Registration FAQs

 

 

  1. When is the Advanced Registration period?
  2. When is the Late Registration period?
  3. What is an Enrollment Appointment?
  4. How do I view my enrollment appointment?
  5. Some of my friends/ classmates have earlier enrollment appointments and I wonder why?
  6. How to add a class during Advance Registration or Late Registration?
  7. I am having trouble registering for a course. The system said “prerequisites have not been met”, but I took the required course at another institution. What do I need to do to register for this course?
  8. How do I audit a class?
  9. How do I take a class as credit/ no credit instead of a normal letter grading?
  10. Why can’t I register in 100W classes, I passed WST?
  11. What do I need to do if I tried to register and received a message “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent” required?
  12. I need to register for 2 classes that have a time conflict. How do I go about this?
  13. My records show “ELM, EPT, Remediation”. I need to register for classes, what do I need to do?
  14. I need to retake a class for the first time because I did not have a passing grade of C or better, what do I need to do? I heard about grade forgiveness, how does it work?
  15.  I need to retake a class for the second time (register for the third time), what do I need to do?

  

1. When is the Advanced Registration period?

The Advanced Registration period begins 1 – 2 months prior to the first day of instruction. Students will need to check MySJSU to learn when their appointment is scheduled. Please view Registration Calendar ahead of time.

2. When is the Late Registration period?

Late Registration period starts the first day of instruction and ends on the add deadline(last day to add). Students can add/drop courses via MySJSU during this period. For specific dates, check Registration calendars. A late fee will apply for all first-time adds. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact Bursar's office.

3. What is an Enrollment Appointment?

An Enrollment Appointment is the date and time that you can start registering (signing up) for classes. You will have an Enrollment Appointment during the Advanced Registration (please see question 1) and during Late Registration(please see question 2).

For continuing students your enrollment appointment is based on your class level and Priority Registration Groups.

New students will receive an enrollment appointment once we have verified you attended orientation and met the CSU Eligibility academic requirements. Due to high volume in the number of admitted students, this evaluation process can take 4-8 weeks.

4. How do I view my enrollment appointment?

Here are the navigational steps of how to view your enrollment appointment on MySJSU. This instruction is posted on MySJSU homepage under Students, Help Tutorials, Quick Steps.

5. Some of my friends/ classmate have earlier enrollment appointments and I wonder why?

For continuing students your enrollment appointment is based on your class level(e.g. freshman or junior) and Priority Registration Groups. Unless your appointment is not correct according to your class level and the Priority Registration group, we will not be able to move it to an earlier date or time. The Priority Registration system was approved by Enrollment Committee of the Academic Senate.

For new students you will receive an enrollment appointment once we have verified you attended orientation and met CSU Eligibility academic requirements. Due to high volume in the number of admitted students, this evaluation process can take 4-8 weeks.

6. How do I add a class during Advance Registration or Late Registration?

Here is the step by step instruction showing you how to add a class.

During the Advance Registration period, you may add yourself on waitlisting. During the Late Registration period, waitlisting is no longer valid. You will need to attend the first day of class and obtain a permission number from your instructor. Permission  numbers are at the instructor’s discretion. Via MySJSU, you will need to enter permission number after you select the class you wish to add.

  7. I am having trouble registering for a course. The system said “prerequisites have not been met”, but I took the required course at another institution. What do I need to do to register for this course?

Take a copy of your transcript, showing the required course, to your instructor to prove that you have met the prerequisite. Your instructor can then give you a permission number.

8. How do I audit a class?

To request to change the normal letter grading to Audit (AU), read and print the Audit Option form (PDF) carefully for instructions and requirements. Once this form is signed and submitted, student will have no option to revert the audit back to a graded option. No grade points will be posted on the student's permanent record. For additional information regarding the Audit Option, please see the Grading System in the University Catalog. Submit this form to the window "R" (Registrar) counter in the Student Services Center before the add deadline.

9. How do I take a class as credit/ no credit instead of a normal letter grading?

You can submit a request to change normal letter grading to credit/no credit (CR/NC). This option is only available to upper-division (Junior or Senior) and Post Baccalaureate students. Read and print the Credit/ No Credit Option form (PDF) carefully for instructions and qualifications. For additional information regarding the Credit/No Credit Option, please see the University Catalog. Submit this form to the window "R" (Registrar) in the Student Services Center(SSC) before the Add deadline.

10. Why can’t I register in 100W classes, I passed WST?

Other than passing WST, 100w classes also require students to be in upper division standing, which mean you need to be in junior or senior level class standing. Junior level starts at 60 and senior level at 90 units.

To find out the number of units earned(UE), you can access a copy of your unofficial transcripts via MySJSU and look at the number of units under the coding "UE".

If you are currently having less than 60 units, you can:

1. Wait until you become a junior to take upper division courses or

2. Download a Petition to enroll in SJSU Studies (Area R, S, V & Z) Courses with Less than 60 units (pdf) to get approval to take upper division courses as a lower division student.

11. What do I need to do if I tried to register and received a message “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent” required?

You need to contact the instructor(if it is before the semester begins) or attend the first class meeting to obtain a permission number from him/her. Once you receive this number, you will be able to register via MySJSU.  Please follow this steps on how to enroll and where to input your permission number(on page 5).

For SJSU policy regarding "Instructor Consent", please go to SJSU catalog online and follow this navigational steps:  Fall 2012(or current term) - Policies and Procedures : Registration and Tuition Fees : Registration - Adding a Class : “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent”.

 12. I need to register for 2 classes that have a time conflict. How do I go about this?

You will need to obtain a permission number from the instructor of one of the classes, and a letter written on department letterhead. This letter need to say that the instructor is aware of the time conflict and the student is approved to add the class. You should then bring the letter and permission number to the window "R"(Registrar) at Student Services Center(SSC). Our staff will verify the letter and help you add that class.

13. My records show “ELM, EPT, Remediation”. I need to register for classes, what do I need to do?

Please note that the icon that appears on your MySJSU is not a hold. It is a reminder that ELM or EPT satisfaction is pending. If you think you may be exempt from the ELM or EPT, please contact Susan McClory at  Susan.McClory@sjsu.edu or 408-924-2569. Her office is in MH room 311.

You may also want to visit Developmental Studies at SJSU website where you will find a list of acceptable classes, remediation students can enroll into (Executive Order 665).

14. I need to retake a class for the first time because I did not have a passing grade of C or better, what do I need to do? I heard about grade forgiveness, how does it work?

To retake a class (register for the second time);  you need to wait until the first day of class (see registration calendar for specific term).  You will need to ask for a permission number from the instructor. Once you receive it, use that number to register via MySJSU. You do not need to file a petition for grade forgiveness.  Please follow this steps on how to enroll and where to input your permission number(on page 5).

“Grade Forgiveness” will be applied once the grade of the repeated class is earned. Grade Forgiveness (Formerly known as “Academic Renewal” ) is the circumstance in which the new grade replaces the former grade in terms of the calculation of GPA.  The original grade remains on the transcript but not being calculated into GPA. The policies regarding repetition of courses with Grade Forgiveness apply only to courses taken and repeated at SJSU. Please see below where to find the following policies on SJSU catalog:

Grade Forgiveness (Formerly known as “Academic Renewal”): please go to  SJSU Catalog and follow these navigational steps; SJSU Policies and Procedures, Undergraduate Information and Requirements, Repetition of Courses, Grade Forgiveness

Repetition of Courses: please go to  SJSU Catalog and follow these navigational steps; SJSU Policies and Procedures, Undergraduate Information and Requirements, Repetition of Courses

Policy Recommendation, Repetition of Courses, Academic Renewal

15.  I need to retake a class for the second time (register for the third time), what do I need to do?

To enroll in the class for the third attempt or more, you need to file  Repeating a Course for More Than Two Times Petition (PDF).This may result in grade averaging or in grade forgiveness, which will be determined at the time of processing. See University Policy F08-2 for complete descriptions. This petition is also to be applied to courses that are not repeatable for credit.

The deadline to submit this petition is the last day to add, please refer to Registration calendar for specific semester.