Undergraduate Registration

Registration Access Times for Spring 2018 Registration

(See RamWeb for your specific day and time)

Priority Students: April 2, 2018

Seniors: April 3, 2018

Juniors: April 6, 2018

Sophomores: April 13, 2018

First-years: April 20, 2018

Semester Planning Appointment Email Schedule

It is very important to plan in your advising appointment in advance of your registration access time. See below for the expected dates you will receive an email from your advisor providing you with a link to schedule a semester planning appointment. It is important to know that emails from your advisor will go to your @rams.colostate.edu email account. If you do not check this email often, be sure to have it forwarded to your personal email so you are receiving their emails in a timely manner. You can find information and a step by step process to forward your emails on the ENS website.

**IMPORTANT** Advising codes are required for all Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students. An advising code is a 6 digit number that is required to register for a particular semester. The only way you will obtain your advising code is when you meet with your advisor for your semester planning meeting for the upcoming semester. Please note that advising codes are not sent via email nor can they be released during drop-ins.


Spring 2018 Advising Appointment Timeline

  • January 30, 2018 – Priority registration students will receive an email from their advisor to get on their calendar for their semester planning appointment. You will receive a specific link to their calendars in that email.
  • January 30, 2018 – Seniors will receive an email from their advisor to get on their calendar for their semester planning appointment. You will receive a specific link to their calendars in that email.
  • February 13, 2018 – Juniors will receive an email from their advisor to get on their calendar for their semester planning appointment. You will receive a specific link to their calendars in that email.
  • February 27, 2018 – Sophomores will receive an email from their advisor to get on their calendar for their semester planning appointment. You will receive a specific link to their calendars in that email.
  • March 6, 2018 – First-Years will receive an email from their advisor to get on their calendar for their semester planning appointment. You will receive a specific link to their calendars in that email.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, what now?
Once you have made your appointment you should do a couple of things before coming in to see your advisor.

  1. Review your Degree Progress Audit. The Degree Progress Audit is the degree audit tool used for verifying that students have met or are in progress with their University core curriculum (AUCCs) and/or major and minor curriculum requirements. The audit enhances degree and program planning with a dynamic report showing the courses required for all declared majors and/or minors as well as how all transfer and CSU courses count towards a specific degree. You can find a link to this on the homepage of your RamWeb account under ‘Academic Progress and Planning.’
  2. Come with questions. Your advisor is here to help with not only curriculum and scheduling, but they can help educate you on university, college, and department policies and resources like tutoring and student organizations, as well as co-op and study abroad opportunities and how that may affect your graduation plan.

On the day of your appointment when you arrive, please check in with MESA (or the Front Desk, if MESA is unavailable). They will guide you to the waiting area and let your advisor know you are here.


Registration Resources
For a refresher on using the registration system, watch the How to Register video.


Registering for Classes

  • Register for classes on your assigned registration date (available on RamWeb beginning 2/8). During registration you may run into some challenges. If you do, follow the chronological steps below to resolve any issues:
    1. The first thing you should do is reach out to the MESA Mentors. Their office is located in the Engineering Building in room A103Y. They have a computer in their office and will be able to help you troubleshoot.
    2. If your issue is still unresolved, the next step is to see an advisor during drop-in hours. Stop by the MESA office (or the front desk, if MESA is unavailable) to check in for drop-ins.
    3. Lastly, if MESA can’t help you and you can’t make it to any of the drop-in hours, send an email to your advisor explaining the issue you are having and they will troubleshoot via email. Be sure to provide your ID number and share what error messages you are receiving when you attempt to register.

Waitlist Tips

  • If at the time of your registration you notice that a course is full, the first thing you will want to do is get on the waitlist for the course you are trying to enroll in.
    • Waitlist Tip #1: For courses that have more than one section, be sure to get on all waitlists that fit your schedule to give you a better chance of getting into the course.
    • Waitlist Tip #2: If the course is a multiple component course, you will only be able to waitlist for the lab or recitation section, not the lecture.
    • Waitlist Tip #3: Once you are on the waitlist, that’s it. Just hang in there while the department is assessing course waitlists. You are encouraged to add a different class to your schedule as a parallel option, when appropriate.