Students elect their course choices through the Banner Student system (http://www.dartmouth.edu/bannerstudent). Students request the courses they would like to take. Students no longer enter alternate choices for courses with limited enrollment.
There are three "opportunities" for enrolling in courses:
Before each term, including prior to the start of fall term, there is a period of enrollment (also known as Course Election) for students. There is no advantage to a student for entering his/her information into the system earlier or later within that window of time; i.e., it does not work on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The system does work on a first-come-first-serve basis during Add/Drop periods.
The Banner system allows a student to request whatever courses s/he chooses. The faculty advisor does not have to "log on" or "sign off" on anything.
Students registering for courses that require instructor permission, a prerequisite override, or any other special permission/override must first meet with the instructor and/or the instructor's proxy, if appropriate, and provide the instructor with their ID number so the instructor may apply the appropriate permission/override to his or her record. Students who have not obtained a permission/override are not registered for the course. After the permission/override has been applied, the student will receive a confirmation email that the permission/override was applied. The student then registers for the course. After submitting their courses, students review their class schedule to ensure they have entered it correctly.
If the student encounters registration errors, s/he may not register for the course. Some registration errors may be overridden by obtaining the appropriate faculty member's approval and their application of the appropriate permission/override to the student's record via the web. (Click here for instructions on seeking permission/overrides)
Last Updated: 9/16/11