Student Registration Dates & Information - Graduate

Graduate Registration Information 


Fall 2020 Phase II Registration

In order to prevent the course hoarding behavior that causes many students not to be able to get into classes and creates great stress for students with later time tickets, we will be using the following procedure for registration:

 All CS/CSE graduate courses will be PERMIT RESTRICTED until Friday, August 14.

 New CoC students for Fall 2020 will receive a survey link at their program’s orientation session that will allow them to submit their course selections.  This survey link will remain open until 6PM on Wednesday, August 12.  If you miss the survey deadline, you will not be able to register until the permit restrictions are removed on Friday.  Returning students will not be able to register or make changes to their schedules until these permit restrictions are removed.  New students who do not attend orientation will not be able to register for classes until the permit restrictions are removed.

PhD students can request up to TWO CS/CSE courses.

 MS students can request up to FOUR CS/CSE courses.

 The College staff will process the permit requests Wednesday, August 12 after 6PM.  It is a MANUAL process, so while we may be beginning at 6PM, it will take several hours for us to complete the process.  Please be patient.

The Permit Restrictions will be removed by noon on Friday, August 14.  Any courses with permit restrictions that remain in place after this deadline require the Instructor’s approval.

The Major Restrictions will be removed by noon on Monday, August 17.  Major restrictions will not be removed AT ALL for the following courses:  CSE 6001, CSE 6040, CSE 6740B, CS 6451, CS 6452, CS 6755.

 Phase II registration will end on Friday, August 21 at 4PM.

 We know this is not ideal, but the hoarding behavior of some graduate students, and the unavoidable limitations of the registration system, make these measures necessary. 

Paper Permit Forms

We will be using DocuSign for all paper permit forms during this phase of registration.  

When you select a form below that utilizes DocuSign, you will be able to assign recipients for signatures and complete the necessary form fields electronically.

Step 1: Choose a DocuSign enabled form below.

Step 2: Log into DocuSign using your credentials.

Step 3: In DocuSign, navigate to Templates > SHARED FOLDERS > COC Program Forms

Step 4: Click the USE button on the desired form.

Step 5: Using the DocuSign address book, complete the Recipients section of the form.  Please make the final recipient of MSCS Thesis and Project forms your MSCS advisor (Judy Reese A-L, Amy Hinsley M-Z).   For all other forms, final recipient should be Rebecca Wilson.

Step 6: Edit the "Email Subject" to include your first and last name [Last name, First name].

Step 7: Click SEND.

Step 8: You as the student will be the first recipient of the form in DocuSign. Complete the necessary fields and when finished, click FINISH.

The form will be routed automatically to other recipients to review and sign. Once competed, all recipients receive the signed and completed form via email. You can check the progress of the form in your DocuSign account.

Please note that no academic credit will be given to grad students for 1000, 2000, or 3000 level courses.  For 4000 level courses, please check your academic program’s rules to see if they will count for you.


8903 Special Problems Research Form This form allows a student to register for a specified 8903 section
6999 MSCS Project Form This is the form to complete when you are proposing your MS project.  This form only needs to be completed the FIRST time you register for project hours
7000 MSCS Thesis Form This is the form to complete when you are proposing your MS thesis.  This form only needs to be completed the FIRST time you register for thesis hours
3000/4000 level form This is the form grad students who want to take a 3000/4000 level CS/CX course must complete.  The form must be completed by the course instructor.
1000/2000 level form This is the form grad students who want to take a 1000/2000 level CS course must complete.  The form must be completed by the course instructor.
Undergrads who want to take a grad course, including BSMS students This form is for Undergraduate students who wish to take a graduate level course, including BSMS students.  NOTE:  Only Seniors with an overall GPA of at least 2.7 are eligible



Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  What do I do if a Course is CLOSED?

A:  Once the registration cap has been reached for a course, the course is full. In order to request a seat in a closed course, you must follow the instructions below.  We DO NOT accept requests for overrides.


Q: Can a professor help me get into the course?

A:  Please DO NOT email a professor to seek permission to enroll in his/her course, as professors have no control over this.


Q: What does this error message mean?

A:  If you try to register for a course and receive an error message, please refer to the link: an explanation of what the message means.


Q: What if the class and the waitlist are both full?

A:  The only thing you can do in this situation is wait until something opens up.


Q: I want to add myself to the waitlist, but I am seeing a Course Closed message.  What do I do?

A:  To add yourself to a wait list, you must choose “Add by CRN”. You cannot add yourself to wait list by using “Look Up Classes”


Q: I need some more information about Waitlisting.



Q: I am not a CoC major, but I want permission to take a class.  How do I do that?

A:  See above for information about when major restrictions will be removed.


Q: I am a graduate student.  Can I take the undergraduate version of a course that is cross-listed with both undergrad and grad sections?

A:  If you are a grad student, you should take the grad section of a cross-listed course.


Q: When are waitlists removed from classes?

A:  Waitlists are usually removed from classes on the Thursday before Phase II registration ends.


Q. I understand that students appear on waitlists in the order that they attempt to register.  Is that initial order ever changed?

 A. Yes. Students may be move up on waitlists for classes that they must take to satisfy an undergraduate thread requirement, an MS specialization core or elective class, or to prepare for the PhD qualifying exam.


Q.  Can I register for a CoC graduate-level course if I didn't receive a permit?

A.  If you were not issued a permit for Phase I, this does NOT mean you cannot take the course.  You can continue to try to register for your courses during Phase II registration.