Enrolling in Classes

When you are ready to enroll in classes, you may do so within the Manage Classes tile on your Student Homepage. You can enroll, drop, or swap out classes from this page.

Enrollment

  1. On the left-hand side of the Manage Classes page, click Enrollment.
  2. If you know the specific class number, type it in the Enter Class Nbr field then skip to step.
  3. To search for a class, select the Class Search option then click Search.
  4. Enter your search terms, then click Search.
  5. A list of classes appears. Once you find a section your would like to enroll in, click the Select button for that section.
  6. If a lab section is required, select one when prompted and click Next.
  7. The class will now be added to your shopping cart. When you have finished adding classes, click Proceed to Step 2 of 3.
  8. Confirm that your selections are accurate, then click Finish Enrolling.

If there are empty seats in the class and no prior departmental consent is required, you will receive a confirmation of enrollment.

Dropping Class

  1. At the top of the My Schedule or Enrollment page, click on the Drop tab in the top toolbar.
    Enrollment Toolbar
  2. Select appropriate term.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Check the box next to the class you would like to drop.
  5. Click Drop Selected Classes.
  6. Verify your selections, then click Finish Dropping.

Swapping Class

  1. Click on the Swap tab in the top Enrollment toolbar.
  2. Select the course you would like to swap from in the drop-down menu.
    Swap Class Dropdown
  3. Below the drop-down fill out the appropriate search terms for the class you would like to swap to. You may also enter the exact Class Nbr if known or select a class in your shopping cart.
  4. Click Search, Select, or Enter depending on your search terms.
  5. Click Select Class on the section you would like to swap to.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Verify your selections, then click Finish Swapping.

Waitlisting a Course

If a class is full when you attempt to enroll, you have the option of joining the waitlist if the Waitlist box on the Add Classes page is available for the class. Please note, not all sections will have the Waitlist box, because not all sections choose to use the my.SMU waitlist. If there is no waitlist option available, then you can contact the department with any questions about enrolling for the section.

You can now add yourself to a section waitlist, even if you are enrolled in another conflicting class or an alternate section of the same class. This will allow you to have a backup class already enrolled in case you are not moved off of the waitlist for a preferred section.  In order to do this, you must utilize the SWAP function whenever adding yourself to the waitlist.

For more information, please refer to the Waitlist Guidelines from the Registrar's office.

Joining the Waitlist

  1. Follow steps 1-6 for Enrolling in Classes.
  2. Before adding the class to your cart, check the Waitlist if class is full box.
  3. If a lab section is required, select one when prompted and click Next.
  4. The class will now be added to your shopping cart. When you have finished adding classes, click Proceed to Step 2 of 3.
  5. Confirm that your selections are accurate, then click Finish Enrolling.

Example of Waitlist check box

Waitlist Swap

The Swap function allows you to Swap from an enrolled section into a waitlist section, but does not remove you from the enrolled section until you are successfully enrolled in the waitlisted section.  You will remain enrolled in your original section, and will only be dropped if you are successfully moved into your alternate section by the waitlist.

  1. Follow steps 1-5 in the Swapping Class section of this page.
  2. Before clicking Next to add the section that you would like to swap to, make sure that the Wait list if class is full box is checked as indicated in the image above.
  3. Click Next
  4. Verify your selections, then click Finish Swapping
  5. You will remain enrolled in your original section until the waitlist process is able to successfully move you into your waitlisted section.