Registering For Classes
You are given a registration priority time each term based on the number of credits you have accumulated (not counting your current registration if you are a continuing UO student) and the last three digits of your UO ID number. Graduate students register first, and then undergraduates, followed by community education students. Seniors register before juniors, etc. Within the each class level (senior, junior, sophomore, freshman), students are further divided into three groups based on number of credits accumulated.
A few weeks before initial registration opens each term, the Registrar’s Office publishes a Registration Priority Schedule. The week prior to initial registration, your specific registration time is added to your student record. Once that is completed, you can then view your specific time and day in DuckWeb. After logging into DuckWeb, click on Student Menu, Registration Menu, then Check Registration Eligibility.
Initial Registration runs between eight and ten business days, beginning the eighth week of the prior term (for the regular academic year). Start times are assigned on the half-hour, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Once your start time has passed, you can log into DuckWeb as often as you want to register for classes.
The following is the order in which students are assigned a registration priority time:
- Graduate Students
- Post-Bacs and Seniors with 165+ credits
- Seniors with 150-164 credits
- Seniors with 135-149 credits
- Junior with 120-134 credits
- Junior with 105-119 credits
- Junior with 90-104 credits
- Sophomores with 75-89 credits
- Sophomores with 60-74 credits
- Sophomores with 45-59 credits
- Freshman with 30-44 credits
- Freshman with 15-29 credits
- Freshman with 0-14 credits
- Community Education students
Students with a hold on their records will not be allowed to register until the hold is cleared. Students can check DuckWeb (look in "Student Menu" -> "View Holds") to see if there are holds on their records. The most frequent holds are for past due accounts. Account information is also available in DuckWeb.
Registering for Classes
Students register for classes via DuckWeb. Students may either enter the CRNs of the courses directly, or may use the "Search for Open Classes" feature in DuckWeb to browse for and add classes.
Variable Credit Courses
When students register for a course that is offered for variable credit, DuckWeb automatically selects the lowest credit. Students need to obtain instructor and/or departmental approval before changing variable credits. Change variable credits in DuckWeb (from "Student Menu," go to "Registration Menu" -> "Change Variable Credit/Grading Option"). A link to this option also appears at the bottom of many of the DuckWeb registration screens.
To change the credit in a lecture class that has a noncredit laboratory, discussion, or activity section associated with it, make the credit change using the lecture CRN.
When variable credits are reduced, tuition refunds meet the same criteria as dropped courses. Students may owe partial tuition if credits are reduced after the 100% tuition refund period ends.
Courses are offered as Graded only, Pass/No Pass only, or Optional Grading. Grading options for each course are listed in the class schedule. Some courses require that majors take the course for a grade while allowing non-majors a choice of grading options.
DuckWeb does not enforce the major grading option. It is the responsibility of the student to register for the appropriate major grading option requirement.
DuckWeb automatically selects the graded option on courses with Optional Grading. Students who want to take a course Pass/No Pass need to change the course once they are registered in the course.
When a Class is Full
If no seats are available, students may add themselves to a waitlist if one is available (see How to Use Wait-listing on DuckWeb). If the course does not have a waitlist, contact the instructor or department for permission to add the class. If permission is granted, students need to contact the academic department office for preauthorization information and, once preauthorization is approved, complete the course registration via DuckWeb. Students are not officially registered in the class until they have processed their registration. Instructors and departmental staff cannot register students in classes.
Students need to log into DuckWeb to drop classes. Select "Student Menu" then "Registration Menu", "Add/Drop Classes". Students should drop classes as soon as they know they will not be attending, so that other students have an opportunity to enroll. The last day to withdraw from courses is Sunday midnight following the seventh week of the term. Specific dates and deadlines can be found on calendars available on the Registrar's Calendars page.
Tuition refunds are computed from the date courses are officially dropped, not from the last day of attendance. Students who do not drop before the 100% tuition refund period ends will owe at least partial tuition and/or course fees. It is to the student's advantage to drop classes promptly.
Students are expected to attend and pay for all classes in which they are registered. University students are both academically and financially responsible for all classes in which they are registered. Students who wish to cancel this commitment and reduce or eliminate tuition charges for the term, must officially drop classes or completely withdraw from the University for the term. Failure to pay tuition or to attend classes does not constitute official withdrawal. Students who simply stop attending classes are financially liable for all charges and may also receive grades of Y, N, or F according to departmental policy.
Complete Withdrawal (Dropping all Classes)
Students who wish to drop all of their classes should initiate the request through the "Complete Withdrawal" link in the Registration menu of DuckWeb. If they have questions about the process, they should contact the Office of Academic Advising, 364 Oregon Hall, (541) 346-3211 for assistance. Tuition and fee refunds are based on the completed request as recorded through DuckWeb. (See also: How to Completely Withdraw Using Duckweb.)
If a class is canceled, students are informed that the class is unavailable for registration. If a cancellation occurs after students have already registered, they will be dropped from the class and notified by the department. Students may then register for another class prior to the add deadline or, if applicable, a 100% tuition refund will be processed and credited to the student account.
Mandatory Attendance Requirements
Academic departments may require students to attend the first and/or second meetings of designated classes. These classes are identified in the Class Schedule. Students who do not attend the first two sessions of these classes may be directed by the academic department to drop the course so that the seat may be given to another student. Students are responsible for dropping the class; there is no automatic drop. The university refund schedule applies.
Students are expected to register prior to the beginning of classes. If, with special approval, a student is permitted to register after the add deadline, the late registration fee is $25.00-$50.00. Students approved for late registration after the fourth week of classes may be charged $100.00.
Altering the registration records of another student without that student's permission is considered a violation of the student conduct code.