How To Register

Before Registering

Determine When You Can Begin Registering

Check the registration time charts available on the Registrar website.

Search for CRNs

CRN stands for “Course Reference Number” and is a five digit number assigned to every course section.

When you register in Banner, rather than entering the course subject, you will be required to enter the CRN assigned to the section you would like. We suggest you look up CRNs prior to registering.

CRN
Research Restrictions and Prerequisites

To review prerequisites and registration restrictions for a course, click on the course title. For example, you would click on “Principles of Economics” in the image above.

Review Course Descriptions

You may view a course’s description by clicking View Catalog Entry beneath the number of credits listed for the course. See the arrow in the Class Schedule Listing image above.

Alternate PIN

Who Needs an Alternate PIN

  • Undergraduate Students: All undergraduate students (except JR, MK and WLP majors) advised by faculty advisors)
  • Graduate Students: Only Communication Disorders students

Note: New students are pre-registered by the College prior to their orientation date. New students do not require a PIN to make schedule adjustments for any semester for which they are pre-registered.

Where to Obtain Your Alternate PIN

Alternate PINs can only be obtained from your assigned advisor.

Registering with an Alternate PIN

If you are required to input an Alternate PIN, you will be prompted to do so after accessing the registration system.

PINs will no longer be required once you have successfully registered for at least one course.

Accessing the System

How to Log In to Register

  • Visit eCommon and log in using your ECnet username and password.
  • Select the Student Services Tab.
  • Look for the Registration Tools menu and select the Add/Drop Classes link.
  • Select the term for which you wish to register.

How To Add

There are three methods you can use to register:

Entering CRNs to Register Directly

Note: If you plan on using this method to register, you should look up the CRNs prior to your registration time.

  • In the Add Classes Worksheet section, enter the CRNs for the sections you would like to register for.
  • Click on the Submit Changes button to confirm your choices.
  • If no errors appear, the classes have been added to your schedule. Your new schedule will appear on the page, above the worksheet area.

Registering from a Course Search

  • Select Look Up Classes.
  • Enter criteria for a course search and click on Class Search button at the bottom of the page.
  • In your search results, check the box next to the course you would like to register for and select Register.
  • Return to the menus and select Detailed Student Schedule to view your new schedule. 

Note: A “C” next to a course indicates that it is closed.

Using the Worksheet Feature

The worksheet is an electronic receptacle for you to place courses you might like to register for; it is NOT your schedule.To register for the courses on your worksheet, you must Submit your worksheet and confirm that the courses appear on your schedule. Seats are NOT saved for courses on your worksheet.

Adding Contract Courses

Online registration is not available for contract courses (e.g. Directed Studies, Master’s Projects and Theses, Production Projects). These courses require forms and other materials to be approved prior to registration. See your Academic Department for information.  Completed forms and any required materials must be turned in to the Student Service Center prior to the end of add/drop. The Registrar's Office will then process your registration.

How To Drop

  • Next to each course you've successfully registered for, you will see a drop-down menu with Drop as the only option. Set the menu to Drop next to any course you would like removed from your schedule, then select Submit Changes.
  • Once you have registered, you will not be able to drop your entire schedule; you must always be registered for at least one course. If you would like to take a Leave of Absence or Withdraw from the college, you will need to take the appropriate steps before your entire schedule is dropped.

Note: There is not an “Are you sure you want to drop this class?” feature in the registration system, so please double-check your choices before submitting your changes.

Errors and Pemissions

Registration Errors

While registering, you may receive a Registration Add Error. This means that either the course is closed or there is at least one course restriction (for example, a prerequisite) that you do not qualify for.  The Status bar below the error message will provide you with more information about why you were not allowed to register for a particular course.

In order to prevent registration errors, we recommend you review the restrictions on a course before attempting to register for it. Please review the "Before Registering" section.

Online Add Permissions

If you require permission to add a class, take the following steps:

  • Email the appropriate permission granter. (Please see the chart below.)
  • If permission is granted, the permission granter will have their department assistant apply an online permission to your account. You will receive an email confirming when this has been completed.
  • Once you receive the email, log in to eCommon and add the course to your schedule. You are responsible for adding the class to your schedule once permission has been granted. It will not automatically be added to your schedule.

Permission Granters for Undergraduate Students:

Error Message Explanation of Error Permission Granter
Class Restriction Class is restricted to a specific population (e.g.- Freshman only, Seniors only). Department Chair
Closed Class capacity has been met. Instructor
Dupl Crse with Sec You are already registered for another section of this course. Department Assistant
Major Restriction Course is restricted to certain majors. Department Chair
Missing Prerequisite You do not have the proper prerequisites. Department Chair

Note: Students requiring permission to register for courses that take place in L.A. or Kasteel Well should contact the Office of External Programs. Do not contact L.A. or K.W. instructors directly.

Permission Granters for Graduate Students:

Error Message Explanation of Error Permission Granter
Closed Class capacity has been met. Instructor
Dupl Crse with Sec You are already registered for another section of this course. Department Assistant
Major Restriction Course is restricted to certain majors. Department Chair
Missing Prerequisite You do not have the proper pre-requisites. Department Chair

Note: Students requiring permission to register for courses that take place in L.A. or Kasteel Well should contact the Office of External Programs. Do not contact L.A. or K.W. instructors directly.

Changing Internship Credits

Internships are variable credits. If you wish to change the number of internship credits you are registered for, follow these steps:

  • Access the registration system.
  • Select Change Course Options at the bottom of the Add or Drop Classes page (you may also click the number of credits next to the course, which will be a hyperlink if the course is variable credits).
  • Enter the correct number of credits in the credit hours box.
  • Click Submit Changes.

Note: To view the change, click the view your schedule link at the top of the page, or Add or Drop Classes at the bottom. Clicking Return to Previous to return to the Add/Drop page will not display your change correctly.

Viewing Your Schedule

  • Visit eCommon and select the Student Services tab.
  • Look for the Registration Tools channel and select View My Schedule to view your concise student schedule (if you wish, you can then select Student Detail Schedule at the bottom of the page for more detailed information about your schedule).