- Class Restriction – Contact Course Department – The class is being held for students at a particular class standing (i.e., freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior). Try to add another section of the class. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
- Closed Section – Contact Course Department – The class is being held for students in a particular program or major. Try to add another section of the class. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
- College Restriction – Contact Course Department – The class is being held for students in a particular college. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
- CORQ REQ – Some classes require that you also register for a co-requisite or attached course. If you get this error, look at the error message, and it will tell you the class and CRN you need to add. Type both CRN’s in the boxes at the bottom of the Add/Drop screen and try again.
- Departmental Approval Required – You get this message when a course is restricted by the department. Check the Class Scheduleto see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted. Otherwise, contact the department for more information.
- Linked Course Required – Specific lecture sections must be “linked” to a lab or discussion section. The lecture and the discussion/lab must start with the same letter (A, B, etc.). For example, I want to register for SOC 100. I need a lecture (AL1) and discussion section (ADA or ADF). If I do not have both the lecture and discussion section selected, I will get this error. If I register for a BL1 lecture and an ADA discussion, I will get this error.
- Field of Study Restriction – Contact Course Department – This class is being held for students in a particular major or majors. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
- Course Prerequisite and/or Test Score Error – Contact Course Department – You get this message when you don’t have an attribute required of the course or section. Check the section restrictions in the Class Schedule. Most often, courses are held in this fashion for freshmen, James Scholars, pre-College of Media students, Bridge Transition students, Weston or Allen Hall students, etc. These sections will not open to other students, so try to add another section of the class (if possible) that is unrestricted.
- Program Restriction – Contact Course Department – You will get this message when a course is restricted to a particular program or major. Check the Class Schedule to see if the department has posted when the restriction will be lifted.
- Time Conflict with (CRN #) – You will get this message when the time of the course you tried to add conflicts with another course. Check to see if the course conflicts with either a discussion or lecture and try to change the previous or new course to different times.
If you get a registration error message telling you a course is closed, reserved or restricted, check the section notes in the class schedule (NOT UI Integrate Self Service) for details and information about when the course might become available to you. If your questions aren’t answered in the section notes, you need to contact the department offering the course. They’re the only people who can authorize you to register for a course that’s already full. If an on-line wait list is available, the departmental contact can provide information on how to add your name to the wait list.
If you get a “restricted” message, first check the section notes in the class schedule to determine if you meet the academic standing, class standing, major, prerequisite, or other requirements for the course. If you do, or if you want to see if you can get in the course anyway, contact the department offering the course to see if they are maintaining a waiting list. If they are, have them put your name on it. If you get a “consent required” message, contact the college, department, or instructor as indicated to request authorization to register for the course.
If you’re a continuing student, look for your “time ticket” in the “Registration Eligibility” section at the UI Integrate Student Self-Service client at apps.uillinois.edu about two weeks before the beginning of advance registration. This will show the earliest time you can begin using Student Self-Service to make a schedule. You’ll need your Enterprise ID and password to access your Student Self-Service.
If you’re unable to access your Student Self-Service, make sure you’ve established an enterprise password. If you have a password and you still can’t gain access, or if you’ve forgotten your password, contact the UI Integrate help service at apps.uillinois.edu/Help.html
Priority time tickets are assigned to continuing students, meaning those taking University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign coursework in the current term. Be aware that if you are not currently enrolled in U of I classes, you are not considered a continuing student and thus will receive an “open” time ticket. Open tickets allow registration after all priority ticket holders have been allowed to register. Keep this in mind if are not enrolled for a semester and plan in advance as much as possible the classes you will want to take upon your return. You can speak with the instructors of these courses to let them know your situation and see if there is any way possible to keep you in mind for a seat in the course, if a wait-list system is used, or other relevant information.
The Credit/No Credit Grading Option (CR/NC) offers Business students the opportunity to complete an Elective course for ungraded credit. An Elective course does not fulfill University requirements, General Education, Business Core, Major or Minor requirements. Students must petition the College to be permitted to change a graded Elective course to the CR/NC option or to change CR/NC back to a Letter Grade. The CR/NC Petition must be approved before this grading option is permitted. Below is a specific list of restrictions that must be met to elect the CR/NC option.
How Do I Request A Course As Credit/No Credit?
Complete the Credit/No Credit Option form. You will be notified if your request is denied.
What are the Deadlines for a Credit/No Credit Request and to Change Credit/No Credit Back to a Letter Grade?
Full Semester Course: The deadline to request these options is the 8th week of the semester.
1st 8 Week Semester Course: Generally, the deadline to request CR/NC option for a course occurs at the end of the 4th week of full semester classes. Check with the University calendar at the Office of Admissions and Records website to confirm the last day to request CR/NC or to change back to a Letter Grade for a 1st 8 Week Semester course.
2nd 8 Week Semester Course: Students electing CR/NC option or to change from CR/NC back to a Letter Grade for a 2nd 8 Week course will need to submit a written request. CR/NC forms are available in 1055 BIF. Generally, the deadline to submit a CR/NC request for a 2nd 8 Week Semester course occurs at the end of the 12th week of Full Semester classes.
No changes may be made after any deadlines.
What Are The Restrictions?
- Business students must be in Good Academic standing to request this option.
- Students on Probation may not elect this option.
- A maximum of 18 credit hours using this grade mode may be applied toward degree hours.
- A maximum of 2 courses per semester are allowed as CR/NC for Full-Time Students.
- Summer Session students may elect only one course under the CR/NC option.
- A letter grade of “C-” or higher is needed to earn CR and credit hours. A letter grade of “D+” or lower is converted to NC that does not earn credit hours.
- Instructors are not informed of those students in their courses who are taking coursework under the CR/NC option and they will report the usual final letter grades at the end of the course. The final grades are automatically converted to either CR or NC.
- CR/NC courses are not counted toward the cumulative and semester GPAs, but are included as part of the total credit hours.
- Only elective courses may be taken using this option.
- University requirements, General Education, Business Core, Major or Minor requirements coursework must be taken for a letter grade.
- All Accountancy and Finance courses must be taken for a letter grade, including elective Accountancy and Finance courses that are not required for graduation.
Important To Note When Considering The CR/NC Option:
- Employers prefer any business coursework to be completed as graded credit rather than a CR.
- Many Graduate and Professional schools will calculate Admission GPA based on the last sixty hours of undergraduate work and assign a low grade value to CR courses. They may also convert a NC into a failing grade since they do not know whether the actual grade was a “D” or “F”.
- Student Athletes electing the CR/NC option need to exercise caution if they are to satisfy Big Ten and NCAA academic regulations. Please check with your Athletic Counselor before electing CR/NC.
- Seniors: any courses awarded NC (a grade of “D+” or lower) will NOT be counted towards the 124 Hour Graduation requirement and can delay your graduation until the hour requirement is fulfilled.
Your Registration Eligibility page may show you have a hold that must be cleared before you can register. If you have a hold, click “View Holds” and follow instructions about whom to see, where to go, what to do to remove the hold. If the hold was placed by the College of Business, go to the Undergraduate Affairs Office in 1055 BIF. If the hold was placed by your department, contact your academic advisor. If you don’t clear the hold, you won’t be able to register.
You can add a full-semester course at any time after the time shown on your time ticket and before the end of the second week of classes (see the University’s Academic Deadlines for specific dates).
Any time you add a course after the first day of class, it’s wise to contact the instructor to get permission to add the course and to find out about any assignments, textbook recommendations, changes in meeting time or place and the like.
You can drop a full-semester course any time until the midpoint of the term (see Academic Deadlines for specific dates) unless:
- The drop would cause you to carry fewer than 12 hours. You will need permission to underload before dropping the course.
- You are trying to drop your last course – i.e., dropping to 0 hours for the semester. You will need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from the semester.
Before you drop a course, talk with your academic advisor about your reasons for dropping it and the implications the drop will have for your progress toward your degree. If it’s a required course in your program, be sure you’ll be able to take it again before you plan to graduate. Also be aware that dropping to fewer than 12 hours will cause you to be classified as a part-time student, which may have implications for your eligibility for financial aid, insurance, and scholarships.
First, talk to your academic advisor about why you want to drop the course after the deadline. If you then decide to ask to drop the class, pick up a late drop appeal form in 1055 BIF. Fill in your portion of the form and attach a narrative explaining your reasons for requesting the late drop. Have your instructor complete the his/her section of the form. Then submit the completed form in 1055 BIF. A committee will review the petition and notify you of the decision within seven to ten business days. You must continue to attend class and complete assignments in the course until you receive permission to drop the course from the dean’s office.
The Student Self-Service registration system treats dropping your schedule to 0 hours the same as withdrawing from the university, even if all you’re trying to do is remove one course to make room for another in your schedule. If you’re in the process of building your schedule, simply add another course before you drop the first one; this will then enable you to drop the first course and add its replacement.
However, if you’re dropping your last course and not planning to complete the semester, you must visit the Undergraduate Affairs Office in 1055 BIF to complete the process of withdrawing from the university. Staff there will inform you of procedures you’ll need to follow to re-enroll for a later semester.
You can find your current progress report (often referred to as a degree audit or DARS audit) by following instructions at the DARS audit link. This audit is updated daily, so it includes all information as of the day before. Your DARS report offers a detailed breakdown of which degree requirements you’ve met and which courses you took to meet them. It also shows which requirements you still need to meet and, where appropriate, which courses you must take to meet them. Your audit will show how any courses you took at another institution were counted toward your UIUC graduation requirements, as well as how you stand with respect to the residency requirement, the hours of credit earned in College of Business and major courses, and the total hours of credit required for graduation.
Illinois students who want to take courses at Parkland College during the summer, fall or spring terms must download, carefully read, and fill out the appropriate Concurrent Enrollment form.
Important note: Students using Financial Aid must complete the Student Financial Aid Concurrent Enrollment Agreement.
You’ll also need to apply to Parkland as a non-degree seeking student before you will be able to register for courses.
Most Business students complete CS 105 to meet the computer science requirement. Approved substitutions for CS 105 are:
- ACE 161
- AE 370
- CS 101
- CS 102
- CS 103
- CS 125
- CS 225
- ECE 190
- ECE 198 KL
What is grade replacement?
Starting in Fall 2010, all undergraduate students have the option to repeat courses in which they earned a C- or below and use the new grade to replace the grade they earned in the first attempt.
To see all of the requirements and limitations of this policy, carefully review the policy information below.
How do I obtain approval to replace a course grade?
Students must register their intent to use the course repeat for grade replacement option by completing a form in the Office of Undergraduate Affairs in 1055 BIF during the first half of the term in which the course is being repeated.
How is grade replacement viewed by graduate/professional schools?
Students considering applying to law school should read this message from the Pre-Law Advising Services website regarding the Law School Admissions Council.
Pre-health students considering any type of health professional school should read the information on The Career Center’s Apply to a Health Profession School/Program webpage to learn how this policy is applied to the various health professional programs.
Grade Replacement Policy
- Undergraduate students may repeat courses for grade replacement according to the following set criteria. If these conditions are not met, the general policy governing repeated courses applies.
- Students may repeat for grade replacement up to a total of 4 distinct courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours, taken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- A course in which an academic integrity violation has been officially reported may not be repeated for grade replacement.
- A course may be repeated for grade replacement only once.
- Courses may be repeated for grade replacement only in those cases in which students received grades of C-, D+, D, D-, or F on the first attempt.
- Variable credit courses must be taken for the same number of credit hours when repeated for grade replacement. Special topics courses must be taken for the same topic when repeated for grade replacement.
- A student who has been awarded a degree from the University of Illinois may not subsequently repeat a course from that degree program for the purposes of grade replacement.
- When a student repeats a course for grade replacement, the transcript is affected as follows:
- Both course enrollments and corresponding grades appear on the official transcript.
- The first course enrollment on the student’s transcript will be permanently identified as a course that has been repeated for grade replacement.
- Where a course has been repeated for grade replacement, the course credit earned will be counted only once toward degree and program requirements. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, the student does not forfeit the original credit.
- When a course has been repeated for grade replacement, only the grade received in the second enrollment for the course will count in the student’s grade point average. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, while having earned a passing grade in the first attempt, the general policy governing course repeats applies: all grades received, passed, or failed will be counted in the graduation average.
- Students must register their intent to use the course repeat for grade replacement option by completing a form in the Office of Undergraduate Affairs in 1055 BIF during the first half of the term in which the course is being repeated.
- Business courses not eligible for grade replacement are:
- 300/400 level Accountancy courses
- 300/400 level Business Administration courses
- 300/400 level Finance courses
- FIN 221
Business approves course loads of less than 12 hours in special circumstances, such as seniors in their final semester who need fewer than 12 hours to graduate and students with a documented illness who are unable to carry a full load (medical documentation is required). Students may request an underload for other reasons, but the college generally does not approve more than one such request. Complete the Overload/Underload Approval form to request an underload.
International students must consult the Office of International Student and Scholar Services before initiating any change in their course schedule.
Students on academic probation must maintain full-time status.
Students may carry as many as 18 hours without special permission. Approval for programs of more than 18 hours (overload) must be obtained from the college. Complete the Overload/Underload Approval form to request an overload. The College policy regarding overloads is noted below:
- New, first-time freshmen may not overload in their first or second semester.
- Requests of 19–20 hours will be approved only if the student has at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and has successful completed 15–16 hours in each of the prior two semesters.
- Requests of over 20 hours will be considered only if the student has at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA and has successfully completed 15–16 hours in each of the prior two semesters.
- Students in the College of Business may not exceed two approved overloads within the 9 semester limit on enrollment.