COVID-19: Essential Information

Course Restrictions and Error Messages

Course Restrictions:

Restrictions pertain to credit-based class standing, major, and prerequisites.

Credit-based class standing is calculated from the total number of Middlebury credits already earned, including summer language school, in progress credits, and transfer credit.

Some courses may be limited to specific credit-based standing or specific majors. If you are interested in taking a course that does not include your particular credit-based class grouping or major, contact the instructor to request an override/waiver of the restriction.

Be sure to check the prerequisites for the courses in your proposed schedule; prerequisites are shown in the course description on the course schedule (click on the 5-digit CRN on the left of the course schedule, then on the underlined course title to review the course set up details). If you are meeting a prerequisite through AP, be sure your score has been recorded by checking your record in BannerWeb.  If it is not there, you will need to receive an override from the department prior to registration.  If you are meeting a prerequisite with other high school work, transfer credit, or through IB or A-Levels, you will need to receive an override in order to register.

Error Messages:

When you register for courses for which you do NOT meet the specified restrictions, you will get a specific error message telling you exactly what you do not meet:  Prerequisites, Major, or Class restrictions.  Without your attempting to resolve the issue or an override/waiver of these restrictions, the error message will not resolve itself no matter how many times you attempt to register for the course.  You must take action to resolve the error and then try to re-register for the course.

Office of the Registrar

Service Building
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802.443.5770
FAX: 802.443.2030