COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Adding a Course

Students can add courses from September 4 – September 21.

How do I add a course?
  • To add a course, you will need to 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), you will 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.
  • The online approval will override all restrictions except time conflicts.  You must resolve your time conflict yourself by dropping a course so that you can register for the course you would like to add.
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.
  • As soon as you have received instructor approval and your Alternate PIN, you can add the course in Banner.
How do I add a 5th course?

Seniors:

  • To add a fifth course, you will need to contact the instructor for approval to take the course. Once the approval has been entered in Banner, you will 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:

  • To add a fifth course, you will need to contact the instructor for approval to take the course.  
    • The instructor will enter approval in Banner
  • You will also need approval from your advisor and your dean.  Advisors and deans should email approvals for your 5th course to our office.
  • Once we collect your email approvals, we will register you in the course.

 

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

How do I change my lab or discussion section?

If you are already registered for the course:

1) ask the faculty member to enter an approval in Banner for the new lab, discussion, or drill. 

2) Once the approval is entered, log in to Banner 9

3) On the Enter CRNs tab, enter the CRN for the new section and click Add to Summary. 

4) In your Summary panel, locate the lab, discussion, or drill you want to drop and click drop in the Action box. 

5) 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.

Dropping a Course

Students can drop courses from September 4 – October 12

How do I drop a course?
  • Courses can be dropped in Banner through the end of the Add period (September 21).
  • FY students who began in Feb or Fall 2020 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 between Sept. 4 and Sept. 21.

If it is after Sept. 21, email the course instructor and your advisor for permission to drop.  Email permissions should be forwarded to registrar@middlebury.edu 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 October 12.

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 registrar@middlebury.edu and we will register you in the second 0500/0700 course.

5) Have you taken the course or its equivalent before?  Email registrar@middlebury.edu

Still stuck?  Email registrar@middlebury.edu

Alternate Grade Mode

The Credit/No-Credit invoke form will be available beginning October 12.  The deadline to invoke Credit/No-Credit is 5:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 4.

Can I invoke Credit/No-Credit this fall?

The faculty have granted approval for students to invoke one fall course in the Credit/No-Credit grade mode this fall.

Can a course taken Credit/No-Credit be used for requirements?

Yes.  This fall, any course invoked in the Credit/No-Credit grade mode can be used to satisfy requirements.

Can I revoke Credit/No-Credit?

NO.  You must be certain you want to take a course CR/NCR before you invoke that option.  No student will be allowed to revoke CR/NCR once they submit the invoke form.  Choose wisely.

Does taking a course Credit/No-Credit impact my eligibility to take a course Pass/D/Fail in a future academic year?

No.  Students may take one course Credit/No-Credit in the fall and spring semester and it will not reduce the 2-course limit for Pass/D/Fail courses, nor will CR/NCR courses count toward the max 5 non-standard grades.

Office of the Registrar

Service Building
Middlebury, VT 05753
phone: 802.443.5770
fax: 802.443.2030
registrar@middlebury.edu