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Registration for Fall FYS takes place on campus during the New Student Orientation (NSO) summer sessions.  Seats in the FYS are apportioned and released systematically throughout the summer so that each of the three registration sessions within each NSO session has approximately the same number of seats available for FYS.  Online course listings will indicate that there are no seats available in FYS because the seats that are made available at each registration session open at the moment that the registration begins.  Registering students who have FYS in their “shopping carts” are likely to see some FYS seats open and then close as they are scheduled by fellow students. Beginning in early August, first-year students can drop and add FYS from their schedule using the Connect Carolina online registration system.


First-year students who enrolled in a FYS during the fall will be blocked from spring FYS pre-registration for a few days during the registration period, providing an opportunity for first-year students who have not had a chance to register in a FYS to do so for the spring.  Please note that students can only participate in this pre-registration if they are eligible to register (i.e., they have no “flags” on their account that would block their registration).  Controlled enrollment is removed from spring FYS at the end of the pre-registration process so that all first-year students can drop and add FYS.  


Registration for FYS continues during the drop-add period, but many FYS become flagged as “Permission of Instructor Required”.  This limitation is imposed because some FYS move so quickly that missing the first classes can put a student too far behind to be successful in the course.  If the online registration system shows that a seat is available in an FYS and online registration is not successful, the student should contact the instructor (via e-mail, phone, or office visit) and express interest in enrolling in the FYS. If enrollment is feasible, the instructor will notify the departmental course registration officer and the student will be added to the FYS.