The Student Information System
FAQs for Faculty
Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty Using the SIS
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- What do the different enrollment numbers mean on
- The SIS tracks enrollment for combined sections by individual
section, and for the combination, allowing departments to set enrollment figures
for each section independently as well as overall.
- Two sets of figures are displayed
to show the number of seats available in the particular section, as well as overall.
- Depending on how the enrollment figures are set, either section may fill first, or
the overall enrollment limit may be reached before one section or the other closes.
- How do I browse for classes in SIS?
Click here for helpful information for students on enrollment
functions — add, drop, swap, edit.
- To find classes for an upcoming term, use SEARCH FOR CLASSES in
your Faculty Center.
- You must identify at least two search criteria.
- First select the term.
- You can enter a particular subject or click on the select
subject button to browse a list of subjects. Then, click the Search
button to see all open classes within that subject. (Note that "Show Open Classes Only" is
a default search criteria; to include wait listed classes, uncheck this box.)
- The Additional Search Criteria you can search by instructor, keyword,
and other criteria without specifying a subject and get results from multiple departments.
- Enrollment figures are in real-time.
- Can I view a student's transcript in SIS?
- You can view an unofficial transcript via the Faculty Center.
You can also view grades and statistics term-by-term on the Academics
tab of the Student Services Center.
- When using Block Enroll, I received a message indicating “Requirement Designation
is set to ‘yes’”. Is this an indication that there was a requirement designation
attached to the class?
The requirement designation set to "yes" message appears whenever a student enrolls in a
course with a requirement designation. This occurs whether it is a single enrollment request or block
- What is the best way for a student to swap a dependent discussion or lab while remaining
enrolled in the same primary lecture section?
If a student wants to swap a dependent discussion or lab, while remaining enrolled in the same
primary lecture section, it is easier to use the “Edit” function rather than
- What if an undergraduate student wants to enroll in a 6000 or higher level course?
The student must complete a Course
Action Form and have it signed by the instructor, and processed by the person in their Dean's Office.
- Is there a way for a student to drop a discussion if it is changed to be an optional
component after the student has already enrolled?
- If the class has been set up with required components, students will need to enroll in all
required components, and they will not be able to drop individual required components.
If the class has been set up with optional components, students will only be required to enroll for
required components. However, if a component is made optional after a student is already enrolled, and
the student wants to drop the optional component, then the student must drop all components and re-add
the required component. This may lead to complications if the class requires instructor consent for
enrollment or if there are students on a waitlist, which will require administrative intervention.
In addition, an optional component may still result in a time conflict error with another class if the
student remains enrolled in it.