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Error Messages in Banner Self-Service Registration

 

As you navigate through Banner Self-Service Registration, you may encounter certain "Error Messages." The document links below detail the most common error messages that occur, the section of Banner in which they are typically seen, what action is required, and whether registration is prevented.

One of the most common errors occurs with prerequisite, corequisite, or linked courses. If you receive an error message pertaining to one or more of these areas, it means the following:

  • Prerequisite Student Message:
    If a class requires a prerequisite, that means there is another class you must SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE PRIOR to enrolling. Examples might include sequence classes or upper-level classes. Contact your advisor with any questions regarding prerequisites.
  • Corequisite Student Message:
    If a class requires a corequisite, that means there is another class in which you must be SIMULTANEOUSLY enrolled. You should SELECT BOTH CLASSES before attempting to add to your schedule. Contact your advisor with any questions regarding co-requisites.
  • Linked Class Student Message:
    Some classes have other classes or lab sections for which you must register simultaneously. Examples might include language and science labs, Honors and Freshmen FOCUS groups, or learning communities. You should SELECT ALL THE CLASSES that are linked before attempting to add them to your schedule. Contact your advisor with any questions regarding linked classes.

NOTE: Advisors should know if there is a true prerequisite/co-requisite/linked class or whether there is an error in the system. If the advisor believes there to be an error, he or she should contact the appropriate course guardian for assistance.

  • Dropping the Last Class
    Students will NOT be able to drop their last class via the Web. Below are two scenarios.

    Scenario 1: If a student needs to drop all classes for a term, he/she must complete the Withdrawal Request form instead. Withdrawing from one term does not affect registration for another term if the student plans to return to Samford.

    Scenario 2: If a student needs to drop a class before adding another one that is offered at the same time (since adding the new class would result in a time conflict error), and if this is the only class in which the student is registered, the student will need to use the following workaround: 
    • Add another class temporarily (a placeholder of sorts), such as a PE course and submit the change.
    • Drop the old class and submit the change.
    • Add the new class and submit the change.
    • Drop the temporary placeholder course and submit the change. It may be possible to drop the temporary course immediately after adding the new class before submitting the change.
    • Review the adjusted class schedule carefully to ascertain the old and temporary classes have been sucessfully removed. Failure to do so may result in an additional charge and/or a failing grade if the student remains on the class roster without properly dropping/withdrawing from the course by the term deadline.

 Still have a problem? If you do not find an answer to your question listed, please contact the Help Desk at 726-2662 or e-mail them at support@samford.edu.

 

 

 

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