Adding a Section

There are three situations that will determine the steps you need to take in order to add a class section:

1. During open access and the class already exists in that term

Note: ALL courses delivered online are now considered DE sections. Effective starting with the Spring 2021 term, online (-6xx section) classes are no longer required to be scheduled through DELTA, and permission to schedule new DE sections or make modifications to existing DE sections does not need to be obtained from DELTA. Departments will be responsible for scheduling these sections alongside their on-campus and hybrid courses.

Step 1:  Under the ‘Basic Data’ tab, click the ‘+’ button to add a new section.

Step 2:  The following ‘Basic Data’ fields are required:

  • Session: For a fall or spring semester choose between the regular term, eight week 1, or eight week 2. For the summer choose between 3 week, 5 week, or 10 week.
  • Start/End Date: These dates will auto populate based on the selected session.
  • Class Section: The specific section number will be up to the academic department. For classes with multiple sections offered, these numbers are typically assigned in ascending numerical order. 

Sections must consist of exactly three digits. Use the following as a general guide:

00x, 0xx, 1xx Standard sections
2xx Labs
3xx Hybrid (internet or in person)
4xx Problem sessions
5xx Study abroad
6xx Distance Education – Online
7xx DE Labs

Note: Letters like H or Q, signifying Honors or First Year Inquiry for example, can be placed at the end of the three numerical digits allowing for four characters.

  • Component: Available components are pulled directly from the course catalog. However, under rare circumstances an approved component will be missing from the ‘Class Associations’ tab. In these cases, the component will need to be added there before being an available option in ‘Maintain Schedule of Classes.’
  • Class Type: Most classes are enrollment sections, meaning the students will be able to select and enroll in the class during registration. For certain sections (ex. labs or problem sessions), departments can link these non-enrollment components with the main lecture section (most common link, can be used with other components).
  • Associated Class: This is also up to an academic department. Typically all sections with the same will be grouped under one association, as long as they will all share the same credit hours and restrictions. Otherwise, a good rule of thumb is to assign each section to their own association (e.g. section -001 in association 1, section -002 in association 2, etc.). This is necessary for classes that may have varying credit hours, such as special topics or internships, which require each section to exist within their own association. More on what class associations do/control here.
  • Campus: Raleigh main will already be entered.
  • Location: Select the magnifying glass icon for options. All online sections should use ‘DISTED’.
  • Academic Organization: The appropriate academic organization (acad org) will auto populate based on the organization listed in the course catalog.
  • Holiday Schedule: ‘SA’ for the standard schedule with student holidays and breaks will already be entered.
  • Instruction Mode: This field will default to ‘P’ for In-Person instruction as most classes will be taught on campus. This should be changed for sections being taught in another mode. Available instruction modes:
    • IH (Online Hybrid): used for classes taught in a hybrid (in person and online) format, where 50% or more hours of instruction are completed online than in person
    • OA (Online – Asynchronous)**: used for classes taught fully online asynchronously 
    • OS (Online – Synchronous)**: used for classes taught fully online synchronously
    • P (In Person): used for classes taught in person (on NC State’s campus)
    • PH (In Person Hybrid): used for classes taught in a hybrid (in person and online) format, where 50% or more hours or instruction are completed in person than online
    • PR (In Person – Remote): used for classes taught in person, but off campus in a remote location
    • SA (Study Abroad): used for classes taught abroad
    • **If adding an online DE section, class notes #0172 and #0067 must be assigned. These notes are required to alert students to the possibility of proctored exams and DE tuition and fees information. Class notes are found under the ‘Notes’ tab in Maintain Schedule of Classes.
  • Schedule Print: This check box should be selected for the class to be visible to students in the class search.

Step 3:  Click the ‘Save’ button in the bottom left corner.

2. During open access and the class was not offered in the previous like-term

Note: Classes that were not offered or were removed will not show when attempting a class search. Before attempting to schedule a new class, the course must be approved and active in the course catalog.

Step 1:  When in the Scheduling Work Center click on ‘Schedule New Course’ under the ‘More Class Scheduling’ section in the left menu.

Step 2:  At a minimum fill out the following fields and click on ‘Search’

  • Academic Institution = NCSU1
  • Term = select the term that corresponds to the semester the class will be offered in (e.g. 2228 for Fall 2022 or 2231 for Spring 2023)
  • Subject Area = enter course prefix
  • Catalog Nbr

Step 3:  Following step 2 from previous adding a section instructions, fill out the required ‘Basic Data’ fields.

Step 4:  Click the ‘Save’ button in the bottom left corner.

3. After open access has ended

Fill out and submit the Add New Section form.