Enrollment Restrictions

Enrollment in some courses is restricted to certain student populations. Restrictions are listed in Schedule Builder and in the Class Search ToolSchedule Builder will not permit you to enroll in these courses unless you are eligible. If the course is restricted to Majors, Non-majors, Seniors, Upper Division or Class, you may request permission to waive the restriction from the instructor or department that offers the course. If the restriction is waived, the department will issue you a PTA number.

If you recently submitted a change of major form, Schedule Builder will not allow you to enroll in courses until approved and your student record has been updated with your new major. You may request permission to waive the restriction from the instructor or department that offers the course. If the restriction is waived, the department will issue you a PTA number.

Schedule Builder will not permit you to add a course that conflicts with another course on your schedule. If you wish to add a course that has a time conflict with another course in your schedule, you need to obtain permission from the instructors of both courses involved in the conflict. If you receive permission, you may request permission to waive the restriction from the instructor or department that offers the course. If the restriction is waived, the department will issue you a PTA number.

All Freshman Seminar (FRS) sections are restricted to Freshmen until after Pass 2. Students will only receive credit for one seminar per quarter.  Each seminar is devoted to a different topic. For course descriptions, consult the first-year seminar website.

Types of Restrictions

Student Level Restriction

Student-level course restrictions are listed in the Schedule Builder and in the Class Search Tool. A student-level restriction refers to Undergraduate, Second Baccalaureate, Graduate, etc. Some restrictions may be added late at the request of the department offering the course. Please note most course restrictions are removed starting with Pass 2 registration.

College Restriction

College course restrictions are listed in the Schedule Builder and in the Class Search Tool. Some restrictions may be added late at the request of the department offering the course. Please note most course restrictions are removed starting with Pass 2 registration.

Major Restriction

Field-of-study major course restrictions are listed in the Schedule Builder and in the Class Search Tool. Some restrictions may be added late at the request of the department offering the course. Please note most course restrictions are removed starting with Pass 2 registration.

Class-Level Restriction

Class-level course restrictions are listed in the Schedule Builder and in the Class Search Tool. A class-level refers to Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, etc. Some restrictions may be added late at the request of the department offering the course. Please note most course restrictions are removed starting with Pass 2 registration.

Duplicate Course, Section, Equivalent, or Crosslist

You may not enroll in more than one section of a course or a course equivalent, including cross-listed courses.

Time Conflict

On occasion, departments need to change the time for which a course is offered. If this occurs, the email notification you receive will indicate the CRN's of the courses that have time conflicts.

Illegal Repeat Errors

Undergraduate students will be prevented from enrolling in courses that are considered an illegal repeat. Please review the information for the specific illegal repeat error on the Illegal Repeats web page as you may be eligible to enroll after you have resolved a pending grade or obtain appropriate approval.