another class from one of your schedule
possibilities and wait until open enrollment to see if
anyone has dropped the class you wanted.
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Tips and Tricks
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Make sure that you actually ENROLL in a class.
Step one of the process is to put the class in your
shopping cart. Click “Proceed to Step 2 of 3”.
THEN…
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Tips and Tricks
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…Click “Finish Enrolling” to officially register for
the class!
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Tips and Tricks
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Make sure you have enough time to make it from
one class to another.
If you have scheduled two classes with only 15
minutes in between, visit “Can I Get There On
Time”.
Remember that your class may run a little late, and
you need the 15 minutes not only to get to your
next building but to actually be sitting down in
your classroom before class begins!
Creating the Perfect Schedule:
Tips and Tricks
Planning a schedule can be
overwhelming; you might be confused
about which classes you need to take and
when you need to take them.
 This is why the new program Madison
Advising Peers (MAP) was created! Stop
by our office in Wilson 102 to map out a
schedule with a peer advisor!
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FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions
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Look online on the MAP website for step-by-step
answers to the following questions:
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When am I allowed to register for a class?
How do I ADD a class?
How do I SWAP a class?
How do I DROP a class?
How do I find an open class?
How can I find ALL AVAILABLE classes (not only open ones)?
How do I do a more specific class search (by professor, day, time, etc)?
How do I see how many seats are available in a class?
How do I know who can register for a course?
How do I find out what a course covers?
How do I search by Gen-Ed cluster?
You made it!
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Scheduling is a sometimes frustrating process, but
the more you prepare for it, the less stressful it will
be.
Look to this PowerPoint and the online resource over
the next few weeks to help you in scheduling for next
semester.
Also, use the following link from the registrar’s
office for help with navigating e-campus.
As always, if you have any questions, visit us in the
MAP office in Wilson 102!
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