Registering for Classes

Getting Started

Logging In

Go to http://my.plymouth.edu
Log in to myPlymouth with your email username and password.
Click on Services tab.
Click on Student

Finding Registration

  1. Click on Registration.
  2. Select Add/Drop Classes. Select the term in which you wish to register.
  3. Enter your alternate pin.

If you encounter any of the following errors contact the Registrar’s Office at (603) 535-2345:

  • Invalid Student Status Code
  • Student Status Prohibits Registration
  • Academic Standing Prohibits Registration
  • Invalid or Undefined enrollment status or date range invalid

What is a CRN?

CRN stands for Course Reference Number. This number is a system -generated number assigned to each section of a course. It really represents a new way to register. That is, rather than entering a course number (eg. EN-1200.01) students will now register using a CRN. For example, the following is what the new Time and Room Schedule (newspaper) will look like:

CRN Courseid Title Days Times Instructor Room
11546 EN 1200 01 Composition MWF 10:10 11:00 Professor R124
11786 EN 1200 02 Composition MWF 09:05 10:00 Professor R204
11987 SO 2220 01 Sociology TR 08:00 09:15 Professor M103
12654 SO 2220 02 Sociology TR 02:00 03:15 Professor R322

In this example, if you wanted to register for the MWF 10:10 section of Composition, EN1200.01, you would want to know the CRN 11546. This is the number you would use to register for the course on-line. If you also wanted the TR 8:00 section of Sociology (SO2220.01), you would want to know the CRN 11987. So forth and so on.

The registration system does have a search mechanism so if you do not know the CRN of the course you want to add, you can search on a number of criteria (discussed in the searching section). However, overwhelming, those who have tested the system find it quicker and easier to use when registering using CRN’s.

Adding Courses

Selecting a Term

Once you have selected the Add/Drop Classes link, you will be asked to select the term for which you wish to register. Do this by choosing a term from the pull-down menu that appears. Please be careful in your selection – there are both Graduate and Undergraduate terms – you must select the correct term to find the courses for which you wish to register.

Adding Classes – CRN or Search

  1. Select Add/Drop Classes from the menu.
  2. If you have not yet selected a term choose the appropriate term.
  3. There are two ways to add a course:
    * Register via CRN:
    - Type CRN’s into the worksheet at the bottom of the page.
    - Click “Submit Changes”.
    * Register by searching for a course:
    - Click “Class Search” at the bottom of the page.
    - Enter criteria on which you would like to search (see Searching for a Course detailed search instructions).
    - From the list of courses returned, select the course(s) for which you would like to register by clicking the checkbox on the far left of the listing(s).
    - Click “Register”.**Special Note About Corequisite Courses**Courses which have a co-requisite must be added at the same time. For example, to register for CHDI-1760 (co-requisite of CHDI-1770) you must enter the CRN of both a section of CHDI-1760 and a section of CHDI-1770 in the worksheet at the bottom of the page at the same time.
  4. Courses successfully added will appear at the top of the page under “Current Schedule”. You’re done!
  5. Courses which encounter a registration error will appear in the middle of the page with information about the specific error encountered. (See Registration Errors below for detailed explanations.)

Searching for a Course

If you do not know the CRN of the course(s) you would like to add, you may search for courses by clicking the “Class Search” button at the bottom of the Add/Drop Classes page.

The search engine offers many criteria on which to search – only Subject is required. In general it is better to use only two or three criteria – entering more often yields unexpected results.

After entering criteria, click “Find Classes” at the bottom of the page. This will return a list of courses which match your search. Those courses available for registration will have a checkbox on the far left of the listing.

After entering criteria, click “Find Classes” at the bottom of the page. This will return a list of courses which match your search. Those courses available for registration will have a checkbox on the far left of the listing.

Use the following hints to find the courses you’re looking for:

  • Subject:
    You MUST enter a subject. No other search criteria is required. Select a subject carefully. Subject code is not the same as Department. For example, the course AR-1100 “Drawing I” is found by selecting “AR- Fine Arts”, not “AE -Art Education”, “AH – Art History” or “AG – Graphic Design”.You may use the Ctrl key on your keyboard to choose more than one subject from the list or the Shift key on your keyboard to select an entire group of subjects.
  • Course Number:
    This is the course number only. Enter the four digit course number that you are searching for or enter a partial course number to search for all courses within that level. (i.e. enter a 1 for all one-thousand level courses)For example, if you are looking for EN-1200, you would select the Subject of “English” and the Course Number 1200.
  • Title:
    Avoid searching on title. If the title you enter is not an exact match to the abbreviated title in the registration system, the search will not find the course.If you do search on title use only a single keyword or part of a keyword in the title. Words within titles may not be spelled out. Always begin and end your title query with percent signs like in the following example. (i.e. To search for Composition you should enter a search that looks like this %Comp%)
  • Part-of-Term:
    This option allows you to search for courses which meet for the full term, first half, second half, or quarters. Only use this option if you want to limit your search to one part of term.
  • Instructor:
    You may limit your search to a particular instructor.
  • Attribute Type:
    This option allows you to search by course category – including General Education Perspectives. For example if you would like to find a Past and Present Directions course, select that item from the list. Notice that there are categories other than your General Education Directions. If you want to select a Directions course, be sure to choose an attribute which includes “Directions”.
  • Start Time:
    Select the earliest start time that you are looking for and choose am or pm. If you only select a start time and an end time is not entered, all courses that start at this time or later will be returned.
  • End Time:
    Select the latest end time that you are looking for and choose am or pm. If you only select an end time and a start time is not entered, all courses that end at this time or earlier will be returned.
  • Days:
    Selecting a day will show you all courses which include that day.For example, selecting MW will give you all courses which meet Monday and Wednesday and all courses which meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday or any other combination including Monday and Wednesday.

 

Registration Errors

You may encounter one of the following errors while registering. Errors appear in the middle of the Add/Drop Classes page. Please refer to the appropriate message for details on how to resolve the error. If you believe that you do meet the requirements for the course or if you have obtained the instructor’s signature, please go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

CLASS RESTRICTION:
Your current class does not allow registration for this course. For example, if your class is Sophomore, you may not register for 4000 level courses.

CLOSED SECTION:
The course you have chosen to add is full. Please select another section of the course or obtain the instructor’s signature and go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

CORQ_XX#### REQ:

The course you have chosen requires a corequisite. You may either

  1. enter both the CRN for the course and the CRN of the corequisite course into the worksheet at the same time and then click “Submit Changes” or,
  2. using the search option, check the checkbox for both the course and the corequisite course, then click “Submit Changes”.

COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION AT THIS TIME:
This course is either closed, cancelled or otherwise unavailable for registration. Please make another selection.

CRN DOES NOT EXIST:
The CRN you have entered is not valid. Please enter a new CRN.

DUPL CRS WITH SEC – “####”:
Your are already registered for a section of this course. Either drop the other section and re-add this course or select a different course.

DUPLICATE CRN:
You are already registered for this CRN. Enter a new CRN.
INSTRUCTORS SIGNATURE:
This course requires an instructor’s signature. Once you have obtained the instructor’s signature, please go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

LEVEL RESTRICTION:
You have attempted to register for a course which your level will not allow. For example, you are an undergraduate student who has tried to register for a graduate course. Please see the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

MAJOR RESTRICTION:
This course is restricted to a major which you have not declared. If you believe you do meet the requirement or you have obtained the instructor’s signature, go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

MAXIMUM HOURS EXCEEDED:
You have tried to register for more credits than is allowable. Please file an Overload Request with the Registrar’s Office and see that office for override assistance.

PREQ AND TEST SCORE ERROR:
The course you have chosen requires a prerequisite course or test score which you do not have on record.

REPEAT COUNT EXCEEDS ## :

You have taken thiS course previously and the course is not repeatable for credit. If you received a grade of C- or lower, go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance. If you received a grade of C or higher, you may not register for this course again.

TIME CONFLICT WITH #### :
The course you have chosen creates a scheduling conflict with the CRN indicated in the error message. You have three choices:

  1. Select another section of this course.
  2. Drop the conflicting course and add a different section of that course or
  3. Obtain the signature of both instructors, acknowledging the conflict and see the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.

Changing Class Options

If you have selected a class which is variable credit, you may choose the number of credits for which you would like to register. The lowest number of credits in the range will default. To change this, select Change Class Options from the Registration menu. Your courses will appear with the option to change credits on those courses eligible to be changed. Select the number of credits by typing in the correct number then click “Submit Changes”.

Dropping Classes

Select Add/Drop Classes from the Registration menu. To drop a course, simply select the “Drop Via Web” option from the drop-down list under “Action” next to the course you wish to drop. Click “Submit Changes ” to process the drop.

New students should not drop any courses in to which they were pre-registered. These courses are required by your program and must be completed in your first term. All personal selections (First Year Seminar or Directions courses) must work with your existing schedule.

Finishing Up

Check Your Registration Status

Select this item from the main registration menu to display the various items which may affect your registration. Your Time Ticket (when you may register), Holds, Academic Standing, Student Status, Class, and Curriculum may prevent registration or restrict the courses you will be permitted to select.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the information that you find on this page, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Schedules
There are two schedule options:
The Student Schedule by Day and Time option is a grid format. Courses which meet in a future part of term (eg second half courses which have not yet begun) and arranged courses (with no scheduled days or times) appear as separate links at the bottom of the page.
The Student Detail Schedule is a listing of registered courses which includes days, time, instructor, location, title, credit hours, etc. Schedules are “real-time” which means that they are accurate up to the moment. As soon as a course is added or dropped in registration, it is added or dropped from the schedule. It is highly recommended that you print this type of schedule.