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Registration

It’s Time to Register!

Every semester, right in the thick of the current semester, you will hear the words - "It's time to register for next semester!" 

****Failure to register on your assigned day may result in the reduced ability to register for the classes you need.*****

Along with the question of what courses to take, are many other questions that may need answered.  The following are the most frequently asked questions with answers.  If you do not find the question you have or the answer you need, please feel free to contact our office-

       Office of Academic Success - 103 Noss Hall; 724-938-1523

       Scheduling Center - 210 Noss Hall; schedulingcenter@calu.edu; 724-938-1608

       Placement Testing Center - 215 Noss Hall; pizer@calu.edu; 724-938-5779

       Graduate Assistants for Academic Skills assistance - 104 Noss Hall; academichealthyu@calu.edu

What to do Before You Register:

  • Make sure you do not have any holds on your account. 
  • Make sure you have an advisement sheet.  These can be found in the department office for your major or in the Scheduling Center in Noss 210.
  • Meet with your academic advisor before scheduling.  This is usually a requirement. Make sure you contact them early to set up a time to meet. 

To view the Current List of Classes click here

Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION DATES AND TIMES

  • Registration priorities will be enforced.  The system will not accept your registration prior to your assigned day.  The registration dates/times are as follows:

Early Registration

 

MONDAY            TIME               EARNED CREDITS

21‐Oct‐13        6:00 AM          Associate Degree

21‐Oct‐13        6:00 AM          120+  Earned Credits

21‐Oct‐13        6:30 AM          105+ Earned Credits

21‐Oct‐13        7:00 AM          90+ Earned Credits

21‐Oct‐13        8:00 AM          Global Online

21‐Oct‐13        1:00 PM           Graduate  Students

                       

TUESDAY            TIME               EARNED CREDITS

22‐Oct‐13        6:00 AM          85+ Earned Credits

22‐Oct‐13        6:30 AM          80+ Earned Credits

22‐Oct‐13        7:00 AM          75+ Earned Credits

22‐Oct‐13        11:00 AM        70+ Earned Credits

22‐Oct‐13        11:30 AM        65+ Earned Credits

22‐Oct‐13        12:00 PM         60+ Earned Credits

                       

WEDNESDAY                       

23‐Oct‐13        Schedule closed for review     

                       

THURSDAY         TIME               EARNED CREDITS

24‐Oct‐13        6:00 AM          55+ Earned Credits

24‐Oct‐13        6:30 AM          50+ Earned Credits

24‐Oct‐13        7:00 AM          45+ Earned Credits

24‐Oct‐13        11:00 AM        40+ Earned Credits

24‐Oct‐13        11:30 AM        35+ Earned Credits

24‐Oct‐13        12:00 PM         30+ Earned Credits

                       

FRIDAY              TIME               EARNED CREDITS

25‐Oct‐13        6:00 AM          20+ Earned Credits

25‐Oct‐13        7:00 AM          All Remaining

 

How do I know when I can register?

  • Log onto VIP
  • Check your registration status by clicking on “Registration Status” located in the Registration Tools Channel.  Your status will show such information as your class level, your academic standing, and if any holds have been placed on your registration.  If a hold is present, you will need to contact the office that placed the hold on your registration to make arrangements to clear it.  You may obtain more information regarding your hold by clicking on the “View Holds” link located at the bottom of the page.  

How do I register?

  • Log onto VIP (Vulcan Information Portal) by clicking the VIP link from the Cal U Homepage – https://vip.calu.edu/ . This is located on the left hand side of the web page. 
  • Your Username is the first part of your email address (without the “@calu.edu”). Your password is the same password you use for accessing email. If you have not obtained your email address, go to the homepage and click on  “Quick Links” and select “Get Campus Username and Password” -  http://www.calu.edu/current-students/it-services/get-username/
  • The first page of the VIP is the Cal U tab.  This contains general information for the University population.
  • Click on the “Academic Info” tab to register and view information personalized to you.
  • Check your registration status by clicking on “Registration Status” located in the Registration Tools Channel.  Your status will show such information as your class level, your academic standing, and if any holds have been placed on your registration.  If a hold is present, you will need to contact the office that placed the hold on your registration to make arrangements to clear it.  You may obtain more information regarding your hold by clicking on the “View Holds” link located at the bottom of the page. 
  • Under the Registration Tools channel –click on “Look Up Classes” to see the available courses with meeting times, location, prerequisites and instructor. Write down the CRN(s) of the class(es) you would like to register for.
  • Return to the Academic Info Tab to register for the courses you have chosen.  (Link is in the top left hand corner.)
  • Click on “Add or Drop Classes”
  • Enter the CRN of the course(s) you would like to register for and click “Submit”
  • There is a message telling you that by clicking submit you have registered for a course(s) which includes the associated bill.  You are responsible for this bill unless you drop the courses prior to the beginning of the term.
  • Certain courses have been identified by the department as requiring a prerequisite.  If you have not met the necessary prerequisite, you will not be allowed to register for the class without the permission of the department. 
  • If you need a non-course capacity permit for a course, make sure you write down why you are restricted from the course. This will allow the department to handle your request quickly. Permits will not be accepted as an override of the course capacity. Students who need into a course that is full are required to submit a Needs List Request.

How do I know if I have a hold on my account?

  • Log onto VIP
  • Check your registration status by clicking on “Registration Status” located in the Registration Tools Channel.  Your status will show such information as your class level, your academic standing, and if any holds have been placed on your registration.  If a hold is present, you will need to contact the office that placed the hold on your registration to make arrangements to clear it.  You may obtain more information regarding your hold by clicking on the “View Holds” link located at the bottom of the page. 

What do I do if I have a hold?

  • You will need to contact the office that placed the hold on your registration to make arrangements to clear it. 

How do I find out who my advisor is?

  • Log onto VIP
  • Click on “Academic Info”
  • “Advisor” will be listed at the bottom of the first column

What do I do if I can’t find my advisor?

  • Go to the department of your major. 
  • If you do not know where the department is located, click on one of the links below to begin your search.

Eberly College of Science and Technology

College of Education and Human Services

College of Liberal Arts

School of Graduate Studies and Research

Who do I contact if I have a problem when trying to register?

  • If you receive a time ticket error please contact Academic Records (4435) for Undergraduate students and Graduate School (4188) for Graduate Students
  • If you experience any problems, please contact the offices below during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). 

Academic Records      

Student data (Undergraduate)

(724) 938-4435

Graduate School

Student data (Graduate)

(724) 938-4188

Bursar’s Office

Billing

(724) 938-4431

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid

(724) 938-4415

Degree Audit

Graduation Requirements

College of Liberal Arts majors – 724-938-4240

College of Education & Human Services majors – 724-938-4125

College of Science & Technology majors – 724-938-4169

Graduate Students – 724-938-4187

Utech Services

Logging into system/ Password problems

(724) 938-5911

Academic Scheduling Center (Noss 210)

Closed Classes – Scheduling Assistance

(724)938-1608