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Registration Instructions (Add or Drop Classes)

NCCC offers students two options to schedule their classes!  Click to expand the options below for detailed instructions on scheduling your classes.

Option 1: Banner Registration (preferred method)

NCCC recently upgraded to a more user-friendly Banner Registration.  Students who have used Banner Web to register for classes in the past will notice the new and improved features!

Basic Instructions

For more detailed instructions with screenshots, click here  Detailed Banner Registration Instructions


Step 1: Log into Banner Web & Degree Works


To get started, log into Banner Web and Degree Works using your T-Wolves username and password.

For assistance with your T-Wolves username and password, contact (716) 210-2505 or TWolvesAssistance@niagaracc.suny.edu

It is helpful to have Degree Works and Banner Web open in two separate browser tabs will allow you to go back and forth between your plan and scheduler as needed.

Click on the “Plans” tab located at the top of your Degree Works evaluation to view your plan.  If your Academic Advisor has created a plan for you, it will appear here.

Find your Registration Alternate PIN or RAP # noted in your Plan.

We recommend writing your RAP# down or keeping your plan open in a separate tab as you will need this number later in the scheduling process.


Step 2: Schedule Classes using Banner Registration


You will access Registration within Banner Web.

On the Main Menu in Banner Web, click on “Registration”.

Select “Register for Classes (Add/Drop Class on Your Schedule)”.

Select the appropriate term and click “Submit”.

You will be asked to review the Financial Obligation Agreement.  Read through the information, and if you agree, check the box at the bottom to agree and click “Continue”.

Click on “Register for Classes” to start building your schedule.

In Banner Web, select the term you are registering for from the drop-down, enter your RAP# (listed on your SEP Plan in Degree Works), then click “Continue”.

TIP: 24 hours after you have registered for classes for a term, you will not need to enter your RAP# again to make changes to your schedule or to print your schedule.  Simply choose the term and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Holds: If you have a hold on your account, you will receive a red message in the upper right-hand corner of the page that state “You have holds that prevent registration”.  Read the message to determine who to contact in order to resolve your hold.  The most common holds are “Immunization Hold” or “Health Clinic Hold”.  If you have one or both of these holds, you should contact the Wellness Center (Room C-122) at (716) 614-6275 or email at yager@niagaracc.suny.edu. 

More information can be found on the Wellness Center webpage.  You cannot register for classes until all holds are removed.

If you do not have any holds on your account, please continue to the next step.

On the “Register for Classes/View & Print Schedule” page, you will see different tabs at the top that provide different options for choosing and scheduling your courses.

Find Classes Tab – Search course offerings and add courses to build your schedule.

Enter CRN’s Tab – If you already have your CRN’s, click on this tab to enter and register for those courses.

Plans Tab – Access your Student Educational Plan (SEP) created by your Academic Advisor in Degree Works here.  You will be able to select and register for the courses listed in your plan.

When all courses have been added (or selected), the courses should have a pending status in the Summary section of the page.  Click on “Submit” in the bottom right-hand corner to complete registration in the courses.  You should see a green “Registered” status when you are officially registered in the course.

View or print your schedule by clicking on the “View/Print Class Schedule” tab.

Email your schedule & Add Schedule to your device calendar by clicking on the calendar icon on the top right-hand corner of the schedule.

Print your schedule by clicking on the printer icon on the top right-hand corner of the schedule.

If at any time you receive an error message when registering for a course, you should consult with your Academic Advisor.  Your Advisor may need to submit additional paperwork on your behalf to resolve the error. 


Option 2: Schedule classes through Course Scheduler (alternative method)

Course Scheduler allows you to plan your schedule quickly and easily. You simply choose the courses you want to register for, add any break times to schedule around (such as athletic practices or work), and Course Scheduler will generate all possible schedules that work for you.

Basic Instructions

For more detailed instructions with screenshots, click here  Detailed Course Scheduler Instructions


Step 1: Log into Banner Web & Degree Works


To get started, log into Banner Web and Degree Works using your T-Wolves username and password.

For assistance with your T-Wolves username and password, contact (716) 210-2505 or TWolvesAssistance@niagaracc.suny.edu

It is helpful to have Degree Works and Course Scheduler open in two separate browser tabs will allow you to go back and forth between your plan and scheduler.

Click on the “Plans” tab located at the top of your Degree Works evaluation to view your plan.  If your Academic Advisor has created a plan for you, it will appear here.

Find your Registration Alternate PIN or RAP # noted in your Plan.

We recommend writing your RAP# down or keeping your plan open in a separate tab as you will need this number later in the scheduling process.


Step 2: Schedule Classes using Course Scheduler


You will access Course Scheduler within Banner Web.

On the Main Menu in Banner Web, click on “Registration”.

Click on “Course Scheduler”.

Select the appropriate term and click “Submit”.

You will be asked to review the Financial Obligation Agreement.  Read through the information, and if you agree, check the box at the bottom to agree and click “Continue”.

Select the campus(es) you would like to take classes at.  For the most schedule options, leave ALL campuses checked.  Be sure to choose “Web-based/Online” if you would like to take online or blended classes.

Click on “Add Course” button on the Course Scheduler main page to start building your schedule.

Add a break to block out any days/times that you do NOT want to schedule classes.

Click on the “DegreeWorks” tab to view the courses your Academic Advisor has chosen for you in your Plan.

Select all or some of the courses listed and click the blue “Add” button.  The courses will then be listed under “Courses” on the right hand side of your page.

You may also click on any of the other tabs listed on the Add Course page to search for courses not listed on your plan that you may be interested in adding to your schedule.

Click on “Generate Schedules” to view your available schedule options.

Click on “View” next to each option to view the full details of that option and to register for an option.

When you have chosen the schedule you like, click “Send to Shopping Cart”.  Course Scheduler will send your selection back to Banner Web to complete your registration.

In Banner Web, select the term you are registering for from the drop-down, enter your RAP# (listed on your SEP Plan in Degree Works), then click “Continue”.

TIP: 24 hours after you have registered for classes for a term, you will not need to enter your RAP# again to make changes to your schedule or to print your schedule.  Simply choose the term and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Holds: If you have a hold on your account, you will receive a red message in the upper right-hand corner of the page that state “You have holds that prevent registration”.  Read the message to determine who to contact in order to resolve your hold.  The most common holds are “Immunization Hold” or “Health Clinic Hold”.  If you have one or both of these holds, you should contact the Wellness Center (Room C-122) at (716) 614-6275 or email at yager@niagaracc.suny.edu. 

More information can be found on the Wellness Center webpage.  You cannot register for classes until all holds are removed.

If you do not have any holds on your account, please continue to the next step.

Courses will be listed under the Plans tab as the “Course Scheduler Shopping Cart”.  You can add each course individually or click the “Add All” button to add all of the courses listed in your shopping cart.

When all courses have been added (or selected), the courses should have a pending status in the Summary section of the page.  Click on “Submit” in the bottom right-hand corner to complete registration in the courses.  You should see a green “Registered” status when you are officially registered in the course.

View or print your schedule by clicking on the “View/Print Class Schedule” tab.

Email your schedule & Add Schedule to your device calendar by clicking on the calendar icon on the top right-hand corner of the schedule.

Print your schedule by clicking on the printer icon on the top right-hand corner of the schedule.

If at any time you receive an error message when registering for a course, you should consult with your Academic Advisor.  Your Advisor may need to submit additional paperwork on your behalf to resolve the error. 


Instructional Methods

Instructional Methods at NCCC

NCCC offers a variety of instructional methods to meet your degree requirements! In addition to traditional face-to-face courses, we also offer Online, Hybrid, and Blended courses.  We will also offer Hyflex and Face to Face Enhanced options starting in Fall 2021!

Instructional Methods Chart Image

More information can be found at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/onlinelearning/methods/

Find your Plan in Degree Works

My Degree Works

Your Student Educational Plan (SEP) is created by an Academic Advisor and is updated every semester.  A plan will include a list of courses your Advisor recommends you register for, additional notes and information, and your Registration Alternate Pin (RAP #).  Students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor every semester in order to receive their RAP # to register.

Follow the steps outlined below to access your plan in Degree Works:

Step 1: Log into Degree Works using your T-Wolves username & password.  

  You may find it helpful to have your degree evaluation open in one browser window and Banner Web open in another, so you can reference your plan while scheduling your classes.

We also suggest using the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.


Step 2: Locate your plan.

Click on the “Plans” tab located at the top of the Degree Works evaluation to view your plan. Your approved plan will appear.  This will include classes your advisor has recommended and any other important information for your upcoming semester.

Locate your registration plan


Step 3: Find your Registration Alternate PIN (RAP #) noted in your plan.

The advisor will note your RAP# at the top of your plan in Degree Works (see example below).

We recommend writing your RAP# down or keeping your plan open in a separate tab as you will need this number later in the scheduling process.

Find your Registration Alternate PIN


Understanding “@” Elective Courses on your SEP (if applicable).

Elective Course KeyYour advisor may recommend elective course options on your plan. You will need to individually add courses of this type in Course Scheduler. The symbol “@” takes the place of either the course code and/or number to represent choice. Refer to your Degree Works worksheet tab for elective options or note attached to the course in your plan.

Examples:

    • “LIT @” = Take any LIT (Literature) elective course
    • “@ @” = Free Elective (take anything)
    •  “@ @” with HUMN = Take any course with Gen Ed Humanities Attribute [see Elective Course Key chart to the left]

Waitlists

Waitlists are available in select classes.  If a section is full and there is a waitlist available, students can add themselves to the waitlist in Banner Web.

How to determine if a course has a waitlist.

When searching for classes, if a class is full and has a waitlist, students will see a message as shown below.

Add yourself to a waitlist by clicking on the “ADD” button on the right-hand side of the course listing.  The course will have a “Pending” status in the Summary section.

Choose “Waitlisted” from the Action drop-down and then click the “Submit” button.

You are officially waitlisted for the course when you see the status of “Waitlisted”.

What happens if a seat opens in the course?

If a seat in the course opens, students will be notified through their T-Wolves Email that they have 24 hours to register for the course in Banner Web.

  • To register for the course, the student must log into Banner Registration and choose “Web Registered” from the Action drop-down menu under Summary.  Click “Submit” to officially register for the course.

If you do not register for the course within the 24 hour time-frame, the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist or open to the general public if there are no other students on the waitlist.

What happens if a seat does NOT open in the course?

If a seat does not open in the course by the last business day before the class begins, you will be dropped from the waitlist and notified via email that a seat did not become available in the course.

After Registration Checklist

Student Life
Congratulations on becoming an OFFICIAL Thunderwolf at NCCC! 

Below are a few additional items for you to complete or be aware of prior to the start of the semester!

Run your Degree Evaluation

Run your Degree Evaluation to see where the courses you registered for fit into your degree or certificate.  It is important to make sure all courses you are registered for are being used in your degree evaluation!  If a course is filtering into “Courses Not Used”, contact your advisor for other course suggestions


Complete Certificate of Residency Form (For students who live outside of Niagara County)

Students who live outside of Niagara County should complete a Certificate of Residency form with their county of residence and return to the NCCC Cashier’s Office between the dates listed below for the appropriate semester.  Completing this form can save you a significant amount of money on your tuition bill!

TermCertificate of Residency Submission Dates
Summer Session I (6 wks) or Summer Full Term (12 wks)March 25, 2021 - June 23, 2021
Summer Session II (6 wks)May 13, 2021 - August 11, 2021
Fall SemesterJuly 1, 2021 - September 29, 2021

 More information can be found online at niagaracc.suny.edu/tuition/residency


Complete Financial Aid

If you have not completed your free FAFSA (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa) and NYS TAP (https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/apply-for-financial-aid/nys-tap.html) applications, do so ASAP!  If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office (A-114) at 716-614-6266.


Pickup your Student ID

Bring a paper copy of your schedule and a valid NYS ID to the Public Safety office (G-106) to pick up your NCCC Student ID.

  NFCI Majors: Pick up your ID at the Reception Desk of the Culinary Institute.


Purchase Textbooks

Starting in August, you can order your textbooks from the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.  You can also use financial aid to pay for books starting in August.  Check with the B&N College Bookstore for more information.

  NFCI Majors: Pick up your NFCI course materials at the Culinary Institute B&N.


Find your Classrooms

Be prepared for your first day of classes!  Print out a copy of your class schedule and locate your classes on campus prior to the first day of classes.  Don’t forget to bring your schedule with you on the first day!

Campus Map


Check Contact Information in Banner Web

Make sure your phone number and address are up to date in the Personal Information Tab.  Your information may have changed from when you first applied to the College. Update your information so faculty and staff at NCCC can reach you with important information during the semester!

Log into Banner Web


Online Learning Information (for students taking one or more online, hybrid, blended, hyflex, or face-to-face enhanced classes)

Unsure how to get started in your class? 

What technology is needed to be successful?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

You can find helpful information on how to prepare for your class below!

Getting Started in Online, Hybrid, Blended, Hyflex, and Face-to-Face Enhanced Classes
Technology Requirements
For more information about online learning, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/onlinelearning/


Get Involved!

Student Life at NCCC offers a variety of programming to students!

Fun social events!

Leader training and workshops!

Community service to clubs of all different interests and academic fields!

Join student government!

Check out the Student Life website for more information or stop by the Student Life office (G-243) anytime to get more involved at NCCC!


Watch Helpful Videos!

Click the links below to watch helpful videos to learn more about NCCC!

Campus Tour & Student Support Services 

College Lingo @ NiagaraCCC

Contact

Records Questions: 716-614-6250 | records@niagaracc.suny.edu
Registration Questions: 716-614-6884 | registration@niagaracc.suny.edu
Transfer Credit Evaluation Questions: 716-614-6253 | transfer@niagaracc.suny.edu
Fax: 716-614-6821
Location: A-201 Notar Admin Bldg.
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Evening hours are available via ZOOM by appointment only on Tuesdays between 4-6pm; please email a request to registration@niagaracc.suny.edu.