COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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CHECK YOUR HOLDS

Before you can register for courses you need to be sure all of your holds have been removed. Incoming students, you can check your holds while your OARS is being processed.

Windows Media Player (n/a) • Mobile Devices(n/a)  • PDF (with pictures old Banner system!)

Banner XE Preparing for Registration

Old Banner Preparing for Registration

  1. Visit MyFAU and login
  2. Select FAU Self Service (you may have to login again)
  3. From the Main Menu, select Student Services then Registration, and finally XE Registration – Add or drop Classes and Search Classes
  4. Click on the image labeled Click Here for XE Registration
  5. Select Prepare for Registration
  6. Select Term and Continue
  7. View your Registration Status
    • All checks means you are good to go!
    • Holds will appear here
  1. Log into MyFAU 
  2. Click FAU Self-Service (left side of screen)
  3. Click Student Services
  4. Click Student Records 
  5. Click View Holds 

Types of Holds

  • Freshman Advising (UN) #1 - Your first Freshman Advising hold will be moved forward a semester by your Academic Advisor only once your OARS is approved. Once your OARS is approved, this hold will appear in MyFAU but WILL NOT  prohibit registration during your first semester of enrollment.
  • Freshman Advising (UN) #2 - To have your 2nd Freshman Advising hold removed you will need to meet with an advisor to plan courses for your next semester of enrollment.

Entering Summer or Fall - 1st UN hold moved by OARS. 2nd UN hold removed by meeting with an advisor to plan Spring courses. 

Entering Spring  - 1st UN hold moved by OARS. 2nd UN hold removed by meeting with an advisor to plan Summer & Fall courses. 

  • Orientation Hold (OR) - Orientation hold will be removed by Orientation once you register for an Orientation Session.
  • Immunization (IM) - Immunization hold will be removed once your medical records are submitted
  • Admission File Incomplete (TZ) Admission File Incomplete hold will not prohibit registration during your first semester of enrollment. However, it will turn into a registration hold at the beginning of your second semester of enrollment. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions. 

For a complete list of holds, please click HERE

 

OBTAIN A LIST OF COURSES NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION  


Incoming Students
:
View approved courses in OARS (Log back into OARS)

Current Students: Meet with Academic Advisor (Make an Appointment)

Available Now Fall/Spring Terms  

SEARCH FOR COURSE DAYS & TIMES  

 

Incoming students, you can search for course days/times while your OARS is being processed.

Please select the appropriate link: Windows Media Player  • Mobile Devices  • PDF (with pictures old Banner system!) 

Banner XE Search Option

Old Banner Search Option

  1. Select Browse Classes
  2. Select Term
    • Continue
  3. Search
    • Enter course Subject category like (BSC) or Biological Sciences and select it
    • Enter Course Number (numerical digits only)
    • Check the box to view open sections only (optional)
    • Select Search
  4. View courses, scroll down and select the arrow to view more sections
 Search for course Days & Times using the Department Course Schedule

  

Available Now Fall/Spring Terms 

 

REGISTER FOR COURSES VIA MYFAU  

Incoming students, you need an approved OARS form and all holds removed before you can register for classes. REMEMBER: you must register for courses before attending Orientation.  

Please select the appropriate link: Windows Media Player • Mobile Devices • PDF (with pictures for old Banner system!) 

Note:  If you are registering for the Summer Term, make sure to check the specific summer term ("Part Term" column on the Department Course Schedule) you plan to register for. See the PDF for additional details.

Available Fall/Spring Terms 

Search

    1. Select Register for Classes
    2. Select Term
      • Continue
    3. Search
      • Enter course Subject category like (BSC) or Biological Sciences and select it
      • Enter Course Number (numerical digits only)
      • Check the box to view open sections only (optional)
      • Select Search
    4. View courses, scroll down and select the arrow to view more sections
      Add Your Class
    5. Find an open course and select the Add button
      • This will NOT register your for the course
      • The course will appear in a pending state
      • Several courses in a pending state can be registered at the same time
      • Select the Submit button
        • If there are errors they will appear in top right corner
        • If successful, course will be changed to registered
        • If you change your mind, use the Action box and select “Web Dropped” and select Submit (the course should show as Deleted)
        • If you want to swap a course but do not want to lose the seat you have, select the box for Conditional Add and Drop. This will only drop you from your current class if you are registered for the new class.
        • **One course MUST say “Web Registered” and one must say “Web Dropped”
    6. Add yourself to a Wait List
      • If the class if full, when you attempt to Add, you will receive an error message
      • If there are spaces available on the Waitlist, from the Action box, select Waitlisted, and select Submit
      • If there are no spaces on the waitlist you will need to select another course or section
    7. Select the “Search Again” button to find more classes until you have completed your schedule.

 

PRINT & SAVE YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE

• PDF (with pictures!)

  1. Log into MyFAU 
  2. Click FAU Self-Service (left side of screen)
  3. Click Student Services
  4. Click Registration
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • Week at a Glance Schedule (looks like a Calendar)
    • My Schedule (List of your classes)

 

REGISTRATION SUPPORT SERVICES  

The following is a list of common error messages you may encounter when you register for courses.  PDF Instructions (with pictures!)  
 
PREQ and TEST SCORE ERROR 

This error indicates that you do not have the required prerequisite to register for a specific course. 

Example: ENC 1101 is the prerequisite for ENC 1102 

Example: Before you can register for a math class you will need to take the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Exam (Test Score Error) 

Example: Before you can register for MAC 2233 you would be required to take the math placement exam and score at least a 45% OR have taken and received the appropriate passing grade "C or better" in MAC 1105 (which is the prerequisite for MAC 2233).

Please see the course catalog or the Department Course Schedule for specific prerequisite requirements. 

Link Error: D1 (L2, D2, C1)  

This error indicates that you are missing a LAB or a DISCUSSION that is a co-requisite for the course you are trying to register for.

Example: BSC1005 + L (L = Lab)

Example: ANT2000 + D (D = Discussion)

Solution: Go back to the Departmental Course Schedule and find the corresponding LAB or DISCUSSION section by clicking on the CRN of the lecture course.  It will state: “To register for this section, please also register for one of the following sections: 12345, 67891, 98765”

NOTE : Make sure you submit both the CRN for the Lecture and CRN for the Lab/Discussion at the same time when you register for the course. 

Department Permission Required (IN or DP) 

You will not be able to register for any course that requires Department Permission as the course is being held for students who are participating in the Learning Community program. You will need to pick a different section of the course. If on the Department Course Schedule you see the letters IN or DP next to the waitlist column, you won’t be able to register for that particular section and will have to pick a different one.

Time Conflict

This error indicates that you are trying to register for a course that conflicts with a different course you are trying to register for or have already registered for.

Example: CHM2045 has a required MONDAY exam time. Please take note of this time when  registering for additional courses. 

Solution: You will need to go back to the departmental course schedule and find a different time for the course you are trying to register for. 

Co-requisite Error - CORQ REQ 

This error indicates that you are trying to register for a course that requires you to register for a second course at the same time. 

Example: General Chemistry 1 (CHM2045+L) requires a co-requisite of College Algebra (MAC1105 - or a higher math)

Solution: You will need to register for both CHM2045+L and MAC1105 at the same time. 

REMEMBER : CHM2045 has a Lab, SO…you will need three CRNs:  

  • CRN  for – CHM2045 (Lecture)
  • CRN for – CHM2045L (Lab)
  • CRN for – MAC1105 (Lecture)

For a complete list of Registration Issues, please click HERE

  • Freshman Advising (UN) #1 - Your first Freshman Advising hold will be moved forward a semester by your Academic Advisor only once your OARS is approved. Once your OARS is approved, this hold will appear in MyFAU but WILL NOT prohibit registration during your first semester of enrollment.
  • Freshman Advising (UN) #2 - To have your 2nd Freshman Advising hold removed you will need to meet with an advisor to plan courses for your next semester of enrollment.

Entering Summer or Fall  - 1st UN hold moved by OARS. 2nd UN hold removed by meeting with an advisor to plan Spring courses. 

Entering Spring  - 1st UN hold moved by OARS. 2nd UN hold removed by meeting with an advisor to plan Summer & Fall courses. 

  • Orientation Hold (OR) - Orientation hold will be removed by Orientation once you register for an Orientation Session.
  • Immunization  (IM) - Immunization hold will be removed once your medical records are submitted
  • Admission  File Incomplete (TZ) - Admission File Incomplete hold will not prohibit registration during your first semester of enrollment. However, it will turn into a registration hold at the beginning of your second semester of enrollment. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions. 

For a complete list of holds, please click HERE



 Last Modified 8/10/17