Course Registration Tips – check your date and blocks!
Registration period is approaching!
Below are a few tips from the
BSOS Advising Center to keep in mind while you register for Spring
Completion of Major
Benchmarks or LEP Gateways
When planning your schedule, check your student
record to make sure you are registering for your benchmark or gateway
courses that you have not yet completed. If you have questions about
completing these requirements on time, please make an appointment with your
A block is a hold placed on
student records to prevent registration. Registration blocks may be
frustrating for students who need to register for classes. Therefore, each
semester, students are expected to log on to Testudo and check their registration time and blocks. It is
the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove blocks
in order to register on time. Please visit the Registration
Restrictions and Blocks webpage for
explanations of different registration blocks.
Prior to the First Day of Classes and Schedule
Adjustment Period, students are limited to registering for no more
than 17 credits. On the First Day of Classes this limit is raised to
20 credits. Students who wish to
exceed these limits must meet with a BSOS college advisor to discuss a
possible exception to university policy.
This is used to indicate two
courses with the same course content. Note: students cannot receive duplicate
credit. Be mindful of credit you have received through AP/IB or through
transfer from another institution. Also, you can view the Schedule of
Classes where courses are marked: "Credit only granted for",
to see duplicate courses.
Major Students can obtain permission to take courses that have
a time conflict by bringing written permission from both UMD instructors to
a BSOS advisor during an appointment.