San Diego State University

Course Registration Restrictions

Enforced Courses
  1. New undergraduate students who do not pass the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) exam and/or the English Placement Test (EPT) are required to enroll in the appropriate remediation course(s) in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and/or General Mathematics Studies before registering for any other courses.
  2. All freshmen must register for the four foundational General Education courses in Composition, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning during their first year at SDSU. The registration system will enforce enrollment in these courses before allowing you to enroll in any other courses for the semester. This enforcement of classes will happen every semester until you have successfully completed all four courses. Freshmen whose scores on the ELM and EPT are below passing must enroll in any remedial coursework, as well. You will be advised about enrollment in foundational courses, as well as other courses, at New Student Orientation.

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Footnotes

Review the Class Schedule carefully, paying attention to all footnotes. Many courses are restricted by class level or major/minor. Please contact the department regarding numeric footnotes.

 

Footnote

Explanation

 

A

Plus one additional hour to be arranged

 

B

Plus two additional hours to be arranged

 

C

Plus three additional hours to be arranged

 

D

Open to Honors Program students only

 

DE

Distance Education course

 

E

Enroll in both lecture and lab

 

F

Only students with a declared major in this department may register for this class

 

FA

Course will be offered fall semester only for the 2009-2010 academic year. This is a necessary response as SDSU prepares to meet the California State budget reduction challenge. Please plan your schedule accordingly to continue progress toward timely graduation

 

G

This course must be taken for letter grade in order to satisfy the Communication and Critical Thinking requirement for General Education

 

H

Plus fee

 

I

Enrollment in this section entails participation in an off-campus internship or similar off-campus educational experience. These off-campus, educational experiences can include designations such as service learning and fieldwork. Additional requirements may apply.

 

J

Course offered for CREDIT/NO CREDIT only

 

K

Not open to majors in this department

 

L

Open to upper-division students only

 

M

Plus travel time to off-campus site

 

P

Class instruction includes use of computers

 

Q

This course reserved for students participating in the London Semester Program. For schedule number and information, contact the London Semester Office, AH-4212

 

R

Credit earned in this course not applicable toward Bachelor's Degree or General Education requirements

 

S

Proof of prerequisite required

 

SL

Course contains a service-learning component; contact instructor for details

 

SP

Course will be offered spring semester only for the 2009-2010 academic year. This is a necessary response as SDSU prepares to meet the California State budget reduction challenge. Please plan your schedule accordingly to continue progress toward timely graduation

 

SU

Course will be offered summer semester only for the 2009-2010 academic year. This is a necessary response as SDSU prepares to meet the California State budget reduction challenge. Please plan your schedule accordingly to continue progress toward timely graduation

 

T

Open only to students participating in the Intensive Learning Experience (ILE). This course is blocked with other courses in this ILE Package

 

U

Open only to students participating in the Freshman Success Program. This course is blocked with other courses in this Freshman Success Package

 

W

This course reserved for students participating in the Paris Semester Program. For schedule number and information, contact the Paris Semester Office, AH-4212

 

X

Contact department for approval to enroll and to obtain schedule number. Graduate students must contact the Division of Graduate Affairs for 799A, 799B, 799C approval and enrollment

 

Y

Computer-enforced prerequisite

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Multiple Enrollment

You may not enroll in more than one section of a course that does not allow multiple enrollment.

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Time Conflicts

You may not register in courses that overlap in time no matter what that time frame is. Consent of the instructor and/or department cannot override this campus policy.

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Prerequisite Enforcement

Students must satisfy course prerequisites listed in the current General Catalog (or their equivalent) prior to beginning a course.

Course prerequisites may be enforced by:

  • the computer at registration
  • the department
  • the faculty member teaching the class

Students with questions on course prerequisites should consult the General Catalog or the appropriate department chair. Students registering for business administration classes should check with the Business Advising Center (BA-448) or the Marketing Department Office (SS-3229) for information concerning enrollment procedures and deadlines.

Computer-Enforced Prerequisites

Courses with computer-enforced prerequisites are identified by a Y footnote in the class listing. The registration system will check for the satisfactory completion of the following requirements.

Test Requirements: Completion of these prerequisite tests (or exemptions verified with the Office of the Registrar) is necessary for you to receive any of the courses for which they are a prerequisite.

  • EPT (English Placement Test)
  • ELM (Entry-Level Mathematics Examination)
  • GSP (Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test)
  • WPA (Writing Placement Assessment) requirement

See the Office of Student Testing, Assessment and Research for methods of satisfying writing and mathematics competency requirements.

Major Codes: The registration system will also check for the appropriate major code for those classes with major codes specified in the footnotes. You can find your major code in the General Catalog.

Department-Enforced Prerequisites

Many departments routinely enforce prerequisites listed in the current General Catalog. Students enrolled in these courses should bring proof of completion of prerequisites with them to the first day of class. If you need to verify a course taken at another college or university, you should obtain an official transcript from your previous school.

Courses with proof of prerequisite required are identified by an S footnote in the class listing.

Faculty-Enforced Prerequisites

Faculty members have the authority to enforce prerequisites listed in the current General Catalog, to evaluate equivalent preparation, and to require proof that such prerequisites/preparation have been completed. During the first seven days of classes, faculty may drop students who do not have the prerequisites or equivalent preparation for the course.

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