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Details About the Opening of Registration
Date: October 2020
To: SIU Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students
From: SIU Registrar's Office
Subject: Opening of SIU's Spring 2021 registration
Registration for the Spring 2021 semester (plus Winter Intersession) at SIU will be starting up in late October. Between now and then you may be meeting with an academic advisor to help you determine what classes you should plan to take. In the meantime, please review the information below.
- 1. When will registration take place?
- 2. Am I supposed to do my own registration?
- 3. What is a "RUN" number?
- 4. What about the holds that were mentioned above?
- 5. Do I have to worry about course prerequisites?
- 6. Can I look at available classes now, before seeing my advisor?
- 7. What about Math Placement?
- 8. If it turns out that a class is full, can I get on a waitlist for it?
- 9. Is there anything else to be concerned about at this time?
- 10. How will I later be billed for my registration?
The opening of registration for Spring 2021 will occur on a staggered-start schedule, beginning with Seniors on Tuesday, October 27. Once the time slot during which you are able to first register arrives, you may immediately register for classes within SalukiNet Self-Service if you do not have any holds in place that would prevent you from registering.1
Please note that most students will be unable to use the registration system during the day on Monday, October 26. This is in preparation for the opening of Spring 2021 registration. It means that most students will not be able to make registration changes to their late-starting Fall 2020 classes during that day – because they will appear to have a "Registration is not open" type of temporary hold that is only for that one day – but they should be able to make such changes again by that evening (or, at the very latest, by that midnight).
A small portion of students will be able to use the registration system on that Monday during the period of 8:15 AM to 6:00 PM Central Time. This portion of students will include veterans and active duty military students, student athletes, UHP students, Chancellor Scholars, and select other groups of students. All remaining students will have the temporary hold in effect during that time to prevent their use of the system.
1 Once the time slot during which you are able to first register arrives, registration for students in that time slot will normally then be available around the clock 7 days a week, with the possible exception of Saturday 6:00 PM through Sunday Noon (which is occasionally used for system maintenance and upgrades). Any such planned system downtime will normally be announced in advance within SalukiNet.
Yes, undergraduate, graduate, and Law students are expected to register themselves through the SalukiNet portal, logging into SalukiNet with their Network ID. (Medical students will be registered by staff in the School of Medicine.)
The self-registration system will normally permit adding of full-term classes through the end of the first week of classes. (Classes that are shorter than full-term will normally need to be added by the first day of the class.) If circumstances prevent you from meeting the deadline to self-register, you will need to see your advisor and complete paperwork for your registration, and you may incur a late registration charge.
Your advisor does not have the computer access to register you into your classes. While they, for example, can watch you as you register yourself in their office – and assist you if needed – please do not ever give them your Network ID and password, because that would give them access to too much personal information about you (not all of which they have the right or authority to access).
Many students who self-register – including nearly all undergraduates – are required to use a 6-digit Registration User Number (RUN) during at least their initial self-registration. The SalukiNet self-registration process will prompt you for the RUN.
You should get your RUN for the upcoming term when you meet with your advisor to plan your upcoming courses. The RUN is unique to each student and to each term. If you have questions about your RUN or forget it, please ask your advisor.
Once most undergraduates successfully register for a term for the first time, if they return on a subsequent day to do registration changes for that term, they should no longer need to use a RUN for that term.
More information about RUNs is here.
Your ability to register could be impacted by holds. While in SalukiNet Self-Service, you can check for any current holds under the Student | Student Records menu.
For all students, outstanding financial obligations to SIU beyond $1,500 may result in a hold that prevents registration, as may failing to comply with Illinois immunization requirements. The same is true for students who have not completed certain federally-mandated training, as well as for undergraduate students currently in their first full semester at SIU – or back at SIU – who have not submitted final transcripts from their previous institution(s).
Since holds may be placed on your record by various offices at any time – especially on the day before the opening of registration – you will want to monitor SalukiNet Self-Service to make sure that you are not surprised by any new non-temporary holds when you attempt to register. (Your SalukiNet Must Do List will warn you of newly-activated registration holds.) And if you think that you may be at risk for getting any holds that will impact your ability to register, please check with your advisor to see if that is true.
Remember that if you are currently registered for this term's classes, any holds that will prevent you from registering for future term classes will also prevent you from making registration changes to your current term classes (including dropping or withdrawing from them).
If any holds that you see in SalukiNet Self-Service are not accompanied by details (or contact information) about how to fufill them, more information about most holds is available here.1
1 The HS holds are normally posted to go into effect by the end of the third week of the semester, while the A3, A6, A7, and RM holds are normally posted to go into effect by the end of the tenth week of the semester. The DR holds are normally posted to go into effect 45 days after the student is alerted to the need for the Consent & Respect training (for a new student, this alert is early in their first semester; for a continuing student, this alert is one year after the completion of their previous training).
The SalukiNet Self-Service registration system enforces course prerequisites and corequisites. If you have not satisfied the prerequisite(s) for a desired course as outlined in the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog, Graduate Catalog, or School of Law Course Catalog – or you are not currently enrolled in a prerequisite course – and if your advisor has not otherwise entered an override permitting you to enroll in the desired course, you will be prevented from registering for that course. If that happens to you, there will be an error message that says, "Prerequisite and Test Score error."
Similarly, if a desired course has a corequisite course that you need to be enrolled in during the same term, you will need to register for both courses at the same time, or you will be prevented from registering for either one (unless your advisor has entered an override permitting you to do so). If you run into this problem, there will be an error message that likely also says, "Prerequisite and Test Score error" (which seems like an unfortunate choice of wording when such an error should really say, "Corequisite required").
The Schedule of Classes page contains a searchable database of class sections that you would utilize to look for available class sections. Alternatively, if you log into SalukiNet Self-Service and navigate to the area where you would go to register (the Student | Registration menu), you can use the "Look Up Classes" link there to do a similar search of available class sections, and this latter search has some additional features that the first search (the one outside of SalukiNet) does not offer.
In either of these searches, if the upcoming term is available for you to select, then you should be able to look at what classes are available. If the upcoming term is not available for you to select, then the Schedule of Classes for that term has not yet been published, and you will have to wait until it is published.
Please realize, though, that even after the Schedule of Classes is published, as we get closer to the opening of registration – and even beyond that – changes to these courses may happen (such as when they meet), some of these courses may be canceled, and other courses may be added, so you will want to check regularly to see what is available.
If you have any questions about the particular courses for which you should register, or if you have concerns about meeting the appropriate prerequisites, please check with your advisor.
If you have never registered before, or if you simply need a basic reminder of how our online self-registration works, we have a set of instructions that should help.
Undergraduate students must complete one or more Math courses to receive a degree. We encourage you to get your Math courses completed as soon as possible, preferably starting in your first term at SIU.
If you are an incoming undergraduate student coming straight out of high school, there is a Math Placement exam process that you will need to go through in order to be placed in the appropriate Math course. Information about this process is available from the Math department. You are encouraged to complete this process before you attend New Student Orientation.
If you are an incoming undergraduate student transferring from a community college or another four-year school, you may also need to go through the Math Placement exam process (if you have not completed an appropriate college-level Math course at your previous institution). Check with the Math department or your advisor to determine what you need to do. Again, you are encouraged to complete this process before you attend New Student Orientation.
If you are currently an SIU student but have not yet completed a Math course and are not in a Math course right now, please check with the Math department to find out what you should do.
For those who are not familiar with the concept, to get on a waitlist allows you to be in line for a spot in a currently-closed class should an opening occur in the future (due to, for example, someone else dropping the class). Such a system allows you to not have to log in frequently and check for any sudden openings in the class, so it can be a very helpful tool. (Of course, there's no guarantee that an opening will occur in the future, or that enough openings will occur in the future to benefit all students on the waitlist.)
Waitlisting is available for courses in a number of departments and schools. Departments and schools are not required to offer waitlisting on their courses, and those that do may offer waitlisting on only a portion of their courses.
More details about waitlisting are here. In the meantime, if you wish to waitlist a class, you will need to have a current @siu.edu e-mail address in order to receive notifications if and when an opening in the class is made available to you (when you are at the top of the waitlist). If you do not have such an e-mail address right now, information about obtaining one is here.
While you are preparing for registration, we would encourage you to log into SalukiNet Self-Service and take time to verify and/or update your addresses as necessary. You can do so from the Personal Information menu within SalukiNet Self-Service. Also, while there, we would encourage you to fill out the "emergency contact" information (also available from the Personal Information menu).
For those of you who have not yet obtained your SIU e-mail address, that is something that you really need to do, and you can do so by logging into the Network ID Management System (though brand new students will have to wait until after the first time they register before they can obtain their SIU e-mail address).
Students who register for Fall classes prior to mid-July will have their Bursar E-bill available within SalukiNet on or after July 15. Payment of the full amount noted on that E-bill (or of the installment amount if you are signed up for the installment payment plan) – or the application of financial aid to cover the amount – will be due by August 10. Students who do not register for Fall classes until after mid-July will be able to view their E-bill within SalukiNet after the 15th of the following month.
Students who register for Spring classes prior to mid-December will have their Bursar E-bill available within SalukiNet on or after December 15. Payment of the full amount noted on that E-bill (or of the installment amount if you are signed up for the installment payment plan) – or the application of financial aid to cover the amount – will be due by January 10. Students who do not register for Spring classes until after mid-December will be able to view their E-bill within SalukiNet after the 15th of the following month.
Students who register for Summer classes prior to mid-May will have their Bursar E-bill available within SalukiNet on or after May 15. Payment of the full amount noted on that E-bill (or of the installment amount if you are signed up for the installment payment plan) – or the application of financial aid to cover the amount – will be due by June 10. Students who do not register for Summer classes until after mid-May will be able to view their E-bill within SalukiNet after the 15th of the following month.
The Bursar's Office does not mail paper bills for registered students, so registered students need to check their E-bills in SalukiNet.