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FROM: Registrar RE: Fall 2013 Registration Procedures
2/27/2013 9:07:05 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff




The Fall  2013 schedule is available for viewing under the VIP menu. 


1.           Log onto VIP (Vulcan Information Portal) by clicking the VIP link from the Cal U Homepage – . This is located on the left hand side of the web page. 

2.           Your Username is the first part of your email address (without the “”). 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” -

3.           The first page of the VIP is the Cal U tab.  This contains general information for the University population.

4.           Click on the “Academic Info” tab to register and view information personalized to you.

5.           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. 

6.           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.

7.           Return to the Academic Info Tab to register for the courses you have chosen.  (Link is in the top left hand corner.)

8.           Click on “Add or Drop Classes”

9.           Enter the CRN of the course(s) you would like to register for and click “Submit”

10.      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 end of drop/add week, which is August 30, 2013.

11.      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. 

12.      If you need permitted into a course for any reason other than capacity, 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.


Registration Schedule

·        Registration begins at 7:00 am for each new class rank on the assigned registration day. 

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

Monday, March 11

Seniors (90 earned credits and above), Associate Degree (33-64 earned credits) and Graduate Students

Tuesday, March 12

Juniors (60-89 earned credits) and Associate Degree (1-32 earned credits)



Thursday,  March 14

Sophomores (30-59 earned credits) and Liberal Studies Associate Degree students (major code 5001)

Friday, March 15

Freshmen (1-29 earned credits)


·        The date listed above is the EARLIEST day you may register.  You may register anytime after this date through August  30th, 2013 for full 15-week classes. For classes that are on the schedule that begin later in the semester, you may add these until the first day of the class start date using an “Add Slip”.  

·        Blocked Classes: Certain lower division General Education classes will be blocked to juniors and seniors.  If one of these courses is required for your degree, complete the electronic request form for blocked classes

NOTE:  All requests must be submitted electronically by March 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm.  All requests will be reviewed to determine the need for the requested course. 

·        Need List:  Some courses that a student may need for graduation in Fall 2013, or to fulfill a pre-requisite requirement, or to make progress in their major, may become closed.  If you fall under one of these categories, please complete the electronic Needs List Request form found at: link is also attached to the course sections on the course schedule noted as “For information on requesting a closed class, click here”.  All requests will be reviewed to determine the actual need for the requested course. Key dates related to the Needs List are below:

o   March 29: Needs list request CLOSES for Fall 2013

o   April 3: Received Needs List requests forwarded to departments for review

o   April 12: Needs List requests returned to SRS

o   April 26: ALL needs list requests completed.

o   April 29: Enrollment in closed courses by Permit Only through respective department

·        Add/Drop and Rolling Registration will begin on Monday, March 18, 2013.  You must talk with your advisor before you drop or add courses or register for the next semester. 


Trouble shooting:

·        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


(724) 938-4431

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid

(724) 938-4415

Degree Audit

Graduation Requirements

(724) 938-4407

Utech Services

Logging into system

Password problems

(724) 938-5911

Academic Scheduling Center (Noss 210)

Closed Classes – Scheduling Assistance




·        A formal billing statement and schedule for the Fall semester will be mailed by late July, with a due date of  mid August.  As soon as billing information is available a channel will be added to VIP from which you will be able to view your charges and make your payment online. Student Account Statements will be mailed to your Billing address if on file.  If not, statements will be mailed to your Permanent address.  You will be able to update your Billing address on VIP.

·        If you register for Fall classes but are unable to attend, you must cancel your registration by contacting the Office of Academic Records (undergraduate) or the School of Graduate Studies (graduate) on or before August 30, 2013.  If you do not cancel  your schedule by August 30, 2013 you will be responsible for the payment of all tuition and fees.  ALL drops from class(es) must be completed August 30, 2013  for a full refund of any tuition and fees paid. You cannot drop all of your courses via VIP, you must contact either Academic Records or Graduate Studies to drop all of your classes, via phone, fax, or email. 

·        After August 30, 2013 tuition refunds will be prorated for COMPLETE WITHDRAWALS ONLY. Exact dates will be listed on VIP closer to the beginning of the term. Information about withdrawals from sub-term (shorter sessions) is available in the Bursar’s Office or the Office of Web-Based Programs.