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Banner 9 Access

Click here to access Banner 9 and register for classes.

Adding a Course

Students can add courses to their schedule in Banner with Instructor Approval.  The deadline to add a fall course is Friday, September 24 at 5:00 pm.

How do I add a course?
  • To add a course, contact the instructor for approval to take the course.
  • Once the approval has been entered in Banner for each section of the course (ie LCT, DSC, LAB, Drill, etc), log in to Banner and register for the course.
    • NOTE: you can see approvals that have been entered for you on the ‘Prepare for Registration’ app in Banner 9.
  • The online instructor approval will override all restrictions except time conflicts.  You must resolve your time conflict by either dropping a course or contacting both instructors of the conflicting courses for approval.  See Registration Errors FAQ for more information.
I am a First Year student. How do I add a course?
  • To add a course, you will need to contact the instructor for approval to take the course.
    • You can see approvals that have been entered for you on the ‘Prepare for Registration’ app in Banner 9.
  • All first year students need an Alternate PIN to add and drop courses.  Contact your advisor to discuss your schedule and obtain your Alternate PIN.  Any issues with Alternate PINs should be directed to your advisor.
  • As soon as you have received instructor approval and your Alternate PIN, you can add the course in Banner.
How do I find classes that have open seats?
  1. From the Banner 9 home page, select the "Browse Classes" link.
  2. Choose the appropriate term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click "Continue"
  4. Click "Advanced Search"
  5. At the very bottom check “Open Sections Only”, then click “Search”.
  6. You can also search by subject, or just click the "Search" button to see all courses.
  7. View the status column.  Red text indicates course is full.  If seats are available, the number of open seats are provided in the “Status” column.
How do I add a 5th course?


  • To add a fifth course, contact the instructor for approval to take the course. Once the Instructor Approval has been entered in Banner, log into Banner and register for the course.
    • NOTE: you can see approvals that have been entered for you on the ‘Prepare for Registration’ app in Banner 9.

 Sophomores – Juniors:

  • Requests to take a 5th course are managed by your Student Life Dean
  • See 'How do I Request to Add a Fifth Class?'
  • Once you receive email confirmation from your dean that your 5th class has been approved, the Office of the Registrar will add it to your schedule.


First Year Students:  First year students may not take a fifth course.

The course I want to add says it has a time conflict - now what?

Students cannot add two courses to their schedule that begin or end at the same time.
Students are required to obtain permission from both faculty members whose courses over-lap before registering.  If approved, the faculty of the course to be added can enter a "Waive Time Conflict" override for the student in Banner.
Once the student obtains all approvals and the time conflict waiver, they can register for the course in their Banner.


How do I change my lab or discussion section?

If you are already registered for the course:

  • Ask the faculty member to enter an approval in Banner for the new lab, discussion, or drill. 
  • Once the approval is entered, log in to Banner 9
  • On the Enter CRNs tab, enter the CRN for the new section and click Add to Summary. 
  • In your Summary panel, locate the lab, discussion, or drill you want to drop and click drop in the Action box,
  • Click submit.

What if I want to audit a class?

Auditors do not earn credit for the course.  If you are interested in audting, ask the instructor of the course you wish to audit to send an email approval to our office and we will register you as an auditor in the course. Please inlcude student name, student ID number, course subject and number, and CRN.

It’s after the Add period - how do I add a class now?

Requests for late adds are determined by the Office of the Registrar.  Both the student request and faculty approval emails should be sent to  Emails must include:

  • Student name & ID
  • Course Number for all sections (ie PHIL 0160 A & PHIL 0160 X)

Once the request for a late add is approved, students can view the course on their schedule in Banner.

Dropping a Course

The deadline to drop a course is Friday, October 15 at 5:00 pm.  Students can drop courses in Banner through September 24, the end of the Add period.  After September 24, students must email our office to drop a course. 

How do I drop a course?
  • Courses can be dropped in Banner through the end of the Add period.
  • FY students who began in Feb. 2021 or Sept. 2021 need an ALT PIN to drop a course.
Banner is not letting me drop. How do I drop this course?

Are you a first year student?  You need to obtain your alternate PIN from your advisor to drop in Banner through Sept. 24.

After September 24, email the course instructor and your advisor for permission to drop. Email permissions should be forwarded to with the following information.

    • Name
    • ID number
    • Course to be dropped –  i.e.  MATH 0200 A
    • Course CRN –  i.e.  90154

Courses cannot be dropped after the 5th week of classes in the fall.

Registration Errors

See below for common registration errors

Banner won't let me register for the class

1) Have you received instructor approval in Banner? Check the Prepare for Registration app in Banner 9 to see all course approvals by term.

2) Is there a required discussion or lab?  You have to register for all parts of a course together.

3) Do you have a time conflict?  You cannot register for two courses that meet at the same time (even if one ends and the other begins at the same time).

4) Are you trying to register for 2 500s or 2 700s (or a combo of each)?  Send an email to and we will register you in the second 0500/0700 course.

5) Have you taken the course or its equivalent before?  Email

Still stuck?  Email

Alternate Grade Mode

The academic year 2021-22 will return to Pass/D/Fail as the only alternate grade mode option. The Registrar's Office will send instructions and information about invoking this option in early September.

Please see this webpage for more information and FAQs.

Office of the Registrar

Service Building
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: 802.443.5770
FAX: 802.443.2030