Registration FAQs

When you have successfully enrolled in courses using the registration worksheet, your adviser can see the courses you have selected through the Yale Degree Audit.

Discussion and lab section selection takes place during the registration period.  You must select both a lecture and the discussion section/lab to be enrolled in the course.

You will have the opportunity to make changes to your registration worksheet during the add/drop period. Between the registration and add/drop periods, you may add and remove courses from the Canvas worksheet in Yale Course Search, which will provide access to the Canvas course site(s).

Yale College students may begin officially enrolling on a course-by-course basis as soon as the registration system opens. When a student officially enrolls in a course, it will be visible in the Yale Degree Audit and the Student Profile Advising System. As an advisor, you have access to these systems.

If a student is officially enrolled in your course, they will appear on your Canvas roster with a “Student” status. Persons on your roster with a “Visitor” status are not officially enrolled.

The Faculty Grade Submission system (FGS) is the official enrollment roster.

If permission has been requested, you will receive a daily email notification that contains the name of the courses, the Yale College student(s), and brief instructions. You may at any time log in to Yale Course Search and select the “Courses I Manage” option to review and grant pending permission requests from Yale College students. 

Until your permission request is approved, you cannot officially enroll in the course. Until that time, you may add the course to your Canvas worksheet to gain temporary access to the Canvas course site.

Yes. It is not unusual for a student admitted to a course through Preference Selection to drop it, thereby creating space for other students. If the course requires instructor permission to enroll, you may request permission through YCS while the registration system is open. If the course does not require permission and the course has open seats, you may add it to your registration worksheet while the registration system is open.

Reach out to the sponsoring departments to see if you are able to switch to another section for one of the courses. If not, drop one of the courses so another student will be able to fill the spot.

  • Black check mark means successfully enrolled.
  • Green check mark means you have already taken the course.
  • Worksheet means you have added to your worksheet but have not successfully enrolled.
  • Alert means there is an issue preventing successful registration.

Refer to the main page of the registration website for a full list of icons and their meanings.