- Registration Time Periods
- Registration Basics
- Registration Problems
- Wait List Questions
- Common Exams and Registration
- What is a registration appointment? How are they assigned?
- What is Free Drop/Add?
- What is the Academic Penalty deadline?
- What happens after the Academic Penalty deadline?
- How do I use WebReg to register for classes?
- How do I change the grading basis or number of credits for a course?
- When do I use WebReg vs. the Course Permit Webform?
- I'm a new freshman and I need to make changes to my schedule.
- How do I know which section of a course to choose?
- The professor of my course told me I could add a course, but I did not register. Is that OK?
- I might need accommodations for my classes. Who do I contact?
- I need to take a medical leave of absence and I am currently registered for courses.
- I need to complete a course for my degree, but do not see it offered. Who can I contact?
- The course I want is full, what do I do?
- The course I want appears open on the Courses Search webpage, but WebReg says there are no open seats.
- I received a pre or corequisite error when trying to add a course. What does this mean?
- I received a Reserve Capacity, or Available Seats Reserved error.
- When I try to add or drop a course, a message appears saying Department or Instructor consent is required, who do I contact?
- I got a registration error that there is a hold on my account, what do I do?
- I am having some kind of technical issue/error message not listed above.
- Can I be added to a waitlist for a full course?
- How do I add myself to a waitlist in WebReg?
- How can I confirm that I am on a waitlist in WebReg and UDSIS?
- How will I get enrolled from the waitlist?
- Can I be on more than one waitlist for the same course?
- Can I drop myself from a Waitlist?
- What is a common exam?
- When are common exams offered?
- How do I know if I have a common exam?
- If my course has a common exam, do I have an exam every week?
- How do I know the dates of my common exams?
Registration Time Periods
Common Exams and Registration
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1. What is a registration appointment? How are they assigned?
Registration appointments are assigned to current matriculated undergraduate students for Fall, Winter and Spring terms. The appointment is the earliest day and time a student can begin registering for courses, so meet with your advisor and have your schedule and alternate course information ready to go when your appointment begins. Registration appointments are assigned based on earned credits. Each semester you attend and successfully complete credits at UD, your appointment will be at an earlier day/time during the registration appointment period.
2. What is Free Drop/Add?
Each semester/term has a free drop/add period in which students can drop or add courses with no financial obligation or entry on their academic record. The free drop/add period runs from the time of your registration appointment until the published deadline, which is normally a few days after classes start. The free drop/add deadlines for each semester are published in advance on the Academic Calendar.
3. What is the Academic Penalty deadline?
After free drop/add has ended, there is a period of each semester in which students can still withdraw from a course or make changes to grading basis, up until the Academic Penalty deadline. After free drop/add, a one time (per semester/term) fee of $25 is charged for changes to registration. If students wish to withdraw from a course before this deadline, a grade of W will remain on the academic record, and financial obligations must still be met. A grade of W does not negatively impact a student's grade point average, and no credits are earned for the course. Students wishing to add a course after free drop/add must use the Course Permit WebForm.
4. What happens after the Academic Penalty deadline?
With Assistant Dean's approval, a student will be allowed to withdraw from a course or change registration after the academic penalty deadline only for circumstances beyond the student's control. These may include illness, death of a relative, family problems or emotional difficulties. Less than desirable academic performance is not an approved reason for withdrawing from courses or changing registration status after the academic penalty period. See more.
5. How do I use WebReg to register for classes?
Our short WebReg help video will teach you the basics. Students can log into WebReg from any internet connection, and WebReg is also available via UD's mobile app. WebReg is best used with Internet Explorer or Firefox.
6. How do I change the grading basis or number of credits for a course?
In WebReg, you will see an Edit button next to your courses. Simply click Edit to change your credits (for variable credit courses only) or grading basis. For more information on changing registration during certain timeframes, see questions regarding Free Drop/Add and Academic Penalty deadlines.
7. When do I use WebReg vs. the Course Permit Webform?
See Registration Timeline for details.
8. I'm a new freshman and I need to make changes to my schedule.
New freshman are scheduled for courses by the Registrar's Office based on information from academic advisors. It is strongly recommended that any new freshman wishing to make changes to their schedule speak to their advisor before doing so. The Registrar's Office is not able to assist with academic advisement, but we are happy to refer you to your Advisor or Assistant Dean's Office. More information on advisement can be found on UD's Advisement page.
9. How do I know which section of a course to choose?
In addition to communicating meeting days/time and instructors, section numbers are used to identify campus locations, special programs, independent studies, etc. For more information, see General Guidelines for Course Section Numbering.
10. The professor of my course told me I could add a course, but I did not register. Is that OK?
Students must be officially registered for a course to attend, earn a grade, and receive applicable credit. It is the student's responsibility to verify that applicable courses are reflected in their current UDSIS schedule of classes. Faculty do not normally register students for courses.
11. I might need accommodations for my classes. Who do I contact?
Any student who thinks he/she may need an accommodation based on a disability should contact the Disability Support Service (DSS) office as soon as possible. The DSS office is located at 119 Alison Hall, 240 Academy Street, Phone: 302-831-4643, fax: 302-831-3261
12. I need to take a medical leave of absence and I am currently registered for courses.
See the policy on medical leave.
13. I need to complete a course for my degree, but do not see it offered. Who can I contact?
The academic departments determine which courses will be offered in their respective areas. Some courses are only offered in certain semesters, and that information may be found in course descriptions. Additionally, you can contact the department to inquire about future offerings. It is very important to work closely with your academic advisor to stay on track to complete your degree requirements.
14. The course I want is full, what do I do?
Keep checking! Students are dropping/adding throughout the free drop/add period and seats may become available. If a seat does not open up, you can contact the academic department that is offering the course, or once the semester has started, you can complete a Course Permit Webform. Some departments are keeping waitlists; see questions related to waitlist below. It is also imperative that you meet with your academic advisor regularly to determine what course choices are best for your degree program and career goals.
15. The course I want appears open on the Courses Search webpage, but WebReg says there are no open seats.
The Courses Search webpage is updated every 15 minutes during registration periods. The last update date/time can be viewed in the top right of the Courses Search page. Since WebReg is a live system, sometimes seats are taken before Courses Search is updated.
16. I received a pre or corequisite error when trying to add a course. What does this mean?
A prerequisite is a course/requirement that must be completed prior to another course and a corequisite must be completed concurrently. Not all courses have requisites. Catalog course descriptions include prerequisite and corequisite information. You can view requisites by clicking a course hyperlink on the Courses Search webpage. If you receive this message in error, you can contact the offering academic department to discuss options.
17. I received a Reserve Capacity, or Available Seats Reserved error.
The academic departments sometimes restrict course seats to certain majors, minors, etc. If you want to inquire about adding a course after receiving this error, contact the academic department.
18. When I try to add or drop a course, a message appears saying Department or Instructor consent is required, who do I contact?
The academic departments sometimes place restrictions on registration requiring approval before dropping or adding a course. If you want to inquire about adding a course after receiving this error, contact the academic department.
19. I got a registration error that there is a hold on my account, what do I do?
Registration holds are placed by a number of offices on campus. For example, holds are placed due to Student Financial Services (Billing), Alcohol EDU, Immunization and Academic Standing issues. Most holds cannot be removed by the Registrar's Office, and students should contact Student Financial Services, Student Wellness, Student Health Services or their Academic Advisor, etc. as applicable. See the Holds section in your UDSIS Student Center for more information.
20. I am having some kind of technical issue/error message not listed above.
You are welcome to contact the Registrar's Office anytime with technical registration problems or policy questions at email@example.com.
21. Can I be added to a waitlist for a full course?
Some academic departments keep waitlists for full sections; some within WebReg and some with manual requests to the department offering the course. If you see an "Add to Waitlist" button in WebReg, this section is eligible for waitlist directly through WebReg. If not, please contact the offering department to inquire about waitlisting.
22. How do I add myself to a waitlist in WebReg?
If a course is full, simply click the "Add to Waitlist" button for the desired section. (Note, some departments manage waitlists manually and not within WebReg or UDSIS).
23. How can I confirm that I am on a waitlist in WebReg and UDSIS?
You will get pop up confirmation that you have been added to the waitlist, and on your WebReg schedule you will see the waitlist designation (WL). In UDSIS, waitlisted sections are indicated with a yellow triangle. (Note, some departments manage waitlists manually and not within WebReg or UDSIS).
24. How will I get enrolled from the waitlist?
Academic departments are managing waitlists and will move students from the waitlist to enrolled as seats become available. Waitlisted students are not guaranteed enrollment, and academic departments may determine their own priorities when enrolling students (e.g. first come, first served, or majors first, or seniors first, etc).
25. Can I be on more than one waitlist for the same course?
Yes, however if you are waitlisted and then later enrolled in any section of the desired course, you will be dropped from all waitlists for that course.
26. Can I drop myself from a Waitlist?
Yes, simply click the "Drop" button next to the waitlisted section.
27. What is an Out of Class Common Exam?
Out of Class Common Exams are exams that are held for multiple sections of the same course at one common date and time which is at an additional meeting time than your normal class schedule.
28. When are Out of Class Common Exams offered?
Out of Class Common Exams are generally offered in the evening or on Saturdays.
29. How do I know if I have an Out of Class Common Exam?
In most cases, Out of Class Common Exams show up on your schedule as an additional meeting day and time in the evening or on Saturdays.
30. If my course has an Out of Class Common Exam, do I have an exam every week?
Out of Class Common Exams are generally only required 2 or 3 times a semester.
31. How do I know the dates of my Out of Class Common Exams?
On your WebReg schedule, click the course section hyperlink. Out of Class Common Exam dates are generally listed in section notes. Also, Out of Class Common Exam dates for each course each semester are listed under the "Course Information & Class Registration" section on the Registrar's homepage.