Frequently Asked Questions: New Course Designations in the Arts & Sciences

Updated July 18, 2016

What’s changing in the course designation?

The Office of the University Registrar is enhancing the course planning and registration process by implementing two-character course designators within the Arts and Sciences. Only one-character designators have been used in the past.

Why is the designation changing? How?

A two-character designator will help students to more quickly and accurately identify the target student population for courses of interest. For example, a course with a designator of “UN” means that it is primarily for undergraduate students.

How will the new designation system affect the way I plan and register for courses?

Beyond making it easier to identify the courses that are right for you, this enhancement will not affect your course planning and registration experience.

How will this change affect me if I’ve already registered? Do I need to register again?

No. You don’t need to do anything.

When will this change take place?

The course designation changes were implemented in mid-July 2016.

Where can I get more information about the new designation system?

Open this guide to the new course designation system.