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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.

  • Fall 2021 Preregistration period is April 12 - April 30, 2021 

  • Students will plan out their complete schedule for the upcoming academic year; Fall, blocks 1 - 4 and Spring, blocks 5 - 8.

  • Students will have 40-points to distribute between their Fall courses and another 40-points to distribute between their "drafted" Spring courses.

  • 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.
  • Students' Spring selections and points will be saved as a draft to be submitted and processed during Spring Preregistration in the Fall (dates tbd). Once Preregistration closes, these cannot be adjusted until the next Preregistration period opens.

  • January Half Block is not a part of the preregistration process. Registration for this block will open for all students in Add/Drop after Spring Preregistration (in the Fall). Separate announcements will be made the closer we get to this date.
  • 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. It is strongly recommended to make appointments in the first two weeks to review plans and obtain passocdes - don't wait until the end!

  • 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, April 30, 2021. Changes will not be allowed until the results have been posted to student schedules, the following Wednesday. 

  • Students can expect to receive their Preregistration results on Wednesday, May 5,2021, via their Student Schedule in Banner SSB. An announcement email will be shared once results have been posted. Once results are out, students may us the blockly Add/Drop registration system to make any further changes to their schedules. (results will be reflected in Stellic the next day for further 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 2022 WILL BE: 11/8 - 12/3 (announcement email to be sent Nov 5)

  • Preregistration for the Spring 2022 semester, blocks 5-8, will take place in the Fall (dates 11/8 - 12/3)

  • January Half Block is NOT part of the preregistration process and will be available for registration BEFORE Spring Preregistration using ADD/DROP in SSB as of 11/1. 

  • Each student will have 40 points to bid on their courses.

  • All students enter their selections via SSB under "Preregistration" in their menu during these 4 weeks (make sure you are entering Preregistration for blocks 5 thru 8; Add/Drop is only available for Fall and January Block registration changes)                                                                          
  • Using Stellic is highly recommended as it tracks progress within the All-College Requirements or General Education Requirements as well as progress within major and minor programs. 
  • All students must obtain their Preregistration Passcode from their Faculty Advisor to submit and complete preregistration.

  • Remember, a draft of your Spring 2022 schedule was saved from Fall Preregistration. If you will not be making changes, simply contact your Faculty Advisor to obtain your Passcode and confirm your draft. You can then enter your Passcode, update your points and submit.
  • Students must register for a complete schedule; one course per block (no empty blocks)

  • 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. 
  • Preregistration will close at 5:00 pm on the last day of the preregistration period (11/8-12/3). Changes WILL NOT be allowed until the results have been posted the following week, Wednesday, (12/8).

  • Once results are announced, students may begin making changes using Add/Drop in SSB.

2021-22 courses are available via the Class Schedule link on the Student Menu in SSB and can also be found in Stellic for planning. 

Preregistration Success Tips (Weekly Digest Posts)

The open period for Spring Preregistration will take place in Banner SSB starting on Monday, November 8th and will run through Friday, December 3rd.

Students will have 4 weeks to submit their Spring Preregistration but can start their planning now using Stellic and sharing their plans with their advisor. This can allow for advising appointments to begin before Preregistration opens!

REMINDER: Students are required to enter their Preregistration Passcodes and must obtain this from their faculty advisor in order to officially complete Preregistration. Our office will send out official Preregistration announcement letters to students the Friday prior to opening day; please check you inbox for more information or visit the Registrar’s Office website.

The open period for Spring Preregistration will take place in Banner SSB starting on Monday, November 8th and will run through Friday, December 3rd.

Students will have 4 weeks to submit their Spring Preregistration but can start their planning now using Stellic and sharing their plans with their advisor. This can allow for advising appointments to begin before Preregistration opens!

REMINDER: Students are required to enter their Preregistration Passcodes and must obtain this from their faculty advisor in order to officially complete Preregistration. Our office will send out official Preregistration announcement letters to students next week Friday; please check you inbox for more information or visit the Registrar’s Office website.

January Block Registration opens in Add/Drop next week Monday, November 1st (One week prior to Preregistration)!
Students are expected to review their plans with their assigned Faculty Advisors and obtain their individual Preregistration Passcode. Appointments are encouraged to be scheduled early in the Preregistration open period to avoid a last-minute scramble. Below are some helpful Preregistration tips or check out the resources available on the Registrar’s Office website:
Trouble adding courses?
Make sure you are in the Preregistration application when adding or making changes to Spring drafts (Blocks 5-8). The Add/Drop application is live and open for Blocks 4 and H (January Block) only at this time and an error message will be received if attempting to add a Spring course in Add/Drop. Otherwise, we always recommend caching out (clearing your browsing history) if you are experiencing an error (in error!) and restarting your browser. If these tricks don’t work, please send a screenshot and explanation to registrar@coloradocollege.edu. Don’t worry, we still have 2 weeks before Spring Preregistration closes.
Don’t Forget! New General Education Requirements are tracked in Stellic Only!
Both the All-College and General Education requirements are available in Stellic along with itemized requirement tracking within major and minor programs; it is the better tool for planning and progress tracking! Banner’s Degree Evaluation Page reflects the All-College Requirements only. To see progress under the General Education Requirements, please navigate to Stellic which can be accessed from the Single Sign-On page or by clicking the reminder link on the Degree Evaluation page in Banner.
What’s the difference between a Passcode and a PIN?
Passcodes are assigned to each student for Preregistration purposes only. Advisors can access these Passcodes from, “Your Advisees” in Banner. Students will use their unique 6-letter combination to submit their Preregistration in Banner. Once all blocks have been filled with a course or approved leave, the Passcode can be entered in the, “Preregistration Passcode” field at the bottom of the screen.
Consent of Instructor (COI PIN) are assigned to each instructor and can be used in one of two ways: either a course has a consent of instructor designation or a student does not fulfill the prerequisite established for a course and is requesting for an override to the prerequisite error they encounter. COI PINs can be entered in the, “Consent PIN” field at the top of the screen next to the CRN. Consent of Department (COD PIN) are entered similarly and would be required on courses that have a department consent designation.
When does Summer 2021 Registration Open?
Summer 2021 registration will open in Add/Drop when Spring 2022 changes are opened on December 8th. Further announcements about Summer will be shared from the Summer Session program.
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