General Student Information

How do I find my Student Status on Banner Self-Service?

Once you have logged into Banner Self-Service:

  1. Select Student & Financial Aid from the Main Menu.
  2. Select Course Selection from the Student & Financial Aid Menu.
  3. Select Student Status from the Course Selection Menu.
    • If prompted for a Term, select the upcoming term from the drop-down menu and click Submit.
  4. The Student Status screen will then appear. This screen will show you if there is any part of your record that will prohibit you from selecting courses online during the Course Request, Schedule Adjustment or Add/Drop periods.    This includes:
    • Holds – to view what the specific holds are click on the View Holds link at the bottom of the page
    • Academic Standing – students who have been required to withdraw from the College have an academic standing that prohibits online course selection
    • Student Status – students who will not be active for the chosen term have a student status that prohibits online course selection

Where do I find holds on my record?

Any holds on your record can be viewed on Banner Self-Service.

To access the Holds screen, log onto Banner Self-Service, then:

  1. Select Student & Financial Aid from the Main Menu.
  2. Select Student Records from the Student & Financial Aid Menu.
  3. Select Holds from the Student Records Menu.
  4. The Holds screen will then appear.  

Where do I find the name of my advisor?

You can see the name of your primary advisor on Banner Self-Service:

  1. Log into Banner Self-Service through the Dickinson Gateway.
  2. From the Student & Financial Aid Menu, click on the Student Records link
  3. From there, click on Student Information. Your primary advisor's name will appear on this screen about halfway down the page.

Why is only one advisor listed on Banner Self-Service? What is a primary advisor?

The Student Information link on Banner Self-Service is programmed to only list the student's primary advisor, even though a student may have more than one advisor. Banner requires that a primary advisor be coded in the system, however there is no special functionality or meaning to this designation at Dickinson.

Do I have to see my primary advisor to get my alternate PIN?

If you have more than one advisor in Banner, each one will have access to your Alternate PIN.

What if I do not have an advisor? What if my advisor isn't on campus anymore?

All students have at least one advisor. To find the name of your advisor in Banner Self-Service.

  1. Log into Banner Self-Service through the Dickinson Gateway.
  2. From the Student & Financial Aid Menu, click on the Student Records link
  3. From there, click on Student Information. Your primary advisor's name will appear on this screen about halfway down the page.

If your advisor has left campus, you have been assigned another advisor.

  • If you have a declared major, you were reassigned to the department chair. If desired, you may choose another advisor in the department by completing the Change of Advisor Form.
  • If you are undeclared, you were reassigned  by the Advising Office. Now may be the perfect time to declare your major! Complete the Declaration of Major Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.

How do I review my transcript on Banner Self-Service?

Once you have logged in to Banner Self-Service:

  1. From the Main Menu, select Student & Financial Aid
  2. From the Student & Financial Aid Menu, select Student Records
  3. From the Student Records Menu, select Academic Transcript
  4. Select Undergraduate from the Transcript Level drop-down menu
  5. Select Web Transcript from the Transcript Type drop-down menu
  6. Click on the Display Transcript button.


NOTE:  Transfer credit will be separated from Institutional credit and appear first on the transcript.

How do I review my degree audit on Banner Self-Service?

Once you have logged into the Gateway, select Student Forms tab then click on Degree Audit.

Where can I see my test scores (ie. AP, language placement, etc.) on Banner Self-Service?

Students can view any test scores entered in their Banner record on Banner Self-Service.  From the main Student Menu, click on Student Records.  On the Student Records menu, click on the View Test Scores link.  On that screen there are links to explanations of various placement scores if you need more information.

Why doesn't my class year code coincide with my expected graduation date?

Explanation of Class Year Codes & Expected Graduation Dates in Banner:

Class Year Codes (FY, SO, JR, SR) in Banner are based solely on the number of credits a student has completed. This code is automatically calculated each time a student's academic history changes, and cannot be manually changed. There are certain times of the year when class codes are likely to change - at the end of each term (fall, spring, summer) when we roll students' grades to academic history. However, it's possible that a student's class year would change when we post transfer credit to their record (which happens continually throughout the year).

Expected Graduation Dates in Banner are initially entered when a student's record is created in Banner. Because the academic calendar is not finalized 4 years in advance, we default a date of May 1 with the appropriate year for incoming students - ex. this year we used 05/01/2010.  As soon as the calendar is finalized we will correct the expected grad date in batch. We will review all students' expected grad dates annually at the end of the spring semester (as we do now) and manually update them as needed, then send a comprehensive status report.

A student's class year code may not always coincide with his/her expected graduation date. For example, a student entering Fall 2006 who gets college credit for 8 Advanced Placement exams, may have a class year code of SO and an expected grad date of 05/01/2010 because he/she will plans to stay at Dickinson for 4 years. Another contrary example, a student who studied abroad during the 2005-2006 academic year, may still have a JR code at the end of spring because his/her credits haven't transferred yet, but his/her grad date is 05/20/2007.