Accessing Self-Service Registration
Log into myBanner using the Central Login Service link from the GVSU home page with your network ID and password.
- Select the student tab,
- then Registration,
- then Student Registration Self Service.
The page that opens is a newer version of myBanner and will not look the same as the previous registration page.
Registration Home Page Menu
Prepare for Registration – In this section, you can view your registration status and any registration holds on your record.
Plan Ahead – In this section, you can create and save registration plans for future semesters. Separate training materials will be available specific to using this feature.
View Registration Information – In this section, you can view past schedules and current registration information.
Register for Classes – In this section, you can search for, add, and drop classes.
Browse Classes – In this section, you can browse a list of classes with all of the sections offered for the selected semester. You cannot add classes to your schedule from this section.
Browse Course Catalog – In this section, you can search and view the entire course inventory for the term, although not all courses in the catalog will offer sections for that term. You cannot add classes to your schedule from this section.
Register for Classes
In this section, you can search for, add, and drop classes.
Begin by selecting the term/semester for which you would like to register.
This will bring you to the Register for Classes home page. There are 3 panels on the Register for Classes home page.
- Find Classes
- Class Schedule and Schedule Details
The Class Schedule and Summary panels can be collapsed or expanded using the Panels icon in the lower left or the toggle panel’s icons in the middle of the page.
There are 5 tabs available in this panel. This panel will provide access to all the resources a student needs to register for classes. Students can search by subject, course number, title, and CRNs. Students can also load plans, request overrides, and email themselves a file with their schedule using this panel.
Find Classes Tab
The default search allows you to search by subject, course number, and title. To enter a subject, click in the box to populate a drop-down list or start typing the subject name in the box. You can search for more than one subject at a time. The Advanced Search allows you to include additional search criteria such as instructor, campus, meeting days, etc.
Once you have entered all of your search criteria, click Search or click Clear to start over.
After your search results display, you will be able to see the course CRN, Instructor, Meeting Times, Campus, Status (number of seats available), and any Attributes assigned to the course. Click Search Again to return to the main search page. From the list of results, click on the course title to view details about the course including the course description, textbook information, restrictions, prerequisites, etc.
Courses that have labs or discussion linked to them (example: A Chemistry 109 lecture has a linked lab and discussion) will display an icon to indicate they are linked.
- Click the View Linked button to display all linked sections.
- Results will display in groupings if there are both a lab and a discussion. You can add a discussion and a lab to your schedule as a group by clicking the Add All button.
- Sections for labs and discussions may be listed in more than one grouping.
- You can scroll to the end of the results list and click the bar to load more options.
- If you try to add a lecture without the linked lab or discussion, you will receive the error message “Errors Preventing Registration”. The status in the Summary panel will indicate Errors Preventing Registration and the Action field will display Remove. You will need to click Submit to remove the course from the Summary panel. You will need to register for the lecture, lab, and discussion together at the same time.
Enter CRNs Tab
If you know the CRN for your course(s), enter it in the space provided, then click Add to Summary. This feature can be helpful when registering for linked courses. Additionally, if you have been granted a closed class override you will need to directly enter the CRN to register for the course.
If a section is closed, students may be able to add themselves to a waitlist. Students will receive an email to their GVSU email account informing them that a seat has opened when they are the next in line on the waitlist. Once notified, students login to their myBanner account and register for the section. Please visit our waitlist webpage for more information.
If you have previously set up a plan for a given term, use this tab to register from that plan. The option to create plans is available on the Registration Homepage Menu.
Schedule and Options Tab
The tab will display a summary list of your registered courses for a term and the weekly schedule view. You can print the summary and schedule view and also email it as a downloadable calendar file.
Override Request Tab
Once you have completed your override request, to return to Register for Classes, click on the Student tab, Registration, Student Registration Self Service, and then Register for Classes.
Class Schedule and Schedule Details Panel
Once you have registered for courses the Schedule tab shows the courses in a week-at-a-glance format. You can click on the course title to display the course description, textbook information, restrictions, prerequisites, etc.
Schedule Details Tab
Once you have registered the Schedule Details tab shows the course name, section, CRN, start and end dates, and meeting day, time, and location.
This panel displays your courses as you make changes to your schedule. The Status and Action columns will change depending on if you are adding or removing courses from your schedule or if you encounter any registration errors.
To add a class to your schedule, click the Add button on the far right side. The course will now show in the Summary panel on the lower right side with a status of Pending. You will not be registered for the course until you click Submit in the lower right corner. After you click submit, the status will change to Registered. The course will also then be highlighted in green in the Schedule panel on the lower left side of the screen.
To remove a class from your schedule, click the drop down menu in the action field for the course. If the status is still Pending, select Remove as the action. If the status is Registered, select the Web Drop Course option. You must click submit to complete the action. The course will also then be removed from the Schedule panel on the lower left side of the screen.
If you attempt to register for a course for which you are not eligible due to a time conflict, linked course restriction, unmet prerequisites, class standing, major or college restrictions, or permit requirement, the error(s) will display in the upper right corner and you will not be allowed to add the course to your schedule. The course will be highlighted in red in the Class Schedule panel. The status in the Summary panel will indicate Errors Preventing Registration and the Action field will display Remove. You will need to click Submit to remove the course from the Summary panel.
Returning to Other myBanner Menus
Course registration is part of a newer version of myBanner. Parts of myBanner will remain in the earlier version until updates are available. To return to the menus in the earlier version of myBanner, click the menu icon in the upper left corner to the left of the Grand Valley logo. Click Banner, then Student, then Student Records, then View Holds.
Once you have finished making changes to your schedule, be sure to end your myBanner session by clicking on the person icon to the left of your name in the upper right corner and then clicking Sign Out.