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Alternate PINs

Alternate PINs are assigned for Fall and Spring web registrations based on earned and in-progress credits.

Credit Range

Alternate PIN


no Alt PIN*


no Alt PIN*


no Alt PIN*


Alt PIN assigned


Alt PIN assigned


Alt PIN assigned


Alt PIN assigned

*undeclared students are assigned an alternate PIN

NOTE: Alternate PINs are not required during Round One or Winter Term web registration.

What is an "Alternate PIN"?

The Alternate PIN is a 4-digit number that students obtain from their academic advisors for registration. 

Why do we require an Alternate PIN?

Alternate PINs encourage students to meet with
their advisor to discuss academic progress and future course plans.  Entering this Alternate PIN, if assigned, is the only way students can register in BannerWeb. 

What if my advisor is not on campus this semester? Who has my alternate PIN and where should I go for advising?

A. If you have not yet declared your major, contact the faculty head of
your Commons for advising and your alternate PIN.

B. If you have declared a major, contact the chair of your major
department for advising and your alternate PIN.

Will all students be assigned the Alternate PIN?

No, only students with earned & in-progress courses totaling less than 20 credits* are assigned an Alternate PIN for registration.  Also, students who have earned or in progress credits equal to 20 or more who have not declared a major, are also assigned an Alternate PIN.  Alternate PINs must be obtained from their advisor once the official Advising Period begins and will be required in order to register online. While some students are not assigned an Alternate PIN, they are still encouraged to see their advisor if on campus. 

*Testing credits, such as those from AP and IB exams, are not included in the credit-based calculation.  

How will I know if I am assigned an Alternate PIN to get into the Registration system?

Alternate PINs are only assigned for Fall and Spring web registrations. See the chart on the top of this page for details on alternate PIN assignments.

Office of the Registrar

5142 Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
phone: 802.443.5770
fax: 802.443.2030