Course Registration Tips

Course Registration Tips


Here are some helpful videos and tips!

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  1. Be sure to see your academic advisor every semester.  You should be able to find your advisor using the Rowan Success Network powered by Starfish (RSN; If no advisor is listed for you in RSN, please contact your academic department or email Please do not “self-advise” – there may be requirements or prerequisites that you are not aware of that will delay your graduation.

    1. Before you register, you can check on any pre-reqs or restrictions attached to a course by clicking on the CRN in the Section Tally.

  2. Check your Self-Service Banner account NOW to see if you have any registration holds. In Self-Service Banner, under "Student," choose "Student Records" and then "View Holds."  You cannot register until those are removed, so take care of whatever is needed as soon as possible.  

  3. Keep in mind "15 to Finish" – an average of 15 credits per semester will help you to graduate on time.  If you are a full-time student, note that registration for 12-17 credits costs the same flat rate. Plan to take an average of 30 credits per year to graduate on time (for a 120 credit major).

  4. The Registration website contains information including registration-related dates, instructions on registering, forms and more. It is especially important that you know the registration-related dates and deadlines for the term (drop/add, withdrawal, etc.). Please email the Office of the University Registrar at

  5. Have a list of CRNs (Course Registration Numbers) and alternate choices ready to type in. CRNs are the numbers all the way to the left of each row in the Section Tally, which is the report that contains the most up-to-date course information each term. Information about navigating the Section Tally can be found here.

  6. Banner Self-Service is where you will log in to register - this link provides instructions.                                                                                                                                                               
  7. If you are unable to register for any section of a course that you NEED to stay on track for graduation, be sure to connect with your advisor.