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Scheduling Tips


  • You must be enrolled in 12 units to be considered a full-time student. See possible unit combinations below:
14 units Three 4-unit classes + one 2-unit class
15 units Three 5-unit classes
16 units Four 4-unit classes
17 units Three 4-unit classes + one 5-unit class
  • Check prerequisites and verify that courses meet requirements before enrolling in classes.
  • Plan to take a variety of courses in both the university core, business core and your major each quarter. As a first-year or sophomore you will rarely be enrolled in more than two business courses.

 If a class you want to enroll in is full during the registration period:

  • Make sure you enroll in a full schedule during your registration appointment. Don’t assume you’ll be able to fill your schedule during the first week of classes.
    • If you make a successful bid to enroll in a class that was full, you can swap classes during the first week of the quarter.
  • If you are trying to add a full class that is offered in ACTG, ECON, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG, or OMIS:
    • Attend the first class session.
    • Do not contact the professor or the department admin.
    • Sign up on a Course Enrollment Request form.
    • Spaces will be assigned by criteria agreed upon by the department and UGBP (primarily, graduation petition status, number of units completed, and/or major).
    • You will be notified about the status of your request prior to the 2nd class meeting.

For information about adding full classes offered by departments in A&S or Engineering, contact the individual departments.

If you would like to overload (more than 19 units), please review the policy and procedure on page 6 of the Deadlines and Registration booklet on the Office of the Registrar site.

Don’t panic.

You won’t fall behind the expected four-year graduation just because you can’t get into a class that is full. If you think you might, visit an LSB Peer Advisor who can show you how to complete a 4-year course plan. Once you have a course plan, you’ll usually find you have more time than you think to complete a particular course.