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Course Placement and Registration Information

New students register for courses at Dartmouth as follows:
  • They meet with their advisor to discuss course requirements and choices on the Friday prior to the start of the term and elect their preferred courses using BannerStudent by 6 p.m.
  • They may view the results of the election processing on their BannerStudent schedule Friday after 8 p.m.
  • They may make changes online if desired during add/drop, beginning the following Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Registrar's Office staff are available until noon to provide assistance. (No upperclass students may add/drop at this time.)

For entering students, course registration includes a Course Election period of one day and a Course Changes period of two days, open to entering students ONLY. All students may add and drop courses beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 16, through midnight on Sunday, September 29.

NOTE: The Chrome web browser is not compatible with certain Banner functions, so please use a different browser.

The Timetable contains the most up-to-date course information. Students and advisors use the Timetable with the ORC to determine which courses to elect. Faculty and students also have access to DegreeWorks, an online personalized Degree Audit to assist in knowing which courses and degree requirements students have fulfilled as they progress through their academic career.

Permissions may be required to gain entry into a course and are granted by the instructor or his/her proxy electronically using BannerStudent. If a student is seeking a permission to enroll in a course, s/he will 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 the student indicating that s/he can now add this course to his or her schedule using BannerStudent.  The permission will remain active until the end of Add/Drop.

NOTE: Faculty grant permission only – students register.

The Registrar's Office has provided comprehensive information about course election for entering students on their website, including dates/times and detailed guides at:

Last Updated: 9/4/13