– What does CRN Mean in College? –
CRN stands for Course Reference Number. The number identifies a specific section of a course that is being offered.
For example, COMM 1007, College English, will have multiple Course Reference Numbers, each with its own set of days, times, room, and instructor.
CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) are all five digits long. When looking for information about a course you are currently enrolled in or are considering enrolling in, it is helpful to have the following information on hand:
COMM 1007 is an example of a course code.
Course Title, for example, College English
CRN e.g. 56547.
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Why you Should Check the CRN when Registering
The CRN is a 5-digit number located to the right of the registration checkbox. CRN stands for “Course Reference Number.”
Below are the reasons you should check the CRN during registration:
It will Show Prerequisites or other Requirements
After clicking on the CRN, the first page will show additional course or section information, such as if a section is online, hybrid (partly online), needs a lab, is writing intensive, etc.
For example, a specific section of MKT 3343 can be hybrid – meaning there is some online component. Clicking on the CRN shows the requirement: “Meets once a week; HYBRID COURSE ($150 ELECTRONIC FEE).”
Click on the CRN’s title link to find out course prerequisites or restrictions. The title link is in this format “TITLE – CRN – SUBJECT & COURSE – SECTION” and will be toward the top of the first page.
For example, clicking on “PRIN OF MARKETING – 15077 – MKT 3343 – 001” shows that MKT 3343 needs sophomore standing and at least a 2.00 Overall GPA
If you Get a Registration Error, Clicking on the CRN will Usually Explain why
Clicking on the CRN for certain sections of PHIL 1320 show those sections are reserved for majors in Art, Theater, Dance, and Music.
You would get the registration error “major or minor restriction” if your major was not in that category.
Clicking on large capacity sections of PHIL 1320 show that large capacity PHIL 1320 courses require registering for a lab (for example, L01-L12) which are located at the bottom of the same screen.
If you tried registering for the course without the required lab you would get the registration error “linked course required (laboratory).”
How to Register for Classes by Entering the CRN in R’Web
All linked activities must be added or dropped simultaneously for successful enrollment changes.
Corequisites are sections that have to be taken simultaneously and have two different subjects and course numbers; for example, CHEM 001A-001(lecture) and CHEM 01LA-002(lab).
Both corequisite sections must be added and dropped simultaneously for successful enrollment changes.
Undergraduate students may continue to request changes to their class schedule after R’Web closes by completing an online Enrollment Adjustment Form (EAF) available at MyForms.ucr.edu.
Graduate students seeking to make changes to their enrollment after R’Web closes may obtain a paper EAF from their department’s Graduate Program Coordinator.
The EAF is utilized to add or drop a section(s), and/or change the grading basis, or unit value of a section(s). Please visit the Academic Calendar to determine when the EAF has a processing fee.
For enrollment changes to be successful, all linked activities must be added or dropped at the same time.
Corequisites are sections that must be taken concurrently and have two different subjects and course numbers, such as CHEM 001A-001 (lecture) and CHEM 01LA-002 (lab) (lab).
For enrollment changes to be successful, both corequisite sections must be added and dropped at the same time.