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COM Current Semester Course Information

 

Save the Date:  COM Pre-registration for Spring 2023 courses


Pre-Registration for Spring 2023 COM classes:

October 13 (9AM) – October 20, 2022 (4:30PM)


Current Seniors Only:

 Thursday, 10/13/22

Units Earned/In Progress:  23.75 minimum
Link opens at 9AM  
Only senior registrations will be honored on this day.    Password for seniors only will be emailed that day, at 9AM.

All Class Years:

9AM Friday, 10/14/22 through

4:30PM Thursday, 10/20/22.

 

Link opens by 9AM on the first day.

Closing Day: Link closes at 4:30PM.


Courses will post to PAWS by Tuesday, 11/1/22.

Not sure how to find your total earned & in progress units?  Find Total Earned and In Progress Units

Need help with pre-registration? Check out this Youtube Video for help!

Pre-Registration Online Instructions

 

What is pre-registration?

Pre-registration is a period of time that begins shortly before registration when students majoring or minoring in Communication Studies, minoring in Leadership, or in Public Health select up to two Communication Studies courses before they become available to students campus-wide.

 

Communication Studies majors, second majors, **pre-majors and minors are all eligible to participate.

Pre-Majors: **If you have not yet taken one of our gateway courses (103, 117, 118, 172 or 242) you may register for up to ONE COM gateway course.

Public Health Majors and Minors are eligible for pre-registration for select COM courses. Contact your Program Assistant for details.

Leadership Minors are eligible for up to two COM Courses that are included in that course of study.

 

Each semester, COM offers pre-registration about a week to two weeks before PAWS opens registration campus-wide.  Dates are posted here, so add them to your calendar!

 

 I pre-registered on day one of pre-registration, why aren’t my courses showing in my schedule in PAWS immediately?

Your COM courses will show up in your schedule on PAWS by the first day that main campus-wide registration opens. Courses are entered manually once pre-registration ends.

  • After pre-registration ends, the department’s Program Assistant enters all COM courses in PAWS for students, thus eliminating the need for students to enroll in courses in PAWS themselves. There is nothing else students need to do for these two COM courses.

 

Watch your email the morning that COM Pre-registration opens. 

Use that link to enter the survey.

Students use the online link and select up to two COM courses.

 

List of courses with section information.

  • Have ready a choice of three or four COM classes. (In case you can’t get one of your first choices.)
    • Course Number
    • Course Name
    • Section Number
    • Course Instructor, optional.
  • Your PAWS ID – have your correct ID number ready

 

What Classes Should I Be Taking? Meet with your advisor to determine what classes you should be taking.

Find a list of courses that satisfy your specialization sub plan requirements here.

When should I see my advisor?

See your advisor before pre-registration to go over your requirements, discuss your program of study and plan your schedule.  Make advising appointments here.

 

I have holds on my account, can I still pre-register?

If you have holds on your account, you must resolve them immediately. If a hold is still on your account during pre-registration, we won’t be able to enroll you in courses you pre-registered for and this will cause you to lose your seat in those classes.

 

Why do all the COM courses look closed or need Department permission in PAWS? I can’t put them in my cart. Can I still pre-register for them?

During the pre-registration week only, the majority of seats are reserved for you; that’s why courses appear closed or have Department permission required in PAWS. This is done so other students cannot register in PAWS by themselves. Once pre-registration ends and all of our students are enrolled, the remaining available seats will be open in PAWS for anyone who wishes to enroll in COM classes.

You won’t be able to put our classes into your cart until regular registration opens.

 

How do I register for courses other than COM courses (e.g., liberal learning, language, …)?

You are responsible to register for courses other than COM yourself. You will enroll in those courses in PAWS when your registration appointment window opens. To see your registration appointment date and time, check PAWS.

 

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General Information and FAQ’s

I am studying abroad and can’t come to the office to pre-register in person. What should I do?

If you are abroad during pre-registration, email the Program Assistant. You will receive the online link via email and participate in the same way as all COM Students.

If a course fills up during pre-registration, can I be placed on a waitlist?

The waitlist for each course is kept only during pre-registration. If you don’t get into the course you are waitlisted for during pre-registration, it is your responsibility to monitor PAWS in case a seat opens up. No waitlists are kept once pre-registration ends. Contact the instructor directly to add into a closed course.

 

How do I register for courses other than COM courses (e.g., liberal learning, language, …)?

You are responsible to register for courses other than COM yourself. You will enroll in those courses in PAWS when your registration appointment window opens. To see your registration appointment date and time, check PAWS.

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How to Search for Liberal Learning

List of Liberal Learning Courses

 

 

 

 

 

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