Saint Louis University's registration process incorporates a number of codes and abbreviations. Find out more about SLU course information, building abbreviations and errors you may encounter.
If a course is restricted to a certain population, meets certain requirements or requires that you have additional information, you will find it in the course attributes area.
Some departments will indicate which major requirement the course fills (such as the modern European requirement for SLU’s undergraduate history major). Other attributes you may encounter include:
The following is a list of the most commonly experienced registration errors. Learn how each problem can be resolved.
A system malfunction has occurred. Contact the office of the University registrar and specify the course or courses for which you were attempting to register.
You need to complete a Registration/Change of Registration form with your adviser's signature.
Your classification (freshman, sophomore, etc.) is restricted from registration in this section. You will need to complete a Registration/Change of Registration form with signatures from both the instructor and your adviser to register. Note: SLU Inquiry sections are restricted to freshmen and sophomores.
The section of the course is full or the number of registered students has reached the maximum indicated by the department. If no other section is offered, contact the department and request permission to enroll.
Maximum enrollment has been reached for all available sections cross-listed for this course offering. Contact the department and request permission to enroll.
College restriction errors indicate you may be restricted from registration in this section due to the college in which you are enrolled.
If you receive a college error when attempting to register, check the building location of the course. If the building code indicates either SON or AHP, the course is restricted to students in the School of Nursing or Doisy College. Contact the department and obtain a signature on a Registration/Change of Registration form in order to be registered in the course.
Some courses require that you register for another course simultaneously. The course for which you must register is indicated within the error message.
You need to complete a Registration/Change of Registration form with your dean's signature.
You need to complete a Registration/Change of Registration form with the academic department chair’s signature.
Your major is restricted from registration in this section. See your adviser and obtain their signature on a Registration/Change of Registration form in order to be registered in the course.
Some lecture, lab and discussion sections are linked to one another to ensure students do not register for one without the other.
You have not fulfilled the prerequisites which are required to take this section. Reference the catalog entry for the course to view the prerequisites and verify that you have indeed met all requirements. If you have, contact the office of the University registrar for assistance.
This registration error most commonly occurs when the section is a SLU Inquiry course ("SLU Inquiry" or "SINQ" in the course listing), which are limited to freshman and sophomore students.
The term you selected is not open for web registration at this time. See this year’s registration calendar.