Pre-registration Information

Registration for the spring 2019 semester is fast approaching. The History Department will once again offer pre-registration for majors and minors into History Department classes. This web page outlines the procedures for both registration and pre-registering for the spring 2019 semester.

  • Students will use Homer to register for classes.
  • Students must meet with their adviser in order to be able to register. At that meeting, advisers will give students a RAC (registration access code) for use when logging into Homer. Students cannot register without this RAC. The advising period will be from October 23rd to November 15th (with registration itself being from November 6th to November 15th) and students should contact their individual advisers for an appointment.
  • In order to ensure that history students have preferential access to our classes, we allow both majors and minors to pre-register for classes. We will have a pre-registration gathering on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 12:10 to 01:05 p.m., in Friends 205 where you can ask professors about their fall classes.
  • To pre-register:
    1. Students will receive a list of the department's fall courses. The form is also available for download on the department website.
    2. Students may request up to two 100-, 200- or 300- level History Department courses into which they will be placed before the general registration period begins, contingent upon the course's enrollment cap. Students must fill out the preregistration form and return it to Terrie Miller in Muller 424 on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by 10:00 a.m.
    3. Students may sign up for one 400-level course but must specify the course and get the tutorial or seminar instructor's signature before turning in the form. Students without instructor approval will not be allowed to pre-register for a seminar or tutorial. Students are not pre-registered into 400-level courses. Instead, students who turn in signed forms have their seats reserved by the lifting of the "instruction permission required" restriction. Then, during registration (November 6th to November 15th), students will be able to add that class in Homer.
    4. The pre-registration process CANNOT be used to override time conflicts, course capacities, or financial or medical holds.
    5. Students may only pre-register for 3 classes total, across their whole schedule. If a student can preregister in more than one department, they will need to coordinate their choices carefully as the Dean's office will only allow a student to be placed into 3 courses before their regular registration appointment.
    6. When a student's regular registration appointment arrives, they then complete their registration for the spring by adding the remainder of the courses that will fill their schedule in Homer.

Students are not required to pre-register, but it is clearly in their best interests to do so. This process is intended to help the department serve our students by ensuring they are able to enroll in the courses they need. If students do not pre-register, they lose this opportunity for preferential seating, and will have to see if openings are available during the regular registration process.

Any questions, advice, or suggestions about this procedure are not only welcome but encouraged! Please contact Terrie Miller with concerns.