Students affected by second technology glitch to register for courses early next semester

Students registering for courses Friday experienced a second glitch with the registration system.

An error in the course registration system impacted students’ ability to register for courses for the second time in the past two weeks. The Office of the Registrar will allow affected students to register for classes one day early next semester, according to an InfoMail sent to students at about 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth Amundson, the associate provost of the registrar, said in the email that students had “difficulty” registering for classes Friday. Many students received “closed course” messages when signing up for classes and were able to register prior to the 7 a.m. official start time.

“We sincerely apologize for this error and are working to ensure this issue does not occur again,” she said in the email.

Amundson added that the office will “continue to work hard to regain your trust.”

Students who were affected by the office’s error will be granted access to register for the fall 2019 semester one day earlier than usual based on the number of academic credits they have, the email states. Students are able to register for courses based on the number of academic credits they have completed at the time of course registration.

Students who were affected by the glitch will be sent an email prior to registration for the fall semester with further information.

The office also temporarily paused course registration last Thursday morning after a technical glitch allowed some students to register early after priority registration opened for graduate students.

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