Advising and registration for the Spring 2016 semester for undergraduates in degree programs will take place October 26th - December 18th, 2015.
These are the steps for registration for the Spring 2016 semester:
- Review your degree requirements as they are explained in the catalog for the year you first enrolled at Saint Michael's. Look at your Program Evaluation (degree checklist) on KnightVision.
- Review the Spring 2016 Class Schedule on KnightVision ("Search for Sections," under "Registration").
- Click on the course titles for courses you're interested in to check for prerequisites and restrictions.
- If you have not officially declared your major or minor with the registrar’s office there may be some courses that you will want to take that will be closed to you. Before attempting to register for classes in that major or minor, complete a declaration of major or declaration of minor form. (Print the PDF form, fill it out, and submit to Registrar's Office. Paper copies are also available at the office.)
Go to your advising meeting prepared with some idea of the courses you should be taking and any questions you may have.
Meet with your Faculty Advisor between October 26th and November 4th. Make an appointment with your advisor in advance of this meeting. After your meeting, your advisor will clear you for registration via the web. If you plan to take any classes that require the instructor’s permission to register, you should secure permission before trying to register for these classes.
Register for classes from any computer with web access using KnightVision, a web-based service available through the mySMC portal. You will not be able to register for classes until after you have met with your advisor and your advisor has cleared you for registration via the web.
Schedule for Spring 2016 Registration
(Students must have at least 89 completed credits)
Group 1 - November 5 (Thursday)
Group 2 - November 6 (Friday)
All Seniors - November 7 (Saturday)
(Students must have at least 56 completed credits)
Group 1 - November 9 (Monday)
Group 2 - November 10 (Tuesday)
All Juniors - November 11 (Wednesday)
(Students must have at least 24 completed credits)
Group 1 - November 12 (Thursday)
Group 2 - November 13 (Friday)
All Sophomores - November 14 (Saturday)
First Year Class:
(Students with fewer than 24 completed credits)
Group 1 - November 16 (Monday)
Group 2 - November 17 (Tuesday)
All First Year Students - November 18 (Wednesday)
All Students: November 19 - December 18
Registration hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Each class has been divided into two groups on a random basis, and each group is given one day for priority registration. You will be notified about the day you have been assigned for registration. After both groups in a class have had their registration days, an additional day of registration will be open to all members of the class.
Spaces in classes will be held back and released as registration opens for each group, so there should be no disadvantage to students assigned to the group registering on the second day of registration for their class.
Remember, the class you belong to is based on the number of credits you have completed, not the year or term you entered Saint Michael's College. You will not be able to register at times other than the times assigned to your class.
Once you have been cleared by your advisor you should be able to register when the time comes for your group.
After registering for classes you can return to KnightVision to make changes to your class selections on the days you were assigned for registration, or any time between November 19th and December 18th.
Some Common Problems Students Encounter When Registering
You will get a message alerting you to the nature of the problem…
You are not eligible to register at this time, usually because…
- Your advisor has not given you clearance (see your advisor).
- You are not scheduled to register on this day (check with Registrar's Office).
- There is a "hold" on your registration placed by the Student Financial Services Office, Student Health Services, or some other office (the registration program will let you know which office to contact).
There is some problem with your enrolling in a class you have chosen
- The class has already reached its enrollment cap (see Petition Process, below).
- You do not have one of the course prerequisites.
- Enrollment in the class requires the instructor’s permission, and that permission is not on file in the registrar’s office. (See instructor. S/he can sign a permission form – available at the registrar’s office – or can call or e-mail the office.)
- You may not be eligible for the class you’re selecting. Examples would be graduate-level classes or classes reserved for majors.
- There may be a time conflict with two of the classes you have selected. Remember to account for labs and discussion sessions, etc.
You are trying to register for too many credits
- You will not be able to sign up for more than four and a half courses (18 credits) at this time.
After completing the registration process, you should confirm your registration in the classes you have selected by clicking on "My Class Schedule" from the KnightVision - Academic Profile menu. You will not receive a printed schedule confirmation from the registrar's office.
Petition For Entry Into Classes With Limited Enrollment Capacity
Many class sections have an enrollment limit or "cap" that helps to ensure that the class size is appropriate for the goals of the course. Occasionally it happens that a student who needs a class or wants to take a class for a special reason may not be able to register for it because the class has reached its enrollment cap.
A few spaces in some classes have been reserved for students to request entry by submitting a written petition form. The petition is submitted to the instructor of the class on a form that is available at the Registrar's Office. On this form the student can communicate the reason for wanting to enroll in the class.
If the instructor of the class decides to admit the student to the class, the signed petition form is sent to the registrar’s office and the student is registered for the class. Petitions may be submitted at any time during the registration process.
There is helpful information on registering for classes by KnightVision here.
If you experience problems logging into the mySMC Portal you can contact the IT Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 654-2020.
If you have any other questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at 802.654.2571 or Founders Hall, Room 112.