Sometime after the middle of each semester, you will meet with your academic advisor and register for classes for the following semester. In a nutshell:
- Figure out what classes you want, using the Online Course Schedule.
- Write down a list.
- Meet with your academic advisor.
- Register for classes in one of two ways:
- Your adviser registers you on BannerWeb while you meet in his/her office
- Your adviser confirms to BannerWeb that you are allowed to register, then you register yourself at a convenient later time.
Here are more details.
Find Out What Classes Are Available
- Go to the Online Course Schedule.
- Select the term and subject from the dropdown menus.
- Indicate whether you want to view only open classes, or all classes (open and closed).
- Click the View Class Schedule button.
You will see a list of classes and information about them, including how many seats are still available. Write down a list of the classes that you want, at least as far as you can figure it out now. You might need to talk to your advisor before making your final choices. You can use the Course Request Form, or simply write the equivalent information elsewhere. You should also write down a few extra classes as alternates, in case the ones you want turn out to be full.
Meet with Your Advisor
Set up an appointment to meet with your academic advisor, to review your proposed schedule. At the meeting, you may need to make some additions or changes. When your advisor has approved your schedule, you can register in one of two ways, during your registration time period.
The starting time when you can register depends on your classification status at the beginning of the current semester (not the semester that you are registering for):
- Senior = 90 earned hours
- Junior = 60 earned hours
- Sophomore = 28 earned hours
- Freshman = anything below sophomore status
Seniors start first, then juniors, etc. If you try to register before your starting time, BannerWeb will give you an error message. The starting times are announced each semester via e-mail or other means.
Registration in Your Advisor’s Office
While you’re meeting with your advisor, he/she can log onto BannerWeb and register you on the spot. You should watch how he/she does it so you can do it yourself in the future. Be prepared to improvise if one of your desired classes is full.
Registration on Your Own
Your adviser can confirm to BannerWeb that you are allowed to register yourself. Then you can register yourself at some convenient time as follows:
- Go to BannerWeb and log in using your user ID and regular PIN.
- If you’ve forgotten your PIN, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Click on Student, then Registration, then Add/Drop Classes.
- Click on the drop down menu for the term. Select the correct term (example: Spring 2014) and click Submit Term
- Read the information on screen
- Click the box on the left side of the CRN of each class that you and your advisor worked out, then click Submit Changes
- You may receive one of the following error messages on some classes (look to the right of the course):
- time conflict
- course entered twice (Duplicate course)
- too many courses (overload)
- course closed
- Select Subject (example: BIOL, ENGL, etc., etc.), then scroll down and click Class Search
- Select course needed, then click on box at left of course
- If there’s a C instead of the box, that class is closed
- If there’s no box or C, you’re already registered for that class
- Click Register. This will take you back to your schedule for viewing.
If you got an error message, click Class Search to find another class:
If you need to drop a class,
- Click on the drop down menu beside the class
- Click on Web Drop
- Click on Submit Changes
Add and drop courses as necessary until your schedule is complete. When you’re done, click Exit at the top right of the screen.
After you’ve registered, you may retrieve and print your Class Schedule from the BannerWeb student’s menu under Registration. Make sure all the classes you want are on your schedule.
If you were not able to register for a class because it was full, you can try again later. Maybe someone will drop the course and free up a seat!