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Registration Instructions

After you have made sure that you are eligible to register (see Registration Eligibility section), follow these basic instructions to register your courses.

1. Open the Register/Drop Classes page.

  • Go to http://paws.southalabama.edu.
  • Click Enter Secure Area, and then login. (See Logging into PAWS if you need information about your login).
  • Click Student Services & Financial Aid.
  • Click Registration.
  • Click Register/Drop Classes. The Select Term page will open up.
  • Select the appropriate term from the drop down menu, and then click the Submit button. The Add/Drop Classes page will open.

2. Select your courses.
From here, there are two basic ways to add courses to your schedule.

  • Enter five-digit course reference numbers (CRNs) into the CRN squares at the bottom of the page, and then click the Submit Changes button to process your selection.
  • Or use the search option to find courses to add to your schedule by following these steps:
    • Click the Class Search button at the bottom of the page. The Look-up Classes page will open.
    • Highlight a subject (other search criteria is optional), and then click the Class Search button at the bottom of the page to obtain a list of available courses.
    • Use the check boxes to select the classes that you want, and then click the Register button at the bottom of the page if you want to immediately add the classes to your schedule. Or, click the Add to Worksheet button to save your selected CRNs to the CRN squares while you continue to search for other courses. Please note that using the Add to Worksheet option does not register the selected courses; it just saves the CRN numbers for you until you click the Submit Changes button or until you quit your registration session.
    • If your search does not return any suitable courses, then click Class Search again to query additional subjects.

    NOTE: Placing too many limits on your Class Search may result in this error message: "No classes were found that meet your search criteria." If this happens, try again, but highlight ONLY the subject name.

3. Check to see if PAWS registered your courses.
When you click the Submit Changes button or the Register button, PAWS tries to register your courses, and the Register/Drop Classes page redisplays. Scroll down the page to see:

  • If courses were successfully added to your schedule. These registered courses will display under a new section called "Current Schedule" on the Add/Drop Classes page. Notice the Course Status will say "Web Registered."
  • If courses could not be added to your schedule. These courses will display under a temporary section called "Registration Errors." Look for the error message in the Course Status column of these courses. The PAWS Error Message table, available as a hyperlink on the top of the Add/Drop Classes page, will clarify error messages.

4. Adjust your schedule.
Use the Register/Drop Classes page to add and remove courses from your schedule during your Registration and Drop/Add time ticket, or to drop a course during the Drop Period.

  • To add courses, follow the registration instructions above.
  • To drop courses:
    • Click in the Action box of the course you wish to remove from your schedule. Action boxes are located to the left of each course reference number (CRN) listed under your Current Schedule section.
    • Select the Drop/Delete option (during Registration and Drop/Add) or the Withdrawn Course option (during the Drop Period).
    • Click the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page to process your request.
    • Check your Current Schedule section to be sure the course was successfully removed or withdrawn.

    NOTE: During Registration and Drop/Add, any courses you drop will disappear from your schedule. After Drop/Add is over, any courses you drop will remain listed on your schedule with a withdrawn course status.

    Click here to view important information about Schedule Adjustment Policies.

5. Auditing courses.
You can use the Register/Drop Classes page to change your course status from credit to audit during Registration and during Late Registration and Drop/Add. Audit courses cost the same as credit courses but do not count toward meeting your degree requirements, do not qualify for Financial Aid and result in an "AU" grade on your academic record.

To change the course status from credit to audit:

  • Click in the Action box of the course you wish to change from credit to audit status. Action boxes are located to the left of each Course Reference Number (CRN) listed under your Current Schedule section.
  • Select the Audit option.
  • Click the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page to process your request.
  • Check your Current Schedule section to be sure the course was successfully changed to audit. The Course Status will say Audit (no credit) instead of Web Registered.

The only way to use PAWS to change a course back from audit to credit during Registration or Drop/Add is to drop the course and then register for it again. However, we recommend that you contact the Registrar's Office for assistance to ensure that the course status may be corrected without the risk of losing your seat in the course.

6. Log off and exit the browser.
When you are finished registering, click the Exit link at the top of the page. If you are using a computer that someone else may use later, be sure to close the browser (click the X in the top right-hand corner of the page) to protect your privacy.

 

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University of South Alabama - Office of the Registrar
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 - (251)460-6251
For questions or comments Contact Us
http://www.southalabama.edu/registrar/reginstructions.htm
Last Update: 2006-10-13
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