Sacramento State procedures differ from registration at other colleges.
The first phase of CASPER is based on class level priority. As an eligible
student, you will be assigned an appointed day to use CASPER. On that
day and hour, your Student Identification Number (SID) will be activated.
Provided your fee payment has been recorded and all holds are cleared,
you may call or log on to request classes. Each time you ask for a class,
CASPER will respond to indicate that you have been enrolled in the class
if it is open; if the class is full or cancelled, CASPER will prompt
you to make another request.
The second phase, called CASPER Plus, permits late registration and
change-of-schedule. All eligible students whose fee payments have been
recorded may add and/or drop classes. CASPER Plus opens the week before
instruction begins; it ends on the Add/Drop Deadline (end of second
week of semester). The CASPER phone number remains available until the
University census date to list and verify your courses, and CasperWeb
is available all semester to verify your schedule.
CASPER may be used
by students who are a
YOUR REGISTRATION DAY
1. Obtain academic advising from your major department.
(Undeclared students: see Academic Advising in LSN-1012.) Do not delay,
since some departments have mandatory advising requirements, and they
may block your registration if you do not comply.
2. If your Invitation to Register shows any holds, clear them immediately.
Do not incur any new ones before your Registration Day! You may verify
current hold status on CasperWeb.
3. Pay your fees. Your payment must be received in the Student Financial
Services Center at least 5 business days before your scheduled call-in
Registration Day. For example, if your CASPER Registration Day is November
21, your payment must be received by the Student Financial Services
Center by November 14. Use their Drop Box (LSN-1001), or mail your Fee
Statement form and payment early enough to reach the Student Financial
Services Center before your payment deadline. Credit card payments via
CASHNet®SmartPay or CasperWeb should also be made well in advance
of your Registration Day in case you have holds or card restrictions.
Normally, telephone payments and web payments record immediately; however,
if you have a financial hold, you must wait for that payment to clear
before you can pay fees. American Express, Discover Card and MasterCard
are the only credit cards accepted. See page 13 for touch-tone telephone
and web payment procedure.
During Fall and Spring semesters, if you applied for Financial Aid and
have received an award letter indicating eligibility for financial aid,
you do not need to return your Fee Statement form. (You may use it to
purchase parking and/or augmented health plan.) See page 9 for complete
details. You must allow a minimum of eight weeks for an offer of financial
aid to be made after you file the application. Therefore, if you have
only recently applied for financial aid, you should plan on paying your
own registration fees. In summer semester all students must pay fees
prior to registration (fees are NOT deferred).
If your fees are paid by a sponsored program, write in the name of your
sponsor in item 6 on the Fee Statement form in your Invitation to Register.
See page XX for details.
Sacramento State offers a registration fee installment payment plan.
4. Decide on the courses in which you want to enroll. Use the Worksheet
in the Class Schedule. Identify several alternate courses in case the
ones you prefer are already full. Remember, CASPER will enroll you immediately
if there is a seat for you in the class, so you may not need your alternate
selection; but CASPER won’t let you remain on the line leafing
through the Class Schedule in search of another possibility. If the
section you request is full or cancelled, CASPER will inform you if
there is an open section of the same class. You may enroll in the open
section if you wish.
Pay attention to footnotes describing course prerequisites, session
dates, etc. Note especially footnotes D and O, which mark distance education
courses having special technology requirements.
5. Mark your Registration Day and time on your calendar and be sure
you'll have access to a touch-tone phone and/or the internet that day.
It is important to register on your Registration Day. Don't try to get
in earlier -- CASPER won't let you. You may call CASPER from any touch-tone
phone anywhere in the U.S. You may be able to call from some international
stations as well, but be aware of the time difference. Students who
have SacLink accounts may register via CasperWeb. CASPER is available
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
ON YOUR REGISTRATION
1. Have your filled-in Worksheet in front of you. Your best chance to
get your preferred classes is to register during your assigned time
period. If you get a busy signal, keep trying. CASPER is available 7:00
a.m. - 9:00 p.m at (916) 278-8000 or https://casperweb.csus.edu/.
2. On CasperWeb, click on Student Services, then Registration. On the
telephone, CASPER will prompt you to enter the codes from your Worksheet:
the semester registration code (Summer 2006=7065, Fall 2006=7068, Spring
2007=7073), your SID (Social Security Number) and your PIN (Personal
Identification Number). If you have cleared all holds and your fee payment
has been recorded, you are ready to enter your course requests.
"Action codes" tell CASPER what you want to do: Press
2* to Add
3* to Drop
6* Conditional Drop/Add
5# to List your schedule
9# to Exit CASPER and hear any schedule conflict messages
Remember to use the # key to let CASPER know you have completed each
3. CASPER will read back each course you enter. If you register in a
wrong course, simply drop it using the 3* action code and the course
call number or select Drop from the CasperWeb registration menu.
4. During CASPER the total number of units you may register in is limited.
Read about Maximum Units on this page.
5. Conditional Drop/Add is useful mainly when you need to switch sections
of the same course. It can also help you if you are already registered
in the maximum units and want to get into a different course or if you
aren’t sure the course you want is still open.
6. If nothing is happening while you are on the phone, you probably
forgot to press # after your last transaction. Try that. If you get
lost on the system, press * # to get back to your last transaction.
If you get totally messed up, press 9# to get out of CASPER, then reorganize
and call back.
7. You may listen to a list of the courses you enrolled in by pressing
5#. If you are registered in many courses, CASPER may stop listing after
the first four. Press # to prompt CASPER to list the remaining courses.
8. Always remember to exit before you hang up the phone by pressing
9#. On CasperWeb, log out to protect your personal information.
1. All international students must show proof of health insurance each
semester to staff of the Office of Global Education, LSN-2304. Failure
to do so will result in a hold on CASPER registration.
2. International students must pre-pay and register for a full-time
3. Students who wish to pay non-resident tuition and fees using the
installment plan must go in person to Student Financial Services Center
(SFSC), LSN-1001, to sign the appropriate agreement no later than five
business days prior to your Registration Day.