KnightLine Student Registration Instructions and FAQ

 

Please review the registration instructions below or click on the FAQ link directly.

Specific Issues & FAQ's

Registration Instructions - Students need to develop a sample schedule before their scheduled Advisement appointment on the first or second advisement day by completing a Web Registration Worksheet. At their advisement appointment their advisor will review your schedule, your Time Ticket (or Priority Registration Day & Time) and give you your Registration PIN number for you to register. Any time after your Priority Registration Day & Time you may access KnightLine and navigate to the Add/Drop Courses section. From there you will need to enter your Registration PIN. Once you have access to the Schedule screen you may enter the CRN's of the courses you wish to add. Barring no registration errors (closed course, time conflict) you will be able to add the courses to your schedule immediately.
Students will not know about any Holds blocking registration until they view Academic Status within the Student/Financial section of KnightLine. Students can also see their Priority Day & Time within KnightLine to find out when they will register. This information is also available by referencing the KnightLine Registration Time Tickets Schedule on the Registrar Website. Students may enter the Add/Drop Courses section only when it is their day and time (or any day or time thereafter) to develop a schedule. In order to access this area a student must first enter their Registration PIN given to them by their faculty advisor. Students may add, drop, and develop a schedule within this area.

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Registration Schedule - Students will not see their Priority Day & Time within KnightLine to find out when they will register, instead of using OARS - Academic History a student can locate their total courses earned to date (not including those courses currently registered for) and view the KnightLine Registration Time Tickets Schedule on the Registrar Website.

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KnightLine Access & Login - Access to KnightLine can be made from the Registrar website. Go to the Registration section and choose the KnightLine Registration & On Line Services link. You will be directed to the KnightLine home page. The home page has a secure access point and non-secure browsing links to the Timetables and Catalog. Choose the Enter Secure Area link and you will reach the login page.

You will be prompted for your login which is your SNC I.D. number. Your SNC I.D. is a 9 position number starting with 000 and ending with XXXXXX which corresponds to the last 6 numbers found on your I.D. Card. Next you will have to put in your secure access PIN. Initially your 6 character case sensitive PIN is emailed to your SNC email account. Upon entering the first time, your initial PIN will expire and you will be required to create a new PIN. To enter your new PIN, reenter your initial PIN, then create a new 6 position alphanumeric case-sensitive PIN. This will be your secure PIN to access KnightLine in the future. Next create a "Forgot PIN" question and one word case sensitive answer. Example questions might be: What is my pet's name ? What is my favorite color ? If you forget your PIN in the future clicking the "Forgot PIN" box will retrieve your question and a successful answer will allow you to reset your PIN. Repeated unsuccessful Login's will cause a system lock out and you will have to go to the KnightLine Reset page to have your account reactivated.

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FAQ Section

Registration PIN's - This 6 character PIN is given to you at advisement by your Faculty Advisor. You will be prompted to enter this PIN when you access the Add/Drop Courses link within KnightLine Registration before you can add or drop courses.

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Auditing a Course - Audits are not allowed until the Open Registration period after all students have had an opportunity to register. Audits can be elected by adding a course and changing its status under the Registration - Change a Course Status screen to Audit.

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Closed Courses - Closed courses will return a registration error when you try to add the course. If you contact the teacher of the course and they allow you to add the course, you will need to provide the teacher your SNC I.D. and they will log a Registration Override into the system. These overrides once entered can be viewed under "Check Your Registration Status". You must then proceed to Add/Drop Classes in the Registration area and add the closed course. The system will see the override and you will now gain entry instead of an error. The course will now show on your schedule. Remember: securing an override doesn't get you into the course, it only takes care of the registration error the next time you add the course.

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Co-Requisite Checking - Courses which require that they be taken simultaneously are called co-requisites. At this time only Washington Semester and Study Abroad courses required joint adding or a registration error will occur. Students need to select a Program or Country CRN plus the College of attendance CRN together when adding courses.

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Course Load - Students are allowed to register for 4.5 courses (18 semester credits) before they need to get faculty advisor approval for a higher course load. Overload charges are assessed at 4 course (16 semester credits)

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Courses vs. Credits - KnightLine is a semester credit based system where SNC courses are listed as being equal to 4 semester credits. A half course now equals 2 semester credits. Under KnightLine courses are no longer listed with an "H" in the course number. Please see the Catalog for course renumbering. A fulltime load of 4 courses now equates to 16 semester credits. Overload charges are assessed after 16 semester credits and the registration limit is now 18 semester credits before advisor permission is required.

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CRN's - CRN stands for Course Reference Number. Each course still has a Subject, Number and Section (i.e. BIOL 100 A) in addition each section has a unique CRN that is assigned to the course. CRN's are listed on the Registrar's Office website Timetables. CRN's are what is needed to enter courses into KnightLine Registration. Students should develop a schedule and enter CRN's onto their Web Registration Worksheet.

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Crosslisted Courses - Some courses are cross-listed between two different academic disciplines (i.e. POLI 150 & INTL 150). When you notice a cross-listed course on the Timetable or within KnightLine Registration you may register in either section. The section you choose will determine the subject that will be listed on your transcript. After the Add/Drop period no switching of cross-listed sections is allowed. Student may not enroll in both sections of a cross-listed course.

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Developing a Schedule - Students should review the Timetable of Courses located on the Registrar website or view courses in KnightLine Registration. Using this information along with the Day/Hour and Lab/Special Course Planning Grids a stduent should develop a schedule for the semester and enter their selection on the Web Registration Worksheet. In consultation with your advisor you will finalize your schedule and develop alternative courses should you choices not be available on your registration date.

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Dropping Courses - Once courses have been added to your schedule in the Add/Drop Courses section you can simply drop classes by selecting the drop-down box available for each course, choose the drop option, and then submit your drop for processing. Drops can be processed on-line until the Friday before classes start. Once classes begin, Add/Drop slips are necessary for dropping a course.

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Double-Majors & Course Restrictions - Due to the limitation in the General Studies program that students can not use an upper-biennium General Studies course that could count in their major also as a GS course unless they are double majoring, upper-biennium courses each have two sections. One section is for non-majors and is designated as a GS section, the other section is designated as a majors section and does not fulfill GS requirements. For students who are double majoring and want to add an upper-biennium GS course to count as a double-major GS exception they will experience difficulties registering for the section in KnightLine. Because the system reads both majors at once, double-majoring students will be blocked from entrance in the non-majors/GS section.

In order to add the section as a GS course, the student must obtain a Double-Major Registration Override. This override, can be in the form of a regular Prerequisite Registration Override or can be a Double-Major Registration Override. Either way, these overrides are conditional, in that failure to complete both majors by the time of graduation will cause the GS attribute to be removed from the course, leaving the GS requirement unfulfilled for graduation. Double-Major Overrides can be obtained by contacting the instructor of the course or by contacting the Registrar's Office. Students who register for a major section and later complete a second major allowing for an earlier completed upper-biennium course to count as a GS requirement, the student should contact the Registrar's Office to have their record updated. (Students can file a Student Petition to request this update.)

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GS Courses - Courses within the General Education program no longer have a "GS" listing within their title. Instead they have an "attribute" attached to the course such as GS1U (General Studies Area 1 - Upper Biennium). Attributes can be seen on the Timetable of Courses at the Registrar website or within KnightLine. Upper Bi GS courses are split into majors and non-majors sections for registration. Since a student can not use an upper bi course that could be used within their major they can only register for the majors section. Non-majors select the non-majors section and will receive GS credit for the course. Writing Intensive courses are no longer marked with a "W", instead they have the GS9 attribute attached.

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Honors Students - Honors students do not receive a special priority registration time. Registration dates and times are determined by students' total earned credits to date and their last names. Only Honors program participants can enter an Honors designated section.

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Instructor Permissions - In order to add a course with a required Instructor Permission must obtain a registration override from the instructor of the course. Contact the Instructor in question and give them your SNC I.D. number, NOT your Login PIN. Once the instructor has logged an override into the system you may view it under the "Checking Your Registration Status" section on KnightLine. When it is your time to register you will be able to add the course in question without receiving a registration error.

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KnightLine Features - KnightLine is a web-based umbrella of campus services and information about and for you. You are able to view your financial aid and bill, view campus employment payroll deposits and W-2's besides registering for classes. Eventually, additional features like paying a bill on-line, performing a degree audit on your graduation progress, and ordering transcripts on-line will be rolled out. Updates to students will be sent via SNC News and KnightLine Tips and Tricks via email.

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Lab Courses - Lab courses have lab times linked to the lecture section. When a student adds a course both the lecture and lab meeting days/times are added to your schedule. Students need to review both lecture and lab sections to avoid time conflicts when adding courses.

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Logging Out - In order to have a secure login go to the upper right hand corner when you are in KnightLine and click "EXIT" to leave properly.

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Majors/Non-Majors Course Restrictions - Some courses are restricted to majors or non-majors. This information is located on the Timetable of Courses. Students not meeting a major/non-major restriction on a course will receive a registration error. These pre-requisite errors would require a registration override by the course instructor before a student could reattempt to add the course. Upper Biennium General Studies courses are usually split into two sections - a majors section without a GS designation, and a non-majors section that will fulfill GS requirements. For double majors please see the information on Double Majors within this FAQ.

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Navigating to KnightLine Registration - From the Student Services and Financial Aid option, select the Registration option, and proceed to the Registration Menu. From there choose Add/Drop Classes in enter registration. Students will not be able to enter the Add/Drop Classes section until it is their appropriate priority registration date and time. Upon selecting the Add/Drop Classes option students will be prompted for their Registration PIN in order to proceed.

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Prerequisite Checking - Prerequisite checking for Fall 2007 courses will only be applied to courses restricted to certain majors and honors course sections. Students receiving a registration error due to a prerequisite error will need to secure a registration override in order to remove the error before they could add the course.

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Register By Self-Flags - Register by self flags, once a part of OARS registration do not exist within KnightLine Registration. Instead, students must enter their Registration PIN received from their academic advisor in order to gain access to the registration Add/Drop Courses area.

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Registration Holds - A registration hold will block a student from registering on their priority registration day. Generally, these holds are Financial Holds. If you receive a Financial Hold, please contact the Business Office for details and resolution. Holds can be reviewed under the Registration Status area of KnightLine Registration.

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Registration Overrides - In order to add a course with an Instructor Permission, a Closed Course, or when you do not have the required Prerequisite, or if a Time Conflict exists you must obtain a registration override from the instructor of the course. Contact the Instructor in question and give them your SNC I.D. number, NOT your Login PIN. Once the instructor has logged an override into the system you may view it under the "Checking Your Registration Status" section on KnightLine. When it is your time to register you will be able to add the course in question without receiving a registration error. Conditional Double-Major Overrides can be obtained from the Registrar's Office or the course instructor.

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Selecting a Term - When viewing courses or registering, KnightLine registration requires you to select the appropriate term before you proceed. This may be done by selecting the appropriate term in the drop down box and then clicking the submit button.

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Selecting Courses to Add - Anytime after your Registration Day and Time has arrived you can proceed to register for the semester. Go to the Add/Drop Courses selection and you will be prompted to enter your Registration PIN received from your advisor to gain add/drop access. Enter your course CRN's on the worksheet and submit them for processing. You may select course one a time or all at once. Any classes you select will immediately be added to your schedule unless their is a registration error and you have not secured a registration override. Courses can be changed by dropping classes using the drop-down box next to each course on your schedule. You may search for classes using the Class Search Button on the bottom of the page. You then will receive the Class Search page allowing you to select courses for review. Once retrieved, you may select your chosen class(es) by checking the box next to the course. After submission, courses selected will population your schedule.

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Study Abroad Students - Students currently studying abroad should develop a schedule via e-mail with their academic advisor. The academic advisor will send the stduent their Registration PIN allowing the student to register through KnightLine. If the student is unable to gain access or time differences might prohibit registration you need to send your schedule with CRN's and Course Numbers with sections, to your faculty advisor who will forward your schedule to the Registrar's Office for processing. The Registrar's Office will not process schedules submitted directly from students. Students abroad are still required to obtain via email requests to instructors any needed registration overrides. Upon processing your request an email acknowledgement will be sent to the student and their faculty advisor. The Registrar's Office will not process any alternate courses, in case a class fills, unless clearly indicated on your request. The Registrar's Office will not try to develop a student on your behalf if classes are full. Academic Advisors do not have the ability to register you for your classes.

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Time Conflicts - In order to add a course that has a Time Conflict Error you must obtain a registration override from the instructor of the course. Contact the Instructor in question and give them your SNC I.D. number, NOT your Login PIN. Once the instructor has logged an override into the system you may view it under the "Checking Your Registration Status" section on KnightLine. When it is your time to register you will be able to add the course in question without receiving a registration error.

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Time Tickets - Time Ticket refers to a student's allowed Registration Day and Time. This is calculated and determined by the students' total earned credits to date (not including credits/courses currently enrolled in) and last name. To determine your total credits earned to date, you may view your transcript in KnightLine. The full schedule of Registration Days & Times is located on the Registrar website under Time Tickets.

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Viewing Catalog - Catalog Course Descriptions are available on the KnightLine home page. Whenever you are searching for a course(s) within the Catalog or Timetable you must choose a subject when submitting your selection criteria.

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Viewing Courses / Timetables - Courses for a term can be reviewed on the KnightLine home page under the Timetable link. A student must select a term first and then will be sent to the Course Search page. Whenever you are searching for a course(s) within the Catalog or Timetable you must choose a subject when submitting your selection criteria.

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Viewing Your Schedule - From the Registration section of the Student Services Menu you can view your schedule for a specific week by choosing the Student Schedule by Day & Time option after you have registered for classes. Schedules default to the current week but may be viewed for any week by submitting an appropriate date. By clicking the courses on your schedule you can view detailed course information such as class location and instructor name.

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