Course Registration Process for Spring 2011



Faculty and students must know their Bard email login name and password and their Bard Information Portal (BIP) 6-digit PIN to participate in on-line registration.  For lost PIN or problems accessing BIP, contact the Registrar's Office ASAP.  For lost email login name or password, contact the Computer Helpdesk at x7500.  Students must be financially cleared in order to register.  Contact Student Accounts at x7520 if you have any doubts.


On-line Registration, Round One: Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6 pm - Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 pm


Beginning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 2, students and faculty will be able to access the on-line registration system by logging on to BIP (  First-year students will be able to request up to 14 credits (FYSEM will be registered separately).  All other students will be able to request up to 18 credits.  Courses for which a student is already registered, such as Senior Project II, will count toward that 18 credits. 


Faculty log on to BIP to view requests, and respond with "accepted", "denied", or "pending".  If registration for a course is "denied", the field will re-open and students will be permitted to request registration in another course through the on-line system.  If the professor responds with "pending", the field will remain blocked and students will need to wait for a decision before requesting a new course.  If the professor responds with "accepted", the student is then registered for the course and the field is closed. 


Faculty Response:  Sunday, Dec. 5 - Tuesday, Dec. 7


On-line registration is open for professors to respond to requests.  Responses should be complete by 9:00 am on Wednesday, December 8.  By Wednesday morning, professors are asked to notify the Registrar's Office of any courses that still have openings so those courses can be listed in round two of on-line registration on Thursday evening.


On-line Registration, Round Two:  Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6 pm - Friday, Dec. 10 at 6 pm


On-line Registration re-opens for students for one more day.  Only courses that still have space will appear.  On-line Registration closes permanently for students at 6 pm December 10.  Faculty will have until 9 am Monday, December 13 to accept or deny the second round of on-line requests.


When a student is accepted in to a course, s/he is then officially registered for that course.  In order to drop the course, students must bring in a signed drop/add form or a printed email from the professor acknowledging the drop.


FYSEM Registration:  Friday, Dec. 10 - Monday, Dec. 13


FYSEM registration is not done on-line and does not require the approval of the professor.  FYSEM registration forms will be in student mailboxes by December 10.  Completed forms are due in the Registrar's Office by December 13.


Open Registration - Monday, Dec. 13 - Friday, Dec. 17


If students are still in need of a course after On-line Registration closes, they must acquire signatures from the professor using the drop/add form.  To request a signature, students should go to the professor's office (office hours should be posted on the door) or email the professor to arrange an appointment.  Students should check BIP to see which classes they are officially registered for.  There will be a drop/add period at the beginning of the spring semester for additional changes.  


Special Situations:



Adviser's Approval: 


When the registration period ends, advisers will approve the registration of their advisees.


Questions?  Please come to the Registrar's Office on the 2nd Floor of Ludlow.