Scheduling classes at Ball State involves careful consideration of your major requirements, the University Core Curriculum (UCC) options, your capstone course, and any special plans or requirements (such as study abroadinternshipsimmersive learning, etc.).

The registration process should include planning with your academic advisor prior to requesting classes online. Other issues that may come up include paying for school, resolving holds on your record, repeating courses, making changes through drop/add or withdrawal, and determining a realistic academic load each semester.

Changing Your Schedule

Schedules can be adjusted during the Change-of-Course period, which ends the seventh day of each semester (Sunday of the first week of a regular semester) for full semester courses and the third day of each summer session. During this period, you may drop or add classes without the approval of an academic advisor. Advisors will be available, however, and should be consulted if you have questions about appropriate classes, hours, or other issues.

Step 1: Search for Class Days and Times

  • Go to my.bsu.edu and login.
  • Click on the “Student” tab.
  • Click on “Registration."
  • Click on “Look Up Classes."
  • Select the term and click “Submit."
  • Click on “Advanced Search."
  • Select the course subject that you want to search for and any additional criteria (ex. course number, course days/times, etc.) and click “Section Search."  
  • To view the course description, prerequisites, restrictions, and co-requisites/labs, click on the red CRN and then click on “View Catalog Entry."
  • Continue searching for your class days/times by clicking on “New Search” or simply click the back button of your internet browser.

Step 2: Drop and/or Add Classes 

  • Go to my.bsu.edu and login.
  • Click on “SSB-Self-Service Banner."
  • Click on “Student” tab.
  • Click on “Registration."
  • Click on “Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal."
  • Select the term and click “Submit."
  • Drop any of your courses that you plan to remove from your schedule.
  • Enter your CRNs in the spaces under “Add Classes Worksheet” and click “Submit Changes” for any classes that you wish to add to your schedule. 
  • You will find out immediately if you are registered for those courses or if there are any issues with the courses you selected. If there are issues, you can resolve them immediately.
  • Once your new (changed) schedule is complete, go to the “Student” tab, then click on “Registration” and click on “Week at a Glance” or “Schedule” to view and print your new schedule for the semester.


Step 1:
 View Your Time Ticket and Check Your Registration Status and Curriculum Information

  • Visit my.bsu.edu and login with your username and password.
  • Click on “SSB-Self-Service Banner”.
  • Click on the “Student” tab.
  • Click on “Registration”.
  • Click on “Registration Status”.
  • Select the term and click “Submit”.
  • You will see your time ticket. This is the day and time you can begin registering for fall classes.
  • This screen also tells you if you have any holds that will prevent you from registering, your academic standing, and your student status. If all of the bullet points show green check marks, you will be ready to register for classes when your time ticket opens.
  • If not, please resolve the issue(s) prior to registration.
  • Under Curriculum Information check to make sure that your major and minor are listed correctly. If not, please contact your Academic Advisor immediately before you register for classes.
  • Proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Search for Class Days and Times
Make sure you complete this step PRIOR to your registration date. Please pay attention to a.m. and p.m. when searching for class days and times.

  • Click on the “Student” tab.
  • Click on “Registration”.
  • Click on “Look Up Classes”.
  • Select the term and click “Submit”.
  • Click on “Advanced Search”.
  • Select the course subject that you want to search for and any additional criteria (ex. course number, course days/times, etc.) and click “Section Search”.
  • If you find a section (day/time) that you like, write the red CRN (5-digit course reference number) at the top of your scheduling worksheet and enter the days and times in the Week At a Glance section to avoid time conflicts.
  • To view the course description, prerequisites, restrictions, and co-requisites/labs, click on the red CRN and then click on “View Catalog Entry”.
  • Continue searching for your class days/times by clicking on “New Search” or simply click the back button of your internet browser.
  • Make sure you have all of your CRNs listed on your scheduling worksheet before logging out.

Step 3: Register for Classes (will start with your time ticket)

  • As soon as your time ticket opens, go to my.bsu.edu and login.
  • Click on “SSB-Self-Service Banner ”.
  • Click on “Student” tab.
  • Click on “Registration”.
  • Click on “Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal ”.
  • Select the term and click “Submit”.
  • Enter ALL of your CRNs in the spaces under “Add Classes Worksheet” and click “Submit Changes”.
  • You will find out immediately if you are registered for those courses or if there are any issues with the courses you selected. If there are issues, you can resolve them immediately.
  • Once your schedule is complete, go to the “Student” tab, then click on “Registration” and click on “Week at a Glance” or “View My Schedule” to view and print your schedule for the next semester.
 

Withdrawing from Individual Courses

After the drop/add deadline, the only option to adjust your schedule is to withdraw from a course during the Course Withdrawal Period. A grade of will appear on your transcript and does not affect your GPA. Before withdrawing from a course you are encouraged to discuss the withdrawal with your instructor and/or academic advisor. You should also examine your reasons for wanting to withdraw as well as any options and potential implications.

  • If your reason is related to the difficulty of the course or poor performance, you are strongly encouraged to speak with your instructor and see a tutor to improve your grade.
  • You should consider how course withdrawal could impact your degree progress and length of degree completion.
  • You should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (LU 245, 765-285-5600) to consider any impact on maintaining your scholarships or other financial aid.
  • You should consider any possible effect on family insurance coverage.
  • You should consult your residence hall director if you will drop below the full time status of 12 hours.

Withdrawal must be done online by the deadline day for the term. Consult the Office of the Registrar Calendar to know the exact deadline for your course. For information about account adjustments for individual course withdrawal, please contact Student Financial Services (LU B32, 765-285-1643).

To do your course withdrawal, use MyBSU (my.bsu.edu): Self Service Banner. Choose "Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal" in the Registration menu. Select "Web Withdrawal" from the action menu beside your course, and then select "Submit Changes" to complete the procedure.

Though withdrawal from a course will sometimes be the best option, this action should only be taken after you have made a thorough examination of your circumstances and alternatives. If there are verifiable extenuating circumstances that justify late withdrawal (after the Course Withdrawal Period has ended), see your academic advisor.

Withdrawing from All Classes

On-campus students who need to withdraw from all classes after the semester begins, must contact the Director of Enrollment Support Services (Student Center (SC) L-20, 765-285-3312) and complete an application for withdrawal. The procedure is not official unless it is completed in this office. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their withdrawal intention with the staff in this office before removing any courses from their schedule. They will help you understand how your decision affects your grades, refunds, your financial aid awards or student loans, housing contracts, and your potential return. You must continue to attend classes until you have submitted a completed withdrawal form.
 
If you withdraw from all courses, instructors will be notified. Each instructor will be asked to report the last day of attendance and a grade of "W" will be given for each course, provided you withdraw by the published deadline. Grades of "W" will appear on your transcript and will not affect your GPA.

Online and Distance Education students who find it necessary to withdraw from all courses during a semester or term must complete an online application for withdrawal through Online and Distance Education.

You can find additional information about withdrawal from all classes on the Cardinal Central website, or contact 765-285-3312.