Back in the day, you had to register for classes using a paper and pen. These days, just about everything is done online, including registering for classes.
At URI, in order to register for classes, you need an ecampus account. Your ecampus account is home to all your student services, like billing, financial aid, and registration.
Believe it or not, but some students still have a problem with registering online, so here I outline just what to do to make it as easy as possible!
First, you will need to log in to your ecampus account.
All students at URI are given an enrollment appointment, so they know when they are eligible to register once the registration period begins. Make sure you know what day and time you can register, to avoid some early frustration. This information can be found, of course, on your ecampus! Some other reasons you might not be able to register are if you money to the university, or if you have an adviser hold. At the end of the tutorial, there is a link for common registration errors as well.
Once you are logged in, you will want to go over to the Main Menu box on the left, and click on the link that says Self Service.
Once you click on Self Service, look for the box titled Enrollment, and click on 5 more.
You will then find yourself on this page:
Now click on Enrollment: Add Classes. Now the fun begins!
Now, it is a good idea to have done your research beforehand, and have good idea of what class and section you want to register for. It will make the process so much easier! You can do this through your ecampus as well.
Once you click on Add Classes, it will lead you to a screen that is going to ask you what semester you want to register for. Click the button for the correct semester and then continue, and you will come to this screen:
What I like about registering through ecampus is how they liken it to online shopping, which I am very adept at!
You pick the classes you want, add them to your cart, and then proceed to checkout. Very easy!
If you know the class number from your previous research, you can enter it in the box that says Enter class number. If you need to search for a class, hit the search button, and this screen will pop up:
This page gives you some pretty advance search options so that you can find just the class that you need! Just make sure you find an open section, and the class is one you can register for (meaning you meet any and all prerequisite requirements). This can be where many students go wrong, and get frustrated.
Once you have the class you want, click on it, and you will come to this page:
Here, they will give information about the class, and this is where you can enter in a permission number if you need to. As you can see, the class I am trying to register for here is asking for instructor consent, aka, a permission number is needed. Here is a good description of what a permission number is.
You can now click next to bring you the next page which will tell you the class has been (hopefully) successfully added to your shopping cart! You can add as many classes that you need into your shopping cart. Once you are done shopping, click on the button that says proceed to step 2 of 3. Here is what pops up:
Then, you can click on finish enrolling! You've reached the finish line!
That green check mark means you have successfully registered! Hooray! You now have the option to keep registering for classes, or viewing your class schedule.
I hope this tutorial helps with everyone who struggles to register online.Just in case you do run into some issues, here is a list the Office of Enrollment Services put together that compiles some common registration errors and what you can do to solve them.