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Blocks, Permissions and Stamps

Electronic Stamp

The Electronic Stamp was developed to allow offices to grant special permissions and approvals for registration via computer. All colleges, the Registrar's Office, and most departments have access to the Electronic Stamp.

Special permissions are required prior to registering for various reasons. Electronic Stamp permissions are valid whether you register in person or on Testudo. Special permissions on forms from any department can be turned in to that department's college office or the Registrar's Office prior to registering on Testudo or in-person. Note that after obtaining permission you must still process a registration for the course(s).

Special permissions can still be granted on schedule request forms with proper authorization when registering in-person.  

Registration Blocks

Block Type What Does It Mean?
Academic Probation / Dismissal Student is on probation / dismissal during the semester for which they are trying to register. Contact Academic Adivising College.
Academically Ineligible Student blocked from registration. Contact Office of the Registrar at 301-314-8240.
Administratively Ineligible Student blocked from registration. Contact Office of the Registrar at 301-314-8240.
Financially Ineligible An outstanding student financial balance exists. Contact Financial Service Center at 301-314-9000, or email billtalk@umd.edu if yoy have questions.
Fundamental Studies English Student has reached 30 credits and has not completed a fundamental English course. Registration must be completed in person at the Office of the Registrar. Contact Office of the Registrar at 301-314-8240.
Fundamental Studies Math Student has reached 30 credits and has not completed a fundamental Math course. Registration must be completed in person at the Office of the Registrar. Contact Office of the Registrar at 301-314-8240.
Judicially Ineligible Student has a judicial hold on their registration. Contact Office of Student Conduct at 301-314-8204.
Mandatory Advising Student must meet and be cleared by their department / advising college in order to register. Contact Academic Advising College, or department as appropriate.
Must choose degree / major Student has reached 60 credits and has not yet chosen a major, or is still listed in Letters and Sciences. Contact the Academic department offering the desired major to declare, or Letters and Sciences to register without a major.
New student requires advising Newly admitted students must attend an orientation program and will be advised and registered at that time. Contact Orientation Office at 301-314-8217.
No record of immunization The University does not have the student's immunization records on file. Contact University Health Center at www.health.umd.edu or 301-314-8114.
Student athlete Due to NCAA certification requirements, student athletes must meet with their academic college advisor before registering.
Student has made too many registration transactions Student has exceeded the maximum number of registration transactions and must register in person at the Registrar's Office. Contact Registrar's Office at 301-314-8240.
Student last attended in ... Student was not registered during the previous semester and must re-enroll. Contact Office of Student Success at rr-admit@umd.edu.

 

Special Permissions

Changes after schedule adjustment period After the 10th day of classes students cannot add courses without permission. Contact Academic Advising College.
CORE / Gen Ed policy override Permission for students over 60 credits to register for more than one CORE or General Education course. Contact Academic Advising College.
Course listed as "By Permission Only" (Perm Req) Course is restricted to a certain population of students (specific majors, programs, etc.) Contact Academic department offering the course.
Fundamental Studies English override Permission to register for the semester without registering for fundamental English course. Contact Academic Advising College.
Fundamental Studies Math override Permission to register for the semester without registering for fundamental Math course. Contact Academic Advising College.
Oversubscribe into a closed course Student is attempting to register for a course that has filled. Contact Academic department offering the course.
Pass / Fail Policy override Student does not meet the requirements to register for P/F grading. Contact Academic Advising College.
Seats reserved for incoming students The University reserves a portion of seats in some courses for designated student populations. Contact the Academic department offering the course.
Student has attempted course 2 times Student is attempting to register for a course for the third time. Contact Academic Advising College.
Student would exceed repeat credit limit Student has already repeated 18 credits of course work and is attempting to repeat more. Contact Academic Advising College.
Time Conflict Student is attempting to register for courses whose times overlap. Contact Academic Advising College.
Total credit limit reached Students need permission to register for over 16 credits prior to first day of classes, or over 20 credits on or after first day of classes. Contact Academic Advising College.
Undergrad to take Graduate course Undergraduate is attempting to register for a graduate level course. Contact Academic Advising College.