1) If you are getting a prerequisite error when you are registering, check the following:
Look on Self Service Banner (SSB) for the prerequisites for that course. If you did NOT take the prerequisite course(s) you will not be able to register for any course which requires the prerequisite(s). If you took the prerequisite course at another institution, check your Texas State transcript (NOT degree audit) on-line to make sure that it is showing up as the correct course and not an ELNA. If a course shows up as an ELNA, you will always need an override for any course that requires that course as a prerequisite. If the course was already evaluated, then it will be quicker to get the second (third and fourth) overrides, but they will all need to be done each semester. Contact Science Advising (512-245-1315, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. David (email@example.com) for the override.
If you took the prerequisite course but it does not show up on your transcript yet, send a copy of your transcript to Dr. David when you request the prerequisite override. Make sure you include your Texas State ID number in all correspondence.
2) Make sure that you are signing up for the class and lab in the correct order. SSB can tell you which course has which prerequisite or corequisite.
Example 1: You want to take Gen Chem I and lab. You have the College Algebra prerequisite. You need to sign up for CHEM 1341 first and then CHEM 1141.
Example 2: You are in Gen Chem I and lab and want to take Gen Chem II and the lab. You need to sign up for Chem 1342 first and then CHEM 1142. (This is true for all situations when you are taking the class and the corresponding lab in the same semester. Sign up for the lecture first and then the lab.)
Example 3: You are in Gen Chem II lecture, but NOT the lab and want to take Gen Chem II lecture and Gen Chem I lab. You need to sign up for CHEM 1141 first and then CHEM 1342. (This is true for all situations when you are taking the lab a semester behind the lecture. Sign up for the lab first and then the lecture.)
3) Registering for General Chemistry I (in the fall) or General Chemistry II (in the spring) and receiving an error?
The chemistry course you’re trying to register for may have a study section. The registration system sometimes calls this a ‘lab’. To find out if your desired chemistry course has a lab, follow these steps:
* Locate the course in the schedule of classes
* Identify which section you would like to sign up for
* Click on the CRN number (looks like a link, under the CRN column)
* Look directly below the course name: is there a special note?
Example: CHEM 1342, section 252 (CRN 33555)
LECTURE 33555 MUST TAKE A FOLLOWING STUDY SESSION 33577, 33581, 33584, 33588
If your desired chemistry lecture section requires a study section, you will need to check two boxes to register for the lecture.
Note: The study section is sometimes called a lab in the registration system-- it is not the actual chemistry lab! Unless CHEM 1141 or CHEM 1142 (whichever is appropriate) is listed on your schedule, you are not signed up for a chemistry lab!