Registration period is quickly approaching - here are a few tips from the
BSOS Advising Center to keep in mind while you register for the Spring
Have you Completed
your 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 Major advisor.
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
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 forwarding
written permission from both UMD instructors to the BSOS advisor during an