Registration Errors

Labs, Practices, and Link Errors

Some classes have practice or lab sections associated with the lecture section. To register for such classes, you must register for both the lecture and the accompanying lab at the same time. For example, if you are registering for Chemistry 110 Section 1 (CHEM 110-01), you must also register for a "linked lab," either CHEM 110-L01 or CHEM 110-L02. If you do not choose a lab/practice section associated with the lecture, you will receive a link error message and you will not be registered in either the lecture or the lab/practice.

Closed Sections and Departmental Overrides

Classes that have reached their seating capacity are closed and will be noted accordingly in the "Status" section of "Browse Classes." If you try to register for a closed section using its CRN, you will receive an error message. You may seek departmental approval for a seating capacity override if a particular course you would like to take is full. Only the appropriate department chair has the authority to grant registration special approval for seating capacity overrides or any other restrictions (major, class, prerequisites, etc). Department chairs, listed on the contact page, will be available during your orientation session and the two week drop/add period if you wish to discuss registration special approvals. Overrides and special approvals are done at the discretion of each individual department. Note: Overrides for all business school classes (including Economics) are granted by the Robins School of Business Dean’s Office. Please contact Assistant Dean Laura Thompson who can also be reached at 804-289-8730.


Some classes have prerequisites that must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites may be found by clicking on the title of the desired course in the "Browse Classes" results and then selecting the "Prerequisites" option, or you will find them listed in the online catalog (see individual course descriptions for prerequisites). If you have not completed the exact prerequisite as listed in the catalog, you may seek a special approval as described above once you arrive on campus.

Student Restrictions

Some classes are restricted to specific majors or class years. Restrictions can be found by clicking on the title of the desired course in the "Browse Classes" results and then selecting the "Restrictions" option.