October 28, 2020

Notice to Graduate Students Regarding Pre-Registration for Spring 2021

This notice contains important information that you will need in order to pre-register for the spring 2021 term.  The course schedule for spring 2021 is available on the [email protected] site (https://cab.brown.edu/).  Please use [email protected] to register for your courses.

Pre-registration is mandatory for all graduate students continuing in the spring 2021 semester as it allows us to properly report student status to various third parties, including government agencies, as well as set proper tuition charges, adjust for space, etc..  Check with your DGS or department to review which courses you should register for and for Ph.D. students who have fulfilled all course requirements you should, at minimum, register for the Thesis Prep (2990) course or directed reading/research in your department.

Prior to pre-registration, students should check Banner to see if they have financial or other holds that would block them from registering. Pre-registration for the spring 2021 term for all Graduate students will begin at on Monday, November 16th, at 12 p.m. EST and will continue until registration is disabled on Tuesday, November 24th, at 5 p.m. EST.  After that, no changes to your spring schedule can be made until Wednesday, January 13th at 12 p.m. EST.  

Registration Restrictions and Instructor Overrides:  Courses with restrictions (pre-reqs, program restriction, instructor override required, etc.) will allow enrollment only to students who meet the restriction parameters.  Courses with limited enrollment will allow registrations only until that limit has been reached.  Students may not register for multiple courses meeting at the same time during pre-registration and an instructor cannot override this.

If you wish to register for a course for which instructor permission is required or for which there is a registration restriction, you will not be permitted to do so unless and until the instructor has approved an override. Some instructors have specific means for granting overrides and those should be detailed in the course description or course details in [email protected] If no specific instructions exist, then you need to request an override, you can make the request directly through [email protected] when you add the course to your cart. Be aware that an approved override does not itself register you for the course, however, you will be able to register after the override has been approved.

Please Note: The University considers it a violation of its policy concerning the acceptable use of technical resources to create or utilize an automated solution to attempt to register for courses in Banner.  The use of such automated tools gives the user an unfair advantage over other students and increases the possibility of system degradation or failure.   Students who are found to have used such an application will lose their ability to register online for the rest of the semester in question.

Need Help?  If you have a registration or course related question, contact the Banner Registration Hotline at  401-863-2300 or [email protected].   For technical questions, contact the CIS Help Desk at 401-863-4357  or [email protected].  Assistance will be available to students between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST