Current Student Registration

Registration Information

Fall 2021 Registration: May 25-27

  • Continuing students are expected to register online, via Banner Self-Service, accessible through the Colgate portal (portal.colgate.edu) or using the direct link colgate.edu/studentregistration, logging in with your Colgate network credentials. Please see the Registration Help and Tutorials page for more information on registering via Banner Self-Service. You may also email (registrar@colgate.edu) or call (315-228-7408) the registrar's office during or after your scheduled registration period if you need assistance.
  • Regardless of how you intend to register, you must contact your academic adviser for registration advising and to obtain your registration PIN. You will not be able to register online or with the assistance of the registrar's office without your PIN. If your faculty adviser is on leave, you should contact the interim adviser designated by the department or the chairperson of your adviser's department. 
  • During registration week, the registrar's office will be open Tuesday - Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in addition to regular business hours (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). If evening registration is required on Friday, the registrar's office will be open that evening as well.
  • Remote learners in time zones incompatible with registration start times should email registrar@colgate.edu as soon as possible to ask about registration options.
  • Prior to registration, you should verify your registration status for the fall 2021 term by checking Banner Self-Service. If you have a hold on your record (e.g., accounts receivable hold, major hold, etc.), you will not be allowed to register until the hold is cleared. If you have questions or concerns about your registration status, please contact the registrar’s office.
  • In order to register, you must receive your registration PIN from your faculty adviser. The registration PIN permits access to the registration section of Banner Self-Service, where you can create or revise your registration for the coming term.
  • You are assigned a new registration PIN each term. You cannot 're-use' the PIN from a prior term. Your fall term registration PIN is valid from the beginning of your scheduled registration time until June 14.
  • Important! The registrar's office cannot provide registration PINs. If you forget or lose your PIN you must contact your faculty adviser. In the event you cannot locate your adviser you may contact the department chair.
  • The amount of credit attached to a course is indicated in the "Cred" column of the Course Offering search results in the Course Offerings posted. 
  • Fractional credit of 0.25 or 0.50 may be awarded for two types of courses:
    • Stand-alone fractional credit courses have a clear intellectual rationale independent from other courses. Examples of stand-alone fractional credit courses may include a 0.50 credit independent study, half-semester courses, some extended studies, or 0.50 credit Theater performance course.
    • Add-on fractional credit courses comprise components that intellectually engage students in ways that extend beyond the content of the full-credit course to which they are attached. Add-on fractional credit may be either required or optional. Laboratories are the most common type of required add-on fractional credit course.
  • Laboratories: Unless otherwise noted, fractional credit laboratories are required and carry 0.25 credit. In the course listings, for example, CHEM 101L is the required lab component of CHEM 101. Students must register for both CHEM 101 (the lecture) and CHEM 101L (the lab), and will receive a separate grade for each.
  • Independent Study: Independent study proposals for fractional credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty supervisor and/or department chair/program director, as are full-credit independent studies.
  • Areas of Inquiry, Global Engagements, and Common Core Requirements: Partial credit courses (0.25 or 0.50) may not be used to fulfill areas of inquiry, global engagements, or common core curriculum requirements.
  • Graduation Requirement Limit: A maximum of two (2.00) credits from add-on fractional credit courses may count toward the 32-credit graduation requirement.  Stand-alone fractional credit would not count towards this limitation.
  • The normal course load for each academic term is 4.00 - 4.50 course credits, or the equivalent of four full courses. During registration, students may register for no more than 4.50 course credits. Students not on academic warning who wish to take 5.00 course credits in any term may add additional course credits to their class schedules during the drop/add period. Because of the demanding academic load, students who wish to register for 5.00 course credits are urged to discuss this matter with their faculty advisers.
  • Students may register for 5.50 course credits during the Drop/Add period only with the written permission of their faculty adviser. Students may not take or receive credit for more than 5.50 course credits in any term except with the approval of the associate dean of the faculty.

It is expected that students register for courses during their registration timeslot, and are only eligible to register for open courses in which they meet all prereqs and other restrictions. In exceptional cases, a student may be granted approval to register for a course for which they would not normally be eligible. In these instances, it is expected that the student complete the Registration Restriction Override Request form, citing the reasons for the override request. If you obtain permission by email, you must then submit the Registration Restriction Override Request form to formally request permission. Emailed permissions will not be accepted. (This is a change from previous practice.)

Once the override request form is submitted, the faculty member will be notified and they will be prompted to take the appropriate action (approve or deny).

  • If given permission to override a restriction, the registrar's office will be notified and will code your record according to the approval granted by the instructor. You will be notified once the coding has been added so you can log into the portal to add the course. You are not officially registered until you have added the course on the portal and it appears with the status of "Registered."  Please note: If you are approved for an override prior to your registration time you will have to wait until your start time to officially register. 
    • Please note that not all approvals will guarantee a seat in the course. The instructor may approve a waiver of a certain restriction but not necessarily all restrictions. For instance, the instructor may give you permission to register despite missing the prerequisite requirement but will not approve you to over enroll the course. In this case you would be eligible to register only if a seat is available, or you could add yourself to the waitlist. 
       
  • If denied, you will be notified immediately and prompted to reach out to the professor with any questions.

If you plan to repeat a course, please contact the registrar's office before the week of registration, otherwise you will not be able to register for that course online.

Waitlists maintained by the registrar's office:

  • Waitlists maintained by the registrar’s office will be managed beginning May 28 and continue through June 11. You will be notified via e-mail if a seat becomes available to you. The email will come from "Registrar's Office" with the subject "Waitlist Notification for [CRN]."
     

Waitlists maintained by departments/individual faculty:

  • Some departments or individual faculty choose to maintain their own waitlists. In these cases, the faculty member will reach out if a seat is available to you.
  • If you've been offered a seat by a faculty member, you must bring proof of permission to the registrar's office to officially change your status from waitlisted to registered. This should be done as soon as possible after receiving permission.
     

All waitlists will be deleted prior to the start of Drop/Add in August to allow online access to open seats.

  • The Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade option is limited to students with junior or senior standing. (Class year standings are determined by earned credits.)
  • Students may not declare the S/U grade option during registration.
  • Students who plan to take a course S/U should register for the course as usual during registration and should submit the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Option form beginning during the Drop/Add period for the term.
  • Visit the S/U Grading Option page for full details.
  • Colgate University reserves the right to add or cancel courses, or change their days, times, locations, or instructors, as deemed necessary.
  • Any course changes will be posted on the changes to the course offerings page. This site will provide you with a "snapshot" of recent changes. All changes are reflected immediately on Banner Self-Service, as well as the course offerings posted online.

Registration Schedule for Fall 2021

Web registration will be active from the beginning of your scheduled registration time until June 14.

Class Year Registration
Date & Time
Registration Order
(by last name)
Rising Seniors
(Class of 2022)
Tuesday, May 25
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.

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Rising Juniors
(Class of 2023)
Wednesday, May 26
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.

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S-Z
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Rising Sophomores
(Class of 2024)
Thursday, May 27
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.

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A-D
S-Z
L-R