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Essential Registration Information

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Prior to Registration

  1. Plan a schedule
    • Develop a class schedule that helps you progress toward your degree. DegreeWorks can assist you in determining missing Common Curriculum and major/minor requirements.
    • Identify multiple options for courses that may fill quickly.
    • Draft your schedule(s) on the registration worksheet for review with your faculty advisor.
  2. Schedule an appointment - Consultation with your faculty advisor is required prior to registration.
    Your primary faculty advisor is listed in Banner Web Self-Service:
    • Go to 'Student Records'
    • 'Student Information'
  3. Registration PIN - Upon approval of your proposed schedule, your faculty advisor will issue your registration PIN which is required for registration in Banner. Write it down for future reference.
  4. Follow up with your department chair or Academic Advising, as needed.

Check for Registration Holds

To be cleared for registration, all students must have:

  1. Settled their student account with the college
  2. Complied with Minnesota immunization regulations
  3. Have selected an approved faculty advisor

Other processes that could add a hold to your registration include

  • 2nd semester sophomore - students must be accepted or conditionally accepted to a major
  • Seniors - students must have completed a degree applications

You may view registration holds in Banner Self-Service.

Course Load

  • Typical - A typical course load includes 16 credits comprised of four 4-credit courses.
    • Variations may occur due to need for 1, 2, or 3 credit courses in some programs.
  • Minimum - Enrollment in 12 credits is required to maintain full-time student ("in-residence") status.
  • MN State Grant - Minnesota students receiving Minnesota State Grant funds must enroll in at least 15 credits to receive the full awarded grant amount.
  • Maximum - The enrollment maximum is 18 credits
  • Overload - Credits in excess of 18 will require special permission from Academic Advising. See Credit Overload for additional information.

ADDING A CLASS

  • Day 1 - 5 of the semester - no instructor consent need, register for full-term courses using Banner Web Self-Service
  • After Day 5 of the semester - instructor consent needed, registration must be made by submitting a late add request form, available on the student forms page.

AUDITING A CLASS

See Auditing a Course

CALENDAR CHANGES

The CSB/SJU calendar is subject to modification or interruption due to occurrences such as fire, flood, labor disputes, interruption of utility services, acts of God, civil disorder and war. In the event of such occurrences, the Institutions will attempt to accommodate their students. However, we do not guarantee that courses of instruction, extra curricular activities or other programs or events will be completed or rescheduled. Refunds will be made to eligible students in accordance with College or University policy.

CANCELED OR CLOSED COURSES

The institutions reserve the right to limit the enrollment in courses due to academic or space restrictions.  In addition, a course may be cancelled due to low enrollment or unavailability of an instructor. 

CO-REQUISITES (COREQ)

Co-requisites are courses that must be taken during the same semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

100-299 Lower-division undergraduate courses
300-399 Upper-division undergraduate courses
400-above Graduate courses


CREDITS EARNED AT OTHER COLLEGES

See Classes at other Colleges

Repeating Courses - coursework completed through AP, IB or PSEO may not be repeated at CSB/SJU for additional credit. If you choose to enroll in the equivalent course at CSB/SJU, the AP, IB or PSEO credits will be removed from your CSB/SJU transcript.

CREDIT OVERLOAD APPROVAL & FEES

See Credit Overload Approval & Fees

DEGREE WORKS

Advisors will have access to DegreeWorks advising aid through Banner Web Self-Service for Faculty. Please make an appointment to meet with your advisor early to review your academic progress and select your coursework. Remember, all students must see their advisor to receive their registration PIN #.

DROPPING A CLASS

  • Day 1-5 of the semester: Drop a full-term course using Banner Web Self-Service
  • Week 2-4 of the semester: Drop from a full-term course by submitting a course drop from, available on the student forms page
  • Week 5 - Seventeen (17) days before the end of classes: Withdraw from the full-term course with a grade of 'W' by submitting a course withdrawal form, available on the student forms page
  • Last sixteen (16) days of class: If you withdraw after this date, your instructor will assign you an 'F' at the end of the semester, if appropriate

For courses scheduled for less than a full term, withdrawal during the first third of the course will result in no record entry; during the second third, a "W" entry; during the final third, a failure if appropriate.

Students who fail to properly drop or withdraw from a course may be subject to a failing grade, if appropriate.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

See Graduation Requirements

HOLDS

All financial, academic, student accounts & health center holds must be cleared before registering for classes.

INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY

See Incomplete Grades

MINNESOTA STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE MINNESOTA GRANT PROGRAM

Minnesota students eligible for the Minnesota Grant Program must register for a minimum of 15 credits each semester to receive a Minnesota Grant at the full-time student rate. Students who register for 12-14 credits may still receive a Minnesota Grant, but the award amount will be substantially reduced.

For all other financial aid programs, 12 credits is considered full-time.

For any questions regarding the Minnesota Grant Program, contact a Financial Aid Office.

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS TO STUDENTS BY E-MAIL

The Registrar's Office will use electronic mail as the most expeditious means of communicating with student. Ensure that junk mail filtering is not blocking messages from the Registrar's Office in order to receive important notices regarding graduation, cancellation of courses, etc.

Please make sure you are subscribed to "Official Announcements-Students" distribution list. You can check which lists you are subscribed to by logging in to distribution lists management: https://sharepoint.csbsju.edu/itservices/kb/Pages/email_distlists.aspx.

If you are not subscribed to this list and are unable to add it through the "subscribe" link, please contact the IT Services Help Desk, [email protected], to be added back in.

PERMISSION REQUIRED CLASSES

Before attempting to register for courses listed as "Permission of Instructor or Department", students must obtain written permission by completing an override request form.

PREREQUISITES

Check the course listings section of this class schedule to find out if a class has a prerequisite. Make sure you have met all prerequisites before attempting to register for a course. If you have not taken the prerequisite, you must contact the department to seek written approval to register for the course by completing an override request form.

REPEATING A COURSE

See Repeating a Course

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY - TITLE IX

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence) based on sex in the college's educational programs and activities. The college and university have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct in any form.

The Sexual Misconduct Policy for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University is available at http://www.csbsju.edu/sexualmisconductpolicy.

The Sexual Misconduct Complaint Procedure is available at http://www.csbsju.edu/sexualmisconductprocedure.

STUDENT TEACHING

  • Tuition - students registering for student teaching (EDUC 360, 361, 362, 363) in their 9th (or greater) semester as a full-time student at CSB/SJU will be billed at ½ the regular tuition rate for that semester
  • Fees - student teachers will also not be charged the student activity fee, technology fee, and campus center fee for that semester
  • Financial Aid - institutional gift aid (scholarships/grants) will not be available to these students

STUDY ABROAD

CSB/SJU offer a number of group overseas study programs. Students who plan to enroll in one of these programs should contact the Center for Global Education, ASB 104 at CSB.

External programs

  • Students who are considering enrolling in coursework offered abroad by another institution (Consortium/External Study Abroad) should contact the Center for Global Education or the Registrar's Office, for information on transfer of credits.
  • Students who register for SA 372, Consortium/External Study Abroad, will be billed a $300 fee.

Seniors studying abroad

  • Seniors must ordinarily be in residence for the two semesters immediately preceding commencement (graduation).
  • "In residence" is defined as enrollment as a full-time student at CSB/SJU for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
  • Any student wishing to register for an External Study Abroad Consortium during one of their two last semesters of their Senior year must receive approval from the Academic Advising Office.

Seniors will not be allowed to register for a year-long External Study Abroad Consortium.

SUBSTITUTION

See Substitution Policy

S/U REGISTRATION

See S/U Grading

TRI-COLLEGE EXCHANGE

See Tri-College Registration

TRANSCRIPT SERVICE

See Transcripts

VARIABLE CREDIT COURSES

If a course is listed with a range of credits (variable), you must enter the appropriate credit amount desired when you register for the course. The credit amount you are registered for may impact your status as a full-time student and/or your financial aid eligibility.

VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT

The Registrar's Office can provide verification of your enrollment at the College of Saint Benedict or Saint John's University, as well as other information, such as graduation date, majors, full-time status, etc.

Any request to release GPA information must be in writing with your signature authorizing the release of this information.

See also: Verification of Enrollment and Records and Privacy

WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE

See Withdrawal from the College