On this page, learn what to do:
How to Register for Classes
1. Refer to the posted registration dates to find when registration opens.
- Continuing students – Check the registration dates calendar.
- Returning students – You must be readmitted before you can register for classes. Contact your program to apply for readmission.
- Newly admitted students – You will be contacted by your academic program regarding when you are eligible to register.
2. Holds: Take care of holds, as most holds prevent you from registering. Holds can be viewed in BannerWeb.
3. Advising: Contact your Academic Advisor to set up an advising appointment.
An Academic Advisor is assigned to help counsel you in the process of your course selection; however, it is the student's responsibility to know the courses and graduation requirements that are published in the academic catalog for their particular degree program.
4. Review the Course Schedule before your appointment.
The Course Schedule is usually published during the Fall and Spring breaks. Check for prerequisites, class level restrictions, and the number of seats remaining by clicking on the individual course. Review DegreeWorks via BannerWeb
for classes required for your degree.
5. Obtain your Alternate PIN.
Undergraduate DAY students must meet with their advisor to receive their ALT PIN. Remember that once you register for the first course, your ALT PIN will become visible using the link on the ALT PIN page in BannerWeb. MASTERS, CAPS and NURSING students have their alternate PIN available 24/7 in BannerWeb using the link on the ALT PIN page.
Once Registration Opens
1. Active students and applicants who have been accepted may REGISTER ONLINE via BannerWeb.
- Undergraduate DAY students will need their alternate PIN from their Academic Advisor in order to access registration. The Registrar's Office does not release alternate PINs.
- Graduate, CAPS and Nursing Students students can click on "RETRIEVE ALT PIN" via BannerWeb in order to access registration.
- Refer to the academic calendar for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines. Failure to attend a class or ceasing to attend a class does not constitute a drop, and a grade of "F" will be recorded unless the student completes the withdrawal process.
A "Registration Add Errors" message means that there is a registration error prohibiting you from registering for the course. Registering for the course will require special permission by means of a registration override permit by the Department Chair, Program Director or Dean
over the course (see below).
A student trying to register for a class may receive one of the following registration errors:
- Attribute – Class is restricted to students with a certain attribute such as HONORS
- Campus Restriction - Class is restricted to either the Main Campus or to the CAPS population
- CAPS courses are designated with a CP and a number beside the course number : Global Health - 10641 - ANTH 350 - CP1
- Main Campus courses have a single letter or number after the course number: Cultural Anthropology - 10570 - ANTH 160 - 1
- Class Level - Class is only available to a particular level: FR, SO, JR, SR, or GR
- Class Size - Class is full to capacity
- Prerequisite, Corequisite or Test Score - Student has not met the registration requirements, such as a prerequisite, corequisite or a test score
- Special Approval – Special Approval is required to enroll in this course
- Time Conflict - You are registered for another course that meets at the same time
Registration Override Permit
Registration errors may require a registration override permit in order for a student to enroll in that class. The Registrar's Office CANNOT issue overrides, as this is the responsibility of each academic department. For consideration of a registration override permit, please contact the Department Chair, Dean or Program Director offering the course. Check here for a listing of the academic departments, deans, program directors and the courses they oversee. An override entered in Banner by the Department Chair, Dean or Program Director will give you permission to register for a class. You can check to see if your Registration Override Permit is in place by going to BannerWeb > Student Services > Registration > Registration Status.
Once the override is entered on your behalf, you must register yourself for the class via BannerWeb. To register for a closed class once you have been granted a "Class Size" Registration Override Permit, go to BannerWeb > Student Services > Registration > Add or Drop Classes. You must enter the CRN in the "CRNs" field of the "Add Classes Worksheet" and hit "Submit Changes."
2. Print your class schedule via BannerWeb and check it for accuracy.
3. Financial Aid: Accept your Financial Aid awards and satisfy all requirements in BannerWeb.
4. Housing: Make sure that your housing is in place if you are living on campus.
5. Pay your tuition and fees online.
Refer to the Business Office
. Remember, by registering for classes you are responsible for paying for them. If you decide not to attend CBU, you must drop your classes. Classes are not automatically dropped for non-attendance.
Before You Go To Class
Reprint and review your schedule via BannerWeb
just prior to the first day of classes. Review the academic calendar
for deadlines such as Add/Drop and Last day to Withdraw.
Withdrawing from Courses
After the deadline for dropping a course has passed and prior to the withdrawal deadline, a student may withdraw from one or more courses. Withdrawing from a course is not a drop. The course remains on the student's transcript with a grade of "W". Prior to withdrawing from a course or courses, students should seek guidance from the instructor of the course, their academic advisor, Financial Aid and the Business Office to explore the effects of withdrawing. If they are a special category student (i.e. student athlete, HOPE Lottery recipient, international student, receiving veteran benefits, etc.) they will need to contact the appropriate offices for guidance.
In order to withdraw from a course, students must click on the 'Withdraw from a course' link on BannerWeb > Student Services > Registration. See TUITION ADJUSTMENT POLICY FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES in the academic catalog.
If the student is requesting a “complete withdrawal” (withdrawing from all classes for the semester), they will be required to come to the Registrar’s office to secure the necessary signatures to complete the withdrawal process. The date on the "complete withdrawal" form will count as the official date of notification for processing the withdrawal. This is the date that will be used by all offices for processing the withdrawal, return to Title IV calculation, and tuition adjustments. There is no tuition adjustment on a withdrawal from any Dual Enrollment class or classes. The instructor will be contacted for the date of last attendance, but the official date for processing the withdrawal will be the date of notification.
No tuition adjustment calculation will be applicable unless the student completely withdraws from all registered classes.
Within two business days after the Withdrawal form is submitted to the Registrar's Office the student should check their transcript in BannerWeb to ensure that the withdrawal has been processed and the grade of "W" for the course(s) has been recorded. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Registrar's Office (901) 321-3238 or email@example.com if the grade of "W" is not showing on the course(s).
Requests for a withdrawal beyond the posted withdrawal dates will be considered only if the student presents acceptable documentation of extreme extenuating circumstances, such a medical emergency or death in the family. Such requests should be presented to the Dean of Academics (Day Students) or Associate Registrar (all other students). Final approval will be determined by the Vice President for Academics. Requests for late withdrawals received after a degree is conferred are not eligible for consideration.
Special Registration Requests
A student may register to audit courses only during the first week of school, with the approval of their advisor (special students are assigned to the department chair) and the instructor. Auditors are not required to prepare assignments, take examinations, or take part in class discussion. At the end of the class, auditors will receive an “AU” grade, if in the judgment of the instructor they have attended a sufficient number of classes to deserve that grade. Faculty members will base their decisions for awarding an “AU” only on attendance. If the student does not have an adequate attendance record, a “UA” (unsatisfactory audit) grade will be given. Tuition for audited courses will be one-half of that charged for the regular credit courses on a per credit hour basis. To audit a class, the student must complete a Course Audit Form, secure the necessary signatures and return the form to the Registrar's Office during the first week of classes. For detailed policies regarding course audit, contact the Registrar’s Office.
Independent Study / Internship
To enroll in an Independent Study:
- Meet with the faculty member offering the course. All required paperwork is initiated by the faculty member offering the course.
To enroll in an Internship:
- Meet with Career Services. All required paperwork is initiated by Career Services.
After the student enrolls at Christian Brothers University, all courses must be taken at the University. The Dean of the School in which the student is majoring must approve any exceptions to this policy. Under certain circumstances, Christian Brothers University students may request to take courses at other regionally accredited colleges or universities, provided that the student is not repeating a course previously attempted at Christian Brothers University. CBU students which have attained junior status (60 or more credit hours) may request to take courses only at four-year regionally accredited colleges and universities, or through CBU-approved study abroad.
If you wish to enroll at another institution, you must:
- Complete a Request for Off-Campus Courses Form, prior to taking the course, which includes written authorization of the student’s Department Chair, the Dean of the School in which you are majoring, and the Associate Registrar.
- Receive email approval to take the course(s) from the Registrar’s Office prior to taking the off-campus course(s).
- Request that an official transcript of credits be sent to the Registrar’s Office at Christian Brothers University following completion of the course(s).
Greater Memphis Consortium
Christian Brothers University is a charter member of the Greater Memphis Consortium. The other participating colleges are LeMoyne-Owen College and Memphis Theological Seminary. The courses offered by each member school are open to enrolled full-time students (12-18 hours) in good academic standing at one of the consortium institutions. Courses are offered on a space available basis for one course per semester during the regular Fall and Spring semesters (lecture and corresponding lab are considered “one course”), provided that the student has meet the prerequisite requirements. Students may register at a “host” school with the approval of the appropriate academic advisor, a letter of good standing from the Registrar of the student’s “home” school, and a copy of the student’s transcript. There is no additional charge to full time students(12-18 hours) for courses taken at another consortium school except for course/laboratory/supplies required specifically for the registered course. Courses taken during summer sessions are not covered by the consortium agreement. For more information about the Greater Memphis Consortium, contact the Registrar's Office at (901) 321-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crosstown Agreement with Rhodes College
Students enrolled full-time (12-18 hours) at Christian Brothers University during regular Fall and Spring semesters have the opportunity (on a space-available basis) to enroll in specific language courses taught at Rhodes College, providing that the course prerequisite(s) have been satisfied. There is no additional charge to full time (12 - 18 hours) students for courses taken at Rhodes covered under this agreement. Students must contact the Dean of the School of Arts, and the appropriate forms must be completed prior to the beginning of the semester.