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CONTACT US

Office of the Registrar
Phone: 209.946.2135
registrar@pacific.edu
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
University of the Pacific
Office of the Registrar
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Procedure for Registering for Classes

Registering for Classes

On the web / insidePacific (http://insidepacific.pacific.edu)

Using a computer with an Internet connection and web browser, log into insidePacifc.

  1. Click on the Academic tab. 
  2. Click on the Academic Services channel. 
  3. Click on Student Services. 
  4. Click on Registration. 
  5. Click on Select Term (drop down menu) then select appropriate term and submit term. 
  6. Click on Add/Drop. 
  7. Click on Financial Acceptance Acknowledgement (Only first time each semester) Enter your course reference numbers (CRN) for your selected classes in the boxes provided. One CRN per box. 
  8. Click on Submit Changes to process your registration. If registration is successfully completed, it will read 'web reg' on the left side of each course. If you receive any error messages (example: closed classes, time conflicts, link errors, etc.) see Common Error Messages. Once you have completed registering, click on the Refresh icon. 
  9. Click on Student Services. 
  10. Click on Registration. 
  11. Click on Schedule by Day and Time to view your schedule of classes.

    Note: To find General Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, and Honors Courses: Click on the first subject and hold down the Shift key as you arrow to the end. Then click the course attribute you are searching for (ex: Film Studies).

Online Registration Common Error Messages

Here are some typical registration error messages, an explanation about what each message means, and what to do if you get a registration error message.

Course Closed

Why you got this message: You tried to register for a course that is already full. 

Solution: Use Search for Open Classes to see if there are other sections available and register for a different section; Or, continue to occasionally check insidePacific to see if another student has dropped the course you want and add it if you find an opening; Or, select a different course. If you want to discuss taking a course that is already filled and you have made a good faith attempt to add the course through insidePacific, check with the instructor and academic department that is offering the course. Only instructors/departments can override enrollment limits and many departments do not allow enrollment overrides. If you do obtain permission, the department will authorize you to register online; it is then your responsibility to log back into insidePacific and actually register for the course.

Duplicate Course

Why you got this message: You tried to add a course that is already on your schedule. insidePacific will only let you register for a course one time.

Solution: Drop the course, submit changes. Proceed to add new section.

Maximum Hours Exceeded

Why you got this message: You tried to register for more credits than you are allowed to register for. Maximum course load for an undergraduate/graduate is 18 units. You have exceeded the maximum load.

Solution: Register for the maximum hours that you are able; any student wishing to exceed the 18 unit limit must petition their school/ college. Unit overload fee will be charged to Pacific courses only. This includes those units taken while attending another college or university concurrently with Pacific, continuing education and extension courses. Refer to the ' Transfer Course Approval Request Form  '

Restriction Not Met

Why you got this message: Many courses have restrictions that are checked during the registration process. You did not meet the restrictions for the course you attempted to register for. Most common restrictions are:

  1. Major/Minor (some courses are limited to students in a certain major/minor)
  2. Class (some courses are limited to students who are junior level or above)
  3. Level (graduate level courses are restricted to graduate students)

Solution: Check the restrictions as listed in insidePacific "Search for Open Classes" (click on the CRN to view the detailed information about a course). If you do not meet the restriction, you will not be able to register for the class. If you want to discuss taking a course without meeting major or class restrictions, check with the academic department that is offering the course. Only that department can override major and class restrictions. If you obtain permission, the department will authorize you to register online; it is then your responsibility to log back into insidePacific and actually register for the course.

Pre-req or Test Score Error

Why you got this message: Many undergraduate courses have pre-requisites that are checked during the registration process. You did not meet the pre-requisite for the course you attempted to register for.

Solution: Check the pre-requisites as listed in insidePacific's "Search for Open Classes" (click on the CRN to view the detailed information about a course). If you do not meet the stated pre-req, you must complete the pre-req before taking the class. If you think you have transfer credit that should clear the pre-req or if you want to discuss registering for a course without having the stated pre-reqs, check with the academic department that is offering the course. Only that department can override the pre-requisites. If you obtain permission, the department will authorize you to register; it is then your responsibility to log back into insidePacific and actually register for the course.

Time Conflict with CRN XXXXX

Why you got this message: You tried to add a course that conflicts with another course already on your schedule.

Solution: Select a different section of the course that you want (one at a different time), or try to rearrange your courses so there is no time conflict or choose a different course. If you want to discuss registering for courses with a time conflict select the course in which the time conflict has been worked out. Have the instructor for this course grant override approval online. Then go into insidePacific and register for the course.

A1/A2 Link Error (Lecture and lab/discussion courses)

Why you got this message: (Possible Case #1) This is a course that has both a lecture and an associated lab or discussion section; you tried to add only one part of the class.
Solution: Choose both a lecture section and a discussion or lab section (choose one from the list directly below the lecture). If using the "Add/Drop Classes" method to register, enter both CRNs and press submit changes. If using the "Search for Open Sections" method to register, click on the box by both the lecture CRN and your choice of lab/discussion, then click on the submit button.

Why you got this message: (Possible Case #2) If one of these sections are closed, you will not be able to add either course.

Solution: Choose another section that is open and add them both at the same time.

Special Approval Errors (Department and Instructor permission courses)

Why you got this message: This course requires permission from department or instructor. 

Solution: Only that department or instructor can override major and class restrictions. If you obtain permission, the department will authorize you to register online; it is then your responsibility to log back into insidePacific and actually register for the course.

Variable Credit Courses

It is your responsibility to obtain instructor and/or departmental approval before you change variable credits. insidePacific automatically selects the lowest credit if a class is offered for variable credit. If you wish to change the credits of your class, click on the "highlighted" units under the 'Credits' heading area of the course you want to indicate the correct units to be taken. This will take you to that specific course data where you can type in the correct units to be taken in the 'credit hours' section. Click on Submit Changes

Note: You may change variable credit only in credit-bearing classes. If a variable credit lecture class has a noncredit laboratory, discussion, or activity section associated with it, use the lecture CRN to make credit changes.

Reviewing Your Schedule

You may review and print your term schedule in either a list format, or a grid.

Click on "Next Week" or "Previous Week" buttons to navigate to a future term, or enter a date in the "Date" box. Note: If the term does not begin on a Monday, you will need to click on "next Week" to view your entire schedule (Grid Format Only)