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					  Instructions for Registering Modules On-line
  1. How do I register my choices?
  Have these Registration Instructions with you when you do this, as well as a note of the module choices you
  wish to apply for. A copy of your handbook is available by clicking on the On-Line Handbooks link.

  FOLLOW these instructions for the process of registration:

  To apply to register your modules on-line you will need to log on to your student record on the web. Once you
  have done so, click on the Registration menu option.




Select
“Registration”




  From the next menu select Module Registration




                                                                 Select “Module Registration”



  2. Using the On-Line Module Registration process

  2.1 Optional Module Selection
  When you enter the On-Line Module Registration screen, you will initially see a list of the modules for which
  you have been previously and/or are currently registered for (e.g. if you are a Stage 1 student selecting Stage
  2 modules you will see your Stage 1 modules on screen.)




                                                                                                These are modules
                                                                                                you have/are
                                                                                                currently studying




  Below the first section, you will then see any modules that are compulsory for your next stage of study.
  These are allocated to your record automatically. Please note that you cannot update or change these
  modules. If you do not have any compulsory modules this section will not appear.




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              In the next section you will then see further tables which will display the module choices available to you for
              your programme. This is where you select your module options for the next academic year.

              Further details about a module, such as a synopsis, preliminary reading and the method of assessment, can
              be found by clicking on the module code.

              Where there is an option to take a module in a particular term, you must make your selection by ticking the
              “tick box” against the term you wish to study the module in (please make sure that the module is available in
              this term by checking the timetable).

              Remember that you must take 120 credits per stage, and, where possible, ensure an even balance across
              terms. The system will not let you complete the module registration process if your total number of credits for
              the next stage is under or over 120 credits, or where more than 75 credits have been chosen in any one term.
              In these instances an error message will appear when you try to submit your choices and you will have to
              change them.




Tick the box under
the appropriate
term to select your
module




              Where your programme allows you the choice to choose wild credits in addition to/ in replacement of module
              options, you will see a ‘Wild Module Selection’ table. Here, if applicable, you should enter your wild choices
              using the module code, and ticking the box for the term it is taught in.

              Please note that for some programmes, students will be required to enter optional choices in these wild boxes
              if part of the rubric is to choose either wild or optional credit i.e. American Studies, English Language.

              Once you have made your module selections, CLICK on the BOX at the bottom of the screen. The system will
              now check your choices against the validation rules for your programme of study.


Click “Check for Submission”
to submit your module choices




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2.2 Module Selection Validation and Confirmation
You will now be presented with a new screen of information (see below).




                                                                                              Comments against a module
                                                                                              choice will usually mean it is
                                                                                              not possible to take that
                                                                                              module




                                                                     Check that the total for the stage
                                                                     equals 120 credits, and check that
                                                                     you d not have more than 75 credits
                                                                     in any one term.




First - check the information on this screen to see whether there were any problems with your module choices.

Invalid Choices
If your choices are invalid, you will see the following message at the bottom of this page




You may also see information in the Comments column next to the module advising you why your choices are
invalid, and/or a message below your module choices. You should use the “Change Optional Modules”
button (NOT the Back button) to return to the previous page and amend your module choices – you will not be
able to complete the registration process until you have chosen your modules correctly.

An example of the error messages and their meanings are given below:

1)       Excessive Credits: You have not correctly chosen your Optional Modules, please refer
         to the rubric for this programme of study as detailed in your handbook.

         WARNING: Stage 2 totals 150 credits.

This means that you have chosen 150 credits in total – you need to be registered for only 120. You will have
to click on the ‘Change Optional Modules’ button which will return you to the previous screen where you will
need to remove credit to take it down to 120.

2)       Insufficient credits : You have not correctly chosen your Optional Modules, please refer
         to the rubric for this programme of study as detailed in your handbook.

          WARNING: Stage 2 totals 60 credits.
          Please use the 'Change Optional Modules' button and select modules that total 120
          credits for each stage.
This means that you have only chosen 60 credits in total – you need to be registered for 120. You will have to
click on the ‘Change Optional Modules’ button which will return you to the previous screen where you will need
to add further credit to make it up to 120.
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          3)




          This means that this module is not due to be running in 2009/10. If this message appears, you are advised to
          contact the Humanities Undergraduate Office to check whether the module is running or not (it may just be
          that it has not been timetabled yet).

          Changing your Mind
          If you have made a mistake or have changed your mind then you can use the ‘Change Optional Modules’
          button to go back a step and start again. Please note you can only do this if you have not logged out of your
          SDS account. If you have then any change will have to be done through the Humanities Undergraduate Office.

                                                                                      If you have made a mistake or
                                                                                      changed your mind, use this
                                                                                      button to go back a step.



          Successful Submission
          As long as there were not any validation problems with your module choices (see previous page), then your
          student record will now have been updated automatically. You are advised to check this by clicking on the “My
          Modules” button to view your module choices. This is an essential part of the operation; you MUST check to
          see that the modules submitted have actually all been taken on board by the system.


If there are not any problems
with your module choices
you will get this message
                                                                           Click on “My Modules” to
                                                                           view your module choices




          Once the modules have been successfully submitted and you have exited out of your Student Account on
          SDS, you will not be able to go back into your account and make changes to your choices. If you have made
          an error, or wish to change a module this will have to be done through the Humanities Undergraduate Office
          hum_ugo@kent.ac.uk




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