Registration Priority System
Students select courses according to a modified version of year/division priority. To allow all students an opportunity to select desired courses, students are assigned multiple enrollment appointments (these are times in which a student may access the student administration system to select courses) with course limitations in each appointment. Within each appointment time, priority is on a first come/first served basis. After this five-day registration priority period, enrollment is open. Students may add and drop courses at any time through the first week of classes the following semester. (LL.M/Exchange students may make course changes through the second week of classes the following semester). 1L students may not make any changes to their schedules once their courses are initially chosen. During the priority and open registration periods, a waiting list is maintained for all courses that reach their enrollment limit. Students are given the option of adding themselves to waiting lists at the time of on line enrollment. As space becomes available, students are automatically enrolled from the waiting list into the course. This is not accompanied by notification from the Registrar's office unless the addition of the course creates a scheduling difficulty (i.e. time conflict, overload), thus students are strongly encouraged to check their schedule of classes frequently to verify their course enrollment status. Additionally, to give priority to evening students for evening courses, a certain number of seats have been set aside during the priority registration period for evening students in evening courses. For elective courses taught in both the evening division and the day division in an academic year, 50% of the places in each evening division course are allocated to evening division students who have the same registration priority as competing day division students. For courses taught in the evening division but not in the day division in that academic year, 25% of the places in each course are allocated to evening division students who have the same registration priority as competing day division students. Day division students who have the same registration priority may register for places allocated to evening division students but not claimed by an evening division student. All schedule adjustments must be made by the completion of the first week of classes the following semester (second week for LL.M/Exchange Students). Adjustments after this time will involve instructor, associate dean, and/or petitions committee approval and may involve sanctions levied against a student (i.e. loss of a priority enrollment appointment the following semester). Questions regarding the Registration Priority System should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.