Instructor Approval for Registration Must Be Recorded in Voyager

  • When the course is scheduled as requiring the instructor’s approval to register. These classes are marked "APR" in the class schedule.
  • For a student to add a limited enrollment course on or after the first day of classes of the term. A student on the waiting list who is offered a seat in the class at the first meeting will not be able to register for the class until an approval is recorded by the instructor.
  • For all non-degree students (audit only, general non-degree, Lawrence Academy, or teacher certification programs). These students are not permitted to advance register and may not be seated until all degree-seeking students are accommodated at the beginning of the term.

Some Things to Think About in Advance

  • What will you require the student to provide to obtain your approval? Is an email request OK? What else?
  • Telling students when you will record your approvals will help reduce the number of email messages you receive, particularly at the beginning of the term. Students have the first 5 class days to register at the beginning of every term. Recording your approvals by Wednesday of the first week should allow them plenty of time to log in to Voyager and add your class to their schedules before the registration period ends.

Recording an Approval to Register for Your Classes

Select the following links after logging into Voyager—

  1. Faculty Academic Services
  2. Instructor Menu
  3. Give Approval to Register For Your Classes Only

Use the scroll bar to find your student, then click on the student's name. A page will appear showing all your scheduled classes for the current and any future terms. Click in the boxes (one or more) to identify those classes for which you would like to give the student approval to register. Click "Submit" to enter your approvals.

Use the link at the bottom of the page to return to the student list to select another student or use the links at the top of the page to return to the menu or elsewhere in Voyager.

Note: If you teach music lessons, clicking on the box in front of the lesson row will award approval for all terms in which that level of lesson is scheduled.

Recording an Approval to Register for a Colleague's Class–Special Circumstances Only

If you need to record an approval for a colleague in an emergency, select the following links after logging into Voyager—

  1. Faculty Academic Services
  2. Instructor Menu
  4. SELECT CRN (pick class from the drop-down list or type in CRN using the link at the bottom of the page)
  5. SELECT STUDENT (Hint: Type in a few letters of the student's last name and end with %. "Submit" to create a drop-down box of Lawrence students from which to pick a name.)
  6. Give Approval to Register (Hint: If you are recording a number of approvals for the same class, use the "Select Student" link at the bottom of the page to pick the next student. The system will remain locked on to the same term and CRN. Important Note: For limited enrollment classes after the term begins, you must use the code labeled "Apr to Add Lim Enr Class." This code will only appear after the term begins.)

Viewing Approvals

Students will see approvals in Voyager on their "Check Registration Times & Status" page for term. Instructors can view approvals by using the "View Instructor Approvals to Register," which is the last item on the Instructor Menu, or click on the CRN on the "Give Approval..." page. The "View Instructor Approvals..." page provides a total count at the bottom and will show if the student has registered or waitlisted the class.

Limited Enrollment Classes

If you are offering a seat to a student in a limited enrollment class after the term begins, a special code ("Apr to Add Lim Enr Class") is required. On or after the first day of classes the "Give Approval to Register for Your Classes Only" page will insert the proper code for you. If you are using the generic approval form, you will need to select the proper code yourself.

Authorization to Give Approvals

It is expected that only the course instructor will record approvals to register. The system, however, will allow any faculty member to approve any course. This will allow colleagues to help students when faculty are ill or have other emergencies during registration periods. If you give approval for someone else's class, you need to communicate that fact to the instructor.