University to Implement Two-Pass Registration System in Fall 2012

    The two-pass system will require students to register at two different times; they can enroll in up to 11.5 units during the first pass, and then up to 19.5 units during the second pass.
    Students can enroll in up to 22 units on the first day of instruction.
    Waitlists will not be available during the first pass to encourage students to fully enroll in at least two classes.
    Additionally, students that fail to enroll during their first pass appointment must wait until their second pass appointment to enroll.
    “This gives all undergraduates a better chance to obtain at least two classes toward fulfilling requirements,” the Office of the Registrar wrote in the email.
    The range of registration times will also be expanded, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, with appointments on Saturdays as well.
    “I think it’ll be frustrating for juniors and seniors who’ve been gaining credits to get better enrollment times,” Marshall College sophomore Courtney Bakas said. “[They] won’t be able to get all the classes they need at once but on the other hand I think it’ll make registration more fair for the whole school population.”
    Other UC schools, including UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Davis already use a two-pass registration system.
    UC Santa Cruz implements a two-pass system for all undergraduates that have non-senior status while UC Santa Barbara has a three-pass system.
    “I really appreciate the two-pass registration system,” UCLA sophomore Jerry Ciolino said. “As an underclassmen it can be really hard to get classes you really need or want. With the two-pass system you have a better chance of getting those classes because enrollment is spread out a little bit more over all the undergraduate students.”

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