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Adding Classes

On this page:
Adding a Class
Adding a Workshop
Credit/Audit Status
21-Credit Cap
Searching for Classes
Waitlisting



Registration Deadline Dates

Boise State University’s Academic Calendars list all of the registration deadline dates for the current catalog year. The calendar specifies the policy deadlines, by semester and session, for the following: registration, adding and dropping classes, and withdrawals. You are strongly encouraged to familiarize yourself with these calendars, especially the Deadlines by Session table, as you will be held accountable for meeting these deadlines.


Adding a Class

Before the semester begins, you may add classes to your schedule on myBoiseState, if there is space available in the class. If a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist to enroll in the class if a seat becomes available. You may continue to add classes after the first day of classroom instruction up until the deadline appropriate to the session.

However, after the fifth day of the semester’s regular session you must obtain the instructor’s approval to add the class. Instructors may refuse to grant a permission number if the class is full (see the Academic Calendar for the exact deadline). They may also refuse permission if your late entry would prevent you from benefiting fully from the class or would prevent other students in the class from doing so. Enter the permission number on your Student Center when you register for the class. If you are registering for or adding an independent study, internship, or credit for prior learning, you may do so through the end of the sixth week of the semester.



Adding a Workshop

You must register for a workshop prior to the first day of the workshop. For more information about the special deadlines associated with workshops, visit the Special Session Deadlines page.

To enroll in a workshop that is full and hasn’t started yet, you must submit a Registration Override Form, with the instructor’s signature, to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110, no later than the day before the workshop starts. Workshops do not have permission numbers.



Credit/Audit Status

During registration on myBoiseState, you may elect to take a course for audit instead of credit, if space is available in the class. Register by selecting audit status with the understanding that that you will receive neither credit nor a grade (A+ through F), regular course fees apply. On your transcript, audit status indicates that you had a seat in the class, but may or may not have participated in class activities. You may change your registration status from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit until the appropriate session deadline (see the Academic Calendar). If you fail to meet the audit requirements established by the instructor, the instructor may give you a final grade of UAU (Unsatisfactory Audit). For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110, (208) 426-4249.



21-Credit Cap

You may enroll in up to 21 credits per term. If you want to take more than 21 credits in a term, you will need to work with your advisor to complete a Request to Exceed 21 Credit Hours form. Enrolling in more than 15 credits will result in an overload fee.



Searching for Classes

You can search for classes on your myBoiseState Student Center. Search for Classes help documentation is available on myBoiseState Help.

The Schedule of Classes is also available to browse without logging in to myBoiseState.



Waitlisting

When attempting to enroll in a full course, most of the time you will be given the option of putting yourself on the waitlist for the course. Your eligibility to be on the waitlist depends on whether you meet the requisites for the course. Please note that some courses do not provide a waitlist option. Once on a waitlist, if a seat becomes available, you will automatically be added to the course and notified via an e-mail sent to your BroncoMail account. If you are on multiple waitlists for different sections for the same course, you will be removed from the other waitlists at that time. The waitlist process runs five times daily throughout the registration process and is “closed” down on the last day a class can be added without an instructor’s permission number (see the Academic Calendar for date). If you are already enrolled in another section of the course that is waitlisted or have time conflicts with other courses, you will not be enrolled via the waitlist process.