Registration Tips & Instructions

Plan out your schedule and search for CRNs

Take the time to plan out your schedule; it'll make life easier. You can find pro tips from the Student Success & Advising office below. Part of that process includes finding the Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) for all the sections of a course. Each section is offered at a different time, and some of them are taught by different faculty.


How the pros do it

  1. Identify the classes you wish to take
  2. Search for all the sections of those classes
  3. Copy all sections of each class from the search results & paste as text only into an Excel spreadsheet
  4. Prioritize the classes you need to take (LAC, major requirements) and then those with the fewest sections offered
  5. Through a process of elimination, rule out the conflicting options. For example, there are 3 sections of ANTH 151; there are 23 sections of Comp 150. In your Excel spreadsheet, delete the sections of both classes that are closed (they show a C in the first column). Next, delete the COMP150 sections that occur at the same time as any of the ANTH151 sections. This will leave you with the sections that do not conflict. Repeat this process for the other courses until you have a schedule with no conflicts.

Search for CRNs

As you’re registering for class, you may be looking for classes by major, or looking for classes to satisfy Liberal Arts Core requirements. You may be looking to fill a gap in your schedule with an elective, or have some other objective. You can search for CRNs in different ways to accomplish different goals.

Search for the CRN of a specific class

Go to WebOpus

  1. Select Student Services
  2. Then Registration
  3. Finally Class Search
  4. Enter the Semester (term) for which you are looking to register
  5. Select the area of study
  6. Use Course Search

This will return all the sections of a specific course, for example, it would show you the 15 sections of BIO 113: Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology that are offered that semester.

Advanced Search options

You can also search for:

  • Liberal Arts Core Requirements
  • Online or hybrid classes
  • Classes offered at a specific day/time

Or search by:

  • Class type (lecture, lab, online, etc.)
  • Instructor

To search for a course that meets specific criteria such as those above:

Go to WebOpus

  1. Select Student Services
  2. Then Registration
  3. Finally Class Search
  4. Enter the Semester (term) for which you are looking to register
  5. Select Advanced Search (you may ignore the area of study field)

A new page opens with all your advanced search options.

  1. Select the area of study in the subject field. You may select more than one
  2. Choose from subsequent fields to tailor your search toward your goals

Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Classes

To find the CRNs of courses that will satisfy liberal arts core requirements:

  1. Log into WebOPUS
  2. Choose “Advanced Search”
  3. Select all majors in the "Subject" field
  4. Under “Attribute Type,” select all the codes for the kind of LAC class you want

Course codes:

  • SC1 – Science with lab
  • SC2 – Science without lab
  • S1, SS2, SS3 – Social Science
  • AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4 – Arts & Humanities
  • HI1 – History
  • CO1 – Comp 1
  • CO2 – Comp 2
  • MA1 – Math