We encourage you to read this information prior to registration for each term.
How to Register for Classes
To view the schedule of classes and to register, log in to Student Self Service on MyCharlotte.
- Select Registration & Planning under Student Records
- Select Register for Classes
- Make sure the term selected in the Terms Open for Registration drop-down box is correct
- Select Continue
- If you know the Course Reference Number (CRN):
- Click Enter CRNs at the top of the box
- Enter the CRN in the box labeled CRN
- If you have additional CRNs, click +Add Another CRN
- Click Add to Summary
- If you do not know the CRNs for the classes you wish to take, select Find Classes:
- Use the search fields (Subject, Course Number, Course Level) to find classes
- Click Search to see available courses
- Click Add next to courses to add them to your schedule
- Click Search Again to find additional courses
- Once all your courses are added to your Summary (bottom right of the screen), click Submit to save your schedule.
- Courses are not officially on your schedule until you click Submit. Do this often throughout registration to secure your seat in selected courses.
- If any of the classes for which you wanted to register do not appear in the Schedule area, scroll down the page to view the error messages, which will tell you why you were not able to register. A list of error messages in below.
Alternatively, you can register via Schedule Wizard. This tool has an advantage whereby you can indicate time blocks in which you have other personal obligations and course options will be provided around those time blocks. For more information on Schedule Wizard, click here.
View your registration time through Student Self Service
- Select Student Profile in the Student Records section
- Select Registration Notices
Your scheduled registration time is based on your completed/earned (not failed, withdrawn, or incomplete) credit hours, which doesn’t include credit hours currently in progress.
- Your registration appointment time is based on your number of earned hours (EHRS). Those with higher credits earned register the earliest.
- New Fall/Spring first-year and transfer students register through New Student Orientation (NSO).
- In-progress courses are used for course prerequisite checking.
- For help with registration error messages (pre-requisites, closed sections, etc.), please contact the department that offers the course.
Registration Add Errors
|Campus Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific campus. (Section is for Distance Education students ONLY )||Choose a different section or contact the Office of Distance Education|
|Class Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific classification (Junior, etc.). This classification is based on the student’s earned hours.||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Closed Section||Section is full and there are no seats available||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|CLOSED – % Waitlisted||Section is full and waitlist is an option (% indicates the number of students already on the waitlist)||Add yourself to the waitlist or choose a different section|
|CLOSED – Waitlist Full||Section is full and waitlist seats are also full||Choose a different section|
|College Restriction||Section is restricted to students in a specific college (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Education, etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Co-Requisite Restriction||Section requires a co-requisite (2 or more courses taken within the same term)||Review detailed section information or University catalog for specific co-requisites. Contact the department of the course.|
|Course is not available for registration at this time.||Section has been canceled by the department||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Degree Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific degree. (M.S.N., B.A., etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Department Approval||Section requires a registration override from the department||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Distance Educ Authorization||Section requires a registration override from the Office of Distance Education. (Section is for Distance Education students ONLY )||Choose a different section or contact the Office of Distance Education|
|Duplicate Course||Attempted to register for two sections of the same course in the same term which is not allowed||Contact the department of the course for a registration override|
|Field of Study Restriction – Concentration||Section is restricted to students with a specific concentration. (Graphic Design, Public Relations, etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Field of Study Restriction – Major||Section is restricted to students with a specific major. (MATH, SPED, etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Field of Study Restriction – Minor||Section is restricted to students with a specific minor. (WMST, ARTE, etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Instructor’s Approval||Section requires a registration override from the instructor||Choose a different section or contact the instructor of the course|
|Level Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific level. (Undergraduate, Graduate, etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Maximum Hours Exceeded||Registration exceeds the maximum number of credit hours permitted in that term||Contact your advisor or major department|
|Mutual Exclusion-Cannot earn credit for both [CourseXXXX] and this course||This is similar to a repeated course in that credit has already been earned by another course with comparable or equivalent coursework. This error is only generated on courses that have been identified with this exclusion and does not cover all situations where courses may not be taken or repeated for additional credit.||Choose a different course or contact the department of the course|
|OPEN – Reserved for Waitlist||Section is full and a waitlisted student has been notified of the available seat||Choose a different section|
|Pre-Req and/or Test Score Error||Section requires a pre-requisite or a specific test score||Review detailed section information or University catalog for specific pre-requisites. Contact the department of the course.|
|Program Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific program. (MATH-M.S., MEGR-B.S.M.E., etc.)||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Remaining seats reserved for other majors||Some seats are reserved for certain majors||Choose a different section|
|Repeated Course||Credit has already been earned for this course||Click here for information about whom to contact|
|Student Attribute Restriction||Section is restricted to students with a specific attribute||Choose a different section or contact the department of the course|
|Time Conflict with XXXXX||Section is conflicting with another section on student’s class schedule||Review the meeting days and times for both sections. Contact the department of the course|
Scheduling Your Academic Advising Appointment
Schedule your advising appointment through Connect in MyCharlotte.
- All degree-seeking students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor in the selection of courses and progress toward degree completion
Students in certain degree programs may be required to consult with an advisor before they will be allowed to register. This status can be found under Registration Status in Banner Self-Service.
- Students who have declared a degree program should consult with an advisor in the department responsible for that program
- Undeclared undergraduate students should connect with their academic advisor or visit the University Advising Center located in 2200 Colvard Bldg., and can be reached at 704-687-7717
- Please follow the directions you will receive in the email sent from your advisor
- ALL first-year students are REQUIRED to meet with an advisor and may not register before doing so
Students may be blocked from registration by holds that may be placed for various reasons – some examples may include:
- College or departmental advising requirements
- Invalid admissions status
- Outstanding financial obligations
- Non-returned equipment or library materials
- Suspension and disciplinary action
- Non-compliance with NC Immunization Law
- Missing Transcripts
UNC Charlotte makes every effort to notify students of the presence of holds. Any holds that a student currently has may be viewed in MyCharlotte.
- Select Student Self Service icon under Quick Links
- Select View Holds in the Billing, Payments & Refunds section
Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course
To drop or withdraw from a course from your schedule in MyCharlotte:
- Select Registration, Add/Drop under Quick Links
- Select Register for Classes
- Make sure the appropriate term is selected in the Terms Open for Registration dropdown menu
- Select Continue
- In the Action column, select Drop Course – No Grade or Withdraw — No Grade from the drop-down menu
- If you plan to drop multiple courses, make a selection in the Action column for each course, then proceed to nextstep
- Select Submit
For additional information on what it means to withdraw from courses, visit this page.
Terminating Course Enrollment
Students are academically and financially responsible for the classes in which they enroll. They are released from this obligation only by the formal termination of their enrollment as described below. Students who drop all classes for which they are enrolled prior to the last day of registration add/drop are credited with a 100% refund of tuition and there will be no record of the semester on the student’s permanent record. This date can be found in the academic calendar.
Request for Pass/No Credit or Audit Grading
- You must be registered in the designated course prior to submitting the form
- Undergraduate students are permitted to take one course each academic year with a Pass/No Credit grade type
- You may not elect Pass/No Credit grading in more than four courses or in courses taken to satisfy your major program or University degree requirements
- You do not earn academic credit for courses taken with an Audit grade type; however, standard course fees are assessed
Submit the Audit Grading Request Form to request your grade mode be changed to Audit.
Requests for Pass/No Credit or Audit Grading are made by Academic Petition. You have until the term withdrawal date, as outlined in the academic calendar, to make your request.
- Each course/section has a specified enrollment limit. When enrollment in a course section reaches the limit, it is considered “closed” and no further enrollments will be processed.
- Students wishing to enroll in a specific course/section which has closed may contact the academic department offering the course to request that the department enter an electronic override in a closed or restricted section. The decision to enter the course is strictly that of the department offering the course. If the course has a waitlist, no enrollment overrides are allowed.
- Only after an override is granted, you must then complete the enrollment process by using the Schedule Wizard or Banner Self-Service and finish enrolling in the class.
Graduate Level Students
Policy on Continuous Registration
- Students in graduate degree programs are required to maintain continuous registration (fall and spring semesters) for thesis, dissertation, project, or directed study until work is completed
- Students are not required to enroll in any Summer term unless they are using University resources or they are completing degree requirements in that term
- Students using University resources should enroll in the number of graduate credit hours that best reflects the amount of resources being used (typically three (3) or more graduate credit hours)
- The continuous registration requirement begins with the semester in which the student first registers for his/her thesis, dissertation, project, or directed study
Note: Students must be enrolled during the term (semester or summer) in which they graduate from the University.
- Current students who are not enrolled and are not using University resources may apply for a leave of absence
- Students choosing this option must file a Graduate Academic Petition for a leave of absence that states they will not use University resources during the leave period
- If the leave of absence extends beyond one calendar year, the student’s matriculation is closed and the student must re-apply for active status in the graduate program
- International students on F-1 visa/status must remain continuously enrolled until the thesis, dissertation, project or directed study is completed
- Those international students who wish to apply for a leave of absence are advised to consult with the International Student/Scholar Office prior to filing the Graduate Academic Petition for leave of absence
- Students experiencing a medical emergency or other crisis should contact the Dean of Students Office
- Students with questions about the leave of absence option can contact The Graduate School
Distance Education Campus Courses
Distance Education Campus Courses in the School of Professional Studies (SPS) Programs
- Distance Education Campus courses will always have an eight (8) as the middle section number (i.e. MDSK 6162 x8x).
- In the summer terms, SPS Distance Education Campus courses start with:
- 58x for Summer First Half Term and Summer Full Term
- 78x for Summer Second Half Term
- Choose Campus = Distance Education in a course schedule search to easily find SPS program courses. Some Main Campus or Dubois Campus online courses may also be selected through this type of search. For more information refer to the “Choosing Courses” section in the Distance Education FAQS.
- Other helpful details (i.e., if the course has proctored exams or who to contact if the course requires an override authorization aka permit) are added to the course notes/comments of each course.
Contact your Academic Advisor or a SPS Program and Student Support Services team member at DistanceEd@charlotte.edu or 704-687-1283, if you are unsure of which course sections are for your School of Professional Studies program.