Help: Backpack & Registration FAQ


This page includes information on backpacking and registration activities.

Backpack Classes

  • What is a Backpack?
  • What is My Planner?
  • What is Schedule Builder?
  • What is Backpack Validation?
  • When can I start using my Backpack?
  • Am I required to use the Backpack in order to register for classes?
  • Am I automatically enrolled in a class if it is in my Backpack, on My Planner, or in Schedule Builder?
  • Will the system allow me to add closed classes to my Backpack?
  • If a class is closed, how can I get on the waitlist?
  • If I don't meet the registration requirements, will the system allow me to add it to my Backpack?
  • To avoid registration errors, what class details should I be aware of?

Register for Classes

  • What do I need before I begin to register?
  • Can I register at any time?
  • What is the difference between a class number and a course number?
  • How do I find out if a class has a prerequisite?
  • How do I find out if a class is open or closed?
  • How can I view classes for my School/College?
  • How do I find out if a class has seats reserved for a specific group of students?
  • How do I waitlist a class?
  • Can I register for two classes offered at the same time?
  • How do I take a class as pass/fail?
  • How do I specify that I want to take a class to satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR)?
  • How do I register for a class that requires permission?
  • I have permission to register for the waitlisted class in my schedule. How do I enter the permission?
  • How do I register for classes that require more than one component, such as a lecture and discussion that must be taken together?
  • How will I know that I'm actually enrolled in the classes I select?

Contact Information

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office at or phone (734) 647-3507.