How Do I Add a Course?

The process for adding a course depends on the time of the semester, the availability of space in the course (open vs. closed section), the presence of registration restrictions (open only to students in a designated major, minor or thematic sequence; required prerequisites or co-requisites), and the type of course. Students should also refer to the academic calendar for important dates/deadlines. There is a separate process for students requesting Independent Work (Independent Studies, Internships, etc).

Please note that adding/dropping courses may have an impact on financial aid and/or charges that appear on your bill. More information is available on the following webpages:

Should I drop a course before I add another course in its place?

You should make sure that you are able to add a course before you drop a course, particularly if dropping the course takes you below full-time status and you intend to remain at full-time status. If you are attempting to change sections of a course, you must drop your current section before adding the new section.

Students may add a course themselves via BannerWeb when web registration is open if there is space available in the class and there are not any restrictions on who is permitted to register for the course.

To add a class in BannerWeb:

  1. Log in to BannerWeb.
  2. Select “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  3. Select “Registration”
  4. Select “Look-up Classes to Add”
  5. Select a term and click “Submit”
  6. Select “Class Search” to find the course.
  7. Once a course is identified, click the check box in the “Select” column and click “Register”

If registration restrictions are in place (course is closed or there are specific requirements), students need to request permission to take the course.

Check your schedule on BannerWeb to ensure the course has been added.