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Top Five Tips for Registration

1. Be Prepared

  • Become familiar with the University's online registration system (BannerWeb). You'll use this system to view and register for your fall semester courses.
  • Use GradTracker which provides a chart of graduation requirements and allows you to see what courses are required for potential majors/minors (via the "What If" option). You will also be able to view AP/IB scores here starting July 12.
  • Be sure that you have checked for course pre-requisites, included a lab where required, and requested any necessary pre-approvals or over-rides from deparment chairs/instructors where applicable.
  • Review department websites, language placement and AP/IB charts, and the undergraduate catalog.

2. Have Back-ups

  • Have multiple back-up courses prepared for registration morning. Choose your back-up courses from different general education and elective areas toward keeping a balanced fall course load.
  • Be sure to note the CRN and course day(s) and times(s) so you can easily fit back-ups in with the courses you are adding to your schedule.    

3. Don't Freak Out if You Don't Get Your Schedule of Choice on the First Day of Registration.

  • Hundreds of students will be registering at the same time, so don't be surprised if courses fill quickly on registration morning.
  • Keep an eye on BannerWeb throughout the entire window of registration. You may see additional spaces open in courses that interest you.
  • The schedule you have at the end of the registration window is not necessarily set in stone. You will have additional opportunities to adjust your schedule when you meet with your academic advisor during orientation and during the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester. Students often adjust their schedules during the first week of the semester.

4. Know Your Time Zone and Get Up Early on Registration Day.

  • The University of Richmond is in the US Eastern time zone, and registration will open at 9 a.m. on Richmond time.

5. Use your summer advising resources.

  • Your Peer Advising Associate and your summer academic advisor are both here to help you prepare for registration. Be sure to email with your PAA and speak with your summer academic advisor during the weeks prior to registration.
  • If you still have questions after talking with your PAA, call us in the Academic Advising Resource Center for help.