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USU-Online Student Handbook | Registration

Registration includes finding and selecting the courses you wish to take each semester. You should ALWAYS consult with an advisor when selecting which courses to take.

All online courses can be found on the distance education course search system as well as in Access (Banner). Either tool can help you find courses to take, however registration must take place in Banner. When selecting the section in which you wish to register, make sure you select the campus closest to you, or if you are not located in Utah, find the section that corresponds to "Out of State."

You can also register in person at your local campus with a staff member or advisor.

For full details, please visit the USU Registrar's website.

Prior to dropping, please refer to the registration calendar for deadlines and fee dates. If you drop after certain dates you may not receive a refund and there may be an annotation on your transcript.

If you wish to drop a course, you can do so through Access (Banner) or by visiting a local campus. To drop a course online:

  1. Login to Access (Banner).
  2. Select the term in which you wish to drop classes (You may not have to do this step).
  3. In the action column, select Drop Web next to the course you wish to drop.
  4. Click Submit Changes.

If you need to drop your last class, or are having issues with dropping classes, please contact the USU Registrar's Office.

Before deciding what courses you should take you should talk to an academic advisor. An academic advisor will help you find the right courses, help you find resources if you need assistance, and make sure you stay on the right track to graduate. To find out who your advisor is and how to contact her/him go to the advising page.

If you wish to register for an online course after the open registration deadline, you must first ask the instructor for permission via email. If the instructor grants you permission, you must forward that email to distance.registration@usu.edu.

Students who register after the open registration period may be charged a $100 late-add fee based on registration deadlines. Please see the academic calendar for late-fee deadlines.

When registering for online courses it's important to register in the correct section. Section codes are defined by:

Section Codes

Use the following table to find the correct Campus Code for your location. Online courses all have "O" as the 2nd digit.

Code Location
A Blanding, Monticello, Montezuma Creek, Momument Valley
B Brigham City, Tremonton
C Ephraim, Richfield, Beaver, Cedar City, St. George, Kanab, and surrounding area.
E Moab
K Kaysville
L Logan
N Orem, Heber
P Price
S Salt Lake City
T Tooele, Grantsville, Wendover
U Uintah Basin (Vernal/Roosevelt)
Z Out-of-State, International

For example the first Tooele online section of ENGL 1010, has a section code of TO1.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, you were unable to comply with dates and deadlines you may petition for an academic record adjustment. Details about eligibility and limitations of the policy are avialable through the Registrar's Office. Be aware: this policy is not commonly granted and has strict requirements..