General Registration Information

Preparing to Register

Prior to registration, each undergraduate student develops a schedule containing no more than 18 hours of primary courses and a list of alternate courses. (each summer session can not exceed seven hours of courses).

Students must meet with his/her advisor to obtain their registration PIN.

All special permissions (e.g., extra hours, majors only courses, Dean/Chairperson's permissions, etc.) for course registration must be secured in writing or via ECU e-mail and may only be entered by the Office of the Registrar or the Academic Department.

Registration PIN

Each semester students receive a registration PIN to register for classes.

Graduates and non-degree students do not require a registration PIN to register.

Registering for Courses

Currently enrolled students may use Banner Self Service through Pirate Port to register for courses.

How to Register for Classes

Course Wait Lists

How to View Course Offerings Seat Availability, Time, Delivery Mode, and Instructor

How to Add a Class

How to Drop a Class  (During course adjustment period)

The course adjustment period is limited to the first five days of classes of the fall and spring semesters. During the summer, the course adjustment period is limited to the first two days of classes each summer term. Students may refer to ECU’s academic calendar for specific dates. During the course adjustment period, a student may drop or add a course(s) to his/her schedule. Course drops during this period do not count against a student’s course withdrawal allotment of 16 semester hours.  Courses dropped during the course adjustment period do not impact attempted hours or tuition surcharge and will not appear on a student’s official transcript.

How to Withdraw From a Course (After course adjustment period)

After Course Adjustment Period Students are expected to complete all the courses for which they are registered at the close of the course adjustment period. The consequences of withdrawing from a course or term may affect a student’s progress in a major, tuition surcharge, and/or financial aid. During the first 60 percent of the regularly scheduled class meetings (exclusive of final exams), a student may withdraw from the course after consultation with his/her advisor. There are two options for requesting the withdrawal:

  1. The preferred option is that the student’s advisor email the Office of the Registrar (copying the student) at regis@ecu.edu.
  2. The second option is that the student email the Office of the Registrar at regis@ecu.edu. If the student initiates the request, the Office of the Registrar will contact the student’s advisor for approval prior to granting the request.

For either option, the request to the Office of the Registrar should include the student’s name, Banner ID, and course prefix and number of the withdrawn course(s).

Common Registration Add Errors  
                                                                                                                             
Registration Error   Description  Action 
CLASS RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific classification  (Junior, etc.). This classification is based on the student's earned hours.  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
COHORT RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students within a specific cohort.  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
CLOSED SECTION  Section is full and there are no seats available.  Choose a different section. 
CLOSED -WAITLIST FULL  Section and waitlist are full  Choose a different section. 
CLOSED - WAITLISTED  Section is full and you have been added to the waitlist  Click
here for more information on waitlists
 
COLLEGE RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students in a specific college  (Business, Education, etc.)  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
COREQUISITE “ABCD 1234” REQUIRED  Section requires a co-requisite (2 or more courses taken within  the same term).  Review detailed section information or University catalog for  specific co-requisites. Contact the department of the course. 
DEGREE RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific degree.  (M.S.N., B.A., etc.)  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION  Section requires a registration override from the department.  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
DUPLICATE COURSE WITH SECTION “ABCD 1234”   Attempted to register for two sections of the same course in the  same term which is not allowed.   Choose another course. 
DUPLICATE EQUIVALENT WITH SECTION “ABCD  1234”  Attempted to register for two courses which are listed as  equivalent.   Choose another course. 
 FIELD OF STUDY RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific major. (MATH,  SPED, etc.)  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
LEVEL RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific level.  (Undergraduate, Graduate, etc.)  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
MAXIMUM HOURS EXCEEDED  Registration exceeds the maximum number of credit hours  permitted in that term.  Contact your advisor or major department. 
PRE-REQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE OR TEST SCORE  ERROR  Section requires a pre-requisite or a specific test score.  Review detailed section information or University catalog for  specific pre-requisites. Contact the department of the course. 
 PROGRAM RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific program.  (MATH-M.S., MEGR-B.S.M.E., etc.)  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
PREREQUISITE IN PROGRESS  Course requires completion of prerequisite.   Contact your advisor. 
REPEAT COUNT EXCEEDS “0”  Credit has already been earned for this course.  Contact you Advisor. 
STUDENT ATTRIBUTE RESTRICTION  Section is restricted to students with a specific attribute.  Choose a different section or contact the department of the  course. 
 Time Conflict with “ABCD 1234”  Section is conflicting with another section on student's class  schedule.  Review the meeting days and times for both sections. Contact the  department of the course.