Registration FAQ

How do I know when to register for classes?

  1. Login to BannerWeb.
  2. Click on Student Services.
  3. Click on Registration.
  4. Click on Check your registration status and your registration dates and times.

Since I register based on my earned hours, how do I know how many earned hours I have?

You can find your earned credit hours by looking at the Undergraduate Summary to Date section on the last page of your degree audit.

What is credit/no-credit?

For undergraduate courses: If you take a course as credit/no-credit, a standard letter grade is not posted to your transcript. Effective Fall 2022, credit will show as a “CR1” if a grade of “C” or higher has been earned in the course and “CR2” if a grade of “D-“ through “C-“ has been earned.” No credit will show as "NCR" as an indication that credit was not awarded due to a failing grade of “F”. None of these grade symbols have an impact on your GPA.

Things to take note of:

  1. You must be in good academic standing to take a course credit/no-credit
  2. No more than 10 percent of the total credit hours earned at Miami University may be taken as credit/no-credit; courses offered only as credit/no-credit are not factored in.
  3. Courses in your major, major-related hours, or minor cannot be taken as credit/no-credit.
  4. Registration in a course on a credit/no-credit basis requires the permission of the instructor and cannot be made via BannerWeb, except in Miami Plan courses.
  5. Students with freshman standing (anyone with less than 30 earned hours): During the fall or spring semester, you may register for a course on a credit/no-credit basis providing you are concurrently enrolled in 12 hours for standard letter grades; during the summer term, you may take courses on a credit/no-credit basis providing you are concurrently enrolled for 4 semester hours for a standard letter grade. If at any time, you drop below the 12 or 4 hours of graded courses, the credit/no-credit status will be changed back to standard letter grade and an email will be sent to you from the Registrar’s Office informing you of this action.

Additional information, including how to change from standard letter grade to credit/no-credit, can be found on the One Stop webpage

For the full Credit/No-credit policy, please read the Credit/No-Credit Courses section of the Registration (Undergraduate) page (Miami University Policy Library).

How do I drop a course?

If you stop attending a class, it is not the same as dropping it. You must take action to drop the course. Before dropping a course, we recommend that you consult the instructor and your academic advisor to discuss the implications. There are very specific deadlines that dictate the consequences of dropping a course. Dates and deadlines vary between full-semester and sprint courses.
Note: Please consult the academic calendar for official withdraw deadlines.
To officially drop a course you must ask your instructor to delete you from the electronic roster.

How can I register for more than 20 hours?

You need to get permission for excess academic hours from an advisor in the College of Arts and Science. However, there are specific criteria under which a student would qualify for excess hour permission. Please be aware that excess hour permission is not always granted.

What happens if I repeat a course?

Please read the Undergraduate Course Repeat Policy section of the Undergraduate|Registration page (Miami University Policy Library).

Can I get a grade removed from my transcript?

Once a grade is posted on your transcript, it cannot be removed. If you stopped attending the course before the withdrawal deadline, but failed to drop the course, see your academic advisor to discuss whether you can petition for removal.

How many credit hours do I need to be considered a full time student?

If your degree program requires 128 hours for graduation:

> 0-29 = Freshman

> 30-63 = Sophomore

> 64-95 = Junior

> 96 and above = Senior


If your degree program requires 124 hours for graduation:

> 0-29 = Freshman

> 30-61 = Sophomore

> 62-92 = Junior

> 93 and above = Senior

See  Classification of Students for additional information.

How many hours do I need to be a sophomore, junior, or senior?

Earned Credit Hour Ranges for Different Class Years
Class Earned Credit Hours
Freshman 0-29
Sophomore 30-63
Junior 64-95
Senior 96-128+

How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Official copies of your transcript (One Stop) are generated by the Office of the Registrar.

How can I find my Degree Audit?

Your degree audit can be printed online using BannerWeb.