Registration Restrictions

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm, Last Updated: July 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Course restrictions are used to limit registration to certain groups of students. When requesting restrictions in CIM, keep the following in mind:

  • All courses are set with certain default restrictions which may not be removed.
  • Try not to overload your course with restrictions – doing so may potentially block any/all students from registering. If you are unsure of which restrictions to assign, contact your college catalog contact.

Student registration may be restricted according to the following categories in any combination:

  • field of study (any combination of concentration, major, and/or minor)
  • degree (i.e. BFA students only – allows a BFA student of any major to register)
  • college (i.e. VS – Volgenau and BU – School of Business students only)
  • class (i.e. exclude all Freshmen)
  • level (i.e. exclude all non-degree students)

There are two options when creating a restriction:

  • INCLUDE selected students within each category
  • EXCLUDE selected students within each category


Any student who does not meet the set criteria will receive an error message when attempting to register for the course; i.e.: MAJOR RESTRICTION

When viewing restrictions using the Course Modify Form, ‘I’ stands for ‘include’ and ‘E’ stands for ‘exclude.’

Example: Degree Restriction: E, NDU means the course will exclude all non-degree undergraduate students from registering.

Definitions for class and level codes follow.  Codes for the remaining categories above may be found in the University Catalog.

Class Codes

DCPhD Advanced to Candidacy
FRFreshman (0-29 credits completed)
JRJunior (60-89 credits completed)
NDNon Degree
SOSophomore (30-59 credits completed)
SPSenior Plus
SRSenior (90 or more credits completed)

Level Codes

WCWashington Consortium

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