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What Undergraduate Day Students Need to Know about the Banner Registration System

  1. Student class is a calculated field in Banner and is defined as freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior standing. Class is determined by your actual earned academic credits to date based on the chart below.

    FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGISTRATION IN A FUTURE TERM ONLY, your anticipated class is determined by adding earned credit hours and in-progress or future registered credit hours, and is used to control the registration in classes with specific restrictions. This can be found on the “Registration Status” link in Banner.

    Credit Hours
    Class
    0–31.99
    Freshman
    32–63.99
    Sophomore
    64–95.99
    Junior
    96 and above
    Senior
  2. Student major: View the major description under the “Registration Status” link. If your major or other information is incorrect, email us at registrar@neu.edu. Restrictions by major can be viewed through the schedule by clicking the “View Catalog Entry” and then going to the second page of the catalog information.
  3. Time ticketing (formerly PASS) can also be viewed on the “Registration Status” link. See also Time Ticket Schedule.
  4. Corequisites: Banner requires registration for corequisites at the same time. Choose all required corequisites before registering to make the process easier. Typically this would be lecture/lab or lecture/lab/recitation sections, but other corequisites exist as well and are clearly labeled in the schedule.
  5. CRN (formerly key#) stands for “Course Reference Number.” It remains five digits.
  6. Course numbers have changed and reflect not only department but subject within department. An example of a converted number:

    Legacy Course Number
    Banner Course Number
    CHE U308
    CHME 2308

    The Course Number Conversionator provides course conversion information for your reference.
  7. Sequence, as a defined field, does not exist in Banner. Review course days and times to prevent time conflicts, which will be disallowed in Banner, as they are in the current system. You can also search based on day and time combinations.
  8. Real-time remaining seats are displayed on the course schedule. Some seats may be reserved for curricula needs, and you might see a message reflecting this where you don’t meet the major or reserved-seat criteria for that section.
  9. Grading mode is noted on your schedule. The term “traditional” refers to the current letter grade and is applicable for most of your courses.

    There will be some courses that only are graded as pass/fail, and that grading mode will be noted.
  10. Final exams: You will notice that the course end date is the last day of classes, not the last day of the term. Scheduled final exam information will appear on classes and schedules the week prior to the start of the term.

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