Course Registration Notes

A tricky moment for students when registering is entering the CRN for an available course and receiving a message indicating that there is an error or restriction. While the restrictions are accurate, it may some times be difficult for you to identify which sections to avoid and why you are receiving the message. The purpose of this blog entry is to identify sections that may only be available to certain populations and to clarify the meaning of the various error messages and restrictions. Here goes nothing:

School for University Studies (SUS): Courses with a U1, U2, or U3 section are restricted to incoming freshmen who are part of Hofstra’s School for University Studies (SUS).

Honors College: Courses that have a section of H1, H2, or H3 are restricted to students enrolled in the Hofstra Honors College. If you are planning to participate in Honors College, be sure to visit their office to have the disctinction officially noted on your academic record.

Major Restriction: Occurs when you are attempting to register for a course that is only open to specific majors (and yours is not one of them).

Class Standing Error: Occurs when you are attempting to enroll for a course that is only open to students with a certain class standing (i.e. sophomore, junior, senior).

Level Restriction: Occurs when you are attempting to register for a graduate course (courses numbered 200 or above) but currently have undergraduate student status.

Prerequisite Error: Occurs when you are attempting to register for a  course but have yet to complete other courses deemed necessary to sufficiently prepare you.

College Restriction: Occurs when you are attempting to enroll for a course reserved for a specific college or population (i.e. Zarb School of Business, School of Education)

Link Error: Occurs when you are attempting to enroll for a course that requires a connection to an additional CRN. This most commonly takes place when attempting to register for a Natural Science (NS) Distribution lecture course without selecting an appropriate lab section as well.