Registration Errors

What to do when you get Registration Errors

  • An override for a section does NOT automatically register you into that section. An override only gives you permission to register. After you have been given an override you must go online and add the course. It is possible that you may need more than one override. You will need a specific and separate override for each registration error.
  • Request an override BY NAME: Read any registration error message carefully. This will tell you which specific override you require. Please note that requesting an override does not ensure it will be approved.




No seats available. Choose another section or contact the department about a capacity override.

Every section has a maximum capacity that defines the number of students that may register. This section has reached that limit and no further students may register.

Choose a different section OR ask the department for a capacity override. However, the department is not required to grant the override.

Only students with a specific class standing (Senior, Junior, etc...) may register. Select another course or contact the department about a class restriction override.

Course is restricted to specific students based on the number of earned hours as of the last semester completed at EKU. See your EKU Direct or your DegreeWorks audit for the number of hours you have earned.

Select a different course OR ask the department for a class restriction override. However, the department is not required to grant the override.

Closed Section X

This section is cross-listed with another section and both sections meet in the same room. That room is now FULL.

Choose a different section. OR It is possible to ask the department chair for a Capacity Override. However, the chair may say "no".

Section Not Available For Web Add/Drop

The section has been cancelled. The department is no longer offering this specific section.

Choose a different section.

Course Status Dates Not Within Range For Part-Of-Term

That registration activity is no longer available at this time. It is too late to add this course to your schedule.  

It is possible to add a course late but this requires a completed Late Add Form including instructor, department chair, and dean's approval.

You must register for the required corequisite XXXXX simultaneously or contact the department about a corequisite override.

An additional course (or more) is required to be taken at the same time as the course you are attempting to register in. See course description in catalog.

Register for all classes by submitting the CRN's for all sections simultaneously OR ask the department for a corequisite override. However, the department is not required to grant the override.

Duplicate Course The course already exists on your schedule.  Check the registration status for "Registered."  If you are not registered then the class should be reregistered instead of added.   Reregister for the section from the drop down menu on the left side of the current schedule by choosing "Re-Registered" Drop course.  Do not re-enter the CRN into one of the boxes at the bottom of the Add/Drop page.  

This course is restricted to graduate students. Approval of the Graduate School required.

Course is restricted to Graduate level students.

Undergraduate students wishing to enroll in graduate courses need special permission from the Graduate School Office. Permission is granted in the form of a Level Restriction Override.

You must register for the required linked course (XXXXX) simultaneously or contact the department about a linked course override.

This course requires simultaneous registration in a lecture or laboratory section.

Register for both the lecture and one of the linked labs simultaneously. The labs are listed directly underneath the lecture classes and have 0 credit hours OR ask the department for a linked course override. However, the department is not required to grant the override.

Only specific majors may register. Choose another course or contact the department about a XXXXX override.

The course is restricted to only permit registration for students in certain majors/programs.

Choose another course OR Change to an approved major/program OR request an override from the department. Depending on major, minor, or program concentration the required override name will vary. The error message will provide the name of the override needed.

Your registration maximum hours has been reached.

Registration exceeds the maximum number of hours permitted for that semester.

Permission to take more than the allotted hours must be obtained from the Dean's Office of the student's major.

You are missing a prerequisite. Choose another course or contact the department about a prerequisite override.

Class requires a pre-requisite or a specific test score. See the course description in catalog for details.

Pre-requisite and/or a specific test must be completed before you are allowed to register OR you may request a prerequisite override from the department.

Repeat limit exceeded. See your Dean's Office regarding a repeat limit override. The student has enrolled in the course twice before and is prevented for further registration without approval. Students must obtain a Repeat Limit Overide from the Dean's Office of their major.

Time Conflict With (CRN XXXXX)

The section is conflicting with another section already on the student's schedule.

Select a section that meets at a different time OR Student may request a Time Conflicts Override from the department chair.