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Registration Policies & Guidelines

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Advisers may view their advisees' academic transcripts through Smith Portal/BannerWeb. Advisers who need printed copies should contact the registrar's office.

Advisers of Seniors

Advisers of seniors entering the final semester should pay close attention to completion of all degree requirements by the end of the final semester. Major certification forms are sent to all second semester seniors at the start of the final semester. The forms must be completed and submitted to the registrar's office by the end of the add/drop period in that semester.

Latin Honors Requirements

Latin Honors distribution information for each advisee is available online through BannerWeb. This form is used to determine the student's progress in meeting the Latin Honors requirements. If a student wishes to become eligible for Latin Honors, ultimately she must take at least one course (normally four credits) in each field.

Undergraduate Course Program

The normal semester program for non-Ada Comstock Scholars is 16 credits; students must register for and remain in a minimum of 12 credits in order to remain enrolled at the college. Students may not register for more than 24 credits in any one semester.

Early Registration Period

Students register for the subsequent semester during a two-week period in November and April. Students register by class standing and are expected to meet with their advisers to plan and secure approval of their course programs for the coming semester.

Each class is assigned a day on which they may begin to access online course registration through BannerWeb. While students and advisers may not gain access to registration prior to the start date for each class, they may register on any subsequent day. All registrations must be completed by the end of the advising and registration period (see calendar).

Advisers are requested to post office hours and appointment schedules as early as possible. It is important for advisers and students to plan appointments in advance so that students will be prepared to register on their assigned days.

Online Registration and Add/Drop via BannerWeb

Online registration is available as a menu option to both faculty and students. In order to ensure that students meet with their advisers and obtain approval of their course programs, each student is assigned a new six-digit REG code for each registration and add/drop period. The format for registration can take place in one of two ways and advisers should inform their students as to how they wish to handle registration:

  1. Adviser and student process course registration in the faculty office during the advising appointment. Ask the student to log into the Portal and select course registration. Have her enter her REG code and together she can register for classes.
  2. Adviser allows the student to process her own registration after the advising meeting. Advisers who will allow their students to register themselves online, should give the REG code to their advisees once they have met and agreed upon an appropriate course plan. Students can then enter their course selections online at their own convenience.

By using the BannerWeb online registration system, both the adviser and student do so with the understanding that the student has met and consulted with her adviser about her course program and that she has processed any course selections or changes in accordance with the adviser-approved plan for course registration. It is the responsibility of both student and adviser to plan a course program that will lead to successful completion of all degree requirements.