Early in every semester, the COB Graduate Office will send an email to the graduate business student distribution list informing students that the schedule for the following semester has been completed and is available on the Graduate Business School webpage for review.
Students can register online through the Banner registration system. Tutorials and other Banner Information are available online (www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/studentbanner) and basic registration instructions are given below. The College of Business MBA and MSA advisors are available for guidance, but it is the student’s responsibility to register for classes. Likewise, each student, new or continuing, has primary responsibility for assuring that he or she is completing degree requirements.
Registration for any particular semester begins on a date pre-determined by the Registrar’s Office. Important registration dates are listed on official University calendars at www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm. Students can register for classes on any date on or after that beginning date. Students are expected to complete registration, including the payment of all required fees, on the dates prescribed in the university calendar. Students who fail to pay fees by this date will have their schedules canceled.
If a course won't allow you to register even though there is an empty seat, that seat is being held for the first student on the waitlist. If a class is full, you may add yourself to that section's waitlist. We have developed reports that indicate the number of students on each waitlist. You must have Microsoft Excel 2003 or a newer version to view reports that are updated each evening at midnight.
Registration & Waitlist Information - SS & Fall 2013
Banner Registration Process
Step 1: Login to OneStop (www.onestop.ecu.edu) with PirateID and Passphrase and select the Banner link from Tools page. This link may not appear in your OneStop account until registration begins.
Step 2: Select the Student link then Select the Registration link.
Step 3: Select the Add or Drop Classes link. Select correct term, and select the Class Search link to look for courses.
Step 4: Choose the subject for which you are looking. You can choose to enter a course number, choose instructional method, instructor, time and/or day. If you want to see all graduate courses in a particular subject, enter 6 as the course number.
Step 5: Once you have entered your information, select the Class Search link at the bottom. This returns a list of all courses meeting the criterion you entered. Select the section you want by checking the box next to that section.
Step 6: After checking the appropriate section, scroll to the bottom and select the Register link.
Step 7: You will be taken back to your schedule to view it with the new class added. If there were any errors (pre-requisite, co-requisite, other restrictions), the error will display with your schedule and the course will not be added.
Step 8: Repeat steps 3-7 to add additional classes.
Step 9: To drop classes from your schedule page, pull the drop down menu beside the course you wish to drop and select **Web Dropped**
Step 10: At the bottom, select the Submit Changes link and the course will be removed from your schedule.
Before add deadline - A graduate student may make schedule changes (add or delete one or more courses) at any time from the start of registration until the last add date for a semester. During this time, students can alter their own schedules via Banner. Students cannot drop their entire schedule via Banner; please contact your advisor if you want to drop the last class or only class on your schedule. The last add date is usually six or seven calendar days after the start of a semester. The date can be found on the official University calendar. Once the last add date has passed, a student can drop a course, but can no longer add a course. Switching sections is not allowed after the last add date. Adding a course is always subject to seating availability.
After add deadline - The Registrar’s Office processes all requests to drop a class or withdraw for the semester after the add deadline. Note there are different email addresses to use dependent upon whether a student is registered for a campus or distance education (DE) class.
Campus Face-to-Face and Campus Internet Classes (any class section number beginning with 0)
Students must contact the Registrar’s office in-person, email (CAS@ecu.edu), or by letter/fax. Graduate students do not need a schedule change form or a signature/approval from the graduate business office. Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. The student needs to provide the Registrar with the following information:
2) ECU (Banner ID)
3) course name/number
Distance Education Internet Classes (any class section number beginning with 6)
Students must contact the Registrar’s office by in-person, email (DEDrops@ecu.edu), or by letter/fax. Graduate students do not need a schedule change form or a signature/approval from the College of Business Graduate Programs office. Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. The student needs to provide the Registrar with the following information:
2) ECU (Banner ID)
3) course name/number
Please copy your advisor on any email correspondence regarding dropping a class or withdrawal. No course is officially dropped or added until the required procedure is completed. It is the student's responsibility to complete the procedure for course drops. You can check the status of your drop by reviewing your Academic Transcript on Banner Self Service.
Withdrawal (Dropping your only class or all your classes)
If a student wishes to drop their only class or to drop all of their classes, the process is called Withdrawal. All withdrawals must be made prior to the final drop date. Campus based students should contact the Registrar’s Office in person or via letter/fax. Distance Education students can contact the Registrar’s Office by letter/fax or email at DEDrops@ecu.edu . Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. There may be additional paperwork to be completed after your initial email so make sure you complete the entire process. You may not withdraw by phone. Please copy your advisor on any email correspondence regarding dropping a class or withdrawal. You can check the status of your withdrawal by reviewing your Academic Transcript on Banner Self Service.
Registrar’s Office Contact Info:
East Carolina University
Office of the Registrar
Greenville NC 27858
Phone: (252) 328-6747
Fax: (252) 328-4232
Final Drop Date (http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm)
A graduate student may drop a course and receive no grade up to approximately three weeks prior to the last day of classes. The final drop date can be found on the official University calendar available via the link above.
Consequences of Dropping a Graduate Course:
There is not a limit on the number of drops allowed in your graduate program.
If you are on academic probation, and you drop the course after the tenth day of the semester, the dropped course is included in the number of semester hours allowed under probation.
Dropping a course has Financial Aid implications. If you receive Financial Aid, please contact their office to discuss your plans.
When you drop a course before the deadline, you will not receive a grade; the drop does not affect your GPA.
If you drop all of your classes for a semester, this will show on your transcript as a withdrawal. If you have at least one course remaining on your schedule, the dropped course(s) will not appear on your transcript.
If you are dropping a course that is a prerequisite or co-prerequisite for another course you are registered for in a current or future semester, the drop will impact that subsequent course
Once you have registered for courses, you may pay your tuition online via OneStop, or by calling the Cashier's Office at 252-328-6886 or 888-331-5328. Please check the academic calendar for tuition deadlines. Schedules are purged for students who have not paid tuition; the entire schedule is purged if there is any balance due. Please check you tuition statement via OneStop if you modify your schedule during the registration period. Keep a copy of your tuition payment receipt for your records.
View current tuition rates for College of Business Graduate campus and DE classes. You may also visit the Cashiers website for more information.
Students who are registered as campus based students pay different fees that give them access to campus based amenities/services like the Student Recreation Center, Student Health Services, etc. Campus based classes, whether face to face or online, use section numbers that begin with 0xx, like 001, 002, 003, or 061, 062, 063 etc.
Students who are registered as Distance Education students pay less in student fees. Tuition is typically less for Distance Education classes if a student is part time and taking only online classes. Distance Education classes are designated with section numbers beginning with 6xx, like 601, 602, 603, or 661, 662, 663 etc. Students who are registered for all Distance Education classes will not have access to any campus amenities/services except the library.
Financial aid is awarded at a lower rate for Distance Education classes. If a student is seeking financial aid, they need to determine which type of classes they prefer to register for. Campus based classes can cost more in tuition, but are awarded higher rates in terms of financial aid.
Students are given a partial tuition refund dependent upon the date the class or classes are dropped. Not all schedule changes result in a refund. In order to facilitate refunds, each registered East Carolina University student will receive an ECU Debit Card. The card will arrive in the mail at the student’s primary address on file with the University. To receive a refund, the student must activate the ECU Debit Card. During card activation, the student will choose how to receive the refund money. Visit ECU 1 Card for more information.
Current & Past Schedules
All required business core courses and business breadth courses are offered both fall and spring semesters, with many offered during summer sessions. Business breadth electives are offered fall, spring, and summer sessions on a rotating basis.
Spring and fall classes are either scheduled one night session per week 6:30-9:30pm Monday through Thursday or two afternoon sessions per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. There are no Friday or weekend classes.
In addition, all business core and breadth classes are available online so that the entire program may be completed without visiting campus if a student chooses.
Summer class schedules tend to be similar from year to year, but there is no guarantee that a particular class will be offered during a summer session.