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Student Schedules - Frequently Asked Questions


I want to change the section assignment I received for one or more subjects. How do I do this?

For Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math GIR subjects, go to Section Changes for information on how to change your section.  For all other subjects, contact the appropriate department office, or check with the instructor. In most cases, you should just attend the section that fits into your schedule.

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My HASS class and one of my other classes conflict with each other. How do I fix this problem?

Check to see whether there is another lecture or recitation section available for the class that conflicts with your HASS class. If not, you should choose between the conflicting classes. You can see a list of the lectures and recitations for any class by referring to its description in the online subject listing. For a list of all scheduled lectures and recitations by department, refer to the class schedule list. (This list is not updated after the fifth week of the term.)

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One or more of my classes is using Stellar. When will my name appear on the Stellar class list?

If you pre-registered for the class, your name will be carried forward to Stellar’s pre-registration class list about a week before the start of classes. If you add the class later (either as you register for the term or by submitting an Add form), your name will be picked up by Stellar after your registration is processed. If you need assistance with Stellar, write to stellar-help@mit.edu.

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My schedule says I have a conflict, but I can’t find any overlapping or conflicting times between my lectures and recitations.

If your class schedule has no conflicts, ignore this message. The most likely cause is a conflict with any personal time you may have blocked out.

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If a section of an enrollment limited subject conflicts with personal time that I blocked out in my schedule, will my chance of getting into the class be reduced?

No. The scheduling algorithm does take free time into account in building a schedule, but if a subject conflicts with free time, the subject will take precedence. However, when a subject has enrollment limitations, there may be additional requirements to meet before registration is considered final. For example, a subject may require students to pre-register and/or prioritize students in a particular course or year.

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I registered for 18.01A/18.02A, and my schedule shows a conflict between those two classes. What should I do?

Ignore the conflict message with these two subjects; they meet at the same time, but during different parts of the term.

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Can I import my schedule to my personal calendar?

No. This option is not yet available.

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Is my schedule updated when I add and drop subjects?

No. Your schedule is generated one time only, and it is based on the subjects you choose during pre-registration. It is up to you to manage any changes that you make to your schedule after that point in whatever way works best for you.

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Where is my schedule in the online registration form?

If you pre-registered, your pre-registration schedule is available on your Online Registration Form.  The “View Pre-Registration Schedule” link is located about 1/3 down from the top of the page on the right-hand side.

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My schedule disappeared from WebSIS. How can I verify whether it is accurate?

Your schedule is available on WebSIS only through the first week of the term. To verify the subjects for which you are registered, go to WebSIS and view your Status of Registration. If you have any questions about your registration, write to records@mit.edu.

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