Advising Updates

UNL Mathematics
UNL Mathematics

Hello Math and Data Science Majors,

I hope you are continuing to do well as the semester rolls along. We are getting closer to the midpoint of the fall semester, so I expect that many of you have important class related items over the next two weeks. I wish you the best of luck with these things.

Yesterday, Monday, October 2nd should have seen the publishing of the Spring 2024 class schedule on MyRed. The publishing of the spring semester schedule means that we are getting closer to the Priority Registration. Priority Registration is the time period every fall and spring semester when you have the first opportunity to enroll in classes for the next spring or fall semester. Priority Registration is named as such since certain students get priority over others when it comes to enrolling in classes. The students who get to enroll earlier normally have more specific requirements remaining to complete their degree (i.e., seniors who only need a few more classes get to enroll before freshmen who have many classes left to complete their degree).

Priority Registration times are assigned to students based on their current class level (actual earned hours). Within each class level, Priority Registration times are distributed randomly each term from earliest to latest. The priority class levels and registration dates are:

1. Seniors (89 credit hours or more) - Monday, October 23rd to Wednesday, October 25th

2. Juniors (53-88 credit hours) - Thursday, October 26th to Monday, October 30th (no weekend times)

3. Sophomores (27-52 credit hours) - Tuesday, October 31st to Thursday, November 2nd

4. Freshmen (0-26 credit hours) - Friday, November 3rd to Tuesday, November 7th (no weekend times)

Your specific Priority Registration date and time should have been assigned by now, and you can view this date and time in your Notifications or Messages within the MyRed Message Center. Your Priority Registration date and time represents your first opportunity to enroll in classes for the Spring 2024 semester, and once your Priority Registration date and time has passed, you can enroll in Spring 2024 semester classes whenever you are ready.

If you have a hold on your MyRed account that prevents registration in classes, you will not be able to use your Priority Registration date and time. Information about holds can be found within the MyRed Message Center. If you have questions about a hold, please contact me or the office listed under the hold information. It is also important to be mindful of To Do items in your MyRed Message Center as sometimes these To Do items can turn into holds. If you are on Probation this semester, we must meet to discuss your academics in order for your Probation hold on enrolling in Spring 2024 semester classes to be removed.

Now is the time to start working on your course plan for the Spring 2024 semester, so please don't hesitate to schedule a meeting with me to discuss any questions you have about classes or degree requirements.

Best wishes, Doug

Fall 2023 Advising
I am taking in-person, Zoom, and phone meetings in 45-minute blocks from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm every weekday when I am not taking Zoom drop-in advising meetings. I am also take Zoom drop-in advising meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Zoom drop-in meetings are being coordinated by the College of Arts and Sciences with a schedule and a link to the Zoom room available at

You can schedule a meeting with me by using the Student Success Hub via this link, by calling the College of Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center at 402-472-4190, by calling me at 402-472-4319, or by emailing me at You can find instructions for how to access and schedule meetings in the Student Success Hub system here.

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