Registration Error Help

Q: I don't know what this registration error means.

  1. Error: MAXIMUM HOURS EXCEEDED

    Description: The student cannot register for this course since he/she has exceeded the credit limit. Undergraduate & Graduate limit = 18.0 credits; Professional limit = 22.0 credits.

    Solution: Student should contact his/her advisor to update this information. After the information is updated, the student should be directed to register him/herself for the course online.

  2. Error: CLOSED SECTION (Limit Override)

    Description: The class the student is trying to register for has no more seats available.

    Solution: Contact the schedule deputy of the department that offers the class. If space is available, the schedule deputy or his/her assistant can provide an override online. Once the override is processed, the student should be directed to register for the class online. No one may enter an override for courses in other departments.

  3. Error: DEPARTMENT PERMISSION

    Description: The course requires department permission in order to register for the course.

    Solution: Use the contact guide provided on the Office of the Registrar's webpage. If the student is eligible and there is space available, the department can provide an override. Once the override is processed, the student should be directed to register for the class online. No one may enter an override for courses in other departments.

  4. Error: INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

    Description: The course requires department permission in order to register.

    Solution: Contact the individual listed on the Override Guide for the subject that offers the class. If permission is granted, the department will enter the override. Once the override is processed, the student should be directed to register for the class online. No one may enter an override for courses in other departments.

  5. Error: PREQ and TEST SCORE

    Description: The student must complete the prerequisite course prior to being able to register for the course in which registration is attempted. Course prerequisite information is listed with the course description in the Course Catalog. A link to the catalog is available on the Banner page of myPurdue.

  6. Error: TIME CONFLICT

    Description: The time of the course CRN selected conflicts with the time of another course CRN selected.

    Solution: Select another CRN.

Q. Why are there linked sections?

A valid course offering of a course may require that the student takes sections of several schedule types. For example, one configuration of CHM 11500 requires a lecture, recitation and lab. Links are used in myPurdue to require students to register for a set of sections that constitute a valid course offering of a course.

Example 1 Description: Student may take any combination of sections of several schedule types. For example, a PHYS 17200 student can be in any lecture, any recitation and any lab, but must be in one section of each.

Example 2 Description: A student in a particular lecture section must also enroll in a particular lab section.

Example 3 Description: Sections of schedule types are related. A student in a given lecture must enroll in one of a set of labs. For example, Prof X teaches lecture 1 and his TAs teach labs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Prof Y teaches lecture 2 and her TAs teach labs 6, 7 & 8.

Example 4 Description: There is a relationship between sections of some schedule types, but there are also schedule types where any section may be chosen.

Q. What are restrictions?

Below is useful information to assist the student and with understanding the different types of restrictions:

  1. College Description: restrict by an individual college or multiple colleges. (Ex: M = Management students only)
  2. Major Description: restrict by an individual major or multiples majors. (Ex: ACCT = Accounting majors only; ECON = Economics majors only)
  3. Class Description: restrict by a student's classification. (Ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  4. Level Description: restrict by a student's level. (Ex: UG = undergraduate; GR = graduate; PR = professional)
  5. Degree Description: restrict by the degree a student must have received previously. (Ex: BS)
  6. Program Description: restrict by a student's program. (Ex: MGMT-BS, AAE-BSE, HTM-BS)

Q. What are requisites?

Below is useful information to assist the student and with understanding the different types of requisites:

  1. Prerequisite Description: The student must complete the prerequisite course (with a minimum grade required by the department) prior to being able to register for the course in which registration is attempted.
  2. Corequisite Description: The student must be enrolled in the same course(s) during the same term. (Ex: EDCI 20500 and 28500)
  3. Concurrent Prerequisite Description: The student can be enrolled in the prerequisite course (with a minimum grade required by the department) OR the student can register for this course during the same term he/she is registering for the specific course. Moreover, the prerequisite course can be taken either in an earlier term or in the same term as the course in which registration is attempted.
  4. In-Progress Checking Description: The course(s) that is being taken during the current term can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for a future term. Purdue University has implemented the In-Progress checking for registration purposes.

Q. How do I check for requisites?

To check for requisites for a course, search for the course in the Course Catalog in myPurdue.

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