Registration FAQs

How do I register with ALEKS Math Exam & Basic Writing Exam scores?

The ALEKS Math Exam can fulfill pre-requisite requirements for MATH 108X. The exam scores are first sent to the Math Department, after which Student Records and Registration enters the score to your student account. Once the test scores have been entered and the score percentage meets the requisite requirement the student is able to enroll in MATH 108X. It may take a couple of days after the test is taken before the scores are entered. 

Take the ALEKS Math Exam Here

More Information on ALEKS Here

The Basic Writing Exam can fulfill the pre-requisite requirements for ENG 150. The exam scores are first sent to the Writing Center, after which Student Records and Registration enters the score to your student account. Once the test scores have been entered and the score percentage meets the requisite requirement the student is able to enroll in ENG 150. It may take a couple of days after the test is taken before the scores are entered.

Take the Basic Writing Exam Here

What do I do if I accidentally dropped my courses?

If you accidentally dropped your courses, please email Registration within 24 hours at registration@byui.edu. You will not be added back into the course for the following reasons:

  • The request is sent past 24 hours of dropping your courses
  • The course is dropped before the Registration Deadlines (this includes full semester and block semester deadlines)

How do I add more than one religion course in a semester?

Students who wish to take two religion courses in a given semester may attempt to do so on the first day of the class (or block) if there is available seating. Students can then add the course to their schedules or, if necessary, meet with the instructor of that class to receive any needed authorization(s).

Students who wish to take more than two religion classes in a given semester must obtain clearance from the Religion Department Chairman. The Chairman then contacts the Student Records and Registration Office to register the student for the class.

What is the policy on auditing a course?

Information on Auditing a course.

What are Authorizations?

Campus Classes

Campus instructors have the ability to grant authorizations. There are four authorizations:

  • Requisite: A student does not me a pre-requisite or a co-requisite for the course
  • Capacity: There are no available seats in the class
  • Schedule Conflict: Two classes overlap on a student’s schedule
  • Requirement: A student does not meet the requirements for the class

On a case by case basis, instructors can grant these authorizations to students. Email the instructor with your name, i-number, and explain your situation.

Online Classes

Online instructors are unable to grant authorizations. Use this authorization form to request authorization.

What do I do if I cannot find a specific course?

If you are having difficulties finding a course, please go to the How to Register page first to verify you are searching correctly. If there are no results it is possible that the course code has changed, or it is not being offered that semester. Please contact the associated department to answer questions about course availability.

What is the Credit Limit per semester?

Students may not register for more than 21 credit hours in a term (or more than 10 credit hours in a Block) without obtaining permission from the Registration Office. Students must demonstrate a successful academic history to qualify.

High School Concurrent Enrollment students may take a maximum of 9 credits per semester.

How do I drop a co-requisite or concurrent requisite class?

To drop a co-requisite and concurrent requisite that you are taking for the first time then you will permission from the instructor of the course that you want to remain in. Please forward this permission and your request to drop your course to Registration’s email registration@byui.edu to get this resolved.

How does employee/spouse registration work?

Visit the Tuition Waivers page for information on employee/spouse registration.

What if a course is missing add/drop boxes?

There are many different reasons why you may not have the add/drop boxes when trying to register.

  • You may have a hold on your account that will stop you from registering. Please make sure that you clear any holds and that you are an admitted student for the semester in which you are trying to register.
  • If you are an Online student add boxes will not appear for campus only sections.
  • You may also be missing add/drop boxes if you are off-track. If you are wanting to take DAY courses on your off-track you will need to contact Admissions for an override. If you still don't have add/drop boxes, please email registration@byui.edu with your name and I-number to get this resolved.

Can online students take DAY Courses?

DAY classes are reserved for On-Campus students, this includes Virtual Remote. Online students are not permitted to take DAY classes, even with approval from instructors.

How do I register if I have missing transcripts or scores?

The transfer evaluation process for transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and institute courses can take up to 4-6 weeks to show on your account. If you are unable to register for certain courses due to missing requisites, use the Requesting an Exception to Register for a Course form to request access.

What is the policy on retaking a course?

See the Academic Catalog for the retake policy.

What are requisites and requirements?

Requirement: A condition that must be met to register for some course sections (e.g., majors only, juniors/seniors only, minimum cum GPA required, etc.); an authorization may be granted to students who do not meet specific requirements.

Pre-requisite: Course(s) that must be taken BEFORE a course.
Concurrent Requisite: Course(s) that must be taken WITH a course.
Co-Requisite: Course(s) that must be taken WITH or BEFORE a course.

Not meeting the requirements or requisites means you can’t add a course.

What is vertical credit?

See the Academic Catalog for information on vertical credits.

What is the policy on withdrawing?

For information about withdrawing, visit the Withdrawals page.