Banner Web Registration Instructions

Beginning Fall 2009, students may complete the registration process entirely online. Please follow the instructions below, or review the Frequently Asked Questions if you need assistance. If you still have problems which are not addressed in these two documents, contact the Office of the Registrar at 601.877.6170.

Before beginning the online registration process, each student must contact the housing office as the first step in the registration process. Next, you must see your academic advisor to approve your schedule.  

There is a link at the end of these instructions which will take you to the secure area; please read all the instructions.

First-Time Freshmen cannot register using the BANNER Web Registration at this time. First-Time Freshmen will have schedules entered by the academic advisors at the College for Excellence.

Academic Calendar 

Logging In and Selecting Classes

1. From the Alcorn home page (www.alcorn.edu), click on Online Services, then click on the "Enter Secure Area" link. Enter your user ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) when prompted. Click the Login button.

NOTE: Your ID is your student number, which can be found on the back of your Gold Card, and your pin is your six-digit date of birth. Once you log in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your PIN and also provide a security question and answer. It is important to remember your question and your answer. It is case sensitive. If you receive an Authorization Failure-Invalid User ID message, please come by or call the Office of the Registrar at 601.877.6170 for further instructions. CAUTION: Please keep track of your password and keep it in a secure area. The online services site will not allow more than five unsuccessful login attempts in a 24-hour period. If you attempt to login more than five times, it will assume there has been a security breach and not allow you to log in. Your web access will be disabled until you have notified the Registrar's Office.  

Please keep track of your password and keep it in a secure area. The online services site will not allow more than five unsuccessful login attempts in a 24-hour period. If you attempt to login more than five times, it will assume there has been a security breach and not allow you to log in. Your web access will be disabled until you have notified the Registrar's Office.

Please keep track of your password and keep it in a secure area. The online services site will not allow more than five unsuccessful login attempts in a 24-hour period. If you attempt to login more than five times, it will assume there has been a security breach and not allow you to log in. Your web access will be disabled until you have notified the Registrar's Office.

Your ID is your student number, which can be found on the back of your Gold Card, and your pin is your six-digit date of birth. Once you log in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your PIN and also provide a security question and answer. It is important to remember your question and your answer. It is case sensitive. If you receive an Authorization Failure-Invalid User ID message, please come by or call the Office of the Registrar at 601.877.6170 for further instructions. Please keep track of your password and keep it in a secure area. The online services site will not allow more than five unsuccessful login attempts in a 24-hour period. If you attempt to login more than five times, it will assume there has been a security breach and not allow you to log in. Your web access will be disabled until you have notified the Registrar's Office.

2. Once you are logged in, click on the "Student Services & Financial Aid" link. Then, click on the "Registration" link.

3. Click on "Check Your Registration Status" to view your registration status and any messages that will prevent you from registering. NOTE: All holds must be cleared before you can access the Add/Drop Classes menu. Once you have viewed your registration status, click the <Look Up Classes> link at the bottom of your screen to return to the select term menu.

4. Select the current term for which you would like to enroll and click the submit term button. This will advance you to the next menu and allow you to view the Add/Drop classes menu. The Add/Drop Classes menu will allow you to look up your classes to add to your schedule.

5. In the Add/Drop Classes menu, you will type in your CRN (Course Reference Number) and click submit changes . You will then verify course information listed. If a class is closed, you can enter another CRN or click on the Class Search link to search for another open course. Click Submit changes again if needed. Classes may be dropped by using the options available in the action field. If no options are listed in the Action field, then classes may not be dropped.

NOTE: You will not be allowed to drop your last class, starting on the first day of class. If you are an undergraduate student and have been awarded financial aid for the semester, please contact the Office of Financial Aid before dropping below 12 hours. Click the Look Up Classes link to return to the Registration Menu. 

NOTE: You will not be allowed to drop your last class, starting on the first day of class. If you are an undergraduate student and have been awarded financial aid for the semester, please contact the Office of Financial Aid before dropping below 12 hours. Click the Look Up Classes link to return to the Registration Menu. 

6. To print your schedule, click Student Detail Schedule or Student Schedule by Day and Time and click the Print button on your internet browser.

NOTE: Some labs require that students provide their own paper for printing. *** Once you have finished selecting your classes, it is time to complete the payment process. *** 

First-Time Freshmen will be allowed to pay fees online only after their schedules are entered by the academic advisors in the College for Excellence. 

If you have questions concerning a prior bill, you must contact a cashier.  If your financial aid has not been posted for a prior term or if you are on financial aid suspension, you must contact your financial aid counselor.   

STEPS TO THE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM (BILL + PAYMENT SUITE) 

  • Click on the “Enter Secure Area” link. Enter your user ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN), not your alternate pin, when prompted.  
  • Click on the “Student Services & Financial Aid” link.  
  • Click on “Course Enrollment and Registration” and select “Manage Bills and Payments” 

NOTE:     Paying your fees does not complete your registration process.  Please note that your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation page stating that you have successfully completed your registration.  Please print a copy of this page for your records.   

Click to Enter Secure Area and begin the registration process.

 

TO ENSURE PRIVACY-When you are finished using the Online services Menu, please exit and close your browser to protect your privacy. This will ensure that no one can access the system using your ID and Password. Remember to close the browser after each session. After 5 minutes of inactivity your password will expire and you will be required to login again.


All student information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, and appropriate Mississippi Statutes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits access to a student’s educational records (other than directory information) without the written consent of the student. An exception can be made in the case of parents or legal guardians who establish that student’s status as a dependent according to the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152.


You have been authorized to access the BANNER student information system. Please remember that much of the data you will be viewing on this system contains student information. All student information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, and appropriate Mississippi statutes.

FERPA, or as it is commonly known “the Buckley Amendment" and appropriate Mississippi Statutes, are laws that require Alcorn State University to maintain the confidentiality of all students' educational records. The university is not permitted to release any information from a student's educational record without the student's written consent. Alcorn State University may release directory information, as outlined in the University catalog, without the student's consent. All requests for directory information, student enrollment verifications, and other student records information should be referred to the Registrar's Office.

All student information that is maintained on the BANNER System, is considered confidential information and may not be released. When reviewing student information, be sure that no other student or outside party can view or have access to this information. Third party access to a student's educational record without the student's consent is a violation of the law.