Registering for Classes FAQs

  1. Do I have to see an advisor before I register?

    Some colleges require students to meet with an academic advisor before they can register. In these cases, students are assigned an alternate PIN that prevents a student from registering until he or she has met with his or her college or departmental advisor. It is highly recommended that all students meet with their advisor before registering for classes. To find out if you are required to meet with your advisor to register, check your college advising page. Click here.
  2. When should I meet with my advisor?

    If your college requires you to meet with your advisor prior to registration, you should plan to meet with him or her several weeks before your registration time-ticket opens, or on the scheduled times set by your college. Please note that just prior to registration is a very busy time for academic advisors, so you will need to plan ahead. If your college requires you to schedule an appointment to see your advisor, you will need to make your appointment at least a week before you wish to meet.

    If your college does NOT require you to meet with your advisor prior to registration, you are strongly encouraged to schedule a meeting to make sure the courses you are planning to enroll in meet your curriculum model requirements. You can also utilize DegreeWorks to help confirm your course selections.

    It is recommended that you meet with your advisor anytime you are not sure about some aspect of your academic schedule or course choices or if you are considering dropping a class, changing your major, adding a minor, using a GAP for a class, etc.
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  4. When do I register for next semester?

    Registration for the spring semester takes place after mid-semester in the fall. Registration for upcoming summer and fall semesters takes place after mid-semester in the spring. Check the advising and registration schedule for your college. Click here for the advising schedule.
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  6. How do I register for classes?

    Login to AU Access by using your AU username and password. Click on the tiger i tab. In the box labeled Registration Information you will find registration instructions, your time ticket information for registration along with other important instructions. When you are ready to register, click on this icon:

    tigeri
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  8. How do I find out when I register? What is my Time Ticket and how do I find it?

    Students are assigned specific days and times to begin registration. These individual times are referred to as "Time Tickets." Time tickets are assigned to students approximately one week before registration for the next semester begins. Time tickets are based on all hours earned plus current Auburn hours for which a student is registered. This includes any transfer hours that have been posted by the date the time ticket is set. To find out your specific registration time, click here or login to AU Access and select the tigeri tab

    Once the assigned time ticket begins, students may register until registration is turned off for everyone.
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  10. What classes should I take next semester?

    The classes you take should be based on your academic plan you determined with your advisor during your advising meetings. Curriculum information, requirements for each major and a description of courses can be found in the AU Bulletin. What classes you take depends on your major (or intended major), your semester classification, the courses you still need in order to graduate or to enter a major, and the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) that you need to meet.
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  12. What is a Registration Hold and how do I get it removed? What is an alternate PIN?

    A Registration Hold prevents a student from registering for classes for the upcoming semester. Registration holds can be placed on a student for various reasons by Student Financial Services, the AU Medical Clinic, your academic department, or other authorized individuals. A Registration Hold can only be removed by the party placing the hold. Your academic advisor can assist you in determining the source of the hold and directing you to the appropriate party to have it removed. You should check for holds at least a week before your registration time begins.

    An alternate PIN may be placed on your record by an academic unit or your College advisor. It means that you will need to talk with an advisor of the unit that assigned the alternate PIN before you will be able to register. The Tiger Advisor@The Library will not be able to change an alternate PIN.
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  14. What are the Student Learning Outcomes?

    The core curriculum's eleven Student Learning Outcomes represent the academic skills and principles we want our students to develop before graduating from Auburn. Auburn University believes that attainment of the Student Learning Outcomes provides students with the necessary knowledge, values, skills, and experiences necessary to become competitive in a global society. Click for here the Student Learning Outcomes.
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  16. What is a waitlist and how does it work?

    Auburn has implemented the wait listing feature within Banner to combat the confusion of multiple types/processes to waitlist for a class. Many classes will have waitlists that might not have had them in the past, and students are able to avoid having to make a separate visit to departmental offices to get registered for classes. In some cases, student priority for open seats is determined by the order in which students joined the waitlist; in other cases departments reorder the waitlist to give priority to students with the greatest need for the course. Click here for complete, detailed information about waitlists.
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  18. Where can I find a description of courses?

    The most current list of course descriptions can be found in tigeri under “Look Up Classes.” The Auburn University Bulletin also has a complete list of courses and descriptions under the Courses of Instruction pages. More specific course details may be obtained through the department offering the course.
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  20. What is the difference between a prerequisite and a co-requisite course?

    Various courses have prerequisites that must be met before a student can take a particular course. Prerequisites can include: successful completion of a designated course in a sequence, GPA, and/or classification. Example: ENGL1100 is a prerequisite to ENGL1120.

    A co-requisite means that two courses may need to be taken concurrently. Example: BIOL1000 and BIOL1001 are co-requisites. Some co-requisites do not have to be taken concurrently. You should always check with your academic advisor before registering for these courses.
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  22. Which version of the AU Bulletin do I use?

    Students should follow the graduation requirements in the bulletin of the academic year in which they began their program. Example: incoming students for the academic year 2011-2012 should follow the requirements of the bulletin issued for that year. Students who change majors will follow the bulletin for the academic year in which they began in that particular major. Always check with your academic advisor to be sure you are following the correct bulletin. Click here for a listing of all bulletins.
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  24. How can I tell if the courses I want to take will count toward my graduation requirements?

    You may determine if a course you intend to take will count toward your degree by running a DegreeWorks audit, referring to the curriculum model in the appropriate AU Bulletin, or by discussing your plans with your academic advisor.
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  26. What is the Grade Adjustment Policy (GAP) and how do I determine if I should GAP a class?

    The Grade Adjustment Policy (GAP) may be used to remove a maximum of three undergraduate course grades of D or F (including FA or U) from the computation of your AU cumulative GPA. All core and major course requirements must be met for graduation. If removed through GAP, required courses must be repeated at Auburn University. All courses for which a grade has been assigned will remain on the transcript. However, the notation will appear that the work is not included in the GPA. Complete information on GAP can be found in the Academic Policies section of the AU Bulletin.

    If you are considering using a GAP for a particular course, you should always meet with your advisor to discuss if this is in your best interest and how it will impact your academic plan. Once you have applied the GAP to a course, it cannot later be restored.

    To learn more about GAP, watch How the Gap Works video.
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  28. I used the GAP for a couple of courses in the past - does that have any bearing on what I register for now?

    Yes, if you have used a GAP for a course or courses, you will need to meet with your academic advisor to determine which courses to take.
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  30. May I register to take classes at AU and classes at another school during the same semester?

    Yes, students may be concurrently enrolled at another institution while taking courses at Auburn. However, taking courses elsewhere requires that you complete a "Transient Student Form" online. You should always discuss plans to take courses elsewhere with your advisor to be sure that the courses you plan to take will count toward your Auburn degree. The completed form is taken or mailed by the student to the intended university prior to course enrollment. The form will not be faxed by the Office of the Registrar.

    Yes, students may be concurrently enrolled at another institution while taking courses at Auburn. However, taking courses elsewhere requires that you complete a "Transient Student Form" online. You should always discuss plans to take courses elsewhere with your advisor to be sure that the courses you plan to take will count toward your Auburn degree. The completed form is taken or mailed by the student to the intended university prior to course enrollment. The form will not be faxed by the Office of the Registrar.

    Click here for the Transient Approval Policy.
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  32. Do I need to register to take a special graduation class in my final semester of my senior year?

    Undergraduate graduating seniors must register for UNIV-4AA0 - University Graduation Course for the semester you intend to graduate. Your registration in UNIV-4AA0 will provide Auburn University with a list of expected degree candidates so that all the administrative work can be taken care of in plenty of time for your graduation. Pick the section that corresponds to your college. Also, please check with your academic advisor in your Dean's Office to verify that you have completed all requirements for graduation.
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  34. How do I order my diploma?

    In order to be sure you will receive your diploma, graduating students must fill out the Diploma On-Line Application. Click here for the location and directions for the application.

    Please NOTE: If a student is earning two degrees, the student only needs to fill out the Diploma On-Line Application once. If Banner is coded correctly indicating two degrees, the reports from the application will populate the student's data they filled out on the application in both of the degree programs. Banner must be coded correctly.

    The Diploma On-Line Application does not indicate a degree/major field for the student to select. The degree/major data is taken from Banner, therefore your information in Banner must be coded correctly.

    The Diploma On-Line Application is term driven. A student must fill out the application each term they attempt to graduate. If you are enrolled in the graduation course for three different terms, then you must fill out the application each term. The data does not carry over from one term to the other.
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