Class of 2024 Registration Help

First-Year Students will register for Fall classes during their online Orientation in June.

Resources to help you during your registration session:

Problems with Registration?

If you have problems with your registration and need to follow up with the Advising Center, please email

Are you entering with Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, or International Baccalaureate Credit?

Review this tutorial on the SJU Transfer Policy


Course Registration Guide

Please refer to the Course Registration Guide for directions for registering for courses using the New Self Service Registration feature in the Nest.

This guide contains directions for the following registration related items:

  • Preparing for registration
  • Confirming registration time and checking for holds
  • Searching for classes
  • Registering for classes
  • The wait list process

The Schedule Builder tool will allow you to map out a plan for your schedule by day and time.

Adding And Dropping Classes After Your Initial Registration

Students may add and/or drop courses through the end of the Add/Drop period at the beginning of each semester. The Add/Drop period typically extends through the first week of class (see the academic calendar for the official date). Schedule changes made during this period will not appear on a student’s transcript.

After the Add/Drop period ends, you may no longer drop a course, but you may be able to withdraw from a course by completing the paperwork to receive a grade of W in the course with the written approval from the Dean’s Office.

First-semester freshmen & first-semester transfer students:

To add or drop a course, you are required to use the Registration Changes form available on the Registrar’s website and in the HSB Advising Center (MV 150). You must meet with your faculty advisor to discuss proposed changes and obtain their approval and signature.

All other students who have registered for classes on-line:

Go to the Nest to add/drop classes after discussing changes with your academic advisor. The PIN for HSB students does not change during the Add/Drop period; however, students are strongly encouraged to discuss substantive schedule changes with their faculty advisor before making the changes on-line. Section changes of the same course may be made freely without an advisor’s approval

Important Reminders

Each student is responsible for their own registration.

  • If you are attending class, but your name does not appear on the instructor’s class list, YOU are responsible for adding the class to your schedule. Even if you think you registered for the class, resolve the problem prior to the end of the Add/Drop period.
  • If you are attending a different section than what appears on your schedule, YOU are responsible for dropping the incorrect section and adding the correct section (assuming seats are still available).
  • If you are not attending a class, but it still appears on your schedule, YOU are responsible for dropping the class before the end of the Add/Drop period. After the end of the Add/Drop period, you will need to withdraw from the course (with a “W” on your transcript). After the deadline for withdrawing from a class, you will receive an “F” for the course.

Key Terms in the “Sections Found” Display

Column Heading Description
Select Course Status
SR = Seats Remaining
C = Course Closed
CRN Course Reference Number – The 5-digit number you will need for registration
SUBJ Course Subject/Department
CRSE 3-digit course number
SEC Course Section – various sections include:
D = Day Courses
P = Courses open only to students in the College of Professional & Liberal Studies
SL = Service Learning – community service requirement for this section
HN = Honors Section – open only to students in the Honors Program
OL=  Online course
FY = First-Year Seminar courses  – open only to students in the class of 2014
CMP Campus Indicator
D = Day College
E = College of Professional & Liberal studies
Cred, title, days, time The course title, number of credits, days and times it meets
CAP Total number of seats in the class
ACT Actual number of students enrolled in the course
REM Number of seats remaining in the class. A negative number indicates that the section is over enrolled

Common Errors

Course Closed

Course enrollment limit has been reached. The faculty member who is teaching a course that is closed may be consulted regarding overriding course seating limits, but the Department Chair’s authorization is final and necessary for the override to be processed.

Reserved Closed

Course enrollment limit has been reached for your class level/major.

Level Restriction

Registration for this course is restricted to Undergraduate Day students, HDC/PLS students or Graduate students.

    Major Restriction

    This course is only available to students in a particular major

    Class Restriction

    This course is only available to students in a particular class (e.g., freshmen seminar, senior capstone course).

    Pre-Requisite/Co-Requisite Error

    A pre-requisite error will occur when you have not taken a course that is required prior to taking the course for which you are trying to register. A co-requisite requires that another course be registered for, in addition to the one attempted. If you have taken the required course (or its equivalent), but the Nest is not allowing you to register for the course, please see the Chair of the Department or the Dean’s Office (MV 160).

    Link Error

    Registration of lecture and lab section is required. Registering for one without the other will result in this error.

    Time Conflict (overlap in class times)

    Registration has been attempted where two courses are meeting at the same time or are overlapping in meeting time.

    Overriding a closed or restricted course

    The closed/restricted course override approval process varies by department. However, in all cases, permission of the Department Chair is required for closed or restricted courses. Some departments complete the override using the Authorization to Override a Course Seating Limit form which is available in the HSB Advising Center (MV 150) and on the Registrar’s website. Others complete the course override electronically. If the override is done electronically, the student may register on-line through the Nest.