SIS/Building Your Schedule of Classes - Combined Sections: Updating Capacities


Combined sections are courses that are either cross-listed or a meets-with. This documents the requirements needed for a section to be classified as such and how to update the enrollment capacity on a combined section.

Where to Find Combined Section Links

  • Maintain Sched of Classes: Meetings tab or Enrollment Control tab.


  • Update Sections of a Class, Class Enrollment Limits tab

Use the buttons on the bottom to search “next” and “previous”

How to Update the Enrollment Capacity on a Combined Section

Step 1

From Home, select: Curric & Enroll Rep WorkCenter, Update Sections of a Class. The Find page will display.

Tips: Menu navigation: > Curriculum Management > Schedule of Classes > Update Sections of a Class.

Combined enrollment capacity can also be changed using the combined section link found on the Maintain Schedule of Classes, Meetings & Enrollment Cntrl pages.

Step 2 

Use the Find page to locate the desired course. The Update Section of a Class page will display.

Step 3

Select |Class Enrollment Limits| page tab.

Step 4

Select Combined Section link.

Step 5

Update the Combined

  1. Enrollment Capacity
  2. Wait List Capacity if using

Step 6

Select [Save].

Step 7

Select [Return] and update your subject’s Enrl Cap & Wait Cap on the Update Sections of a Class page and advise the other subject(s) to do the same on Update Sections of a Class.

Step 8 

Go back and follow Step 4 through Step 7 for every Combined Section.

Combined Sections Classifications

Combined sections are courses that are either cross-listed or a meets-with. Below are the requirements needed for a section to be classified as such.

Cross-Listed (permanent bond)

  • Must have the same catalog number (i.e. Biology 130 and Botany 130)
  • Must be approved by the University Curriculum Committee - all departments submit a letter of support
  • Cross-listed courses have automatic bonds - departments don't submit a "meets-with sections" form
  • Course data is synced when Curricular Services runs a cross-list sync. After publication a cross-list sync is run frequently (minimally once per week).
  • What doesn't sync between members? Footnotes, requested room cap, enrollment cap, waitlist cap, and honors

Meets-With (temporary bond)

  • Don't have to be the same catalog number
  • University Curriculum Committee approval not required
  • The only items that are kept in sync among meets-with members is the meeting pattern information (room, time, days, instructor info, and room characteristics)
  • Meets-with bonds can be set up to roll forward with term roll
  • To have a meets-with bond set up you should submit an online sections combined form to Curricular Services.

Other Sections Combined Notes

  • All members should update their own section-level enrollment capacity
  • The primary department is responsible for updating combined enrollment capacity. This can be updated on Combined Section Detail page, which is accessed by clicking on the Combined Section link located in the Class enrollment limits tab in the Update Sections of a Class page in SIS.
  • On the Combined Section Detail page you can also determine who is primary - the primary subject is listed to the right of the Combined Sections ID
  • All members of a bond can access the Combined Sections Detail page in SIS

Use Schedule Class Meetings page to:

  • Update Instructors
  • Update Meeting Pattern
  • Update Facility ID

If updating a Combined Section, each component must update:

  • Enrollment Cap
  • Wait List Cap
  • Requested Room Cap
  • Honors

Keywords:registrar, Office of the Registrar, RO, SIS, combined section,   Doc ID:107432
Owner:Kate K.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2020-11-30 13:01 CDTUpdated:2022-05-20 10:17 CDT
Sites:Office of the Registrar
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