You must meet with an advisor to receive your Registration Access Code (RAC) and registration window. During this short (30 minute) meeting, you and your advisor will discuss possible major choices and courses you plan to take in the next semester(s).
Registering for Classes
Registration dates and times are assigned to students at various times during the registration period. You will be given your time during your pre-registration advising session. Registration continues until the last day to add a course of each semester. Please refer to the university academic calendar to see these dates.
The classes you take should be based on your intended academic plan you determined with your advisor during your advising meetings. Curriculum information, requirements for each major and a description of courses can be found in the MSU Bulletin. What classes you take depends on your intended major, your semester classification, and the courses you still need in order to graduate or to enter a major.
A registration hold prevents a student from registering for classes for the upcoming semester. Registration holds can be placed on a student for various reasons by Student Financial Services, the Student Health Center, or other authorized individuals. A Registration Hold can only be removed by the party placing the hold. Your academic advisor can assist you in determining the source of the hold and directing you to the appropriate party to have it removed. To have your best selection of courses, you should check for holds in your Banner account well before your registration time begins.
Prerequisites are stipulations that must be met prior to taking a course. Prerequisites can include: successful completion of a designated course in a sequence, ACT/SAT score, and/or classification.
You may determine if a course you intend to take will count toward your degree by running a CAPP compliance "What if" report in your Banner account, referring to the curriculum model in the MSU Bulletin, or by discussing your plans with your academic advisor.
The Academic Forgiveness Policy may be used to remove a maximum of two (8 total hours) undergraduate course grades from the computation of your GPA. The course must be repeated at MSU. All courses for which a grade has been assigned will remain on the transcript. However, the notation will appear that the work is not included in the GPA. The complete policy can be found here.
I need to retake a course and have already used or don't want to use Academic forgiveness, what should I do?
To retake a course, without using Academic Forgiveness, you may have to call the department offering the course to request a retake override to be keyed on your behalf in Banner. Most departments ask which course number and section you wish to take.