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Field of Study Restriction Error


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Major departments place restrictions on some sections of their courses. As a result, certain sections of a course are reserved for a particular major.  Although a course may be required for your major, the section/meeting time you are trying to register for is reserved for students in another major (who also need the same course).   If you get this error message you will have to choose another section (meeting time) that is either reserved/restricted for your major or has no restrictions. Information about restrictions can be found on Class Search by clicking on the course name, Course Reference Number (CRN), and section number.

This is an example of how Class Search will list Restrictions on an Accessories course:

                        Must be enrolled in the following major: Accessories Design/2 Yr AAS

In this example, section 101 of LD111 is reserved/restricted for students admitted into the Two-Year Accessories Design program students.  Students admitted into the One-Year Accessories Design, or any other major will not be able to register for section 101 of this course. 

 Evening/Weekend Majors

Majors with Evening/Weekend programs also have restrictions. If you are admitted into a major's day program, you may get a <Field of Study Restriction> error message if you try to register for evening sections of a subject, and vice versa.  Sections reserved for evening students will say this on Class Search:

                      >>Restrictions - Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Major Name/Eve/Wknd        

>> The Registrar's Office is not authorized to override Field of Study-Major Restrictions without the department chair's approval.