Samford students register for credit courses through the campus portal during their assigned registration time. Students in select graduate/continuing studies programs do not self-register. Traditional undergraduate students must obtain approval from their advisor before registration can take place.
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 (aka course withdrawal). In order to do this, students are required to complete the online course withdrawal form.
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 the Office of the Registrar for processing.
Undergraduate StudentsRegistration 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.
- Spring PINs start with a 2
- Summer PINs start with a 5
- Fall PINs start with a 7
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.
Continuing Studies Students
Registration for students in Continuing Studies typically begins the same time as the highest level of undergraduate day seniors (those with 90+ hrs). Students will be registered by the Director of Student Success.
Registration for Spring 2024
Registration opens at 7 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 semester up 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 Student Financial Services for more information). (dates updated 9/13/23)
|For Currently Enrolled Students|
|Mon., Oct. 16||
Registration for students with priority registration
|Wed., Oct. 18||
Undergrads with 90+ credits and self-registering graduate students
|Wed., Oct. 25||Undergrads with 58+ credits|
|Wed., Nov. 1||Undergrads with 26+ credits|
|Wed., Nov. 8||Undergrads with 0+ credits|
|For Returning Samford Students NOT Currently Enrolled|
|Wed., Nov. 15||
Increase of Hours
Students who plan to take more than 18 hours will need to complete the Increase of Hours Request. See the Forms page for more information.