Using the Registration System
Use the Course Search to find classes.
In MyHeliotrope inside the Student menu, choose Registration then Add or Drop Classes NEW.
Choose Register for Classes.
Select the upcoming term.
Enter your Alternate PIN.
Understanding the system panes: use the arrow buttons to resize the Summary, Schedule, and Search panes and the dot button to expand the Summary and Schedule panes.
The Summary Pane shows your current schedule.
The Schedule Pane shows your day-by-day schedule.
The Schedule Details tab shows your detailed schedule including building, room number, and instructor name.
Add classes using the Enter CRNs tab: using the CRNs from the Course Search, enter the CRNs here. Click Add to Summary when you are finished.
Classes are Pending in the Summary pane until you click the Submit button. You are not registered for the class until you click Submit.
You are registered when the Status is listed as Registered in green.
Registration errors caused by the class being closed, missing prerequisites, incorrect major, or class standing will be listed in red. Click the Submit button again to remove the class from your Summary.
Students may join the Waitlist for a closed class by choosing Waitlist from the Action drop-down menu and clicking Submit. We do not recommend that First-Year students join waitlists. Please note that you may not join a waitlist for any class for which you do not meet the prerequisites, major or class standing. Conflicts with existing classes will also prevent you from joining a waitlist.
Dropping a Class: Choose Web Drop from the Action drop-down menu. Click Submit. You will be dropped from the class immediately. If the class is closed, you may not be able to get back into the class so make sure that you really intend to drop the class before hitting Submit.
First Year Students, Do Not Drop These Courses:
- Any course with an EDG prefix
- College Writing and College Writing Lab (EOP)
- Biology Freshmen Seminar
- Intro Level courses for your major
- Math/Science courses for students in the Upstate Medical Program
Check your total number of credits: students need a minimum of 12 credits to be full-time, but some forms of financial aid and scholarships require more.