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Detailed Registration Instructions
for Undergraduate Day Students

Overview

Class registration is accomplished via the Banner Self Service registration system. This guide is to help you through that process

As in the past, you access the registration Web site through the myNEU portal. There you will find an additional link titled “Course Registration.” To prepare for registration, as in the past, it is recommended that you search for the course sections for which you wish to register ahead of time and plan out your schedule, including some alternative courses should certain sections be unavailable.

Web Reg General Schedule

All students are assigned a Time Ticket (replacing the PASS system) defining when they will have access to register. Until the date and time of your Time Ticket arrives, you will not be able to register for classes, although you will be able to search the course offerings and plan your schedule.

Your Time Ticket is based on your current earned hours and on the last two digits of your NUID. Time Ticket Schedule.

Special Assistance

  • Assistance with overrides: Please check with your academic advisor.
  • Assistance using the Web Reg program: E-mail the Registrar’s Office at registrar@neu.edu.

Web Reg General Instructions

Getting Started

Logging in

  1. Launch your Web browser.
  2. Go to the myNEU Web Portal.
  3. Log in to the portal using your username and password.
  4. Click the “Course Registration” link in the “Registrar” section of the Portal.

Finding “Registration”

  1. Click “Student Services.”
  2. Click “Registration.”
  3. Click “Add/Drop Courses.”
  4. Select the term for which you wish to register.
  5. If your Time Ticket allows registration, you will be in the “Add/Drop Classes” page. See “Adding Courses” below for more information.

“Back” Button—Unexpected Results

Use of the “Back” button on your browser to navigate within the application can result in unexpected results. It is highly recommended that you use the navigation links within the application itself.

Errors

Contact the Registrar's Office if you encounter any of the following errors:

  • Invalid Student Status Code
  • Student Status Prohibits Registration
  • Academic Standing Prohibits Registration
  • Invalid or Undefined Enrollment Status or Date Range Invalid

Adding Classes

Selecting a Term

Once you have selected the “Add/Drop Classes” link, you will be asked to select the term for which you wish to register. Do this by choosing a term from the pull-down menu that appears. Please be careful in your selection—there are Graduate, Undergraduate and CPS (quarter) terms—you must select the correct term to find the courses for which you wish to register.

Adding Classes—CRN or Search

  1. Select “Add/Drop Classes” from the menu.
  2. If you have not yet selected a term, you will be prompted to do so. Carefully select the appropriate undergraduate term.
  3. There are two ways to add a course:
    • Register via CRN:
      1. Type CRNs into the worksheet at the bottom of the page.
      2. Click “Submit Changes.”
    • Register by searching for a course:
      1. Click “Class Search” at the bottom of the page.
      2. Enter criteria on which you would like to search (see “Searching for a Course” below for detailed search instructions).
      3. From the list of courses returned, select the course(s) for which you would like to register by clicking the checkbox on the far left of the listing(s).
      4. Click “Register.”

    Special Note About Corequisite Courses: Courses which have a corequisite must be added at the same time. For example, to register for BIOL 1111 (with corequisite BIOL 1112) you must enter the CRN of both a section of BIOL 1111 and a section of BIOL 1112 in the worksheet at the bottom of the page at the same time.

  4. Courses successfully added will appear at the top of the page under “Current Schedule”. You’re done!
  5. Courses which encounter a registration error will appear in the middle of the page with information about the specific error encountered. (See “Registration Errors” below for detailed explanations.)

Searching for a Course

If you do not know the CRN of the course(s) you would like to add, you may search for courses by clicking the “Class Search” button at the bottom of the “Add/Drop Classes” page.

The search engine offers many criteria on which to search—only Subject is required. In general it is better to use only two or three criteria—entering more may be too restrictive.

After entering criteria, click “Find Classes” at the bottom of the page. This will return a list of courses which match your search. Those courses available for registration will have a checkbox on the far left of the listing.

To register, click the course(s) you would like and than click “Register” at the bottom of the page.

Use the following hints to find the courses you’re looking for:

  • Subject: You MUST enter a subject. No other search criteria is required. Select a subject carefully. Subject code is not the same as department. You may use the Ctrl key on your keyboard to choose more than one subject from the list or the Shift key on your keyboard to select an entire group of subjects.
  • Course Number: This is the course number only. Enter the four digit course number that you are searching for or enter a partial course number to search for all courses within that level (i.e. enter a 1 for all one thousand level courses). For example, if you are looking for ENGL 1200, you would select the Subject of “ENGL—English” and the Course Number 1200.
  • Title: Avoid searching on title. If the title you enter is not an exact match to the abbreviated title in the registration system, the search will not find the course. If you do search on title, use only a single keyword or part of a keyword in the title. Words within titles may not be spelled out. Always begin and end your title query with percent signs (i.e., to search for “Composition,” you should enter a search that looks like this: %Comp%).
  • Part-of-Term: This option allows you to search for courses which meet for the full term, first half, second half, or quarters. Use this option only if you want to limit your search to one part of term.
  • Attribute Type: This option allows you to search by course category— including those which meet certain core requirements.
  • Start Time: Select the earliest start time that you are looking for and choose “AM” or “PM.” If you only select a start time and an end time is not entered, all courses that start at this time or later will be returned.
  • End Time: Select the latest end time that you are looking for and choose “AM” or “PM.” If you only select an end time and a start time is not entered, all courses that end at this time or earlier will be returned.
  • Days: Selecting a day will show you all courses which include that day. For example, selecting MW will give you all courses which meet Monday and Wednesday and all courses which meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday or any other combination including Monday and Wednesday.

Registration Errors

You may encounter one of the following errors while registering. Errors appear in the middle of the “Add/Drop Classes” page. Please refer to the appropriate message for details on how to resolve the error. If you believe that you do meet the requirements for the course or if you have obtained the instructor’s signature, please go to the department offering the course or to your advisor for override assistance.

  • CLASS RESTRICTION: Your current class does not allow registration for this course.
  • CLOSED SECTION: The course you have chosen to add is full. Please select another section of the course or see your advisor.
  • COLLEGE RESTRICTION: Your current college does not allow registration for this course.
  • COREQUISITE REQUIRED: The course you have chosen requires one or more corequisites. You have two options:
    1. Enter both the CRN for the course and the CRN of the corequisite course into the worksheet at the same time and then click “Submit Changes.”
    2. Using the search option, check the checkbox for both the course and the corequisite course, then click “Submit Changes.”
  • COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION AT THIS TIME: This course is closed, cancelled or otherwise unavailable for registration. Please make another selection.
  • CRN DOES NOT EXIST: The CRN you have entered is not valid for the term. Please enter a new CRN.
  • DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION: Your current department does not allow registration for this course.
  • DUPLICATE COURSE WITH SECTION #: You are already registered for a section of this course. Either drop the other section and re-add this course or select a different course.
  • DUPLICATE CRN: You are already registered for this CRN. Enter a new CRN.
  • INSTRUCTOR’S SIGNATURE: This course requires an instructor’s signature. Once you have obtained the instructor’s signature, please go to the Registrar’s Office for override assistance.
  • LEVEL RESTRICTION: You have attempted to register for a course which your level will not allow. For example, you are an undergraduate student who has tried to register for a graduate course. Please see your advisor for override assistance.
  • FIELD OF STUDY RESTRICTION: This course is restricted to a major which you have not declared. If you believe that you do meet the requirement or you have obtained the instructors signature, please see your advisor for assistance.
  • MAXIMUM HOURS EXCEEDED: You have tried to register for more credits than is allowable. Please see your advisor for override assistance.
  • PREQ AND TEST SCORE ERROR: The course you have chosen requires a prerequisite course or test score which you do not have on record. If you believe that you do meet the requirement or you have obtained the instructors signature, please see your advisor for assistance..
  • REPEAT COUNT EXCEEDS ##: You have taken this course previously and the course is not repeatable for credit. Please see your advisor for assistance
  • STUDENT ATTRIBUTE RESTRICTION: This course is reserved for certain students, e.g. honors. Please see your advisor if you have questions.
  • TIME CONFLICT WITH ####: The course you have chosen creates a scheduling conflict with the CRN indicated in the error message. You have two options:
    1. Select another section of this course.
    2. Drop the conflicting course and add a different section of that course.

Dropping Classes

Select “Add/Drop Classes” from the registration menu. To drop a course, simply select the “Drop Via Web” option from the drop-down list under “Action” next to the course you wish to drop. Click “Submit Changes” to process the drop.

Check Your Registration Status

Select this item from the main registration menu to display the various items which may affect your registration. Your Time Ticket (when you may register), holds, academic standing, student status, class, and curriculum may prevent registration or restrict the courses you will be permitted to select.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the information that you find on this page, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Schedules

Banner offers two schedule options: “Week at a Glance” and “Student Detail Schedule.” The “Week at a Glance” option is a grid format. Courses which meet in a future part of term (i.e. second-half courses which have not yet begun) and arranged courses (with no scheduled days or times) appear as separate links at the bottom of the page. The “Student Detail Schedule” is a listing of registered courses which includes days, time, instructor, location, title, credit hours, etc. Schedules are “real-time,” which means that they are accurate up to the moment. As soon as a course is added or dropped in registration, it is added or dropped from the schedule.

 

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