Registering for your first classes may seem like a daunting task. However, this step-by-step walkthrough should put all fears at ease and make you feel confident and ready to sign up. Included at the bottom are some tips for navigating the WebAdvisor site. For a more in-depth instructions, please see the the registrar’s Online Registration Instruction page. I hope this helps and good luck with registration!
How to Register/Waitlist Classes
1. Log in to WebAdvisor. Click on Students menu.
2.After checking your Registration Permissions to find out what time you are able to register, you need to create a Preferred Sections list. Navigate to Register for Sections. (If you have already created your preferred sections list, you can go straight to Register and Drop Sections. See step 5.)
3. Then click Search and Register for Sections by selecting the appropriate term and subject. Unless you know a specific class you are looking for, I would not limit your search too much as this is a time to explore all of your options. Choose fall semester 2017 and fill in the subjects with departments that are interesting to you.
4. Select the classes you are interested in by checking the boxes next to them. Don’t worry about creating a schedule yet, just choose anything that interests you. Classes that begin with RES- are specifically reserved for first year students–that’s you. Classes that end in -F1 mean that they can be taken as first year, even at 200-level, but you may need permission from the professor. After you have made your choices, hit Submit at the bottom. (Don’t worry, this will not register you in these classes.)
5. You will now be directed to your preferred sections menu. This will include all classes you have previously selected, even if you selected it weeks ago (i.e. you should have this full of things for easy access when registration come around). You should use this list to plan your schedule and decide which classes you want to take. Be sure to keep your backups here–this is important for easy access on the off chance that your first-choice class is already waitlisted. When you are ready to register, select the appropriate action for each class in your list: register or waitlist. Don’t worry about removing any sections at this time. Finally, hit submit.
6. Pat yourself on the back, you are officially registered for classes.
Additionally, here are some tips and tricks to try if you experience issues.
1. Cookies. WebAdvisor loves to eat cookies. To avoid using all your cookies, make sure to navigate WebAdvisor using the provided Submit and Close Window buttons at the bottom of pages. This is especially important when closing out class descriptions. Note: if you use too many cookies either open a new web browser or clear your cache.
2. Troubleshooting. When you and 150 of your classmates attempt to register at one time, the server may become overwhelmed. Be patient. You may need to log out, log in, try again. It will work.
3. Logging in. You may have to login after your registration time begins in order for your registration to run smoothly/so your login doesn’t time out/to refresh the system.
4. Lab Courses. You will need to have chosen a course, lab and in some cases discussion section in order to register for courses with a lab component. WebAdvisor will not allow you to register for the course without also registering for a lab as well.
5.Time Zones. All times are PST. Keep this in mind when you are looking at your Registration Permissions in other time zones!
6. Browser. Webadvisor and Google Chrome have a long standing feud. I’d suggest using Firefox or another browser if Chrome gives you issues.