October 14, 2021

Notice to Undergraduate Students for Pre-Registration for Spring 2022

This notice contains important information that you will need in order to pre-register for the Spring 2022 term.  The course schedule for Spring 2022 is available on the [email protected] site (https://cab.brown.edu/). Tutorials for all things [email protected] may be found at https://ithelp.brown.edu/kb/courses-brown-for-students.

Information regarding official concentration requirements can be found on FocalPoint (https://www.brown.edu/undergraduate_concentrations) and the University Bulletin (bulletin.brown.edu).   The Bulletin is refreshed prior to major registration events and you should rely on the information at  [email protected] to display real-time course information as well as to register for courses. 

Pre-registration is mandatory for all students! Prior to pre-registration, students should check [email protected] to see if they have financial or other holds that would block them from registering. Pre-registration for the Spring 2022 term will begin on Tuesday, November 9th, at 12 p.m. EST.  Initial access to the registration system will be staggered as follows based on the semester level for Spring 2022. (Please be advised that you should log in to [email protected] at least 5 minutes before the system opens up for your time slot and once you submit registration not refresh your browser and allow the system to process your transactions in the queue): 

Seniors (semester levels 07 and above):

                        Tuesday, November 9th, 12 p.m. EST  

Juniors (semester levels 05 and 06):

                        Wednesday, November 10th, 12 p.m. EST. 

Sophomores (semester  levels 03 and 04):

       Thursday, November 11th, 12 p.m. EST *Need Advising PIN! 

First-Years (semester  levels 01 and 02):

       Friday, November 12th, 12 p.m. EST *Need Advising PIN! 

During pre-registration, the maximum number of credits that a student may pre-register for is 4 Credits.  

Once their cohort has opened, students may freely add/drop (up to 4 credits) until registration is disabled on Tuesday, November 16th, at 5 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 instructors 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?  Tutorials for all things [email protected] may be found at https://ithelp.brown.edu/kb/courses-brown-for-students.   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 5:00 p.m. EST.

Advising PINs:  Students (excluding transfer students) currently in their first, second, or third semester will need to obtain an Advising PIN from their advisors in order to pre-register.  This PIN will be different from the PIN used for previous terms.   

Chemistry Placement Exam:  Students who wish to take CHEM 0330 during the Spring 2022 term must successfully complete the Chemistry Placement Exam.  If you already have passed CHEM 0100 and/or have a recorded Chemistry AP score of 4/5, you do not need to take the exam and can simply register for CHEM 0330.  The placement exam will be available through the end of pre-registration.   

Concentration Filing Deadline:  No student may pre-register for his or her fifth semester unless a declaration of concentration has been approved by the concentration advisor in ASK. Remember, simply starting the declaration process in ASK is NOT enough!  Transfer students entering in their fifth semester are given an additional semester to declare. Brown/RISD Dual Degree students are allowed two extra semesters to submit their declarations.