Advising 101 is here to assist students with the basic information for advising and registration. This link is intended as a resource for the campus advising community and offers news, tools and information about advising at MSUM.
MSUM recognizes that academic advising is a critical component of the educational experience and success of its undergraduate students. Advising 101 is an excellent resource for academic support services, and a place to start if you have a question and do not know where to find the answer.
Course registration requires a StarID and password.
If you have not yet set up your StarID:
If you have trouble registering please check out Common Registration problems.
Students are required to meet with their advisor to obtain their access code to register.
If you are considering withdrawing from a course or withdrawing from the institution please follow the check list for things to consider by clicking here.
To register for more than 18 credits during any semester (nine credits during a summer session) students with fewer than 60 earned credits must fill out an Excess Credit Form. This form must be signed by both the student’s advisor and the College Dean. The Excess Credit Form can be found under “Forms.”
Check for registration holds before your registration window opens. If you have a HOLD that is preventing you from registering, visit the department that placed the hold to find out what you need to do to have it lifted. Some common holds are for immunization records, transcripts, financial obligations, academic warnings, etc.
Wait Lists are lists of students waiting to get registered for particular classes that are currently full. Students are kept in the order that they place themselves on the list and when a seat opens up, the first person on the list will be offered that seat (notified via university email). The student will have 24 hours after being notified to go to e-services and register for the course. If they do not register within the 24 hour time frame, the next student on the list will be given the open seat offer.
Some departments have courses for which you cannot register unless you have completed other courses or have completed and received certain scores on various tests (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, etc).
There are many possible reasons for being unable to enroll in a class. Some of the most common reasons are listed below, along with the error message given and possible solutions to the problem.
Student has a hold preventing registration. Please contact the office responsible for the hold to obtain further information about this registration restriction. Some common holds are academic suspension, missing immunizations, unpaid balance, missing transcript, etc.
Some courses are set up so that the instructor can monitor exactly who enrolls in the class. These courses require special permission from the instructor/department in order to enroll. Please contact the instructor/department for approval to register.
The maximum number of students are registered for the course so there are no open seats left. Please contact the instructor/department for override approval to register for the class that is full.
Student needs to be in a certain major to register for the course.
Student needs to be in a specific program in order to register for the course. Please contact the department offering the course.
The maximum number of credits in which students may enroll for the semester has been reached. An excess credit form must be completed if the student has fewer than 60 credits and plans to take more than 18 credits or if the student has more than 60 credits and plans to take more than 20 credits.
Immunization info must be provided by student before they can register. Contact Hendrix Clinic.
Some departments have courses for which you cannot register unless you have completed other courses or have completed and passed various tests. Please contact the department responsible for the course to request an override of the prerequisite/test requirement, making it possible for you to register.
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