The Office of the Registrar administratively registers students for coursework prior to the start of the term. For financial aid purposes, courses will be registered at least 15 days before the start of the term. College of Graduate Studies students may request changes to their schedule through the designated drop/add period. Upon admission to the College of Graduate Studies, a program plan will be developed with the student and Program Director. Instructions for changing or modifying your program plan will be shared with students.
Generally speaking, mass registration for standardized course work happens 2-3 times per year depending on the program, and does not require student action. Students entering curriculum years with electives (P2, P3) or that are primarily clinical in content (M3, P4, M4), engage in scheduling processes that permit them to submit preferences, rather than a simple first-come/first-served assignment process.
College of Medicine
Medical students in the first and second years take standardized coursework; therefore, students do not need to register for courses as this is done administratively in mass. Note that some courses may utilize small groups or lab groups, and students may be granted the opportunity to select preferences – please refer to the materials distributed to you at that time.
Medical students entering the clerkship year (M3) go through a lottery process that allows them to identify their preferred sites for each of the six core clerkships, thus assignments are done to maximize the assignments for each student. This process typically takes place in spring of M2; students will receive detailed information via email and class meetings 1-2 months in advance of this taking place.
Medical students entering the final year participate in an electronic scheduling process to submit initial schedules for their M4 electives, with the opportunity to make adjustments with approval. This process typically takes place in late Spring of M3; students will receive detailed information via email and M4 Orientation sessions several months in advance of the scheduling process taking place.
College of Pharmcy
Pharmacy students in the first three years largely take standardized coursework; therefore, students do not need to register for courses as this is done administratively in mass. Note that some courses may utilize small groups or lab groups, and students may be granted the opportunity to select preferences – please refer to the materials distributed to you at that time.
Pharmacy students take electives in Maymester of P1 and P2, and Fall, Spring, and Maymester of P3. Students are able to express preference among the offered electives, and receive assignments that maximize the number of students receiving highly-ranked electives. Students will receive detailed information via email.
Pharmacy students entering the final year work with the College of Pharmacy to submit preferences for locations for each of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, totaling 9 months. Information about this process is distributed in spring of P3.
College of Graduate Studies
Although registration is handled administratively, students are responsible for ensuring their registration in Banner Self-Service is correct prior to the start of the term. For some courses, additional forms may be needed before courses can be registered. These are typically independent study, research, or cross-registered courses. These forms are listed below. If you have any questions, reach out to your Program Director.
Registration periods typically open about two months before the semester begins, with established add/drop periods that allow students to experience courses before making a final decision. Specific dates and deadlines for each semester are published on the Academic Calendar. Students are encouraged to verify their registration is correct no later than two weeks before the start of the semester to ensure accurate and complete billing. If a student wishes to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period, but before the last day of class, they must submit a COGS Course Withdrawal Form.
Starting in Spring 2022 – COGS students will be registered for classes based on their Program Plan, which will be designed in consultation with the student and Program Director. Students will still be able to view their schedules in Banner Self-Service, but will no longer need to register themselves. If a change to their schedule is needed, they should work with your Program Director prior to the end of drop/add.
- If you have questions about your program plan and course registration, please discuss with your program director.
- If you have difficulty logging in to Banner Self-Service, please contact the NEOMED Helpdesk at 330.325.6911 or via email at email@example.com.
- If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact The Office of the Registrar at 330.325.6570 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.