Common Registration Problems


 

 

REGISTRATION ERROR MESSAGES:

The following are common error messages students get when attempting to register for business classes. If you are getting one of these messages, the explanations below may help you to understand why:

"You have already taken all the business courses at the 3000 level or above that you can take prior to admission to the College of Business"

The College of Business has a policy that no more than five business courses at the 3000 level or above can be registered for and taken by students who are not admitted to the COB through the BSBA program. Occasionally, a student will be required to take more than five business courses at the 3000 level or above for a non-business major and/or business minor/concentration. In these cases, the student must get assistance with registering for these classes from the College of Business Advising Center in 2126 Peacock Hall. This policy cannot be waived for business majors - even if they expect to be admitted to the COB through the BSBA program at the end of the current semester.

"Campus Restriction"

Courses with section numbers beginning with "3" (i.e. 350, 351, etc.) are reserved for students in Distance Education cohorts."

"Class Restriction"

This means the student does not have the required classification to take the course.  For business courses, starting summer 2016, this only applies to a handful of 4000 level business courses that require senior status because they are dual-listed with graduate-level courses.

"Closed Section"

When a business class is closed, you cannot add that class unless you get the permission of the academic department.  Students should direct requests to add a closed business class to the departments or academic representatives listed below.  THE COB ADVISING CENTER CANNOT OVERRIDE A CLOSED CLASS WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT OR REPRESENTATIVE.  Please note that some departments will direct you to the instructor for permission and some will direct you to the chair.  Once permission is given, the department will enter the override and the student should then go back to his/her AppalNet account to register for the class.  Please direct questions about seats in closed classes to:

  • ACC prefix: 3126 Peacock Hall (Accounting Department).
  • BUS prefix: BUS 1050 - 3126 Peacock Hall (Accounting Department).  
                    BUS 2000 - COB Advising
                    BUS 4000 - See instructor
                    All international business courses with the BUS prefix - Dr. Martin Meznar in 4137 Peacock Hall
  • CIS prefix: 2101 Peacock Hall (Computer Information Systems Department)
  • ECO prefix: 3101 Peacock Hall (Economics Department)
  • FIN prefix: 3075 Peacock Hall (Finance, Banking and Insurance Department)
  • HOS prefix: 4072 Peacock Hall (Management Department)
  • LAW prefix: 3075 Peacock Hall (Finance, Banking and Insurance Department)
  • MGT prefix: 4072 Peacock Hall (Management Department)
  • MKT prefix: 4101 Peacock Hall (Marketing Department)
  • POM prefix: 2101 Peacock Hall (Computer Information Systems Department)
  • SCM prefix: 2101 Peacock Hall (Computer Information Systems Department)

"Prerequisite and Test Score Error"

This usually has nothing to do with a test score and often has to do with a prerequisite that is not a course. In addition to prerequisite courses, some common prerequisites for business courses that can generate this message are as follows:

  1. Students must have 24 hours to take ACC 2100 or BUS 2000.
  2. Students must have 54 hours to take 3000 level business courses.
  3. Students must have 84 hours to take 4000 level business courses.
  4. ENG 3100 or BE 3340 with a minimum grade of "C" is required prior to taking any 4000 level business course. This prerequisite is waived for non-business majors.
  5. Students must have the COB Honors Program designation to register for any business course with a "410" section number.

"Time Conflict with CRN XXXXX"

This happens if a student is trying to register for two courses with any time overlap - even just one minute. The message will indicate the other course with which there is a time conflict.  The COB Advising Center can put in a permit to override the time conflict for a business course but not for non-business courses. If there is a genuine time conflict, permits to override it can only be given with the written approval of both instructors.  If the error is due to two classes being online, the COB Advising Center can give overrides for the business course with no approvals needed.

 

What to do if you cannot see an academic advisor before your registration time

If you cannot see an advisor before your registration time, register for the courses you think you need and then meet with an advisor as soon as possible afterwards. See your DegreeWorks audit (through AppalNet) or major program of study (http://programsofstudy.appstate.edu/programs/colleges/walker-college-of-...) or four-year-guide (http://fouryearguides.appstate.edu/guides/colleges/walker-college-of-bus...) and the online Advising Tips for assistance.

 

COB Holds

Registration holds are placed on students using a term of academic probation during the current semester.  You must meet with a business advisor before the hold can be lifted.

 

PIN Numbers

The College of Business does not assign PIN numbers to business majors.  If the registration system is asking for a PIN number, it has been assigned by a unit outside of the College of Business (e.g. athletics, special student services, another major, etc.).  If you are being asked for a PIN number, contact the Registrar's Office for assistance with determining who has assigned the PIN number.

 

Registration Issues Encountered by Non-Business Majors

Non-business majors who are required to take more than five business courses at the 3000 level or above will always need assistance in registering for any business courses in excess of five from the College of Business Advising Center.