How is registration for courses done in Sisu?
In Sisu, the course in question must always be added to the primary study plan before registration. Also, before registering for the course, you must select the method of completion (e.g., lecture course or examination). For detailed instructions for selecting the completion method, see the webpage How do I register for my courses and exams?
How do I register for Open University courses?
In the Open University, the actual registration is exceptionally done via the course pages. If you only study in the Open University, you will only register for teaching on the course page and you do not need to draw up a study plan in Sisu. If you are a degree student at the University of Helsinki, start the registration from Sisu: first add the course to your study plan, if it is not visible there already. Then select a completion method and teaching in the Open University. Finally, Sisu will guide you to the course page for you to register there.
How do I register for a resit examination?
If you have previously completed a course with a passing grade, you can register for a resit examination by opening the course brochure and selecting the course version for the academic year in which you completed the course. You may have to change the course version, for example, to that of the previous academic year to access the resit examination. If the previous version does not include a resit examination, you can contact Student Services to register.
If the completed course credits have not been registered (or you have failed the course), you can register for the resit examination normally, without changing the course version to an earlier one. In other words, you must select the examination session from the course brochure to register.
In some cases, the resit examination may have a different code that the original course. In such cases, the completed credits will appear in your plan twice, but you can delete the additional credits later in the free edit mode.
Can I register for courses if the following message appears in my plan: ‘Study right must be separately confirmed’?
Yes, you can. This message will appear, for example, if your study track will not be confirmed until after student admissions. However, this does not usually prevent you from registering for courses, unless accepting the student’s registration depends on that specific right to study. In such cases, you can contact Student Services.
Why does the following error message appear: ‘The course is not included in your primary study plan'
See the registration instructions for further information.
Are students selected for courses in the order of registration?
In Sisu, you can verify from the course brochure the selection criteria for the course. In most cases, students are selected for courses based on criteria other than being the first to register (see below).
What criteria are used when selecting students for courses?
To be eligible for courses, the students’ right to study and registration for the academic year must be in order. The course must also be included in the students’ primary study plan. In some cases, certain prerequisites must be met, i.e., students must have completed certain courses before being eligible for the course in question. Also, depending on the course, students might be selected on the basis of completed credits, year of studies, study track or whether they are exchange students or not. Students fulfilling the criteria are automatically selected for the course, and if there is still room, others may be admitted.
If I have several study plans, can I register for a course through any of those plans?
To be able to register for a course, you must have included it in your primary study plan. Always use your primary study plan to register for courses. Note that if you hold several rights to study, you may also have several primary study plans.
Can I register for a course when I have not registered for attendance for the academic year?
No, you cannot. Register for attendance before you register for courses. Your registration for the academic year must be valid also for the duration of the course. Registration for the academic year continues to take place in the Oili service.
Must studies be included in the Timeline in Sisu before course registration, or is it enough to select the completion method for the course (e.g., lectures)?
Studies need not be included in the Timeline in order to be able to register for courses.
How can I register for studies that are not automatically displayed in the study plan (e.g., optional studies)?
To be able to register for optional studies, you must first include them in your study plan and select the method of completion. For detailed instructions, see Sisu instructions: Study plan.
I should register for a course that has been agreed to substitute for a certain course required for my degree. I am unable to enter the course in its correct place in my study plan. What should I do?
For the time being, enter the course as an optional course, so that you can proceed to register for it. Later on, you can move the course to its correct place by submitting an application in the free edit mode in Sisu. The free edit mode will become available on 31 May.