FSHD Advising - Registration Information

Fall 2021 Dates and Deadlines

View Full List of Dates and Deadlines Here
     Snapshot of Important Dates & Deadlines for Regularly Scheduled 15 Week Courses:
    August 30: Last day to use UAccess for adding classes. 
    September 5: Last day to drop a class without a W
    October 31: Last day to file for a GRO 
    October 31: Last day to withdraw using UAccess.  

Registration Information
Family Studies and Human Development majors have first access to register for FSHD courses in the fall and spring semesters.  If seats are available after FSHD majors have time to enroll we will then open registration to FSHD minors, and then to non-FSHD students. Minors and non-majors are encouraged to take FSHD summer classes, which are available to all students.

  • FSHD Minors can begin enrolling November 17th in FSHD courses

  • FSHD classes will be opened to all other majors starting November 22nd if seats are available

Registration for Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 will begin in November!

View List of FSHD Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 Course Offerings Here

Review FSHD Checklists and the Prerequisite Guide to Assist with Your Planning

Review these UAccess tutorials to learn how to enroll in courses

  • Starting October 1st the Winter and Springschedule of classes will be available, and shopping carts will become available for planning your courses
  • Starting mid-October, your priority registration date for Spring 2022 will be listed at the top of your UAccess Student Center. Remember that your enrollment date is based on your class standing, which is based on units completed as of the beginning of this semester, not how many years you’ve been a student. Remember that your erollment appointment will begin on your assigned date, and registration will remain open to you until the first week of the spring semester! 
    • November 1 - AZ Online and Distance Campus, athletes, Foster Care scholarship, students using the GI Bill, and Junior and Senior Honors Students
    • November 4 - First-Year and Sophomore Honors Students and Seniors (90+ units)
    • November 8 - Juniors (60-89 units)
    • November 11 - Sophomores (30-59 units)
    • November 15 - First-Year (0-29 units)
  • All students can enroll in Winter courses starting November 1st
  • Take care of any holds that will restrict you from registering! You can find information about your holds on the right side (at the top) of your student center. 
  • Unit Limit: Students may add a maximum of 19 units for a fall or spring semester course load. Students must request permission from their academic advisor to enroll more than19 units. Summer and winter sessions have different maximum units that are allowed - View Maximum Number of Units Allowed Per Semester

Open Registration:

  • Open registration begins on or around November 20th 
    • When registering for courses like SOC 101, PSY 230, PSY 290A, or many other courses outside of the FSHD department, you may be unable to register during your priority registration week. This is also true for any SOC, PSY, CHS, etc. classes you may want to take for a thematic minor. These courses are often restricted to students majoring in these areas. If unable to register, you can try to enroll in these courses beginning on or around November 20th.
    • If interested in enrolling in Statistics or Research Methods through the Sociology Department (SOC 374 or SOC 375), you will need to get permission from the Sociology Department in Social Sciences Room 400, or by calling 520 621-3531.

Why Can't I Enroll in...

If you're having trouble enrolling in a class, please read the error message carefully before asking an advisor. Make sure you look at the listed enrollment requirements for each class to understand the requirements to enroll! 

  • Are you trying to enroll in a course that is restricted only to Honors students?
  • Do you need a placement for the class? (common for math and science classes)
  • Does the class require a certain pre-requisite?
  • Are you trying to enroll in a course that is restricted only to certain majors? If so, you may need to wait until open registration to enroll. 
  • Is the class full? 
  • Is there a time conflict with a class in which you’re already enrolled? 
  • Are you trying to enroll in more than 19 units? You need advisor permission to take more than 19 units!

View Enrollment Tutorials for more assistance! 

Searching for Classes Video Tutorial | Class Search Field Guide PDF

Add and Enroll in Classes Video Tutorial | Add Classes Tutorial PDF

Drop, Swap and Edit Classes Video Tutorial | Drop Classes Tutorial PDF | Swap Classes Tutorial PDF

Additional Registration Reminders:

  • Courses taken to fulfill General Education Requirements may not also apply to FSHD Major or Supporting Coursework​
    • For example, if ANTH 261 is used to fulfill your Tier Two Natural Science Requirement, it cannot also apply to your Social Science and Human Behavior requirement in the Supporting FSHD coursework 
    • PSY 150 and PSY 101 are equivalent courses. If PSY 150 is taken to fulfill a Tier I INDV, students may not take PSY 101 to fulfill a Social Science and Human Behavior Requirement
    • NSC 170C1 and NSC 101 are equivalent courses. If NSC 170 is taken to fulfill a Tier I NATS, students may not take NSC 101 to fulfill a Biological Processes and Development requirement
  • FSHD Course Sequencing: Review the FSHD Prerequisites and Typical Course Offering Guide to assist with your planning


  • We recommend that all FSHD students complete certain FSHD lower division courses (100-200 level) before starting many of the FSHD upper division courses (300-400 level).
  • To ensure you are prepared for your upper level courses, please follow the recommended pre-requisites listed on the guide. You will feel the most prepared and will succeed academically in your 300-400 level classes if you successfully complete the recommended lower level courses first! 

Typical Course Offerings

  • Some FSHD courses are only offered in specific semester (like only Fall, only Spring, or only Summer). As you are planning, make sure you plan your classes in the semesters they are offered, so you stay on track for your intended graduation timeline!
  • To see how FSHD students commonly sequence their courses, view our sample graduation plan

  • *Course rotations and offerings are subject to change, check with FSHD academic advising for updated semester course offerings

Enrolling in FSHD Applied Skills Courses:

  • Complete the necessary applications and submit them to Student Services, McClelland Park 203 for review and to get enrolled in your units.
  • Practicum is offered in the summer (open to both FSHD majors & minors)
  • Internship is offered in the fall and spring (open to FSHD majors only)
  • The priority date for both of these applications is always the last day of classes before the semester you intend to enroll in the course. 
  • Research and Preceptor opportunities are also offered in the fall and spring

Applications and Information about Applied Skills courses can be found here:
Research, Internship, Practicum:
Preceptorship: /fcs/fshd/advising/forms


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