Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Catalyst Error FAQs

It depends on the hold that was placed on your account. You can view any holds on your account from the Tasks tile from your Student Homepage in Catalyst. Instructions for clearing each hold will be listed there.

You will want to follow the instructions outlined on the Class Permissions Procedures page. It will be up to the college offering the class as to whether or not they will grant you permission to add the class without the appropriate requisites. If a permission is given, you will be able to add the class via Catalyst.

The only way to override a time conflict is for the Office of the Registrar to add the class for you via an Add/Drop Form. Please refer to the Time Conflict instructions outlined in the Registration How to Guide and reference the Dates and Deadlines Calendar under the correct term to see what signatures are

This message means that online enrollment for this class has closed. You will want to consult the Registration How to Guide to see how you can register for the class. Whether you need to obtain a permission or get an Add/Drop Form completed will depend on the session in which the class is being offered and how late in the term you are attempting to register.


Other Common Registration FAQs

You probably have already placed this section in your Enrollment Shopping Cart. Double–check to see if the section is in your Enrollment Shopping Cart. If so, you will just need to enroll from there. If not, that section may be set to not allow further enrollment. If you click on either the class number or section number in the class search and the Status says Stop Further Enrollment, the college is no longer allowing students to register for that section.

Access to enrollment is based off of something called Term Activation. Students who have not registered for any classes within the past three terms are not automatically term activated. You will need to reach out to your home college in order to be term activated. If you are a non-matriculated (visiting) student, you will need to submit a new Basic Data Form.

First, make sure you are reading all of the information provided on the second page. Check to see if the top of the page says, "1a. Module Classes require Attention/Drop Affirm."

If it does, then the class or classes listed on this page are being taught in a future session. The Bursar's Office needs to know if you intend on staying enrolled in these future–dated classes.

Rest assured that Catalyst knows that you still want to drop the original class you selected on the first screen, but you will need to answer the question on this screen before you can complete that transaction.

If you wish to remain in the class(es) listed, select "Yes - I plan to attend" from the drop–down menu next to each class. If you wish to drop the class(es) listed, select "No - Drop this class" instead.

Once you have made your selection(s), click the "Continue" hyperlink. You will then see any classes you have selected to drop—including the original class from the first screen—on this page. Click "Finish Dropping" to confirm.

Double–check your enrollment to make sure your schedule is correct.


General FAQs

Drop and withdraw deadlines can be found in Catalyst. You will want to go to View My Schedule within the My Academics tile and click on the calendar icon next to each class. Keep in mind, the dates and deadlines for each class may be different. While we do produce Dates and Deadlines Calendars for standardized sessions, checking the dates in Catalyst is the only way to view these dates for Flex Session Classes. If for some reason these dates are not showing, please reach out to our office at reginfo@uc.edu.

Unfortunately, the Office of the Registrar doesn't process transfer credit. You would need to check with either the Office of Admissions or Pathways Advising to see the status of your credit evaluation.

Office of Admissions
(513)556-1100
admissions@uc.edu

Pathways Advising
(513)556-9000
pathways@uc.edu

More than likely, your class is being taught online. You can double–check this by seeing if the Campus states "Web - Online" and the Instruction Mode states "DL 100%" which means Distance Learning. If you were hoping for an in–person class, you will want to search for a new class and/or reach out to your academic advisor for assistance in finding an alternative.

A class section marked as “asynchronous” is a class that does not have any specified meeting days and times.

An online class can be either “synchronous” or “asynchronous.”  

In online synchronous classes, students and instructors are online at the same scheduled days and times, just as if they were meeting in a brick–and–mortar classroom. An example of an online synchronous class is a live lecture that is streamed to students over the web.

Asynchronous online courses are just the opposite to synchronous classes. Asynchronous classes do not require you to log in to your virtual classroom at a specified time.    

Enrollment Appointments are granted in compliance with the Early Registration Appointments for Continuing Students Policy. Due to FERPA regulations, we cannot comment on why another student may have an earlier time.

If you have recently transferred credit hours from another institution, and believe you deserve an earlier enrollment appointment time, please contact your advisor.

First, make sure that you need an Add/Drop Form. Many registration transactions are able to be processed by students in Catalyst with a special permission. Review the Registration How to Guide to find out how to process your intended registration transaction.

If you do need an Add/Drop Form, note that the form is able to be signed electronically, eliminating the need to print it. Instructions indicating how to electronically sign forms are found at the bottom of the Add/Drop Form page.

You will want to download a copy of the form directly to your device. Make sure that it opens in either Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader, not in a web browser. Digital signature functionality is only available when the form is opened in these applications.