About Preregistration (Year/Semester Registration)

Preregistration is the formal process for registering for courses in advance. Preregistration at Colorado College is unique in that the Points System (a 40-point per semester, sealed bid-system) will determine who is enrolled and who is placed on a waiting list for a course based on the student's point bid. Colorado College's academic year is broken up into 8 blocks; blocks 1 - 4 which take place in the Fall and blocks 5 - 8 which take place in the Spring. Students are required to register in a course for each block per semester. The majority of block courses take place over a one-block period (1-unit), however, there are also block course offerings that take place over a two-block period (2-units). Students can sign up for any combination of the two to total a minimum of 4 units each semester. To submit their Preregistration for processing, each student is assigned a Preregistration Passcode (a 6-letter combination code) for each Preregistration term. All students must meet with their faculty Advisor to receive their passcode for the term; passcodes will not be accessible at the Registrar's Office or Advising Hub.

Colorado College has two Preregistration periods, one held in Fall and Spring semesters. Learn more about them below!

REGISTRATION FOR BLOCKS 1 - 4 (DRAFTING 5 - 8)

In the Spring, opening in the last two weeks of block 7 and ending in the first week of block 8, students will participate in Fall Preregistration to plan out their next full academic year. Students will be allowed 40-points to distribute between their blocks 1 - 4 courses and another 40-points to distribute between their saved course selections for blocks 5 - 8. Fall Preregistration will formally process course registrations and points for the upcoming Fall semester and enroll students in courses or place them on a waiting list based on the student's point bid. Students' spring selections and points will be saved as a draft to be revisited and processed during Spring Preregistration in the Fall.

THE PREREGISTRATION OPEN PERIOD FOR FALL 2023 WILL BE: 4/17 - 5/5 (announcement emails to be sent May 10)

 

  • Fall 2023 Preregistration period is April 17 - May 5, 2023

  • All students enter their course selections in the Preregistration application which is accessed from two places: the student Banner menu or the "register here" button in the student planner in Stellic.
  • A complete schedule will be submitted for the upcoming academic year; Fall, blocks 1 - 4 and Spring, blocks 5 - 8.
  • 40-points will be available to distribute between their Fall courses and another 40-points to distribute between their "drafted" Spring courses (points do not cross over terms).

  • Half Block is not a part of the preregistration process. Registration for Half Block opens in Add/Drop with Fall schedule changes (effective starting with Half Block 2024 registration). Separate announcements will be made the closer we get to this date.
  • Course registrations and points will be processed for blocks 1 - 4 only; enrolling students into courses or placing them on a waiting list based on the student's point bid.
  • Spring selections and points will be saved as a draft to be submitted and processed during Spring Preregistration in the Fall (dates for the next opening season will be posted in the sections below). Once Preregistration closes, these cannot be adjusted until the next Preregistration period opens.

  • Students are assigned a unique Preregistration passcode (a 6 letter, all-caps sequence) for each Preregistration period and may only obtain it through their faculty advisor. This passcode is used to officially submit their courses once a full schedule has been entered.

  • Using Stellic for planning is encouraged as a student's progress within their college requirements and major and minor programs is tracked transparently.
  • It is strongly recommended to make advising appointments in the first two weeks to review plans and obtain passcodes - don't wait until the end! Missing the deadline could leave you waiting until Add/Drop opens for Fall schedule changes to select your courses.

  • Once a student submits their Preregistration, they may continue to make adjustments while the Preregistration period is open. Advisors will be notified of any additional changes to the student's schedule once the original submission is made. 
  • Preregistration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5. Changes will not be allowed until the following Wednesday when results have been posted to student schedules and Add/Drop opens for Fall schedule changes. 

  • Students can expect to receive their Preregistration results by Tuesday, May 9 via their Student Schedule in Banner SSB. An announcement email will be shared once results have been posted.

  • Add/Drop will open for schedule changes the day after Preregistration results are announced. Stellic will also be updated at this time.

  • Registration Tip: If you plan to take an independent study or thesis block, you must complete the application found on "Our Services" page to formally sign up for a 1-on-1 block. A unique CRN# for the course will be created for you. Once the application is submitted, you may use GS391 as a placeholder for that block until the official paperwork is completed. Please note, the placeholder will NOT provide credit or post to your transcript. Please also do not sign up for the course referenced in the course schedule either as these are meant to show the blocks and faculty who are available to you. 


The 2023-24 courses will be available via the Class Schedule link on the Student Menu in SSB after Spring Break and will also be found in Stellic for planning. 

REGISTRATION FOR BLOCKS 5 - 8

All students, returning and new first-years, will participate in Spring Preregistration in block 3. If a student has already created a saved draft of their spring course selections and points, they will be able to either revise or formally submit for processing. Like Fall Preregistration, students will be allowed 40-points to distribute between their blocks 5 - 8 choices. Spring Preregistration will formally process course registrations and points for the spring semester and enroll students in courses or place them on a waiting list based on the student's point bid.

THE PREREGISTRATION OPEN PERIOD FOR SPRING 2023 WILL BE: 11/7 - 12/2 (announcement emails to be sent Nov 4)

  • Spring 2023 Preregistration period is Nov 7 - Dec 2

  • All students enter their course selections in the Preregistration application which is accessed from two places: the student Banner menu or the "register here" button in the student planner in Stellic.
  • A complete schedule will be submitted for the upcoming Spring term, blocks 5 - 8 and 40-points will be allotted to distribute between Spring courses.
  • Half Block is NOT part of the preregistration process and will already be available for registration BEFORE Spring Preregistration using ADD/DROP in SSB as of October 24.

  • Course registrations and points will be processed for blocks 5 - 8; enrolling students into courses or placing them on a waiting list based on the student's point bid.
  • Students are assigned a unique Preregistration passcode (a 6 letter, all-caps sequence) for each Preregistration period and may only obtain it through their faculty advisor. This passcode is used to officially submit their courses once a full schedule has been entered.

  • Using Stellic for planning is encouraged as a student's progress within their college requirements and major and minor programs is tracked transparently.
  • It is strongly recommended to make advising appointments in the first two weeks to review plans and obtain passocdes - don't wait until the end! Missing the deadline could leave a student waiting until Add/Drop opens for Spring schedule changes to select courses.

  • Remember, Spring 2023 schedule drafts were saved from Fall Preregistration! Students who are not making changes can simply contact their faculty advisor to confirm their schedule and obtain their Spring Passcode. Make sure to review points before submitting.
  • Once a student submits their Preregistration, they may continue to make adjustments while the Preregistration period is open. Advisors will be notified of any additional changes to the student's schedule once the original submission is made. 
  • Preregistration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, Dec 2. Changes will not be allowed until the following Wednesday when results have been posted to student schedules and Add/Drop opens for Spring schedule changes. 

  • Students can expect to receive their Preregistration results by Tuesday, Dec 6 via their Student Schedule in Banner SSB. An announcement email will be shared once results have been posted.

  • Add/Drop will open for schedule changes the day after Preregistration results are announced. Stellic will also be updated at this time.

  • Registration Tip: If you plan to take an independent study or thesis block, you must complete the application found on "Our Services" page to formally sign up for a 1-on-1 block. A unique CRN# for the course will be created for you. Once the application is submitted, you may use GS391 as a placeholder for that block until the official paperwork is completed. Please note, the placeholder will NOT provide credit or post to your transcript. Please also do not sign up for the course referenced in the course schedule either as these are meant to show the blocks and faculty who are available to you. 

     


2022-23 courses is available via the Class Schedule link on the Student Menu in SSB and can also be found in Stellic for planning. 

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