Registration Changes


After registering for classes, you may need to make changes in one of these ways:

Drop a class

During the first week of the quarter, students can drop a class through Banner, and the course will not appear on the transcript. Here’s how:

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Class Registration and Planning > Register for Classes.
  • Select the academic quarter for which you are registering and click Continue.
  • In the lower right-hand box, find the course you would like to drop. There will be a drop-down menu next to the course, select Drop via Web and click Submit.

In the second week of the quarter, students can still withdraw from classes online. However the course(s) will appear with a “W” on the transcript. A “W” does not affect GPA.

After the second week of the quarter and through the sixth week, students must fill out a Course Withdrawal form (PDF) in order to withdraw from a class. The course(s) will appear on the transcript with a “W” grade.

For more information, review FAQ: Withdrawing From Class.

Are you interested in completely withdrawing from the University? Find information about that process under Leaving SPU.

Change variable credits

Some classes are set up as variable credits, which means students can choose how many credits they would like to take.

To change the number of credits for such a course:

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Class Registration and Planning > Register for Classes.
  • Select the academic quarter for which you are registering and click Continue.
  • Choose the Schedule and Options tab at the top of the page.
  • This will bring up your registered courses. Under the “Credit Hours” column, courses with variable credit will have the credit number underlined when you hover over the credits.
  • Click on the credits to enter the desired number of new credits and press enter.
  • Click Submit to save your changes at the bottom right of the page.
  • Return to your course summary to verify that your credit change saved to your registration.

Change grade mode

This change should be rarely made and shouldn't happen for classes that apply to your general or major requirements.

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Class Registration and Planning > Register for Classes.
  • Select the academic quarter for which you are registering and click Continue.
  • Choose the Schedule and Options tab at the top of the page.
  • This will bring up your registered courses. Under the Grade Mode column, click the drop-down menu and select the grade mode you would like.
  • Click Submit to save your changes at the bottom right of the page.
  • Return to your course summary to verify your credit change saved to your registration.

Order books

To find what books your course requires, and to order them through Banner after registering:

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Registration and Class Schedules Menu > Purchase Books Online.

For registration questions, contact the SAS office in Demaray Hall 151.

Additional Questions?

Visit the SAS office in Demaray Hall 151 or call 206-281-2031.

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Catalog/Time Schedule

Need to know when a course is scheduled? Need info about a major or program? Find the answers in the Catalog and Time Schedule.

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