College of Community & Public Service Advising Center

GVSU Advanced Registration Information - Things to Know

Date: March 1, 2012


It’s that time of year again! Advanced Registration for the next academic year (including Spring/Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and Winter 2013) begins on March 20, 2012. Preparing for the advanced registration period is the key to securing a schedule that best meets your needs and interests. If you are planning to enroll for the upcoming year, here’s the best process.  Please review this email CAREFULLY as it contains all of the information you need to have a stress-free registration period.  We know it’s long, but it’s worth  your time to read it all!


1.            Take the time during the next few weeks to review your myPath degree audit and review your remaining requirements and prepare for registration. myPath reports are accessible through myBanner. You can find step-by-step instructions for how to generate one here:


2.            Create a list of the necessary requirements that you are interested in taking during the upcoming year. Review the catalog for pre-requisites to make sure you are taking courses in the correct order or compare them to your academic plan you have created with an academic advisor. You can read more about the pre-requisite policy here: and here is a link to the online catalog:


3.            Check the schedule in myBanner to view available sections to help you create your planned schedule for the upcoming year. Be sure to have alternate sections selected in case your first option is closed before your day to register. Write down the CRN numbers for the sections you would like to add so you can quickly add your sections on the “Add/Drop” screen in a single click by entering all of the CRN numbers in the blank boxes at the bottom.


4.            You can review our website for important registration information and common issues/questions that students have to find answers for your situation.


5.      Register for your courses for all the semesters you intend to enroll for the upcoming year as close to your date to register as possible. This way you have the best availability of options and can reserve your seat in all of the courses you intend to take for the entire year.  The registration schedule is based on your class standing (including in progress credits for this semester) and your last name. You can find the registration schedule here:


If you would like to review your remaining requirements or set up an academic plan with an academic advisor in the College of Community & Public Service Advising Center, we encourage you to set up an appointment for as soon as possible. We will schedule appointments on a first available basis through the advanced registration period. Don’t delay or you may not get an appointment prior to your registration day.


Ready to make an appointment? Please call 616-331-6890 to schedule an available time that works for you or stop into our main office located in 218C DeVos Center on the Pew Campus. We do NOT schedule appointments via email.



* If you are on academic probation or jeopardy of dismissal you have received separate instructions regarding what you will need to do during the registration period specific to your situation. You can review that information here:

*Social Work Majors with 45 or more credits, who may be seeking candidacy in the Fall 2012 will receive separate communication from the advising center regarding your status and eligibility. Please check your email box for that message on 3/2/12 so you do not experience delays!

 *Hospitality & Tourism Management Majors should review the email that was sent from Dr. Paul Stansbie on 2/24/12 and can also be found here:

 If there is a class that you need permission to enter, such as an internship, permission can be granted now– you do not have to wait until your day to register! In fact if you act now you could have everything in order before your day to register! To submit a request for permission review the instructions and submit the form here:


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