1. Log on to WebAdvisor
Go to https://webadvisor.uchastings.edu. Your "user name" is your Hastings email account name (without the "@uchastings.edu" part). For example, if your email address is: "firstname.lastname@example.org" then your "User Name" is just "records". Your WebAdvisor password is the same as used with email. For password maintenance, use the Outlook Web Access (OWA) page at www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/it/passwords/index.php
2. Plan Your Schedule
After logging in to WebAdvisor, click on the "Current Students" link in the middle of the screen. Then click on "Search/Register for Sections" under the Registration heading.
This page allows you to search by course level, day, instructor, etc., but the only information required is "Term". If you only choose the term, WebAdvisor will return all courses for that semester.
Click the "Submit" button – you will then see a listing of classes based upon your search parameters.
Click on any course title to see more detailed information about a section, including the course description, pre-requisites, writing requirement information, and any course-specific registration instructions. This will bring up a window that looks like this:
We highly recommend that you view the course schedule and plan potential courses prior to your registration appointment.
When you have a list of courses that interest you, go back to the results page from the "Search/Register for Sections" link. Check the box next to the course(s) that you are interested in and hit submit. This can be done at any time before your registration appointment.
Those courses will be moved to your "Preferred Sections" list, which can be thought of as a shopping cart for course registration. This list can be accessed from the "Register and Drop Sections" link from the Student Menu.
Please note that the preferred list of sections is ONLY a wishlist. It does not guarantee you spaces in any of these classes. You must take further action in order to be registered for the courses you place on this list. Although you may place any number of classes on your "preferred sections" list at any time, you will not be able to register for classes until your registration priority appointment (or during Add/Drop).
3. Register for Classes
During your registration appointment (or during open Add/Drop), select "Register and Drop Sections" to access your previously selected list of preferred sections.
You may place any class that you'd like on your "preferred sections" list regardless of your eligibility to enroll in the class, however, once you attempt to register for the class, your eligibility will be checked. If you do not meet the course criteria (i.e. prerequisite, faculty permission, seat availability, unit limit, etc.), you will not be permitted to enroll in the class. In other words, the presence of a course on your "Preferred Sections" list does not indicate in any way that you will be able to register for that class.
On the "Register and Drop Sections" screen, you can perform the following functions:
To register, remove, or waitlist for courses on your "Preferred Sections" list all at once choose the following:
To register, remove, or waitlist for courses on your "Preferred Sections" list individually, choose the following:
After making your choices, click "Submit" at the bottom of the page. If your registration was successful, you will be taken to a results screen that confirms your actions. You may want to keep a copy of this for your records. You will also receive a confirmation email.
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** If you have made any errors, NONE of your requests will be processed. You'll have to start again.
Common registration errors:
Make any necessary corrections and re-submit your request.
If your request is being rejected and you don't know why, contact the Records Office immediately at email@example.com or by calling 415-565-4613. The sooner you contact our office, the better chance we have at fixing the problem in time to get you into the class before it closes.
4. Save your results (Review your class schedule)
Once you've completed registration, the Records Office advises that you keep your confirmation email, or a copy of your new schedule from "My class schedule" in WebAdvisor under the "Academic Profile" section. This will serve as your receipt of registration.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW REGISTERED!
5. Making changes to your schedule
Now that you've completed registration, you may have re-considered some of your choices. To remove classes from your schedule, choose "Register and Drop Sections" from the student menu. You will be taken once again to the screen that contains your "Preferred Sections" list at the top; scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see all of your currently enrolled classes (present and future semesters). Drop classes by placing a check in a box in the "Drop" column next to the course you wish to remove from your schedule. After checking the appropriate classes, click the "Submit" button.
After submitting your choices, you will be taken to a Registration Results screen. Check the messages on this screen to be sure you've dropped the correct classes. As with registration, it is also advisable to keep a copy of your updated class schedule.
NOTE: WebAdvisor will allow you to drop classes during registration even if it is not during your appointment time. However, you will not be able to "replace" dropped classes until your next appointment or Add/Drop (whichever comes first), even if you mistakenly drop the wrong class. Therefore, it is advisable that you DO NOT use the drop feature unless it is during either your registration appointment time or Add/Drop.
You can add & drop in one transaction by first placing the courses you wish to add on your "Preferred Sections" list, then by doing both of the following: select the registration actions you wish to perform, and check the courses you wish to drop (in the "current registration" section) before clicking submit. WebAdvisor will attempt to perform both of these requests at once. That way, if you are unable to enroll in the class you were attempting to add (for any reason), you will not be dropped from the class you were attempting to drop either. (Of course, if you wished to drop the class regardless of whether or not you got into the other class, you will need to go back and do so.)
6. Managing Waitlists
To view all of your waitlisted classes and find out your position on a waitlist, choose "Manage my waitlist" from the students menu page. On the resulting screen, you can choose to drop yourself from individual waitlists, or register yourself for waitlisted classes once you have received permission (see "Waitlist Procedures" for more information about waitlist permissions).
To remove waitlisted classes from your schedule:
To add a waitlisted class for which you are being offered a seat:
If your transaction is successful, you will be taken to a "Registration Results" page that confirms your actions. (See examples in "Registration" and "Making Changes to Your Schedule" sections above.) If you are unsuccessful (ex. you haven't completed the pre-requisite for the class you're attempting to add), you will NOT be registered. You will receive an error message that explains why you weren't registered (see examples in "Registration" above).
7. Troubleshooting Web Registration
There are some common technical problems that students may experience when using Web Registration:
PROBLEMS? QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?
The answer to most registration questions can be found in these instructions or on the Registration Information page on the Records Office website. You should also consult the Course Catalog and Academic Regulations. Many WebAdvisor questions can be answered by selecting "FAQ" from the menu in the upper-right hand corner of the main menu screen. If you are experiencing technical problems that you cannot find the answer for, contact the Records Office immediately. Email a screenshot of the issue you are experiencing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sooner you make us aware of the problem, the better chance we have at solving the problem in a timely manner. Please see the Registration Information page on the Records Office website for more information.
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