Statistics Registration Update Pages
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Frequently Asked Questions about Statistics Course Registration:
1. RESTRICTIONS (Major, Field of Study, Program) IN EFFECT:
To ensure statistics students get the courses they need, we have a "statistics department priority registration period" for many course sections. This means the course sections are restricted primarily to statistics students. Details on restrictions for specific course sections can be found on the details pages linked on the Main Page.
The following students may receive a "major" or "program" restriction and be unable to register:
> Statistics minors must wait until restrictions are removed to register.
> Undergraduate students planning to transfer to statistics must wait until restrictions are removed to register. Please see the Undergraduates Transferring Into Statistics page for additional instructions.
> Graduate students pursuing the Applied MS in statistics are only included in priority registration for the term they are in the statistics department, and must wait until restrictions are removed to register any other term.
NOTE: In order to benefit from priority registration, the petition to transfer into the statistics department for an upcoming term needs to be submitted and approved before registration happens for that term.
For example: If you plan to transfer to statistics in spring 2018, you must petition in fall 2017 to transfer to statistics (effective spring 2018). This petition must be submitted and approved before you receive your registration time ticket for the registration system to recognize you as a statistics student. Failure to petition at the correct time will eliminate your ability to benefit from priority registration.
> All non-statistics students must wait until restrictions are removed to register.
Triple majors and dual-degree students (including statistics) may not be recognized by the registration system as statistics students, and may need assistance with registration. ONLY if you are one of these students, please contact us from your university email account at email@example.com as soon as possible with your registration details, including: netID, UIN, and the CRNs and section names of the course sections you are unable to register.
Overrides will NOT be provided to other majors during the priority registration period.
When the "statistics department priority registration" period ends, restrictions will begin being removed for many course sections, allowing students in other departments to register ONLY if seats are available. Dates for specific course sections can be found on the details pages linked on the Main Page. Restriction removal is not automatic, and must be processed manually for each section, so there isn’t a specific time when this will happen.
When restrictions have been removed, any remaining seats may be filled quickly.
In addition to these Statistics Registration Update Pages, our department recommends using Enterprise "Enhanced Registration" to "Browse Classes" when checking for changes to courses. Browsing in Enterprise "Enhanced Registration" displays more information than Enterprise "Classic Registration", and it updates more quickly than Course Explorer (which sometimes takes overnight for certain changes to appear). Course Explorer may also inaccurately list a section as "restricted" when it actually just has seats "reserved" and this can be misleading.
The details pages will be updated with all planned changes prior to taking effect.
Monitoring these pages, and looking in Enterprise "Enhanced Registration" (instead of Course Explorer or Enterprise "Classic Registration"), are the best ways to be aware of changes as they happen.
If the restriction removal process is not complete by the end of the business day specified, it will resume at the beginning of the following business day. If a course section is full already when the restrictions are removed, the only way to register will be if another student drops.
2. LEVEL RESTRICTION:
Some STAT courses are divided into two CRNs: one section/CRN for graduate students, and one section/CRN for undergraduate students. Registering for the wrong section will result in a "level" restriction. Be sure to use the CRN that corresponds to your level of study. In our department, graduate sections will be indicated with a “GR” in the section name, and undergraduate sections will be indicated with a “UG”.
3. COHORT RESTRICTION:
If you receive a "Cohort" restriction, that means it is currently a time when only incoming Statistics graduate students are able to register. During those times, many course sections will be unavailable for continuing Statistics graduate students to register, and some will even be unavailable to continuing Statistics undergraduate students to register. These special registration periods are annouced with the updates on the main page, including details about start and end dates, as well as which course sections are affected.
4. IF A SECTION HAS SPACE AVAILABLE:
- RECOMMENDED: Enterprise "Enhanced Registration" will show the remaining seats.
- Enterprise "Classic Registration" will show a positive number in the "Rem" column. The "XL Rem" column does NOT indicate whether space is available in the course section.
- Course Explorer will have a green circle, with "Availability Open", or a yellow triangle, with "Availability Open (Restricted)". Even if a course section is listed as restricted, you might be able to register.
5. IF A SECTION IS FULL:
- RECOMMENDED: Enterprise "Enhanced Registration" will say FULL.
- Enterprise "Classic Registration" will show 0 or a negative number in the "Rem" column. The "XL Rem" column does NOT indicate whether space is available in the course section.
- Course Explorer will have a red circle with an X, with "Availability Closed".
6. CLOSED and RESERVE-CLOSED:
"Closed" means the course section is full.
"Reserve-Closed" means that all seats remaining are reserved for a particular type of student. If all remaining seats in a course section are reserved, only students that fit the criteria can register. We cannot override these reserves. Details on reserved seats for specific course sections can be found on the details pages linked on the Main Page. Unused reserved seats may or may not become available to other students at a later date. This depends on several factors. If this will happen, details will be provided by the course and section on the pages linked on the Main Page. Please check regularly for updates.
We do NOT keep a waiting list for any of our course sections. Overrides will NOT be provided to register for "Closed" or "Reserve-Closed" course sections.
The best thing to do if a course section is "Closed" or "Reserve-Closed" is to check Enterprise and this page regularly.
If a student drops, another student can register for the seat that becomes available. Dropping of individual seats is not something we are able to track, and can happen at any time, day or night. Regularly checking the section in Enterprise is the best way to see if seats become available due to another student dropping.
If a course is cross-listed, such as MATH 469 and STAT 420, be sure to check all cross-listed sections for a seat to register. It is common for students to think a course is full, when seats are still open in cross-listed sections.
7. LOWERED CAPACITY:
The capacity of some course sections may be lowered for a variety of reasons, including:
> To hold space for students transferring to statistics
> To hold space for students just starting in the upcoming term
> To prevent over-registration while awaiting a classroom assignment
Details on lowered capacities for specific course sections can be found on the details pages linked on the Main Page.
Increasing registration capacity is not currently planned for any of our course sections, except where indicated on the page linked on the Main Page. Increasing capacity depends on several factors. If any additional plans to increase capacity happen in the future, this will be indicated by the appropriate course section on the page linked on the Main Page.
8. OVERRIDES, NEGATIVE CAPACITY, and "XL REM" CAPACITY:
The registration system is not perfect. Overrides are primarily used to compensate for that fact. Students who should normally be able to register, but a technical difficulty is preventing that, may need an override. In order to get assistance, students in these situations need to provide: UIN, netID, CRN(s) involved, and copy & paste the ENTIRE error text that appears when attempting to register.
Override Example 1: The registration system is only able to recognize two majors from the same college for each student. If a student is pursuing three majors, and the 3rd is statistics, the system won't let them register STAT courses during priority registration, even though they are a statistics student. An override is used to "tell" the registration system that they are a statistics student.
Override Example 2: The registration system doesn't allow students to register for two sections of the same course. This makes sense because there is no reason to take STAT 420 twice in the same semester. STAT 430 is a topics course, so each section is different. It makes sense that a student may wish to register for two sections covering different topics in the same semester. An override is used to "tell" the registration system that it is okay to register for multiple sections of STAT 430.
Override Example 3: In course sections where the capacity was lowered for new or transferring students, overrides are used to help those students register. This is NOT allowing students to register for course sections that are full. It is allowing them to register for space that was specifically set aside for them before registration began.
Overrides are NOT provided in these situations:
> Non-statistics students being unable to register during priority registration is NOT a technical difficulty. Major restrictions and program restrictions are put in place specifically for statistics students to have priority and get what they need to earn their statistics degree.
> Not being able to register for a course section that is full is NOT a technical difficulty. Section capacities are put in place specifically for this reason.
> Hoping to be given permission to register for a course section that is full, because it is your last semester, is NOT a technical difficulty. If a course section is full, nobody is able to register.
B. Negative capacity
Sometimes when overrides are used to correct technical difficulties, or to allow registration for new or transfer statistics students, the remaining seats in a course section might appear negative. This does NOT mean students are being allowed into a course that is full, or that a special exception is being made. This is just what is temporarily displayed, and will eventually be corrected. Please see items 3 and 4 above on how to determine whether there is space available to register.
C. "XL Rem" capacity
The "XL Rem" column does NOT indicate whether space is available in the course section.
This column is not useful in any way when trying to determine whether space is available in statistics course sections. Please see items 3 and 4 above on how to determine whether there is space available to register.
9. INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL:
Instructor approval is ONLY needed for the course sections that specifically indicate this.
Instructors CANNOT give non-statistics students permission to register during the "statistics priority" registration period. Those students must wait until the "statistics priority" registration period is over.
Instructors DO NOT have control over the size of their course section.
Instructors CANNOT provide approval to register for a course section that is full.
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