Registering

Visiting students need to apply and be admitted before they can register. Admitted visiting students can check their Time Ticket online. Your Time Ticket tells you the earliest date and time that you can register.

Time Tickets will be available for viewing in mid-March, and registration for summer courses begins in April

The information below will take you through registration step by step, and some common registration issues that may arise. If you have any additional registration questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

+Activating Your Logins

Once you receive your Notice of Admission letter for Summer Session, it will contain your University Identification Number (UIN), which you will use to activate your netid and Enterprise ID, two IDs that you will use while you are a student at UIC. Activating these IDs will help prepare you to register. You will need both of these IDs and passwords to access various services throughout the semester. (Tip: you can set up the same password for both IDs to make things simpler.)

If you do not have your Notice of Admission letter, you can look up your UIN online. If you did not provide a Social Security Number when you applied, you were assigned a Temporary Control Number. This number will appear on your Notice of Admission letter and should be entered in the Social Security Number field when you activate your netid. If you cannot locate your TCN, or have any other issues activating your logins, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Once you’ve activated your netid and Enterprise ID, it will take about 24 hours before you will be able to login to the my.UIC portal.

You will use your netid to log in to the my.UIC where you will check your registration eligibility and register for classes.

Previous UIC students:
You may have set up one or both of these login IDs already. If you already have a netid but not an Enterprise ID, you can still refer to the instructions for establishing your Enterprise ID and follow the instructions to “Set or reset your Enterprise password.”

+Forget your Login IDs or Passwords?

NetID
If you forget your netid, you can look it up using the UIC Online Phonebook. If you forget the password for your netid, you can retrieve it online using the ACCC Password Changing Utility, or you can go to an ACCC computer lab and a lab consultant will assist you.

Enterprise ID
Please note that your Enterprise ID may be the same as your netID. If you forget your Enterprise ID or password, go to the Enterprise Password Reset Web page. Enter your netID and your netID password. You can then see your Enterprise ID and change your Enterprise ID password. If you have questions, contact the Administrative Information Technology Services Help Desk at (312) 996-4806.

+Checking Your Time Ticket

Time Tickets will be viewable mid-March in the my.UIC.edu web portal 24 hours after you activate your logins. Admitted visiting students can check their Time Tickets online to find out the earliest date and time that they can register during Open Registration. Please note that all Time Tickets are listed in Central Standard Time (CST). Follow the steps below to check your Time Ticket.

  1. In order to check your Time Ticket, you need to activate your logins. (Once you’ve activated your logins, it takes about 24 hours before you can login to the my.UIC portal.)
  2. Go to my.UIC.
  3. Under “Existing Portal Users” on the left hand side of the screen, log in using your netid and password. If you encounter issues with logging in to the portal, please contact us.
  4. Select the “Academics” tab, “Registration,” and then “Student Self-Service Log-in-Registration Menu.”
  5. Select “Registration Eligibility” to view your Time Ticket and to find out if you have any holds.

+How to Register

Visiting students need to apply and be admitted before they can register. Information about your appointment to register (Time Ticket) is available to view in mid-March in the my.UIC portal about 24 hours after you’ve activated your netID and Enterprise ID.

You can register online after your appointed time by going to my.UIC. This system is available 24 hours a day, except from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sundays.

Assistance is available online. Student Self-Service provides instructions for each step of the registration process, and online Help screens can be found in the upper right hand corner of each screen.

Steps to Register:

Follow the steps below to register. For more detailed information that includes screen shots of the registration process, view Step-by-Step Registration Instructions.

  1. Go to my.uic.edu.
  2. On the left side, under “Existing Portal users” select “login.” Log in using your netid and password.
  3. Select the “Academics” tab; select “Registration, then “Student Self-Service Log-in – Registration Menu.”
  4. On the main Registration menu, select “Registration Eligibility” to view your Time Ticket (and to find out if you have any holds).
  5. Select “Return to Menu” at the top of the screen to return to the Registration menu.
  6. Select “Look-up or Select Classes” from the main menu, and after the registration agreement, select “Summer 2014 – Chicago.” Search for your desired summer courses.  If you wish to narrow your search to courses in the 4-week session, select “Summer Session 1” in the field labeled “Part of Term.” If you wish to narrow your search to courses in the 8-week session, select “Summer Session 2.” If you do not make a selection or select “All” for Part of Term, your search results will include courses offered in both sessions. You will need to pay attention to the “Date” of each section to identify when it meets. Courses in the 4-week session will have a date range of “05/18 – 06/12” and courses in the 8-week session will specify “06/15 – 08/07.”
  7. Follow the instructions on the top of the screen to register for courses. If you wish to register in a linked section, you must register for both parts of the course simultaneously by checking the box corresponding to the lecture and lab or discussion. We suggest you keep the online course schedule open to reference section information.
  8. After you have registered, be sure to view your schedule. We recommend printing a copy for your records.

If the courses you need are filled, require an override or have course restrictions, contact us for further assistance.

+Immunization Requirements

As a visiting student, you may be required to submit immunization records if you meet certain criteria. Please visit our Immunization Requirements page for more information.

+Full-Time Credit Hours

Undergraduate students must be registered for 6 credit hours in the summer to be considered a full-time student.

Please note that being a full-time student is determined by the total number of credit hours that you’re enrolled in over the entire summer, regardless of whether you enroll in the 4-week session only, the 8-week session only, or both sessions.

+Maximum Credit Hours

Undergraduate students can register for up to 12 total credit hours–either as a combination of courses taken in the 4-week and 8-week sessions, or just courses taken in the 8-week session.

If you wish to register for more than 12 credit hours, please contact the Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600 when you are registering and request permission to register for the additional hours.

Because of the intensive nature of the 4-week session, students are advised to only register for one course.

+Linked Course Sections

Linked Course Required
If you receive this message, then one of the courses you are registering for has additional sections that are “linked.”  This could be a lecture section, lab, quiz, or discussion section.

These screen shots have detailed step-by-step instructions on how to properly register for linked courses.

If you received a Linked Course error message, then you may have made one of the following errors.

  1. Did you register for all sections of the course? For example, (Lecture + Lab) or (Lecture + Discussion). If you didn’t, then the missing section should be included in the error message itself.  For example, if the error message reads “AL required” or “(AL),” then you need to also find the CRN and register for a section that has starts with “AL” in the Sec Column.
  2. Did you pick a valid linked section pairing for the course you are registering?  For example, Lecture AL1 paired with Discussion AD 1, 2, or 3 is valid, but Lecture AL1 paired with Discussion BD 1, 2, or 3 is not a valid pairing.

+Course Prerequisites

A number of UIC courses have prerequisites, which are listed when you search the course schedule. Course prerequisites apply to all students, including Summer Session Only students.

Generally, Summer Session Only students do not need to provide a transcript verifying that they have met prerequisites. However, if you register for a course that has prerequisites, your instructor may ask you for verification. To provide for this possibility, bring a copy of your grade report or transcript with you to the first day of class.

Certain courses with prerequisites require a special override for you to register. You can check which courses require an override or contact the Summer Session Office.

If you have questions about whether your previous coursework fulfills a course prerequisite, please contact the department offering the course for which you plan to register. You can access departmental contact information online or contact us.

+Restricted Courses

While most courses are available to all students, some courses have restrictions which limit registration to students meeting certain criteria, e.g., college, major, classification, or placement test scores. Course restrictions are noted when you search the course schedule.

For example, priority registration for Art and Design courses is given to UIC students in that major. However, Summer Session Only students can register for Art and Design courses during Late Registration (see Key Dates) if space is available. For a limited number of courses, registration is only open to students who are part of that program.

When you search the course schedule and it indicates that a course has restrictions but the list of eligible student groups includes “Summer Session” or “School of Continuing Studies,” the course is available to Summer Session Only students. Please contact us if you need any assistance during registration.

+Courses Requiring Permission to Register

When you search the course schedule and it indicates registration for a course requires permission of the instructor or the academic department, please contact us for assistance.

+Closed/Open Course Sections

If a section in which you are trying to register is closed, choose the “Look-up or Select Classes” menu option while you are logged in to my.UIC. You can enter the course you want to see if there are seats available in other sections. Please contact us if you have any questions.

+Registration Policies and Procedures

Before registering, we suggest you review the detailed UIC Registration Policies and Procedures.

+Credit/No Credit Option

If you are interested in taking a class as credit/no credit, contact us for information.

+Auditing

As a visiting student, you may audit a class, but you will first need to get permission from the instructor of the class (on or after the first day of classes) and from the dean of the college concerned.

You will also need to fill out a Visitor Permit form (available from the Office of Registration and Records) by the end of the first week of the term for the summer session. There is a charge for auditing a class.

+Registration Error Messages?

If you have a problem registering, call the Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600 or the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099 or toll-free at (800) 625-2013.

If you receive an error message while registering for courses, then you will not be registered for these courses until you correct the errors and resubmit the changes. Below are common error messages you may receive when registering.

Linked Course Required
If you receive this message, then one of the courses you are registering for has additional sections that are “linked.”  This could be a lecture section, lab, quiz, or discussion section.

These screen shots have detailed step-by-step instructions on how to properly register for linked courses.

If you received a Linked Course error message, then you may have made one of the following errors.

  1. Did you register for all sections of the course? For example, (Lecture + Lab) or (Lecture + Discussion). If you didn’t, then the missing section should be included in the error message itself.  For example, if the error message reads “AL required” or “(AL),” then you need to also find the CRN and register for a section that has starts with “AL” in the Sec Column.
  2. Did you pick a valid linked section pairing for the course you are registering?  For example, Lecture AL1 paired with Discussion AD 1, 2, or 3 is valid, but Lecture AL1 paired with Discussion BD 1, 2, or 3 is not a valid pairing.

Time Conflict
If you receive this message, then you are trying to register for a course that meets at the same time as another course you have already registered for.

Course Prerequisite and/or Test Score Error
If you are registering for any of these courses or one that has a restriction, call the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099 or toll-free at (800) 625-2013. This error may also appear if you are registering for a linked section that has a restriction or prerequisite.

Departmental Approval Required
If you are registering for any of these courses or one that requires departmental approval, contact the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099 or toll-free at (800) 625-2013. This error may also appear if you are registering for a linked section that requires departmental approval.

Registration Help Line
The UIC Registrar’s office has step-by-step instructions on how to register, which includes some screen shots of the errors you may receive.  For other problems with registration, call the Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600