Registration

Samford students register for credit courses via the web, through the campus portal, during their assigned registration time. Students in selected graduate/professional programs do not self-register. Undergraduate students must obtain an alternate PIN from their advisor and complete a trial study list before registration can take place.

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Current Students+

Registration for current Samford University students will be guided by their respective advisors. Online registration (through Banner Self-Service) continues up through the last day to add/drop for each term.

The add/drop dates for the current academic year are shown within the academic calendar, but are also available on the registration schedule.

Students can add/drop courses via the web through the last day to add or drop online for that semester. After that deadline, students can no longer add classes, but can still drop a course with a W grade (also known as a course withdrawal). In order to do this, students are required to complete a course withdrawal form and bring the completed and signed form to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

Signatures of the student, his/her advisor, and instructor(s) of the course(s) being dropped are required. Additional signatures may be required, such as that of an athletics department representative (if the student is an athlete). Student-athletes who drop below full-time risk losing eligibility to compete, practice, or participate in any athletic-related activities.

For any student, dropping below full-time status can impact financial aid, scholarships, and/or insurance coverage. Please also note that deadlines and details are subject to change.

Students seeking to add a course after the add/drop deadline will need to complete the academic petition form. See that form for the specific signatures required and bring the completed and signed form to Student Records for processing.

Undergraduate Students

Registration for University Fellows Program and Student Athletes begins first.
For all other undergraduates, registration times vary, depending on the number of earned credits (90+ hrs, 58+ hrs, 28+ hrs, 0+ hrs).
Please note that this is based on the total number of earned/completed credits. It does not include the number of credits in which the student is currently enrolled.
Undergraduate students are required to have a six-digit Alternate PIN to proceed with registration.
The PIN can only be obtained from their advisors.
A different PIN is required for each term.

  • Jan Term PINs start with a 1
  • Spring PINs start with a 2
  • Summer PINs start with a
  • Fall PINs start with a 7

Graduate Students

Registration for graduate students typically begins the same time as the highest level of seniors (those w/90+ hrs).
Graduate students are not required to have an Alternate PIN. They are encouraged, however, to confer with their advisors prior to proceeding with registration.


DIVINITY: Doctor of Ministry students will be registered by the Records Officer in the Beeson School of Divinity. All other Divinity students (MDiv & MATS) may register through Banner Self-Service.


LAW: First-, second-, and third-year law, and Master of Comparative Law students will be registered by the director of Law Student Records. After the initial registration, second- and third-year law students can add/drop via the web through the Friday before the first class day (see the law academic calendar for drop dates).


PHARMACY: Due to the lock-step curriculum, pharmacy students will be registered by the associate dean of Academic Affairs for the McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Registration will not be accessible via Banner Self-Service. However, all screens will be available for students’ viewing.

Professional Studies Students

Registration for students in Professional Studies typically begins the same time as the highest level of undergraduate day seniors (those with 90+ hrs).
Professional Studies students are required to have a six-digit alternate PIN to proceed with registration.
The PIN can only be obtained from the student’s advisor.
A different PIN is required for each term.

  • Jan Term PINs start with a 1
  • Spring PINs start with a 2
  • Summer PINs start with a 5
  • Fall PINs start with a 7
 

Schedule for Summer and Fall 2017+

Registration opens at 6 a.m. on the dates listed below for each student group. Please note that these are the earliest dates at which students in the listed categories can register. Registration for each group remains active throughout the semesterup through the last day to add/drop online for the term.

Students who have registered must make payment in full on or before the payment deadlines (See the bursar’s office for more information).

Summer and Fall 2017
For Currently Enrolled Samford Students:
Monday, March 27 Student-Athletes and University Fellows students
Wednesday, April 5 Undergrads with 90+ earned credits; self-registering graduate students
Wednesday, April 12 Undergrads with 58+ earned credits
Wednesday, April 19 Undergrads with 26+ earned credits
Wednesday, April 26 Undergrads with 0+ earned credits
For New Students and Samford Students NOT Currently Enrolled:
Monday, May 1 Open enrollment for new students and Samford students not currently enrolled
Monday, May 1 Undergrads with Convo issues

Alternate PIN

To register via the web, students need an alternate PIN (personal identification number), available through their advisor. This unique PIN will allow students to access the registration portion of the portal for only that semester (each semester will require a different, unique PIN***). These alternate PINs should be recorded on the Trial Study List and will be used each time the student accesses the portal in order to add/drop a course during the allowed Web registration period.

***All summer terms (I & II & 10-Week) share the same alternate PIN.

  • Jan Term PINS start with a 1
  • Spring PINs start with a 2
  • Summer PINs start with a 5
  • Fall PINs start with a 7

Trial Study List

Prior to registering on the web, students are encouraged to use the trial study list. Completion of this form alone does not automatically assume the student is registered for the semester, but instead is viewed as a guide. A copy of the completed form may be retained in the student's academic department for documentation purposes.