11 tips to remember ahead of spring course registration
Registration for spring courses is opening soon. Here are 11 tips to help in your course registration process:
By: Hasnat Aslam ’27
Mark your calendars for dates when Spring 2024 course registration opens.Each class year has specific dates students can register. (Registration starts 7 a.m. Wed., Nov. 8 for the Class of 2024.)
Registration for Winter/Interim courses opens for all classes at 8 a.m. Nov. 13. No registration PIN is required for this.
Be sure to resolve any holds that may block you from registering for courses. An example of this might be an unpaid tuition bill, which needs to be paid before you are allowed to register.
Read the updated online course registration directions in your MyLafayette Portal. This provides an in-depth description of each step in the registration process.
The class deans will conduct tutorial drop-in sessions to assist students in navigating the updated Banner registration module. These sessions will take place 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 in Scott Hall Room 104. Class deans are an additional resource you can consult for getting guidance on which courses to register for and, generally, talk about your academic plans.
Meet with your adviser for guidance on courses to take and to obtain your registration PIN. You need this PIN before you can register for courses.
Use the “Degree Audit” tool in Self-Service to view your major requirements. This will help you schedule courses accordingly so you are on track for graduating on time.
While selecting a course, keep in mind Common Course of Study requirements. You can use the “Browse Classes” tool in Self-Service to see classes being offered that will help you meet specific requirements.
Think about alternate courses you can take in case a preferred course is full. Many courses have fewer seats relative to students desiring to register for that course, so it is possible you may not get some of your first-choice classes.
You can use the “Plan Ahead” tool in Self-Service to map out multiple prospective schedules. The tool allows you to create up to five plans. Once course registration opens, you can use your plans to register quickly.
The “Prepare for Registration” page displays your registration status and any permit overrides issued by faculty. If a professor has issued a permit override, you must still register for the course to complete your enrollment.