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 and the "What If" function to see an outline of the courses needed to graduate with any combination of major(s) and minor(s). If applicable, GradTracker will also show you what requirements may have been fulfilled by the AP/IB exam scores you submitted.
  • Be sure that you have checked for course prerequisites, included a lab where required, and requested any necessary pre-approvals or overrides from department chairs/instructors where applicable.
  • Review department websites, language placement and AP/IB charts, and the undergraduate catalog.

2. Have Back-ups and Use Waitlists!

  • Have multiple back-up courses prepared for registration morning. Choose your back-up courses from a vareity of general education and exploratory areas so that your schedule is balanced.
  • Keep a list of back-up courses and their CRNs (including meetings days and times) handy so you can easily fit them into your schedule if needed.  
  • Many courses offer waitlists when a class is full. Learn more about waitlists here.

3. Don't Miss the Registration Period

  • You don't want to be late for registration. Know your time zones - the University of Richmond is in the US Eastern time zone.
  • Set an alarm and log into your computer before registration begins. 

4. Don't Panic if You Don't Get A "Perfect" Schedule

  • 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.

5. Use Your Summer Advising Resources

  • Your Peer Academic Advisor (PA) and your Summer Advisor are both here to help you prepare for registration. Be sure to keep in touch with your PA and speak with your Summer Advisor during the weeks prior to registration.
  • If you still have questions, email the staff in the Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC) for help.