Registration Information for Continuing Students

Details about registration for the spring 2023 semester are below. Still have questions? Consult Registration for Upcoming Semesters advice on the Registrar’s website, and/or email the College Advising Center at cac@lclark.edu.

Students register in the following order:

  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
First Round: 1 course of more than 2 credits

Nov. 7: First-Years

Nov. 8: Seniors

Nov. 9: Juniors

Nov. 10: Sophomores

Second Round: All other courses Nov. 14: Seniors Nov. 15: Juniors

Nov. 16: Sophomores

Nov. 17: First-Years

 

 

After the conclusion of the second round, registration is closed until 7am on Monday, November 21 and then it is open until January 6, 2023.

Things to keep in mind before you register for classes:

  • Consent to register: All students need permission from an Advisor to register for classes, and should meet with their Faculty Advisor during the pre-registration advising period. If you do not have permission when your registration window opens, contact your Faculty and/or College Advisor immediately.
  • Registration times: Your registration days and times are based on the cohort year you entered LC. Registration start times are staggered each morning, and start at 7am. Registration stays open until 4pm each day during Round 1, and remains open after the start of Round 2 until January 6. Each student’s unique registration days and times are listed under “Registration Permissions” in WebAdvisor.
  • Special permissions: If you are interested in a course but have not met the prerequisite or are otherwise restricted for some reason from registering for it, email the Professor of the course (listed in WebAdvisor) to discuss permission to enroll in the course. If granted, their permission will appear in “Registration Permissions” in WebAdvisor and you can register for the course. If an instructor is not listed in WebAdvisor (“Staff”), you may email the chair of the department the course is in for advice.
  • Class standing and course restrictions: Students with sufficient transfer credits and/or advanced standing credits may register for courses which do not align with their cohort year. For example, a first-year student with 29 or more credits has Sophomore class standing and can therefore register for courses that require Sophomore standing. The Class Standing section of the College Catalog provides further detail.
  • A note on BIO 110: Registration for BIO 110 is restricted to students with less than 20 credits. If you brought in advanced standing / transfer credits and have more than 20 credits completed already, then, you will not be able to register without instructor permission (see “Special permissions” above).

After registration opens:

  • If you missed Round 1: Sign up for all courses in the second round.
  • After Round 2: After the conclusion of the second round, registration is closed until 7am on Monday, November 21 and stays open until January 6, 2023.

Notes about waitlists:

  • Don’t rely on them: Students should always waitlist for courses they cannot register for outright but are eager to take (if a new section of the course is opened, for example, students on the waitlist are offered spots in the new section first). However, do not depend on the waitlist: you should register for an alternative class instead of relying on only the possibility of a seat.
  • Round 1: If a course you wanted to register for as your priority class is closed when your registration window opens, add yourself to the waitlist first, then register for an another, open course. You may add yourself to more than one waitlist. Once you have registered for a course in Round 1, you cannot add yourself to any waitlists in this round.
  • Round 2: Once this round is open, you may add yourself to the waitlist for any class that is listed as “closed” in WebAdvisor (meaning there are no open seats in the course, but also no students on a waitlist yet) or already has a waitlist.
  • Irregular issues: If you would like to waitlist for another section of a course for which you are already registered, or waitlist yourself for lab or conference sections, contact the Registrar’s Office directly at reg@lclark.edu
  • Check email: When a space becomes available in a waitlisted course, the first student on the list will be emailed and will have 48 hours to register for that class. After that, the permission to register will expire and the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. Waitlists are processed until January 6, so be sure to check your email frequently.
  • When all waitlists disappear: After registration closes on January 6 and prior to the start of classes, waitlist processing ends, all waitlists are removed from WebAdvisor, and each instructor manages their own class roster during the add/drop period. 
  • If you don’t get a spot off the waitlist: If you do not get into a class before the semester begins, you may email the course instructor and ask their advice. You may also attend the first class. There is no guarantee that there will be space, or that the instructor will allow you to join the class, however.

Troubleshooting:

  • If you do not intend to return to LC in the spring, be sure to contact the Registrar’s Office regarding a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal
  • Need help deciding what to register for, before or after registration opens? Speak with your Faculty and/or College Advisor. You may book an appointment with a College Advisor throughout the summer here.
  • After Round 2, when registration is fully open, you can see all classes that have open spots by entering the term (“CAS - spring 2023”) and checking the “Open Sections Only” box then clicking “Submit” in the Search for Sections screen.