Manage Your Schedule

Before You Register
Before You Register
Check Course Prerequisites

Before you schedule a class, make sure you have met all the mandatory prerequisites. Each class has its own search result in the Schedule of Classes. By clicking the Details button on a specific course’s page, you can learn if that course has a prerequisite.

If you attempt to register for a class and do not have the required prerequisites, an error message will appear that reads, “Requisites Not Met.” It will also list specific course prerequisites. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

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Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the published prerequisites before you register for a class. After registration, schools and departments may review your record to verify that you have met the requirements. If you have not taken a mandatory prerequisite for a course, you may be automatically dropped from the class by the academic unit.

Check Your Class Standing

Some courses are restricted to students who have reached a particular class standing. Your class standing is determined by the number of academic credit hours you have completed within your current program.

Class Standing Credit Hours Completed
Freshman 0–25
Sophomore 26–55
Junior 56–85
Senior 86
Graduate N/A
Professional N/A

This is Important: If you have changed degree programs, some of your previous credit hours may not apply to your current class standing. Check with your academic advisor.

Get Class Permissions

Some classes require prior authorization before you can register for them.

Department Consent Required

Some courses, especially internships and student teaching, will display the message “Department Consent Required” in the schedule.

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You will need to contact the department offering the course to complete any required paperwork. If the department approves your eligibility, it will add the appropriate permission type in the registration system that allows you to register for the class.

You can view your class permissions by selecting “View Class Permissions” in the Student Center in OneStart. If you see “Add,” it means you can add a class regardless of enrollment limits. If you see “If Space,” that means you can only add the class if there are seats available.

School Restrictions

Some schools and departments restrict their classes to students who are officially enrolled in their programs. In these cases, the restriction will be listed in the Details section of the class search result. The registration system will automatically check your school before processing your request to add these classes.

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If you are not enrolled in the school or program, contact the school or department to see if you are eligible. If you are approved, your record will be updated to allow you to register for the class.

This is Important: Because of enrollment limits, getting school code authorization is not a guarantee of a place in the class.

Class Standing Restriction

You may need to reach a particular class standing to enroll in a class. If so, you’ll find that information in the Details section of the class search result.

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If you have not achieved the required standing, contact the school or department to see if you are eligible. If you are approved, permission will be applied to your record so you can register for the class.

This is Important: Because of enrollment limits, getting a class standing restriction removed is not a guarantee of a place in the class.

Check Your Permissions

You can check your permission status on OneStart. Go to the Student Center in the Student Self-Service section, and select View Class Permissions.

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Course Abbreviations & Descriptions

Each course at Indiana University has a course abbreviation and a course description. When you register using Onestart, knowing course abbreviations will help you find what you’re looking for.

See the complete list of school and department abbreviations.

Official course descriptions are available in each school or department’s academic bulletin.