Spring 2024 Timeline


Beginning October 4 -- Advising Period
October 30 - November 1 -- Course Request Period
November 2-27 -- Course Request Processing
November 28 - January 21 -- Schedule Adjustment Period
January 22-28 -- Add/Drop Period
May 6-14-- Spring Final Exams


Beginning October 4

Use the Advising Period to learn more about the following items and to meet with your advisor to discuss your course selections for the upcoming semester.

Your Degree Audit
Available through the Dickinson Gateway by clicking on the Degree Works Button.

Alternate PINs
A MUST for first-year and sophomore students

Declaring or Changing Your Major
In order to have your new major count toward the priorities during the Course Request Period, the completed Major Declaration Form must be submitted, through CLIQ forms, to the Registrar’s Office no later than Monday, October 23. For CLIQ forms, log into the Gateway, click on the CLIQ icon, then choose Registrar’s Office Forms on the menu.

Your Student Status
Make sure there's nothing that will prohibit you from entering your course requests.

Classes Being Offered 
You can search for classes on Banner Self-Service even without a Username & PIN or Alternate PIN.

The Priorities for the classes offered
Priorities for classes can be found by clicking here

Class Prerequisites/Restrictions 
If the class you want has a prerequisite/restriction (where to look), but you believe you qualify for the course otherwise, contact the professor of the class to find out if you are eligible for a registration override


9:00 a.m. EDT, October 30 – 4:00 p.m. EDT, November 1

NOTE: If you do not enter your requests by 4pm, November 1, you will not be able to select classes until the Schedule Adjustment Period. 

If you will not/do not have access to the internet to enter your course requests during the Course Request Period, contact the Registrar's Office at Registrar's Office at reg@dickinson.edu prior to 4pm, November 1 and we will assist you.

Instructions: (For more detailed information click here)

Step 1:  Go to Dickinson Gateway, log in, and click on the SSB Button.

Step 2:  Select the Student Tab.

Step 3: Select the Course Selection Link

Step 4: Select the Course Request & Registration Link

Step 5: This will take you to the "Registration" screen. Choose "Register for Classes."

Step 6: Select the upcoming term from the drop-down menu.

NOTE: At this point first-year students and sophomores will be required to enter their Alternate PIN ("AP" followed by 4 digits) before continuing.

Step 7: Enter your search criteria then press the Class Search Button.

Step 8: To add a course to your schedule, click on the "add" button on the right side of the screen. This will place the course in the lower half of the screen as Pending. To finalize your request be sure to click the Submit button.


  • If your requests were successfully entered, they will show "Course Requested" in the Status Column.
  • If you receive a Registration Error, it will appear at the top right of the screen, as well as beside the course information at the bottom.

Review your requests.

  • If they were entered correctly, your choices will show under Current Schedule with a status of “Course Requested.”
  • If you receive an error message, your choice will show under Registration Add Errors. Correct your request or select another class. Make sure "Remove" is in the Action column adn click the Submit button to remove the course with the error.

Step 9: You can remove requested courses by using the dropdown menu found in the bottom right panel. Select Web Dropped from the Action column, then click the Submit button.

Step 10:  Print a copy of your requests for your records.

You are responsible for confirming that the course requests you entered are correct before the end of the Course Request Period – 4pm Wednesday, November 1. They will show under Current Schedule with a status of “Course Requested” if entered correctly.

NOTE: If you are taking an Independent Study/Research or Tutorial, you cannot enter those requests on Banner Self-Service. Rather, you must complete the Special Course Options Form through CLIQ-Registrar's Office Forms.


November 2 - November 27

In order for the Registrar’s Office to efficiently and accurately process your course requests, your unofficial transcript and degree audits will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly.

Keeping these processes available to students would be very confusing because during this time a process is run that assigns students to classes according to the priorities listed online. One of two things will happen:

  • If the course capacity is greater than the number of students who requested the class, then all of the students will be registered for the class.
  • If the number of students who requested the class is greater than the course capacity, then those students with the lowest priority will be dropped from the class. In this situation, if a class has no priorities or multiple students with equal priority, the system will randomly select students to drop from the class until the enrollment equals the course capacity.

Students schedules are changing during this time so students may see a course on their schedule one minute and the next it could be dropped.


November 28 8:00 a.m. EST - January 21

Once the processing of course requests is complete, you will receive an e-mail message from the Registrar's Office letting you know that Banner Self-Service is open for Schedule Adjustment Period, which means you can:

NOTE: There are no waitlists in Banner. During this period you can add classes via the SSB Button of the Dickinson Gateway as seats become available.


January 22 - 28

The following forms are now located in CLIQ and must be completed by all parties no later than 4pm, Friday, January 26, 2024.
For CLIQ forms, log into the Gateway, click on the CLIQ icon, then choose Registrar's Office Forms on the menu.
You may find important information pertaining to each form on the "Forms Page" located here.

Audit Permission
Overload Permission
Pass/Fail Permission
Special Course Options

Even though forms are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, you may add and drop courses using the Banner Self-Service tab of the Dickinson Gateway through 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, January 28.

NOTE: There are no waitlists in Banner. During this period you can add classes via the SSB Button of the Dickinson Gateway as seats become available.