Tips for Registration

1.  This is a real-time, seniority-based registration system.

2. Courses can be set up to enroll students based solely on seniority, i.e., no class or major restrictions exist, or they may be set up to accept only certain classes or majors.  You should review the course restrictions during your advising session and request an override of any restrictions (prerequisites, or major and class restrictions), if you think you qualify. A prerequisite error means your academic record does not satisfy the course requirement and you should contact the professor to see if you can get an override. You can see if an override or approval has been granted by going to your "Check Your Registration Status" page on BannerWeb.

3.  You cannot register for more than four course credits during on-line registration.  Afterward, during the add/drop period, only seniors or students with special permission (per the Handbook guidelines) may register for a 5th course by bringing an orange "5th course" add card to the Registrar's Office.

4.  You can only register for PE (non-credit) courses on-line, even during the add/drop period and even if you have already registered for 4 academic course credits.

5.  You can drop courses on-line until the end of the Add period.  (Adding courses is a manual card process following the web registration period.) Wait to drop a registered course until you are sure you have a signed add card for the course you want to add.

6.  You cannot register for multiple sections of the same course, i.e., labs x, y, and z.  Register for the lab you want.  If you don't get in you should try your second choice and so on.

7.  Banner will not let you register for courses that have time conflicts. If you have a 1:30 pm end/start time conflict you should register for one course via Bannerweb, and the other course will need to be added via add card once you have the approval of BOTH instructors.  This is granting you permission to leave one class early and arrive late to the other.

8.  To fully enroll in a course that has multiple sections (e.g., lecture, lab, and discussion), you NEED to register for all sections at the same time.  You will not get into one section alone if there is more than one type of section required.  These multi-sections of courses are linked in Banner.  If you don't register for all sections, you will get an error and won't get registered for any part of the course.

9.  If a course is cross-listed, you can only register for the course under the subject/department of the primary instructor.

10.  The purpose of the waitlist is to let faculty know who wants to take the class, but it does not guarantee enrollment in future terms.

11. After receiving approval for an independent project, internship, research, or thesis, you must register yourself in the professor's specific course section for which he/she has granted you approval.

12. If you get an error message during web registration determine and correct the error (contact the instructor or Registrar's Office) and then re-submit your registration for the course.

Office of the Registrar

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