Note: View a similar FAQ written for advisers, staff and faculty.
Beginning Autumn Quarter 2005, secondary course meetings (e.g., lab (LB) and quiz (QZ) sections), have their own SLNs and are listed immediately below the primary lecture section in the Time Schedule. At the time of registration, students must choose both a primary and a secondary section (where both exist) to be able to enroll in a course. Please see below for answers to the most frequently asked questions about this change.
Yes, but you must make all changes in a single transaction. Mark the "drop" check-box next to the quiz or lab you are currently registered for and enter the Schedule Line Number (SLN) for the quiz or lab. Then click submit.
No, you will be allowed to move from one quiz section to another without using your annual drop if you include all requests in the same transaction.
Yes, any adjustment to your schedule after the 7th calendar day of the quarter will result in a course change fee.
No, you must select from the list of related quiz sections immediately following a specific lecture section.
Prerequisites apply to both the lecture and the quiz. Registration restrictions however may differ between the lecture and quiz sections.
No, not necessarily. Quiz section course limits may not match the limit for the lecture. Departments may change the limit of either the lecture or quizzes, as a means of managing registration.
No, if a primary lecture section has a secondary component (quiz, lab, etc.), you must enter in the Schedule Line Numbers (SLN) for both.
No. The system will remind you that you must drop the lecture and the lab, quiz, or any other secondary section all in the same transaction.
The lecture (primary) section only will be listed on your UW transcript.
Schedule Finder will now supports more combinations and student options, so search times may increase somewhat. To minimize this issue, Schedule Finder may present only a limited subset of possible combinations.
Yes, the system will count one lecture and one quiz of the same group as one drop.
Yes, we have posted step-by-step documentation (including screen shots) here: www.washington.edu/students/reg/registration/.
What's old is new and what's new is old. We have simply gone back to the format that was used prior to 1988. In 1988 we had to change the way courses were bundled to accommodate STAR (student assisted telephone registration). Un-bundling the lecture/quiz, lecture/lab sections provides greater flexibility for students to put together schedules that meet their needs. In addition, a number of critical backend processes will run much more efficiently after as a result of the change.