You must meet with an advisor to register for classes. During this short (30 minute) meeting, you and your advisor will discuss possible major choices and courses you plan to take in the next semester(s).
Registration dates and times are assigned to students at various times during the registration period. You will be given your time during your pre-registration advising session. Registration continues until the last day to add a course of each semester. Please refer to the university academic calendar (provide link) to see these dates.
If you are a Freshman, Sophomore, or Transfer student your General College advisor is responsible for registering you in your classes. Once you leave General College (after Sophomore year), you are expected to meet with an advisor in your specific area. If you are a Junior or Senior, you will be given your PIN by your major specific advisor once you review your go.alcorn.edu account together. Once you have your PIN and discuss the classes with your advisor, you will login to Banner Online Services using your A number and password. Click on the Student Services and Financial Aid tab, click Course Enrollment and Registration tab, click the Add/Drop classes tab, choose the semester, and then look for the classes discussed with your major advisor.
The classes you take should be based on your intended academic plan that is determined within the General Catalog year that you were admitted into the University. You should always refer to your degree plan by logging into go.alcorn.edu.
A registration hold prevents a student from registering for classes for the upcoming semester. Registration holds can be placed on a student for various reasons by Student Financial Services, the Student Health Center, or other authorized individuals. A Registration Hold can only be removed by the party placing the hold. Your academic advisor can assist you in determining the source of the hold and directing you to the appropriate party to have it removed. To have your best selection of courses, you should check for holds in your Banner account well before your registration time begins.
You can determine how many courses are going towards your degree program by logging into your go.alcorn.edu account. Above your degree program you will see several purple boxes, one of those boxes state the number of credit hours being applied to graduation. It is extremely important that you adhere to your degree plan in go.alcorn.edu to ensure that your classes are being applied to your graduation requirements. In addition, you can also click on the “What if” tab on your go.alcorn.edu account and you and your advisor can see how your classes would match up if you were to switch majors.
The deadline to drop a class without penalty in Banner is the 5th day of classes in regular terms (fall and spring). The deadline to add a class in Banner is the 5th day of classes in regular terms. Courses may be added with the instructor’s permission and Dean’s approval beyond this deadline. Courses may be dropped without a grade by the 14th class day in regular terms and on the 17th day classes will be removed for non-payment. Classes may be removed with a “WP/WF” (with a passing grade or a failing grade) until the 90th day into the semester with permission from the instructor. Students using this option will have a “W” appear on their transcript for the course(s). Keep in mind, dropping below 12 hours can have a negative impact on financial aid, housing, health insurance, etc. Please see the University academic calendar (https://www.alcorn.edu/academics/calendars) for the specific dates.