Step 1: Pre-Registration, Phase I
You will use the web pre-registration system to enter your own course selections. You will have access to information such as course limits, class restrictions, and up-to-date information on how many students have requested a particular course section.
- Sign InUse the web pre-registration system to enter your own course selections. You will be prompted for your 9-digit ID number and your RegPin, which you must obtain from your adviser.
You must meet with your adviser during the 2-week registration period. You must get a RegPin from your adviser that will allow you to access the pre-registration system. Your 9-digit ID number is also required. If you are a double major or an Independent major you should have been assigned 2 (two) major advisers. In order to register you will be required to obtain a distinct RegPin from each of these advisers. You will not be able to log on to the Pre-Registration system without these 2 (two) RegPins. If you do not wish to use the computer, your adviser(s) must sign your registration form before the registrar will accept it.
How Does It Work?
Entry into a section is determined by the combination of your class year, the priority you give each section, and your draw number.
- Seniors’ requests are processed first followed sequentially by juniors’, sophomores’, and first-years requests.
- Your requests are considered in the order that you list them on the registration screen, with the first item having the highest priority. If one of your requests cannot be filled, then the next item in your list will be considered instead.
- For your class year, your draw number determines when one of your requests is considered. Your top request is considered immediately after the top requests of all of the students in your class with lower draw numbers. As mentioned above, if your top request cannot be granted you will be enrolled in the first request on your list that can be.
- In a second pass through the requests from your class, your top request among your remaining requests will be considered immediately before all of the students in your class with lower draw numbers. That is, the draw numbers work in reverse compared to the first pass. The remaining passes through the requests from your class continue the pattern of the first two passes, switching direction through the draw numbers on each pass.
- You may list multiple sections of the same course among your requests but you will be enrolled only in the first one on your list that is available. You will not be enrolled in multiple sections of the same course.
- You may also list sections of different courses that meet at the same time but you will be enrolled only in the first one on your list that is available. You will not be enrolled in sections with time conflicts.
What you need to consider.
- You are able to enter up to 7 units of course selections in the Pre-Registration system. When registration closes and the algorithm is run to place students in their selections, there will be a cap of 4.5 units that will feed into the Banner system.
- You may enter multiple sections of the same course but you will not be enrolled in both sections.
- You will not be enrolled in a time conflict.
- Special Permission and courses that have no enrollment limit should be listed last. These requests are always met and should not be given high priority. Otherwise, you will waste a priority request on a course you would have received in any case.
- You may change the order of your courses by using the REORDER button. You may sign off and on as many times as you like during the 2-week period.
Step 2: Pre-Registration, Phase II
Results will be released from Phase I and will be accessible on Ask Banner on the Vassar Home Page. You will also be able to view the up-to-date Schedule of Classes which will include enrollment limits and current enrollment numbers.
Wait lists will be also be posted at: https://registrar.vassar.edu/ under the Announcements section.
Toward the end of each term, there will be an additional opportunity to add or make changes to the scheduled produced through Phase I. This will provide you with the opportunity to select additional courses up to the 4.5 maximum. This phase will be held in-person and dates and times will be released through the Registrar's Office.
How do I participate in Phase II Registration?
This round of registration will be held in-person at the Office of the Registrar. Add/Drop Forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. You should consult with your Adviser regarding any changes that you would like to make. Their signature is not needed but it is highly recommended that you consult with them ahead of time.
What if I can't come during my assigned time?
You may come any time after the time assigned for your class year. You cannot come before the time assigned for your class year.
What courses may I add?
You may add any course that appears as open in the Schedule of Classes (highlighted in yellow). You may not add courses that are full.
How do I add a course that is special permission or that I do not have the prerequisite for?
You will need the permission of the instructor to add any special permission course or course for which you do not have the prerequisite. This permission may take the form of their signature on an add form, or it can be an email that you print and attach to your add form. We will not be able to simply view the approval on your cell phone.
How do I register for a course if I am on the Waiting List?
This requires the permission of the instructor. This permission may take the form of their signature on an add form, or it can be an email that you print and attach to your add form.
How do I drop a course?
Simply list the course on the Add/Drop form available at the Office of the Registrar.
How many courses may I add?
You may add up to the maximum allowed of 4.5 units.
What happens if I miss the Phase II Add Only Registration?
You will have another opportunity to add courses during the Add period that begins on the first day of classes and ends approximately a week later.
Step 3: Add/Drop
Once the term begins you will be able to add or drop classes using the online JOT form. The form will be live right before the first day of classes.
· All Adds require the permission of your adviser and the instructor.
· All Drops require the permission of your adviser.
· All Add/Drops for Community Engaged Learning (CEL 290) require the additional permission of the CEL Office.
What is my first step? All changes should first be discussed with your adviser. If you are adding any courses, you should reach out to the instructor as well, before submitting an add request.
Where do I find the electronic Add/Drop form? The electronic form can be found at Add/Drop form and will be live beginning Friday, August 25th after 5:00 p.m. once First-Year Registration is complete. You (the student) will initiate the Add/Drop. The form will route to the appropriate parties for their approval.
How do I Add a course? Complete the Add/Drop form, and it will then route to your advisor. The advisor will approve/deny. If approved, it then routes to the instructor of the course being added. If approved, it then routes to the Registrar's Office for processing. This process may take a few days to go through all of the approvals.
How do I Drop a course? Complete the Add/Drop form and it will then route to the advisor. The advisor will approve/deny. If approved, it then routes to the Registrar's Office for processing. This process may take a few days to go through all of the approvals.
How do I Add/Drop Community Engaged Learning? The above process is followed with the added step of CEL approve/deny before routing to the Registrar's Office for processing.
How do I know if my Add/Drop was successfully submitted? You will receive an email from JotForm with a subject line of: "Thank you for your submission".
How do I know when my Add/Drop is processed? You will receive an email as it is approved each step of the way as needed (adviser/instructor, CEL). Once the Add/Drop is approved by the necessary parties it will be processed by the Registrar's Office. Once processed, the change will appear on your Ask Banner Student Schedule (found here: https://aisapps.vassar.edu/askbanner/stuinfo.html ). Processing of Add/Drops is manual so please be patient.
What happens if my Add/Drop is denied? You will receive an email from JotForm with the subject of : "Advisor Action Add/Drop course". The email will include a comment from the advisor/or instructor.
How do I Add a course that I am waitlisted for? Complete the Add/Drop form and it then routes to your advisor. Your advisor will approve/deny. If approved, it then routes to the instructor of the course being added. If approved, it then routes to the Registrar's Office for processing.
Can I send the Registrar's Office an email with approval for my Add/Drop? No, you must use the above process.
Can the faculty member just send the Registrar’s Office their approval or a request to add or drop me from the class? No, all students, faculty and advisors use the same electronic form to approve/deny requests.
If you are interested in taking Music Performance Lessons:
All students must register for music lessons, whether taking lessons for credit or no credit. Students should see Shelby Seipp, the Administrative Assistant in the Music Department, for proper placement and enrollment. Enrollment is limited in each instrument with preference given to music majors and those students electing credited performance. All students who take music lessons for credit are required to fulfill a co-requisite of two courses in theory or history; students are strongly advised to take these courses during their freshman and sophomore years.