Registration Hints for Students

Each student is responsible for maintaining an accurate class registration record with the Registrar's Office.

If you change classes (a section change is a class change; switching music lessons from an hour to a half hour is a class change) while registration is open, you need to correct your schedule in Voyager. If you change classes after the class change period (first five days of classes) of the term, you will need to submit a petition to do so (see registration instructions). If you have a problem with Voyager, you should notify the Registrar's Office immediately. Beware of kind and generous individuals who say they will take care of a class registration problem for you. While their intentions are good, instructors, advisers, and others cannot register you for a class. Only you can.

Courtesy counts!

While we use technology in many ways, Lawrence is a place that values face-to-face exchanges and conversations. Not all of your registration and other business can be conducted by email, v-mail, or Voyager. You will need to meet with faculty advisors and instructors. Be sure to introduce yourself. Be sure to give your name (full, not nickname) and ID in writing to an instructor if you are asking for approval to register for a class, even if you've had a class with the instructor before; make it easy for them. If you need to find a professor's office, phone, or email use Find.

Plan ahead!

Don't assume that sending email five minutes before your assigned registration time ends makes your registration problem someone else's problem. Advisors and instructors are busy people; don't assume they can stop what they are doing and instantly release a hold or record an approval upon your request.

Do your homework. Don't be ignorant.

Make sure your questions are informed ones. Use the resources on the Web (see the navigation bar on the left) to learn about requirements, rules and procedures and find class options.

Know your deadlines.

Read the Important Term Dates and Deadlines page and check your 'Check Registration Times & Status' page in Voyager BEFORE each term begins.

Don't forget to 'Submit' your changes!

When you make changes on the Voyager "Add/Drop Classes" page, including selecting the waiting list option, always click on the "Submit" button to send your changes to the data system. Review the results on the screen carefully and take action on any errors.

Review your schedule carefully.

Check your schedule in Voyager every time you make a class change and at the beginning of the third week of classes each term. Be sure to look at meeting times and instructors to make sure you are in the right section. Watch for time conflicts. If you submitted a waiting list request it will appear on your schedule with a rank number. Being on a waiting list is NOT the same as being registered for a class.

Check your degree summary and future schedule after grades are posted every term.

Assess your progress and direction at the end of every session. Seek advice from your academic advisor and other faculty often.