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Course Search & Enroll - Adding and Enrolling in Classes
This document explains how to add and enroll in a class using the Course Search and Enroll tool
Adding and Enrolling
“Add a class” and “enroll in a class” follow the same steps. “Add” is often used to describe picking up another class after you have already enrolled in the majority of your classes for a term.
Log in to Course Search & Enroll
Log in at my.wisc.edu.
Select the Academic Navigator widget, then select the Course Search & Enroll widget.
Choose a term
Course Search & Enroll may display the Schedule of Classes for more than one term, so be sure to select the correct one.
- You can either search for a class and add to cart or, if you have a five-digit class number, you can add by class number.
Search for the class
Read about searching for classes in Course Search & Enroll here.
Add to cartUse one of the "Add to cart" buttons to select your class.
You can “add to cart” before choosing your sections (for example, if you want to use the Scheduler to try some different weekly class schedules) or after you have chosen your preferred sections.
Go to your cart
Select the “My Courses” tab at the top of the screen, or select the shopping cart icon.
The shopping cart icon will show how many classes are in your cart for the selected term.
As you added courses to your Cart (from the Search tab), the campus’s enrollment system has checked that you are eligible to take these courses. An alert icon will show if any classes in your cart have validation errors.
“Problems with course” and “Sections not chosen” validation messages
When there is a reason why you can’t go forward with enrollment, you’ll see a validation message to help you make a change. Common situations include not meeting the requisites for the class, needing permission to take the class, or exceeding the number of credits allowed in the term.
The cart will also remind you to choose your section(s) for the course.
Remove class from cart
In the cart, select the checkbox for the class. Select the Remove button that appears above it.
When you have resolved any validation messages and chosen sections for your classes, and your enrollment appointment time has arrived, you are ready to enroll.
Enroll in all classes in the cart. Select the three-dot menu in the cart. Select the "Enroll all" button the appears.
Or, enroll in one class. Select the checkbox for the class.
In the pop-up window, review any options for classes, like opting to get on a wait list if the class is full, or taking the class for Honors. When ready, select the “Enroll” button.
"Enrollment failed" messages
When there is a reason why enrollment failed, you’ll see a validation message to explain the problem. Common situations include trying to enroll in a course in which you had already enrolled, or exceeding the number of credits allowed in a term.
View your enrolled classes
View your successfully enrolled classes in your Enrolled list in the My Courses tab.
Add by class number
If you have received a five-digit class number from an advisor or instructor, you can directly add that class to your cart.
- Select “Add by class number” in the search panel.
- In the pop-up box, type the five-digit class number.
- Select “Check credits.”
- Select “Add to Cart.”
- Complete enrollment as described above.
If you try adding by class number and get an error message on the bottom of your screen that reads "That class number was not an enrollment class number." you either:
- mistyped the number (try again); or
- are using a class number that isn't the enrollment class number for that set of sections.
A class that has a lecture, a discussion, and a lab will have a different class number for each of those sections (see Example #1 below).
One of those class numbers works with the "add by class number" feature. The other numbers don't.
Find enrollment class numbers in Course Search & Enroll
Find the five-digit class number for each section in a class’s Sections panel. Open the section detail and look for the class numbers (listed under “Section Numbers”).
If you want to jot down a class number for later reference, choose the last class number in the list.
Example #1. — Use LAB – 37598 as the enrollment class number for this set of PHYSICS 247 classes:
Example #2. — Use LEC – 42033 as the enrollment class number for SOC 340, which has a lecture but not discussions or labs:
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- Course Search & Enroll - Common Issues and Error Messages
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- Course Search & Enroll - Wait Lists
- Course Search & Enroll - Save a Course for Later Enrollment
- Course Search & Enroll - Scheduler tips