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Preparing for class registration

TrelathikaTrelathika Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
edited August 2011 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Can someone help clarify the different systems and how you typically prepare to register for classes for upcoming terms?

There’s the Class Search/Browse Catalog link under the Student Center. Is this used to start planning for classes before PASS is up?

Then do you go to PASS to add your classes in preparation for registration? I’m assuming after this, you go to CPReg during your rotation to add classes.

Do the classes correlate directly between Class Search/Browse and PASS, meaning are the class lists, openings, waitlists the same across the two systems? I’ve heard of issues between PASS and CPReg.
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Replies to: Preparing for class registration

  • kaicosmozkaicosmoz Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    use pass to make a whole bunch of different scheduals. Do it a day or to before you register caus If you do it to soon all the classes you wanted will have filled up and you just wasted a bunch of time. After doing pass, and its your time to register go to cpreg and put in the class numbers you want.

    Also, you WILL end up having to crash classes while your at Cal Poly, its not that bad, most teachers are really understanding and will let a lot of kids into the class even if there not on the waiting list, or are really low on it. So on the first week just go to all the classes you want and weren't able to get into, and theres a good chance you'll get at least one of them.
  • NTKS17NTKS17 Registered User Posts: 549 Member
    PASS and cpreg are two separate things. All pass lets you do is make up possible schedules based on the classes you want, see the number of taken and open spaces in a class, who's teaching the class, class number, and the time, days and location of the class. CPreg is what you use to actually register for classes. I think you might be able to use class search to check if classes are still open, but pass is much easier. pass is usually pretty accurate as far as the number of openings go. Just be sure to log on to register as soon as your registration time begins. if a class is full, waitlist it and stay on the waitlist if you have any interest in taking the class at all. you have a better chance of getting into a waitlisted class if it is a large lecture vs a small class of say 30 people. Even if it says there are like 15 people or something on a waitlist, this is not always the case, but usually a lot of them don't show up to the class on the first day, so even if you are higher on a waitlist, you might still have a chance. Waiting will give you a better chance than just flat out crashing.
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