Early in every semester, the Academic Advising Center will send an e-mail regarding the registration process. Students will be instructed how to obtain a registration PIN (schedule an appointment, review check sheets, etc.). This PIN changes each semester and you must receive your PIN from your academic advisor. Current students can register online using Banner Self Service through OneStop.

Registration dates are pre-determined by the Registrar's Office and listed on official university calendars. Students may register for classes on any date on or after the stated beginning date. Students are expected to complete registration, including the payment of all required fees, on the dates prescribed in the university calendar. Schedules are canceled if a student fails to pay fees by the stated deadline.

If a course doesn'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. Waitlist instructions

10 steps to Banner Registration

Step 1: Log into OneStop with PirateID and Passphrase and select the Banner link from Tools page.
Step 2: Select the Student and Financial Aid link then Select the Registration link.
Step 3: Select the Add or Drop Classes link. Enter your Registration PIN from your advisor and select correct term and at the bottom, select the Class Search link for courses. (Undergraduate Students: Add a "0" in front of your 5 digit summer registration code for your Banner Registration PIN) (Graduate Students have no Registration PIN Number)
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.
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. (Note: 'C' denotes a closed 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 would 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.


Once registered, you may decide you want to switch your classes. Between the time you register and the 5th day of classes for the semester, you can use the Banner registration system to make changes to your schedule and not use your drops.

Beginning on day 6, you must use one of your drops. New first year students receive 4 drops. Transfer students' drops are pro-rated based on number of earned hours. View the online catalog drop information for details.

First Undergraduate Degree

  • 0-29 semester hours of credit - 4 course drops
  • 30-59 semester hours of credit - 3 course drops
  • 60-89 semester hours of credit - 2 course drops
  • 90 or more semester hours of credit - 1 course drop

Second Undergraduate Degree

A student who needs no more than

  • 30 semester hours of credit - 1 course drop
  • 31-59 semester hours of credit - 2 course drops
  • 60 or more semester hours - 3 course drops

Students must see their advisor to complete a drop form and return to the registrar's office. Distance education students will email from their ECU email account to request a drop.


Students who want to withdraw from the University should meet with their academic advisor.