Schedule Information

Where do I find the classes offered/search for classes online?

Go to Banner Self-Service by logging into the Dickinson Gateway. You can search for classes two different ways - neither of which requires the first-year and sophomore Alternate PIN.

From the Students Main Menu, select Course Selection then choose either:

  • Search for Classes – for a concise listing of the schedule of classes
  • Class Schedule Search – for a more detailed look at the schedule of classes

For people who do not have a Banner Self-Service Username/PIN, you can access the schedule of classes by clicking on the Class Schedule Search link under Academic Information on the Registrar's Information for Students page or under Requirements for the Degree on the Registrar's Information for Visitors page.

Where do I find interdisciplinary classes, like electives for Film Studies, Women's Studies, etc.?

Interdisciplinary classes - classes with various subjects which fulfill requirements in Film Studies, MEMS, etc. - are coded with an attribute in Banner.

To find a listing of all interdisciplinary studies classes for a particular area using Banner Self-Service:

  1. On the Class Schedule Search page or the Search for Classes page, select ALL subjects (click on the first subject, then hold the shift key down and click on the last subject, this will select ALL subjects).
  2. In the Attribute Type list, click on the desired attribute, example Film Studies Electives.
  3. Click on the Class Search button.
  4. This will bring back a list of all of the interdisciplinary classes for the chosen area. 

How do I get "Permission of the Instructor"?

In order to get a professor's permission to register for a class, you should contact the professor directly - email is a good way to do this. If he/she gives you permission, the professor will place a registration override on your record. The override does not register you for the class, rather it will allow you to register for the course on Banner Self-Service.

Where do I find prerequisites and restrictions on Banner Self-Service?

If there are any prerequisites and/or restrictions on a class section, you can find them at the bottom of the Detailed Class Information screen on Banner Self-Service.

This screen can be accessed in two ways:

  1. Using Class Schedule Search - once you have entered criteria and found the class listings, click on the title of the class - for example, Research and Methods in American Studies - 7037 - AMST 401 - 02
  2. Using Search for Classes from the Course Selection Menu - once you have entered criteria and found the class listings, click on the CRN of the class, then click on the title of the class - Senior Research Seminar - 2002 - PHYS 492 - 01 

Where can I find the capacity/enrollment for a class?

Capacity and enrollment information can be found on the Detailed Class Information screen (which is available to the general public) or on the Search for Classes screen (by secure login only).

To access the Detailed Class Information screen, use the Class Schedule Search, available on the Course Selection menu or on the main Registrar's Web page. Once you have entered criteria and found the class listings, click on the title of the class - for example, Research and Methods in American Studies - 7037 - AMST 401 - 02.

If the class is NOT cross-listed, you will see the following under the Registration Availability heading:

Non cross-listed classes

Capacity FY Seats
Actual
Seats  25  0  25
  • Capacity lists the total seats for the course
  • FY Seats lists the number of seats reserved for incoming first-year students (fall semesters only)
  • Actual lists the number of students enrolled/registered

  If the class IS cross-listed, you will see the following under the Registration Availability heading:

Cross-listed Capacity/Enrollment

 Capacity FY Seats
 Actual
 Seats  25  0  17
Cross listed Seats
 25  0  23

  • Capacity (in both rows) lists the total seats for all the cross-listed sections of the course
  • FY Seats (in the both rows) lists the number of seats reserved for incoming first-year students for all sections of the cross-listed course (fall semesters only)
  • Actual (in the Seats row) lists the number of students enrolled/registered for this section of the cross-listed course
  • Actual (in the Cross List Seats row) lists the number of students enrolled/registered for all sections of the cross-listed course


To access the Search for Classes screen, log into Banner Self-Service, select the Student & Financial Aid Menu, then select Course Selection. Click on the Search for Classes link, and enter criteria to view the class listings, you will see the following headings:

Class Listing Seats
 ---  CRN  ---  CAP*  FY Seats*
 Act*  XL Cap**
 XL Act**
 ---

 7111
 25  0  9  0  0

 7016
 25  0  17  25  23


*If the class is NOT cross-listed reference these columns (example CRN 7711 above):

  • Cap (Capacity) lists the total seats for the course
  • FY Seats lists the number of seats reserved for incoming first-year students
  • Act (Actual) lists the number of students enrolled/registered


**If your class IS cross-listed reference these columns (example CRN 7016 above)

  • XL Cap (Cross List Capacity) lists the total seats for all the cross-listed sections of the course
  • XL Act (Cross List Actual) lists the number of students enrolled/registered for all the cross-listed sections of the course

WHAT ARE THE DEPARTMENTAL CODES?

The Departmental Codes are letter abbreviations of the Subjects, Majors, Minors and/or Certificates offered at Dickinson.