Time Schedule FAQ for Students

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.

  • Can I change from one quiz section to another quiz section without dropping the lecture section?

    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.

  • Will I use my annual drop if I change from one quiz section to another?

    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.

  • Will I be charged a fee if I change from one quiz section to another after the first week of the quarter?

    Yes, any adjustment to your schedule after the 7th calendar day of the quarter will result in a course change fee.

  • If there are multiple lecture sections for the same course, can I register for any available quiz?

    No, you must select from the list of related quiz sections immediately following a specific lecture section.

  • I want to overload into a course that has both a lecture and a quiz section. Do I need an Entry Code for both?


  • Can lecture and quiz sections have different prerequisites or registration restrictions?

    Prerequisites apply to both the lecture and the quiz. Registration restrictions however may differ between the lecture and quiz sections.

  • The lecture says it is open but the quizzes are all closed. Is this an error?

    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.

  • Can I register just for the lecture section and add a quiz section later?

    No, if a primary lecture section has a secondary component (quiz, lab, etc.), you must enter in the Schedule Line Numbers (SLN) for both.

  • If I drop the lecture will it automatically drop me from my quiz (and vice versa)?

    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.

  • How will the course appear on my transcript?

    The lecture (primary) section only will be listed on your UW transcript.

  • Does Schedule Finder work differently?

    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.

  • I'm only allowed one annual drop. Will I be able to drop both a lecture and a quiz after the second week of the quarter and have it count as one drop?

    Yes, the system will count one lecture and one quiz of the same group as one drop.

  • Is there step-by-step help on how to use the system?

    Yes, we have posted step-by-step documentation (including screen shots) here: www.washington.edu/students/reg/registration/.

  • Why did you change the Time Schedule format?

    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.