Prepare for Registration

Steps to Prepare

1. Check your enrollment appointment (i.e., “pick time”).

Make sure you are looking at the correct term [View Tutorial].


2. Check to see if you have any holds.

If you have a hold, check the details for resolution instructions [View Tutorial]. If you have an advising hold, it is not from the economics department.


3. Select classes and fill your shopping cart.

  • Advisement Report. Run your Advisement Report to determine which graduation requirements you have not yet met [View Tutorial]. Review the Advisement Report online module to help walk you through reading the report.
  • Undergraduate Catalog. Check course descriptions and plan ahead to meet prerequisites.
  • Search for Classes. Use this main search function to add courses to your Shopping Cart [View Tutorial]. Take advantage of the Additional Search Criteria to search by general education requirement. Be sure to check for time conflicts, prerequisites, and special notes.
  • Dynamic Class Search. Use this search function to see more course information at a glance [View Tutorial]. Be sure to check for reserved seats, which are only visible in this search tool.
  • Economics Courses. View the Sample Syllabi page for more detailed information on specific courses.

Things to consider when planning your course load:

  • Students need to enroll in at least 12 credits to have full-time status. However, students should plan to take an average of 15 credits per semester to graduate in eight semesters.
  • Consider spreading out courses that you find especially challenging. For example, ECON 2201 & 2202, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, are considered to be more rigorous.  Some students, especially those that are not strong in math, find it beneficial to enroll in these courses is separate semesters (either order).


4. Meet with your advisor if you have questions.

Plan to meet early in the semester (before Columbus Day in the fall and before St. Patrick’s Day in the spring). Schedule an appointment several weeks in advance, as appointment times fill up quickly. If you are unable to meet with your advisor before your pick time, enroll using your best judgment and verify your selections during your appointment.  Use AdvApp to schedule an appointment or utilize the advising Drop-In Hours:


5. Enroll on your enrollment date.

Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to enroll as soon as it’s your pick time. If you encounter any difficulties, please refer to the Registration Difficulties page for troubleshooting tips.


Additional Information for Freshmen and Sophomores

During your first four semesters:

  • Take ECON 1201 and 1202, Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, or ECON 1200.  ECON 1200 is a four credit course that combines the same amount of material covered in 1201 & 1202.
  • Take a First Year Writing course: ENGL 1010 (Seminar in Academic Writing) or ENGL 1011 (Writing Through Literature).
  • Take the statistics pre-requisite course, STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q.
  • Take the calculus pre-requisite course:  MATH 1071Q or 1131Q.  MATH 1131Q requires students to complete the mathematics placement exam (MPE).
  • Explore and confirm your interests. The general education and economics major requirements fulfill about 72-103 credits of the 120 credits need to graduate. That leaves approximately 17-48 credits of electives. (Electives are any course that does not fulfill a specific requirement and only contributes to overall credits needed. They can be any course of your choosing.) Completing general education requirements during this time can useful; however, developing future goals and gaining confidence in them early in the undergraduate experience may be more valuable.