Introduction To Pre-Registration and "The Tree"
The instructions and other information on this page will help you understand the Pre-Registration process. Read this information carefully. The system is not difficult, but it does require you to follow instructions closely.
- “How the Tree Works” and “How the Tree Assigns Requested Courses” explain in detail how the Tree registration system works: how it assigns courses based on your choices and priorities and the path the program takes to give you courses from your trees.
- “Selecting Courses and Building Your Trees”, “The Advising Process and Entering Your Trees”, and “The Process Reviewed” describe the process you need to follow to select the courses you want to take and how to enter them into the system. New students are highly encouraged to read this section in order to understand what needs to be done to get the most from the Tree.
- “Selecting Courses and Building Your Trees” and “Registration Guidelines and Tree Strategies” have a variety of ideas and suggestions on how to maximize your chances of getting your best schedule and courses that you want.
- “Pre-Registration FAQs” will give you another explanation of the process based on questions from students.
- “Summary of Primary Course Requests" (Tree Demand for Courses) is a feature that shows how many students indicated selected courses as their primary choice courses on their trees.
Summaries of Primary Course Requests (Tree Demand)
This information will give you an idea of the demand for courses which can affect your course choices and the priority you give each one on the Tree. It is recommended that you compare Fall to Fall and Spring to Spring as there are differences in the student population in different registration terms (for example: Fall registration includes the current freshman class but the Spring registration will not have graduating seniors or the next Fall entering freshman class).