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Course Search & Enroll - My Courses Tab


Learn how to use My Courses tab in Course Search & Enroll. View your cart, enrolled, wait list, dropped and courses saved for later. Drop or swap courses and enroll from the wait list.


The My Courses tab keeps your lists of selected and saved courses, and is where you will enroll, drop, or swap courses.

shopping_cartCart (courses list)

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.

error “Problems with course” validation message

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 prerequisites for the course, needing permission to take the course, or exceeding the number of credits allowed in the term.

error “Sections not chosen” message

The Cart will also remind you to choose your section(s) for the course.

Course validation failed message

Schedule (add all courses)
Before you enroll, you can use the Scheduler to compare different weekly schedules of sections in your Cart courses. You can also add in blocks of time (“breaks”) during which you don’t want any courses planned, reserving time for a job, student clubs, sports activities, etc.
For more information about the Scheduler tool, see Course Search & Enroll - Scheduler Tips.

  • Scheduler imports the courses in your Cart, ignoring any validation messages.
  • Sections changes made in Scheduler will update these sections in your cart.
Schedule planner

Edit your cart
You can delete/enroll in one or more courses at a time.
For more information about the enrollment process, see Course Search & Enroll - Add & Enroll in Classes.

doneEnrolled (courses list)

View your successfully enrolled courses in the Enrolled list.

Swapping a course replaces one of your enrolled courses with one from your Cart. The swap process confirms that you were able to get into the new course, before dropping your enrolled course.
Select the checkbox for the class you wish to drop, click the three-dot menu, and select the "Swap course" option.
Choose the courses you want to swap in the next dialog box.

For more information about swapping classes, see Course Search & Enroll - Swapping a Class.

Swap courses Swap courses

Dropping a course means you will no longer be enrolled in that course.
Select the checkbox for the class you wish to drop, click the DROP button that appears, and confirm this action in the next dialog box.

For more information about dropping classes, see Course Search & Enroll - Dropping a Class.

Drop a course

My Courses widget
Select the event icon to open the Course Schedule widget in MyUW.

My courses widget

assignmentWait list (courses list)

View all the courses that have you on a wait list for your selected section. Students can be on up to three wait lists per term.
To enroll: When you’ve received notification from a course’s department that a seat is open for you, select that course from your Wait List courses list. Follow the same instructions as for enrolling in a course from your cart.

For more information about waitlists, see Course Search & Enroll - Add & Enroll in Classes.

delete_foreverDropped (courses list)

When courses are dropped before the start of the term, they are not displayed in the Course Search & Enroll app. After the start of the term, dropped courses will display in a “Drop” list under the My Courses tab.

favoriteSaved for later (courses list)

View all the courses that you’ve added to your Saved for later list. Unlike courses in your Cart and Enrolled lists which are for a specific term, courses in the Saved for later list are viewable no matter what term you’ve chosen. This is why no section details (e.g., class meeting day and time) are displayed for Saved for later courses.

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Keywords:course enroll class section cart swap drop wait list save later "my courses" schedule   Doc ID:94470
Owner:Dana S.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2019-09-13 09:08 CDTUpdated:2020-09-23 16:17 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of the Registrar
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