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Central Washington University Registration Handbook Freshman Advising Hold Freshmen, classified as any student who has less than 40 earned credits, will have an advising hold placed on their account prior to registration. Freshmen must contact the Academic Advising Center or their academic advisor prior to registration in order to have the hold removed. General Education Basic Skills Hold Students will have a hold placed on their account if they have not completed the basic skills area of the general education requirements by the time they reach 75 credits. Students must see their major advisor or if they are undeclared, an advisor in the Academic Advising Center, to have the hold removed. This hold will be placed every quarter until the basic skills are completed. 75-Credit Advising Hold All students will have an advising hold placed on their account the quarter after they have earned their 75th credit. To have this hold removed a student must meet with their major advisor or an advisor in the Academic Advising Center. 115-Credit Advising Hold All students will have an advising hold placed on their account the quarter after they have earned their 115th credit. To have this hold removed a student must meet with their major advisor or an advisor in their intended major. Major Declaration Hold This hold is placed on a student who has 100 or more earned credits and is not admitted into a major or pre-major program. All of these holds, with the exception of the major hold, can be released by any faculty member or professional academic advisor. All freshmen must go to Academic Advising before next-term registration. WAIT LISTS Students should be aware that the system will automatically enroll them in a course for which they have wait listed once a seat becomes available and if they are eligible to enroll. Not all courses have wait lists, so students should review the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses have wait lists. Important information regarding wait lists is summarized below. 1. Each department determines its wait list (WL) capacity. Each section with a wait list has a different maximum number of students allowed on the WL at the same time. 2. The student gets on the wait list at the time he/she attempts to enroll in a full course section by checking the “OK to Wait List” checkbox that will be displayed when enrolling in a class. If there is no WL or the WL is full, the “OK to Wait List” checkbox will not appear as an option. A student can be moved from the WL to enrolled status in one of two ways: • Obtain signed permission on an add/drop form from the instructor. Page 14 • System intervention: An automated nightly process will automatically move students from the WL to enrollment, but only if the student is eligible. The wait list process will be run once each night. Notification will be sent to the CWU e-mail account each time the process is run for those who are moved to enrolled status. This will be a general notification alerting students to check their online schedule for details. 3. Students are ineligible to be automatically enrolled from the WL for the following reasons: • They have a time conflict. • They are enrolled in another section of the course. • They would exceed their maximum term units. • They do not meet requirements of the course (e.g., reserved for majors only). • They have a registration hold. • They are attempting to register for a non-repeatable class for the third time. • The class is full. 4. Wait lists will be available through the end of the second day of the Change of Schedule Period. This will allow time for notification to be sent to the student prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period and allow the student enough time to make necessary schedule changes. 5. Students may not wait list for more than 15 credits at a time. 6. Students are told of their WL positions at the time they are placed on a wait list during their enrollment. They can also view their position at any time by reviewing their online schedule. 7. Students can wait list for multiple sections of the same course. However, once the student is enrolled in an available section, he/she is automatically dropped from the WL for the other sections. The only exception to this would be for courses that are repeatable for credit in the same term. 8. If a lecture course has a zero credit lab, students cannot WL the same lecture section or the same lab section more than once. For example, a student could not WL CHEM 111-01 lecture with more than one CHEM 111 lab section. 9. Once a Wait List is started for a class and a seat opens up, a student who is not on the Wait List will not be able to enroll. However, if all students on the Wait List are ineligible for enrollment, then the class status will change to Open and the next eligible student may enroll. AUDIT Provided that space is available and permission is secured from the instructor, students eligible to enroll in a course for credit may enroll as an auditor (except in laboratory courses). Full tuition is assessed for audits and no credit is earned. When a student class load exceeds nine credits, including the credits of audited courses, regular student fees must be General Regulation and Information

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