Quick tips for better searching
in Course Search & Enroll
Reset. — Results just not what you expect? Select Reset search to clear any filters that may still be set.
Fall, Spring, Summer. — Are you searching in the correct term (semester)? Not all courses are offered in every term.
Wildcards. — Common search wildcards like * and ? are not used in Course Search & Enroll.
Fuzzy keywords. — The search results show both exact and approximate matches to the keyword. “Forestry” shows courses in Forest and Wildlife Ecology, but also dozens of very loose matches to words somewhat like “forestry” in the course descriptions. Fun for browsing across the catalog, but not always accurate.
Subject abbreviations. — If you do want to search directly for a course like BIOCHEM 104, use the correct abbrevation (BIOCHEM 104) or full subject name (Biochemistry 104). “BIO CHEM,” with a space, will match a lot of other courses. Another example: Agricultural and Applied Economics is abbreviated A A E. Using “a a e” as keywords gets some correct course matches; “aae” doesn’t match courses in this subject.
Reserved sections. — This is a two-part filter. After you’ve chosen a type of reserved section (“Community Based Learning”), be sure to also select something in the dropdown box (“Cmmnty Bsd Learn – 25 Hrs Plus”).
more tips and screenshots at:
How to: Search for Classes
Hanging, freezing, looking weird, or “it just won’t go”?
Refresh. — Try refreshing your browser window (Control+R or Command+R, depending on your keyboard). You may have “timed-out.” You won’t lose your cart or enroll twice by refreshing.
Cart unexpectedly empty. — Double-check that you are viewing the cart for the right term. If so, try refreshing your browser window.
Credits in cart show “NaN.” — Refresh.
Courses in my cart won’t enroll. — Try deselecting, then reselecting, the checkbox for the courses in your cart.
Getting an error message?
There are two types of errors you may encounter in Course Search an Enroll; a validation error (orange), and an enrollment error (pink).
Validation error – Adding a course to your cart, or making a change to a course already in your cart has resulted in an error. Examine the error message for more information.
Enrollment error – Attempting to enroll in a course has resulted in an error. Examine the error message for more information.
Common error messages:
Enrollment requisites not met
Instructor consent or department permission is required
The hold must be removed before you can enroll
Class is closed and wait list is full
Exceeded your credit maximum/minimum credits not met
You do not have a valid enrollment appointment
You are not able to enroll in courses
You do not have access at this time
Deadline to drop class has passed
For an expended list of common enrollment issues and error messages in Course Search & Enroll: Common Issues and Error Messages