Student Administration - Student Class search

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Description:
From the class search page in PeopleSoft you can view classes being offered for a specific term or from the course catalog.  Class schedule and catalog data from 1990 forward is available to view.

Navigation:

Go to your Student Center

  1. From your Student Center page, click the "Search For Classes" button (top right).
  2. Choose a Term and, based on this selection, either "Search for Classes" (from the class schedule) or "Browse Catalog" (to look at courses in the catalog).
  3. Click the "Go" button to start the search.
  4. Select the "Course Subject" and the various other parameters (number, career, open classes, etc.) that you want to search.
    • If you select only a "Course Subject" the widest selection for that subject will be returned.
  5. Then click the "Search" button.
  6. You will be presented with a list of classes that meet your search criteria.
    • Note the class title and number of sections available.
    • A green "Status" dot means the section is open. A blue box indicates the class is full and no seats are available.
  7. To learn more about the class, click on the "Section" link.
    • This will give you more details on the class such as:
      • Class Capacity
      • Available Seats and more
    • Note: There may be more sections available (but not displayed). Click the "View All Sections" link to view all sections of a class.

To search by Course Attribute Value (example: BB, CC, DD):

Go to your Student Center

  1. From your Student Center page, click the "Search For Classes" button (top right).
  2. Click the "Browse/Search courses" link, in the "Search for Courses area.
  3. You can change Institution and Term (where applicable) and, based on those selections, search either classes in the Class Schedule or courses in the Course Catalog.
  4. Click "Go" to start the search.
  5. On the Class Search Criteria page:
    1. Leave the "Course Subject" blank.
    2. Leave "Course Number" set to "is exactly" and leave the number field blank.
    3. Check the "Show Open Classes Only" checkbox.
    4. And click the "Additional Search Criteria" link.
    5. In the "Course Attribute" field, type the code:
      GERQ
    6. Click the magnifying glass icon, next to the "Course Attribute Value" field, to display all possible values.
      1. From the "Look Up Course Attribute Value" table, click the link for the value you want to search (example: BB, CC, DD).
      2. You will be returned to the Class Search Criteria page and the code you clicked will show in the "Course Attribute Value" field.
    7. Click the "Search" button.
      Note: When your search results are displayed, if you click on the "Section" number link for a class, you will see the Course Attribute in the "ENROLLMENT INFORMATION" section of the class details.
      Note: There may be more sections available (but not displayed). Click the "View All Sections" link to view all sections of a class.

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