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What Graduate Students Need to Know about the Banner Registration System

  1. Student level is considered graduate for all graduate students.
  2. Student class for all graduate students is indicated as graduate. (For undergraduate students, class is defined as freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. See the undergraduate information for further details.)
  3. Student major: View the major description under the “Registration Status” link. Restrictions by major or level can be viewed through the schedule by clicking the “View Catalog Entry” and then going to the second page of the catalog information.
  4. Time ticketing is the day registration begins for graduate students and can also be viewed on the “Registration Status” link.
  5. 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/clinical sections, but other corequisites exist as well and are clearly labeled in the schedule.
  6. CRN (formerly key#) stands for “Course Reference Number.” It remains five digits.
  7. 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
    CIV G230
    CIVE 7230

    The Course Number Conversionator provides course conversion information for your reference.
  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 “graduate” refers to the current letter grade scale 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.

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