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Knowing when to register - Time Tickets

CCI offers courses quarterly, four terms per year (fall, winter, spring, summer).

You will be issued a "Registration Time Ticket" by the Drexel University Registrar. You can check your Registration Time Ticket in advance to see when your registration period will open, your Time Ticket information will also be posted on your DrexelOne account so you can view your Registration Time Ticket online at any time.

Add/Drop: If you are adding an online course to your schedule (900+ section number), you should expect to see this course appear in Blackboard Learn within 2 hours of registering for the course. If you do NOT see this, please let your advisor know.

Utilizing a Plan of Study

A plan of study is useful when determining which courses to take and when and it can also be use to track your progress to graduation. While MS(LIS) Students can take one or more courses per term it is not recommended that a student enroll in more than four classes in a given quarter. The information below are guidelines for you to tailor to your full or part time status.

Registering in DrexelOne

You must confirm your acceptance at CCI before the end of the first week of classes or you will be unable to enroll is courses during your Admission term. Also, if you have not yet activated your DrexelOne account, you will want to do that as soon as possible so that you can register for classes online.

All students must register themselves for classes via DrexelOne. To register for classes: Login to DrexelOne, Select "Students" tab, Select "Add/Drop Classes" under the Registration heading, Select "Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer Quarter" and then enter the 5-digit CRN (course reference number) and click "Submit Changes". You can view all courses via the term master schedule link in DrexelOne.

Requesting a Prerequisite Waiver

It is very important to pay close attention to any prerequisite courses that you may need to fulfill, especially in selecting your free electives. If you attempt to register for a course in DrexelOne and have not satisfied the prerequisite, you will receive a registration error.

If you would like to take a class and have not yet satisfied the prerequisite, you can request written permission to enroll in the course. Approval to waive the prerequisite may be dependent on your academic and work history. If you are requesting a prerequisite waiver request for a required course it does not exempt you from completing that course in the future.

Using your Drexel email address, please submit an online prerequisite request form to your Advisor.

Once your waiver request has been reviewed, you will be contacted by your Advisor. If you have received permission to enroll in a course without a prerequisite, your Advisor will assist you with registration. Written approval is required prior to registration.

Registration Errors in DrexelOne

If you receive an error during registration, please contact your Advisor for assistance.


Students are responsible for clearing any holds on their student accounts. Students are not permitted to register for classes if their account is on hold. Advisors cannot override a hold status. In addition, a seat in a course cannot be set aside for any student while a hold is pending. Please contact Drexel Central to clear any holds prior to registration.

Closed (full) Sections

Once a course section is full, it will be closed and no additional registrations will be accepted for that section. In DrexelOne, this course will also no longer appear as a registration option. Advisors are not permitted to override full course sections. If a seat does open in a closed section, the course will once again be available for registration on a first come, first serve basis.

Courses are capped at a maximum number of students to ensure that the student to faculty ratio provides for a high quality educational experience. In addition, on-campus facilities do have fire codes that cannot be violated.

Course registration can be competitive and many classes, especially popular electives, are in high demand. Therefore, it is important to register as soon as your time ticket opens.


If a waitlist is available for a closed (full) course, students have the option to add themselves to the waitlist through DrexelOne. If a seat then opens in the course, the first student on the waitlist is notified via Drexel Email and has 24 hours to register for the course in DrexelOne. If no action is taken after 24 hours, the first student is removed from the waitlist and the second student is then notified of the open seat. Students are not notified when they are removed from a waitlist after not registering within 24 hours.

Students can remove themselves from any waitlist at any time via DrexelOne. Should a student remove themselves from a waitlist and then re-waitlist themselves to the course, they will be placed last on the waitlist.

Please visit the Guide to Waitlisting for more information.