Frequently Asked Questions - REGIS
Questions from Students
My adviser is out of town, how can I get approval in REGIS?
Graduate students may contact their Option Representative for approval. Undergraduate students may contact either their Option Representative or the Undergraduate Deans for approval. In the event that the Option Representatives or Deans are not available, please contact the Registrar's office.
The course/section I want is full. Is there a waiting list?
At present REGIS does not provide waiting list functionality. There is a possibility that during the enrollment period, someone may remove themselves from the course. You can try checking the course periodically, to see if there is an open seat. Or, you may use an Add/Drop card to obtain the instructor's permission any time before Add Day.
What does "Enrolled NC" mean?
Enrolled NC means Enrolled for No Credit. If you select this option, you will not receive any units for the course and it will not affect your GPA. However, the final grade earned will be reflected on your transcript.
I really need to enroll in two courses that meet at the same time, but REGIS won't let me!
It is Institute policy* that students may not enroll in two courses that meet at the same time. However, if you wish to enroll in two courses that meet at the same time, enroll in one of the courses online, and sign up for the second course using an Orange Add/Drop Time Conflict card. Your adviser's signature will be required as well as the signatures of both instructors whose classes conflict. *See the 2009-10 Caltech Catalog page 341.
Will I lose my seat in a limited-enrollment course if my adviser does not approve my schedule?
No. Once you save your enrollment in any course, you are enrolled in the course, even if your adviser does not approve your schedule. However, if your schedule is not approved by the end of the enrollment period, you may be removed from the course.
Where are the Cambridge, Copenhagen, and University College London courses?
All study abroad courses can be found under the Study Abroad department with the REGIS department abbreviation "SA."
The information about me on the Academic Info page is wrong. How do I get it changed?
Some of my classes have Organizational Meetings (OM) that conflict with other classes I want to take. Will I be able to enroll?
I want to overload, but REGIS won't let me.
How do I save my schedule?
REGIS saves each course when you press the "Save" link as you are enrolling. If you need to leave the system or the system times out, all of your saved course enrollments will be preserved.
My research adviser is not on the list of sections for the research course.
Please contact the Registrar's Office at x6297 (Graduate Desk).
I submitted my schedule to my adviser in error.
Contact your adviser and ask him or her to release your schedule by pressing the "Request Meeting with Advisee" button.
Whoops, the enrollment period has ended and I didn't get approval from my adviser. What do I do now?
How and when will I receive the validation sticker for my ID card?
Questions from Advisers