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Registration Central

Welcome to Registration Central, your one-stop shop for all aspects of the registration process including dates, policies, processes, and helpful information. We want your registration experience to be seamless, so take some time to understand the registration process flow and the policies for important things like withdrawals, attendance, absences, and refunds.

Remember, registration starts with YOU—all Undergraduates (and Graduate Students in certain programs) must meet with academic advisors (or faculty advisors) prior to registration. Advisement periods typically begin two (2) weeks prior to open registration periods. Your academic advisor will help you plan the steps to completing your degree program on time and in the right sequence. Your advisor will also provide you with an alternate PIN number necessary for registering for classes. Please remember that is your responsibility to set up an appointment with your advisor or advising office. Again, registration starts with YOU.


The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the registration process for all admitted students of the University. Students register for courses online using Banner Rams Online. Students can view a Course Catalog, add/drop courses, or view class schedules, grades or an unofficial transcript.

To register, an individual must be a current student in good academic standing, or a newly admitted or readmitted student who has met the necessary Admissions deadlines and criteria for enrollment.

The Registration Process

New Student: Once a student has been accepted into the University, a letter of acceptance will be sent via US mail providing a Banner ID number and other information needed for registration. New students should attend Orientation prior to the start of the semester to take placement tests (if required), meet with an Academic Advisor and register for courses. It is important that new students take time to read the acceptance letter carefully as well as any other literature received from Winston-Salem State University for more details and information.

Current Student: Each semester, the academic advising period occurs before registration begins. To register for classes for the new term, returning students are required to meet with an Academic Advisor or Departmental Faculty Advisor to discuss classes to take, holds that exist and to obtain a registration access pin number (Alternate PIN). A student will NOT be able to register for classes without an Alternate pin number. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with your advisor prior to registering for classes.

Registration is ordered by classification (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Seniors), athletes, band, cheerleaders, choir, graduates, Simon Green Atkins Scholars, Renaissance Men, and veterans register first. Student classification is based on the credit hours earned at the time of registration.

Registration Assistance

Students are encouraged to access the links below to assist in the Registration process.

Banner Rams Online - Log in to access to your personalized student information.

Registration Checklist - Stay on track and check your progress.

University Academic Calendar - Find deadlines and dates regarding classes and registration.