Registration

Click below to find information on registering for classes.

Click here for a printable copy of the Spring 2020 Undergraduate Class Schedule-PDF.

Click here for a printable copy of the Spring 2020 Undegraduate Class Schedule-EXCEL.

More complete and up to date information on the undergraduate and graduate class schedules for selected terms is available at the KnightVision pages. You can access KnightVision from the mySMC portal.

You will have to select the term you want from the drop-down box at the top of the page, and you will be required to fill in at least one other search parameter. This second one could be as broad as the academic level (all graduate or all undergraduate classes) or as specific as selected days, times, instructors, or academic departments.

KnightVision displays class and meeting information. You can click on the section name and title to see a course description and any prerequisites or registration restrictions the class may have.

Advising and registration for the Spring 2020 semester for undergraduates in degree programs will take place October 21 through December 13.

These are the steps for registration for the Spring 2020 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 2020 Class Schedule on KnightVision (“Search for Sections,” under “Registration”) This schedule will be available in early October.
  • 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.

Make an appointment to meet with your Faculty Advisor between October 21 and October 30. 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 2020 Registration

Advising: October 21 – October 30

Group Registration: October 31 – November 13 as follows:

Seniors (Students must have at least 89 completed credits):

Group 1 – October 31 (Thursday)
Group 2 – November 1 (Friday)
All Seniors – November 2 (Saturday)

Juniors (Students must have at least 56 completed credits):

Group 1 – November 4 (Monday)
Group 2 – November 5 (Tuesday)
All Juniors – November 6 (Wednesday)

Sophomore Students (Students must have at least 24 completed credits):

Group 1 – November 7 (Thursday)
Group 2 – November 8 (Friday)
All Sophomores – November 9 (Saturday)

First-Year Students (Students with fewer than 24 completed credits):

Group 1 – November 11 (Monday)
Group 2 – November 12 (Tuesday)
All First-Year Students – November 13 (Wednesday)

All Students Open Registration: November 14 – December 13

Registration hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm

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 prior to academic advising. Group assignments will be sent to your SMC Campus Box and to your SMC Email Account. 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 14 and December 13.

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 permission 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 in the tab below.

If you experience problems logging into the mySMC Portal you can contact the IT Helpdesk at ithelp@smcvt.edu or 654-2020.

If you have any other questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at 802.654.2571 or Klein Hall, Suite C.

Registration for classes is handled by web programs that are accessed by the mySMC portal.

Under the Quick Links on the left side of the portal page there’s a link for KnightVision.

After selecting KnightVision from the Quick Links, click on WEBADVISOR FOR STUDENTS to get to the pages related to your Academic Profile and to Registration that are referred to below.

Here are the steps for registering by KnightVision.

1. Plan Your Schedule

From the Webadvisor for Students menu, and then Academic Profile you can look at your program evaluation to see what requirements you still need to take for your degree. To learn more about accessing and reading your Program Evaluation, please visit: How To Do A Program Evaluation.

And then, if you want to look at a list of classes that will be offered in an upcoming term, you can select Registration (also on the Webadvisor for Students menu), and then”Search for sections.”

2. Create a List of Desired Class Sections

To register for classes at the time allowed for you – or to create a list of classes you’d like to take before it’s time for you to register – click on the Register for Sections item on the Registration menu. For a step-by-step guide, please visit: How To Search For Classes

You will have a choice between “Search and register for sections,” “Express registration” and “Register for previously selected sections” and a couple of other options. Both Express Registration and Search and Register will allow you to place classes on your preferred list.

Express Registration

If you know the course section number (for example, EN 110A) of the classes you think you may want to register for, Express Registration may be the quickest and most efficient way to place class sections on your preferred list. You can place as many classes as you want on the list of preferred classes. After entering the class section information click “Submit” at the bottom of the screen. The courses you’ve selected will be placed on your Preferred Sections List, and you will automatically be taken to a registration management screen where you can view this list and, if you are eligible to register at that time, you can complete your registration. If you will be registering later on, you can log out, and you can return to your preferred list at a later date. You can access your preferred list by choosing “Register for sections” on the Registration page, and “Register for previously selected sections” from the subsequent page.

Search and Register for Sections

Search and Register is useful if you want to look at lists of class sections offered in the various departments or if you want to see whether a class still has openings and how many. After clicking on “Search and register for sections” you’ll be taken to a search page that will allow you to look up lists of classes by department, course level, days of class meetings, course title or instructor. You must enter the term or semester at the top of this page and at least one other field (usually that would be the “Subject” field). Click on the “Submit” button and you will see a list of classes based on the parameters you entered.

To choose a class to put on your Preferred Sections List, click the checkbox in the “Select” column and click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen. You can select as many classes as you want to put on your list at this point. You will be taken to a registration management screen where you can view your Preferred Sections List and, if you are eligible to register at the time, you can complete your registration. If you will be registering later on, you can log out, and you can return to your preferred list at a later date. You can access your preferred list by choosing “Register for sections” on the Registration page, and “Register for previously selected sections” from the subsequent page.

3. Register from the Preferred Sections List

For a step-by-step guide, please visit: How to Register for Classes

All course registrations in KnightVision are done from a list of class sections that you create. KnightVision-Webadvisor refers to this list as your “preferred list of sections.” Please note that the preferred list of sections is only a “wish list.” It does not guarantee you spaces in any of these classes. You must take further action in order to be registered for the classes you place on this list.

You may put any class you’d like on your preferred list regardless of your eligibility to enroll in the class, however, once you attempt to register for the class your eligibility will be checked. If you do not meet the class criteria (prerequisites, instructor permission, seat availability, etc) you will not be able to actually register for a class. The presence of a class on your preferred list does not indicate in any way that you will be able to register for that class.

To register for classes from your preferred list click on the “Register for Sections” option on the Registration menu, and then select “Register for previously selected sections.” You will be taken to a registration management screen from which you can execute your registration.

You will have the choice of registering for all the classes on your preferred list in one action or performing various registration activities on your preferred sections one by one.

To register for all the class sections on your preferred list at once, select the action “RG-Register” from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen, “Action for ALL Pref. Sections.” (You can remove all preferred sections on the list, too, by selecting the “RM – Remove from List” option.)

Near the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen you can tell KnightVision how you want to handle your entire registration if there is a problem with one or more of the classes you selected. From the drop-down menu select…

either

“If one of my choices is not available: ALL – Allow me to adjust all.” (This means that if there is a registration problem with any of the classes you’re trying to register for, the registration will fail for all the classes you’ve selected.)

or

“If one of my choices is not available: PART – Complete only available.” (This means that if there is a registration problem with any of the classes you’re trying to register for the registration program will go ahead and process the registration for all the other classes that you’ve selected that you are eligible to register for.)

Click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen. You will receive a message explaining any problem (class closed, time conflict, prerequisites missing, etc) for the classes you have selected.

To register for individual classes on your preferred list select “Register” from the drop-down menu next to the classes you want to register for. (You can remove preferred sections from the list, too, by selecting the “Remove from List” option). Click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.

When you have completed a registration successfully you will be presented with a results screen that confirms your registration in the classes you are registered for. Check the status of your transaction by looking at the “Status” column.

4. Making Changes to Your Schedule

After having registered for classes you may need to make some changes. To remove classes from your schedule and to add others go to Register and Drop Sections on the Registration menu. You will be taken again to the screen that contains your preferred sections list at the top; scroll down to where you see all of your currently enrolled classes (present and future semesters). Drop classes by placing a check in a box in the “Drop” column next to the course you wish to remove from your schedule. After checking the appropriate classes, click the “Submit” button.

After submitting your choices you will be taken to a Registration Results screen. Check the messages on this screen to be sure you’ve dropped the correct classes.

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 Accounts 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 Seats process).
  • 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.

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.

If you register online you will not receive a printed schedule confirmation from the registrar’s office. You should confirm your registration in the classes you have selected by clicking on “My Class Schedule” from the Academic Profile menu at Webadvisor for Students.

If you have any questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at 802.654.2571.

Many classes have an enrollment limit or “cap” that helps 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 are reserved for students to request entry by submitting a Permission and 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.

For additional registration help, please review the step-by-step guides below.

How To Do A Program Evaluation

How To Search For Classes

How to Register for Classes

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