Registration

Spring 2021 Registration begins December 8, 2020.

The following students will receive an advising hold on their MySlice account.

To remove the hold, students must complete a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu at least 48 hours prior to their registration date/time.

First-year students: Academic advisers from the Undergraduate Advising Office will visit your COM 100 class in November to discuss the registration process.

First-year students requiring additional assistance outside of the COM100 visit may attend one of these virtual sessions:
Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6:00pm EDT
Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9:00am EDT
Friday, Dec. 4 at 2:00pm EDT
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 12:00pm EDT

Sophomore students: Attend one of the Navigating Your Newhouse Degree Sessions.

Dec. 1, 4 p.m. EDT
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. EDT
Dec. 8, 1 p.m. EDT

View the Navigating Your Newhouse Degree video recording>>

Important Notes:

Important Registration Dates

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020: Spring 2021 course offerings searchable in MySlice

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020: Shopping cart opens in MySlice for students to start planning

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020: Winterlude registration begins for all class years

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020: Spring 2021 registration begins (check MySlice for your specific date/time under “View my Enrollment Dates”) and remains open through Feb. 1

Registration Steps

STEP 1: Check your assigned registration day and time on MySlice. It can be found in the enrollment section under “View My Enrollment Appointments.”

STEP 2: Check “View Holds” on MySlice to be sure you don’t have any holds on your registration. 

STEP 3: Select your Newhouse course(s) for the semester. Make time to discuss courses with your faculty or academic adviser.

STEP 4: Select your non-Newhouse courses for the semester. If you are a first-year or sophomore student who is singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies, check Degree Works to see where you stand with requirements and contact the Undergraduate Advising Office with any questions. Dually enrolled students with Arts and Sciences or Whitman should check with their home colleges to determine core requirements.

View additional major requirements on Degree Works or in your Newhouse Guidebook.

View the current Navigating Your Newhouse Degree Seminar Schedule.

Juniors and seniors should review the degree audit sent via email by your academic adviser and visit Degree Works to determine which courses you still need to complete. Your faculty adviser can assist you in selecting Newhouse electives.

STEP 5: Search courses and times on MySlice to create a schedule. Make several schedules with backup Arts and Sciences/core courses in the event courses or sections close.

FAQ

What do I do if I have an advising hold on my registration?

The following students will receive an advising hold on their MySlice account.

• First-year students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies
• Students who have earned less than 60 credit hours
• Students in all years who are on probation are required to meet with Suzanne Maguire before registering

To remove the hold, students must complete a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu at least 48 hours prior to their registration date/time.

Important Notes:
Students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies and have earned 60 or more credit hours do not have advising holds but are strongly encouraged to meet with their Newhouse Academic Adviser to ensure that course requirements are being fulfilled.

Newhouse students dually enrolled with Arts and Sciences or Whitman must follow the advising requirements of that college. Dual students should still consult with their Newhouse Academic Adviser on questions that affect their Newhouse major.

Students are responsible for preparing course selections by reviewing Degree Works and scheduling appointments with their Academic Advisers through Orange Success. Allow ample time before your online enrollment appointment begins to meet with your adviser.

If students are unable to complete a schedule and need assistance, they should meet with their Newhouse Academic Adviser before the end of the term.
If students are unable to meet with their academic adviser, please contact Suzanne Maguire, director of undergraduate advising.

Other university holds cannot be lifted by Newhouse.
Advising holds often take 48 hours to be cleared.

Where do I obtain a Registration Advising Form?

The following students will receive an advising hold on their MySlice account:

• First-year students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies
• Students who have earned less than 60 credit hours
• Students in all years who are on probation are required to meet with Suzanne Maguire before registering

To remove the hold, students must complete a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu at least 48 hours prior to their registration date/time.

How, where and when do I register?

You will register online according to class year:

• Graduate students
• Seniors
• Juniors
• Sophomores and First-year students register together

Check your assigned registration day and time on MySlice. It can be found in the enrollment section under “View My Enrollment Appointments.”

Search courses and times on MySlice to create a schedule.

If you need help using the registration system, check out the online registration tutorial or call the help line at 315-443-2422.

What if I am closed out of a class in my Newhouse major?

Newhouse classes often have limited enrollment or have restrictions. If you are closed out of a Newhouse class during registration you will need to fill out a wait list form.

If you have questions or concerns about staying on track, please contact your Newhouse academic adviser. We can lay out your semesters, showing you how you will progress in your major.

What should I do if the course is open and I am not able to register for it?

There are three common situations that may block you from registering for an open course:

1. If a course is restricted, and you do not meet the restrictions, you will not be able to register for the course without seeking permission. Check the course restrictions in the online class search in MySlice. Many Newhouse courses are restricted by major. Some are also restricted by class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student) and by alphabet (last name A-K or L-Z). If you have not declared a major, you can remedy this situation by contacting nhadvise@syr.edu to send you the electronic change of major form. Fill out this form and return it to nhadvise@syr.edu.  If you wish to be considered for a class for which you do not meet the restrictions, you will need to fill out a wait list form.

2. If a course has a prerequisite, you may not register for the class without having completed the prerequisite. The system will allow you to register for a fall class if you are currently in the prerequisite this spring, even though you have not passed it yet. If the course has a co-requisite, you may not register for the class unless you have taken the co-requisite or you register for the co-requisite in the same semester as the course, which lists the co-requisite.

3. Unless you are in the Honors Program, you are restricted to a 19-credit schedule. The registration system will not allow you to register for more than 19 credits, even if the class is open and you meet the restrictions. Under these circumstances you must drop or swap a course to add a course. Juniors or seniors may petition to register for more than 19 credits.  Contact Suzanne Maguire at semaguir@syr.edu for information on this process.answer

What if I only get into two classes and cannot get a full schedule?

You can register and adjust your schedule through the end of the registration period. There will be movement as students come off waitlists, change their minds, etc. The key is to keep checking MySlice. Seats in classes open periodically, so check at different times of the day: early morning, mid-day, late at night. The person that keeps at it—looking for openings in a preferred class right up until the day registration shuts down—is the person who gets their ideal schedule.

Where do I go for help if I am unable to complete my registration?

If you have not been able to register successfully, contact your Newhouse Academic Adviser. They will help you with options.

Still have questions?