Registration Errors and Holds

Troubleshooting Registration Messages from My Cat /Banner

Registration Message



ReAdmit Term Prohibits Registration

Students not enrolled for three (3) semester must reapply and be readmitted before registration is permitted.

Contact graduate or undergraduate admissions.

PREQ -Test Score Error

Course pre-requisites have not been met. Prerequisites may include other courses, test scores or admission to the Honors College or Teacher Ed. Program.

Click on the hyperlink in the course title to see the pre-requisites.


A co-requisite required This course requires that you be concurrently registered for another course. The course number is indicated in the error message.

You must register for both courses at the same time.

Instructor Approval Required

You may not register for this section without the explicit approval of the instructor.

Contact instructor. If the instructor grants permission, you must still register for the course and meet any prerequisites.

Closed Section

Class has reached its enrollment limit.

Select another class or obtain permission to add the class from the head of the department.

Closed Section-X

Cross-listed section is closed.

Choose another section or obtain a capacity override from the department head.

Closed ### Waitlisted

This section is full. You are number ### on the waitlist.

If a seat opens up you will be notified via email.

Reserve Closed

Section contains seats reserved for a specific population of students (usually freshmen).

Reserved seats will be returned to the general pool before after the last orientation. Check again right before the semester begins.

Time Conflict

The class you selected meets at the same time as another class selected.

Select another class or section.

Level Restriction

Undergraduate students are not permitted to take graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program.

Select another course appropriate to your enrollment level.

Class Restriction

You do not have enough hours to meet the level approved for the course. Usually restricted to junior- or senior-level courses.

Select another course appropriate to your enrollment level. Exceptions require the permission of head of the department that owns the course.

Major Restriction

Enrollment in course is limited to specified major.

Select another course or gain admission to the major specified.

Program Restriction

Enrollment in course is limited to specific programs.

Select another course or gain admission to the program specified.

Duplicate Course

You have already registered for this course/section.

Drop the section from your schedule.

CRN does not exist

The five-digit CRN (Course Reference Number) you entered is not recognized by the system.

Check the schedule on the Web to get the correct number and enter the correct CRN.

Invalid Student Status Code

You have not yet been admitted for the term you are attempting to register.

Degree-seeking students must contact the Admissions Office.

Student Status Prohibits Registration.

Your student record is not active for the term you are attempting to register.

Please contact the Admissions Office to confirm your acceptance.

Academic Standing Prohibits Registration.

Your academic standing does not allow registration.

Contact the OneStop 828-227-7170. Press option 3 for advising.

Registration Is Not Allowed for this Term at this Time

You are trying to register outside of your assigned registration time.

Please refer to the Appointment Schedule for Web Registration for the term.

Hold Error

An office has placed a hold on your registration. You may have multiple holds on your record. Please check your registration status for all holds.

Registration holds can only be lifted by the office that placed the hold on your record. Contact the appropriate office(s).

Link Error ## Required

Classes that require a lecture and a lab are referred to as “linked” in the student information system. This message displays when a student attempts to enroll in a lecture without a lab and vice versa.

Students must register for both the lecture and lab. Process the lecture and lab section on the same worksheet.

Repeat Count Exceeds 0

You already have credit for the course you are attempting to register for. It may be transfer credit. The course is not repeatable for credit.

Students who want to retake a course for grade replacement, must submit a Repeat Form with signatures to the OneStop.

Rpt Hrs Exceeded ###

You have already received the maximum credit allowed for this course.

Select a different course.

Maximum Hours Exceeded

You have exceeded the maximum number of credit hours allowed for the term.

Exceptions require approval. Forms can be picked up at the OneStop.

Campus Restriction

Your program does not permit you to take courses attached to this campus.

Look for section with a campus that matches your program. NO Exceptions.

You may not drop your last class.

Additional steps are required of you when you are totally withdrawing from the university.

Contact the OneStop at 828-227-7170, option 3 for Advising.

An error has prevented the processing of your transaction…

This is a true system error.

Contact the Registrar’s Office at



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