About Add/Drop (Block Registration)

Registration at Colorado College starts with the Preregistration process outlined above. Once students have Preregistered for their upcoming semester(s) and receive their results, they may make changes to their schedule on a block basis using the live registration application in Banner SSB called Add/Drop. This application is available to students 24/7 and is where official registration changes are processed after the initial Preregistration period. Registration changes include adding and dropping courses (block seminars, adjuncts, and courses with waitlists) and switching grade tracks.  

Students are bound to registration deadlines per block. Learn more about them below!

Block Registration Deadlines

Mark your calendars for Monday, 11/1/21

Registration for January/Half Block 2022 will be made available in Add/Drop for all students starting at noon (MDT) on November 1st! 

What is January/Half Block?

January/Half Block (H Block) is an optional block offered in January for students who decide to return early from Winter Break and earn an extra half unit (0.50) or full unit (1.0) towards their requirements. Courses offered in January can be found in the Course Schedule under the Spring 2022 term and are listed under “H” Block.

All students will be able to participate in January Block registration starting on 11/1/21.  January Block dates for full unit course offerings are Jan 3 – Jan 21 and Jan 11 – Jan 21 for half unit offerings. Students may only sign up for one January course (regardless of unit amount).

What is Add/Drop?

Add/Drop is the course registration application available to students and can be found on the Student tab in Banner SSB. This program allows students to change their registrations at their convenience, provides instant access to canvas materials, and sends drop notifications on behalf of the student during the active (current) block appropriate to the registration deadline. Add/Drop enables students to register for a new course including January Block, swap out courses, and make grade-track changes during allotted timeframes.

How Do I Access H Block Courses in Add/Drop?

  1. Log into Banner
  2. Locate and click on Add/Drop (found at the bottom of your menu)
  3. Select the term "Spring 2022" from the Term drop-down menu. (students will see blocks 5, 6, 7, and 8 but will NOT be able to sign up for these blocks until after Spring Preregistration)
  4. Click the Search Class Schedule button and use the search filters menu if you need help locating the course reference number (CRN) for a course. Otherwise, enter the known 5-digit CRN. 
  5. Select your grade-track for the course from the Grading Track drop-down menu.
  6. Click the “Continue” button to review the course information for the submitted CRN.
  7. Click the “Add Course” or “Add to Waiting List” button to complete your registration. You will see the course updated to your schedule and a green confirmation window in the top-right corner of your screen that the course has been added.

Helpful Tip: If you receive a prerequisite error on the course you are interested in or if the course itself has a “COI”, this means the consent from the Instructor listed on the course is required. This will come as a 6-letter combination from that faculty member directly which they can find on their Teaching Schedule in Banner. This 6-letter combination is what students will enter in the "Consent PIN" field.

Students are encouraged to work with their faculty and Hub advisors for planning assistance. Weekly reminders will be shared to the Digests and posted to the Registrar’s Office website.

Course Adds BEFORE The Current Block Begins

Prior to the Friday before the current/upcoming block starts (at 5pm) 

  • Students are able to add courses they are eligible for without restriction.
  • Official course registration changes are completed in Add/Drop in Banner SSB. 
At 5pm on the Friday before the block starts until Day 1 (First Monday)
  • Final class and active waitlist rosters are sent to faculty members.
  • Once final rosters are sent to faculty, students are prevented from adding a course for the current/upcoming block until Day 1.
  • Students may continue to add courses for future blocks under the available terms. 

Course Adds AFTER The Current Block Begins

Once the current block starts and when is the Add Deadline

  • Permission from the faculty member teaching the course will be required for any course adds for the current block once it begins up until the registration deadline.
  • The registration deadline for the current is the first Tuesday by 5pm.
  • Permission to join a course for the current block is obtained in the form of the COI PIN (Consent of Instructor PIN; 6-letter combination) and used in the Add/Drop application in Banner SSB for official registration changes. 

Being added to a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

Course Adds AFTER The Current Block's Add Deadline

After the first Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • If a student has failed to meet the add registration deadline, they must forward an email to the Registrar's Office from the teaching faculty member confirming they have been attending since the start of the course or by the add registration deadline (2nd Tuesday). Student ID, Course Information (CRN, Course ID, Title, Professor Name, and Grade Track must be included in the request. Late registration requests received beyond the grade track deadline are automatically assigned to the Letter Grades (G) track. 

Waitlist Adds BEFORE the Current Block Begins

Prior to the Friday before the current/upcoming block starts (at 5pm) 

  • Students can add themselves to a waitlist for a course up until 5pm on the Friday before the upcoming/current block starts (3 days before the block)
  • Waitlisted registrations are temporary/unofficial but are seen as the student's preferred choice. If a seat becomes available prior to the start of the block, their registration is updated the next business day (removing them from their currently enrolled course for that block and registering them into the waitlisted course). Students are sent an email notification of the change.
  • Because waitlists are temporary/unofficial, students are encouraged to sign up for a back-up course that has available seats in the event they do not make it in off of the waitlist before the block begins.

At 5pm on the Friday before the block starts

  • Final class and active waitlist rosters are sent to faculty members.
  • Once final rosters are sent to faculty, students are prevented from adding a course for the current/upcoming block until Day 1.
  • Students may continue to add to waitlists for future block courses under the available terms. 

Course Adds From a Waitlist AFTER The Current Block Block Begins

Once the current block starts until the Add Deadline

  • Temporary/unofficial registrations (waitlists and GS391 placeholders) for the upcoming block are dropped. If a student that was still on the waitlist has been granted permission to join the course from the teaching faculty member, they MUST obtain the COI PIN to officially register themselves using the Add/Drop application in Banner SSB.

Being added to a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

Course Drops BEFORE the Current Block's Drop Deadline

Prior to the 7th Day; Second Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • Students are expected to remain full-time while enrolled at CC.
  • If a student is considering one or more blocks off, please connect with the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub (the Hub) to complete the appropriate paperwork. Review the Student Time Off, Withdrawal, & Reinstatement Policy.
  • Students may drop their course using Add/Drop in order to release a seat to a potential student on the waiting list or to send a notification to the instructor of the current course if the block has already begun. Keep in mind this does not pardon you from filling out the appropriate paperwork with the Hub.

First Monday - Second Tuesday (at 5pm) 

  • Final class and waitlist rosters are sent to faculty members at 5pm on the Friday before the block starts. If a student is choosing to drop a course after the block has started, they may do so using Add/Drop which will send a notification to the teaching faculty member on their behalf. This is both a courtesy to the faculty member and also a notification that a spot is available to an interested student (if dropped within the first couple days).
  • Students are still expected to complete the appropriate paperwork with the Hub. 

Being removed from a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

Course Drops AFTER The Current Block's Drop Deadline

After the Second Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • Students are charged for the block after the drop deadline and are no longer provided the option to drop the course. Instead, students may seek out the following options:  
    • Following the grade track change deadlines, students may be able to switch their grade track to the Pass/Fail (S/CR/NC) option or Petition for a Grade Track Change through the Registrar's Office if beyond the deadline and within one year from the start of the course.
    • Petition for an Excused Grade through the Registrar's Office.
    • Petition for an Incomplete Grade through the teaching faculty member.

A grade of an administrative fail (WF) will be assigned to any student who has failed to withdraw officially from the course after the drop deadline or has abandoned their academic responsibilities via the alternative options outlined above. Review the Credit and Grades Policy.

Waitlist Drops BEFORE the Current Block Begins

Prior to the Friday before the block starts (at 5pm) 

  • If a student no longer wishes to retain their position on an active waitlist, they MUSTdrop immediately by using the Add/Drop application in Banner SSB or risk being automatically added if/when their spot opens up in the waitlisted course. This could cause an unfortunate scenario where a student is not able to automatically re-enroll in their intended course due to an existing waitlist. The student would then be forced to join this waitlist or find a different course for the block.

At 5pm on the Friday before the block starts

  • Temporary/unofficial registrations (waitlists and GS391 placeholders) for the upcoming block are dropped. Any student left on a waitlist did not make it into an available seat and are not registered for the upcoming block (unless they signed up for a back-up course)

2021-22 Adjunct Deadlines for Dropping 

Fall Blocks

Drop Deadline

Spring Blocks

Drop Deadline

1-2 9/17 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7 5-6 2/11 *can use Add/Drop by 2/1
3-4 11/12 *can use Add/Drop by 11/2 7-8 4/15 *can use Add/Drop by 4/5
1-4 9/28 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7 5-8 2/22 *can use Add/Drop by 2/1
1-8 10/20 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7      
*students will need to forward an email notification from adjunct instructor confirming their acknowledgement of their intention to drop to the registrar's email/ staff will manually drop registration
*grade track change extension policy is in place which allows a student to switch their grade track up until 5pm on the last day of the course. 

Grade Track Change Extension Policy (effective starting Block 7, Spring 2020 until further notice) 

  • Please note, there has been an extension granted for grade track changes. Starting in Block 7 of the Spring 2020 semester further notice, the deadline to change a grade track has been extended until 5pm on the last day of each block.
  • Students can select a course to be graded under the Letter Grades Track (G) or the Pass/Fail Track (S/CR/NC). Review the Credit and Grades Policy Here
  • Students may choose to audit a course with permission from the teaching faculty member. No credit is awarded towards graduation but if completed successfully, will receive a posted transcript record with a (Z) grade. 

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Add/Drop Registration Announcements (Digest Posts)

January/Half Block (H Block) registration will open in Add/Drop (Banner SSB) under the Spring 2022 term on Monday, November 1st at noon (MDT)!

Once opened, January Block registration will remain open in Add/Drop until the block begins. An email was sent out to students this past Wednesday, 10/6 with further information which can also be found on the Registrar’s Office website. Students should work with their faculty and Hub advisors to review and discuss their academic plans.
January/Half Block (H Block) registration will open in Add/Drop (Banner SSB) next week Monday, November 1st at noon (MDT)! January Block courses can be found under the Spring 2022 Term under “H Block”; registration for this block will remain open in Add/Drop until the block begins. An email was sent out to students on 10/6 with further information which can also be found on the Registrar’s Office website. Students should work with their faculty and Hub advisors to review and discuss their academic plans.

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