Online Registration Course Restrictions Guide

Banner will apply faculty approved course restriction filters during the registration and add/drop processes.  Each restriction may apply singly or in combination with other restrictions.  Faculty approval is required to “override” all course restrictions except duplicate courses or repeated courses.

Type of Restriction

Banner action

Enrollment limit

Students will be permitted to register up to the specified enrollment limit. Once the enrollment limit is reached, students will receive a message that the course is closed.

Campus restriction

Courses may be limited to one or more campuses - St. Augustine (mainstream), Evening and Distance. For example, a St. Augustine student attempting to register for a course offered only at Evening University will receive a message that they do meet the campus restriction

College restriction

Courses may be limited to one or more faculties.  For example a FSA student attempting to register for a course restricted to FSS students will receive a message that they do meet the college restriction

Level restriction

Courses may be limited to undergraduate or graduate students.

Major restriction

Courses may be limited to students in one or more specified majors. Students who have not declared a major or are not in the specified major will receive a message that they do not meet the program restriction.

Programme restriction

Courses may be limited to students in one or more specified programmes. Students who not in the specified programme(s) will receive a message that they do not meet the program restriction.

Pre-requisites

Banner has the capacity to check specified course pre-requisites or required test scores.  Students who do not have the specified course requisite will receive a message that they do not met the pre-requisite requirement

Duplicate Course

Students may not register for more than one section of the same course number. (In Banner, topics courses are independent courses. Therefore, the restriction does not apply.)

Pre-Requisite Error

If you attempt to register for a course(s) and do not have the necessary pre-requisite or if a class is full, you will receive an error message after trying to register for it. 

Only the Dean of the Faculty or his/her designated representative(s) will be authorized to do overrides or give approvals. 

Registration HOLD

Administrative restrictions called “holds”, which, when put on your Banner student records, will prevent you from registering for courses.  Detailed below are the various types of administrative holds and the department that you must contact if you encounter such a hold(s) while attempting to register:

Hold Description

Meaning

Whom to Contact

AR – Account Receivable

Fee obligation outstanding and/or Copy of Electronic Birth Certificate required for T&T Citizens

Students Accounts Section
Bursary
Administration Bldg., Ext. 82143, 83382, 83379

ALJ –Arthur Lok Jack

Applicable to ALL students in the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business

Arthur Lok Jack
Academic Unit
TEL: 645 6700 Ext. 114

AV – Advising

Academic advising requirement outstanding

Student’s Faculty Advisor

BP – Birth Paper

Copy of Electronic Birth Certificate required for T&T Citizens

Students Accounts Section
Bursary
Administration Bldg., Ext. 82143, 83382

DH – Dean’s

Academic matter that requires student to contact Dean’s office

Faculty Office

EI – Examination Irregularities

Examination issue that requires student to contact Examination Section

Examinations Section
Administration Bldg., Ext. 82155

LI – Library Fine

Fee or Fine obligation outstanding

Reference & Loans Division
Library, Ext. 82132. 84030

MD – Medical

Medical certificate outstanding

Student Medical Officer
UWI Health Service Unit, Ext. 82153

IM - Immunization

Medical certificate outstanding

Student Medical Officer
UWI Health Service Unit, Ext. 82153

TB - Tuberculosis

ALL students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences required to submit evidence of Tuberculosis screening.
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Student Medical Officer
UWI Health Service Unit, Ext. 82153

RB - Rabies

DVM students required to submit evidence of Rabies immunization.

Student Medical Officer
UWI Health Service Unit, Ext. 82153

RH – Registrar’s

Academic matter that requires student to contact the Campus Registrar’s Office/Assistant Registrar (Admissions)

Deputy Campus Registrar/Assistant Registrar (Admissions)
Student Administration Bldg., Ext. 83012, 82154, 82157

Note: A student may have more than one hold placed on their Banner student record thus requiring them to contact all relevant departments associated with holds.