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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

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.