Class pick times are now available

Class pick times have been released for the winter 2020 and spring 2020 semesters. Students can access their pick time on Student Admin.  Photo by    Nicole Honeywill    on    Unsplash

Class pick times have been released for the winter 2020 and spring 2020 semesters. Students can access their pick time on Student Admin. Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash

Class pick times for University of Connecticut students for the winter 2020 and spring 2020 semesters are now listed on Student Admin, Gregory Bouquot, from the Office of the Registrar, said.  

Class pick times are the first opportunity for a student to enroll in classes, Bouquot said. For the Spring 2020 semester, registration is available from the pick time until 10:30 p.m. on the 10th day of classes, Feb. 3, 2020.  

“Pick times are based on earned credits and don’t include anything you’re taking this Fall semester,” Bouquot said. “In order to avoid overloading Student Admin, students are divided evenly into groups of several hundred at a time every hour and a half.”  

Before picking classes, Bouquot said there are some tricks that can make class registration easier. One thing is to make sure all enrollment holds are resolved, including bursar holds, “Welcome to the Pack,” advising holds or “anything else you see in your Student Center that says it will block enrollment.”  

He also advises on sending all of the desired classes to the shopping cart before one’s pick time. 

“Another tip is to load your shopping cart ahead of time, and simply click ‘Finish Enrolling’ at your pick time,” Bouquot said. “That way, you know immediately which classes were successful, which were not, and why. 

There are two main ways to find classes: Schedule Builder and Dynamic class search. Bouquot said that schedule builder allows students to add desired classes and personal needs to figure out what classes would work. Dynamic class search lets students search for classes by term, subject, campus, instruction mode and other filters.   

“Some students like schedule builder because you can account for times that you are not available for classes,” Bouquot said. “Some students like dynamic class search because it’s quicker and easier to navigate.”  

The 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog also has a feature in which one can find the course requirements for their major or minor and find all pertaining sections, times, locations and instructors for the upcoming semester, Bouquot said.

Although students do not have to pick their class at their exact pick time, Bouquot said he noted that most students decide to do so to ensure they get the classes they want. If there is any difficulty selecting classes before or after their pick time, Bouquot said students should feel free to come to Wilbur Cross and ask questions in person.   

“If students are having trouble registering for classes and they don’t know why, we always encourage them to come see us on the main floor of Wilbur Cross or call us,” Bouquot said.  “We can help them figure out what the problem is and what the next steps might be for successful registration.”  


Rachel Philipson is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at rachel.philipson@uconn.edu.