Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Smith College! We look forward to meeting you in September and are very excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in a trial course selection process.
Trial registration is not official registration; it is simply an indication of your course preferences. This exercise will help familiarize you with the Smith College registration policies and procedures while providing useful information to your adviser about your academic interests. Since you will be registering on your own after meeting with your adviser in September, it is important that you have some practice with the system so that official registration proceeds smoothly.
Follow These Steps
- Read the Preparing for Advising at Smith section in the "Welcome to Smith" booklet and complete the curricular planning worksheet.
- Search for fall courses using the online catalogue and schedule of classes.
- Review information about departmental placement tests.
- Study the registration policies and procedures.
- Complete a registration worksheet (PDF).
- Enter your course preferences on BannerWeb.
Further information about specific departments and programs can be found in the department descriptions.
The Smith College course catalogue is available online and is searchable in several ways, including term and subject. A hardcopy version is published annually and contains descriptions for all courses scheduled to be offered in the next two academic years. It is issued each year to all students, and you will receive the 2013-14 copy when you arrive in September. The online version is updated periodically throughout the year to reflect changes in course offerings.
The Schedule of Classes offers more specific information concerning courses offered in a particular term and displays such information as meeting times, instructors, limits and restrictions. You will receive a printed copy of the schedule when you arrive on campus in September. The online version is updated as changes occur. The schedule of classes also includes CRN numbers, which are needed for entering your selections online for the trial registration exercise.
Prior coursework may make you eligible to enroll in higher-level courses.
Please note: The Spanish exam is offered online during the summer and must be completed before students arrive on campus. Please consult the departmental placements page for more information.
Log in using your nine-digit ID number and PIN given to you during the admission process.
The term is Fall 2013-14 and the REG Code is "999999."
Normally, students obtain their REG codes from their advisers to signify consultation and approval of their course programs. You will receive a new REG code from your adviser when you arrive in September for Fall registration.
Because this is not official registration, you will be able to select courses for which you may not be able to officially register in September. For example, during this course selection process you will be allowed to select courses that are currently full, have prerequisites or require permission. You will also be able to enter as many course selections as you wish, but we do ask that you limit your choices to five or six.
Access to the online course selection process will remain open for approximately four weeks. Do not worry if you are not able to enter your choices during this time, as participation is not a requirement. If you have other questions or problems with BannerWeb, please call 1-800-835-7800, option 2.