Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541
New students register for courses at Dartmouth as follows:
For entering students, course registration includes a Course Election period of one day and a Course Changes period of one day, open to entering students ONLY. All students may add and drop courses beginning at 8am on Wednesday, September 16th, through midnight on Tuesday, September 29th.
Frequently Asked Questions about Course Election and Registration
All course registration takes place using BannerStudent.
The Timetable contains the most up-to-date course information. Use the Timetable with the ORC to determine which courses to elect. As you progress with your academic career, you will also have an online personalized Degree Audit to assist you in knowing which courses and degree requirements you have fulfilled. You should work with your academic advisor to determine your schedule.
Permissions may be required to gain entry into a course and are granted by the instructor or his/her proxy electronically using BannerStudent. If you are seeking a permission to enroll in a course, you need to contact the faculty or department/program administrator to issue the permission. After the permission has been applied, an email will be sent to you indicating that you can now add this course to your schedule using BannerStudent. The permission will remain active until the end of Add/Drop. Please see How to Obtain a Permission/Override for more detailed instructions.
NOTE: Faculty grant permission only - students register.
If you are required to take Writing 5, the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric (IWR) determines which term you will take Writing 5. Your placement will be visible in the placement results section of BannerStudent, and is also visible to your first-year advisor. Please use those resources to determine when you will need to take Writing 5.
Additionally, some students may be required to take the Writing 2-3 series. Students placed into Writing 2 are pre-enrolled for the course, and do not need to register for it. Please refer to the IWR website for more details on the Writing Program. As with your other courses, please discuss the selection of Writing 5 sections with your advisor. Please note that within the Course Registration system on BannerStudent, there will be messaging displayed reminding you to elect a Writing 5 section, depending on your placement. See examples below.
Please note that all Writing 5 sections have an enrollment cap of 16 which the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric strictly enforces, therefore they are not eligible for enrollment overrides. If you have any questions about Writing 5 sections, please see the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
If you are placed into this type of course…
Take this action:
|Writing 2||You have been pre-enrolled and no action is necessary|
|Writing 5||Choose a Writing 5 section in consultation your advisor. See
Banner checks prerequisites before you gain entry into a course for the following departments only: Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Public Policy, Studio Art and Mathematics. Regardless of whether a department/program is using Banner prerequisite checking, students must adhere to the prerequisites listed in the ORC for all courses.
Instructions for using BannerStudent
For detailed instructions on these steps, please refer to the Instructions for using BannerStudent.
The Chrome web browser is not compatible with certain Banner functions, so please use a different browser.
NOTE: some Registration periods overlap
HINT: Use the links to the schedule diagram, credit/no credit courses, and Prerequisite Checking to make more informed decisions about course elections.
NOTE: If you are required to take Writing 5, the following message will be presented
and the Writing selection will be checked automatically.
Required WRIT courses are automatically highlighted in the Timetable results.
Then click to add the courses to your worksheet.
HINT: Do not type the CRN directly into the worksheet. Use the checkboxes in the Timetable to carry the numbers into your worksheet.
NOTE: You can elect more than one course at a time with a maximum of three. You can add a fourth course during Add/Drop should you choose to take a four course load.
Wait until the course election priority processing period ends, and then check your schedule to see if you gained entry
Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about Course Registration
If you receive an error, please check the listing of error messages.
Last Updated: 4/18/16