News and Updates

Summer and Autumn Registration Information

Summer Quarter 2023 registration for graduate and doctoral students begins on Monday, May 1 at 8:00 AM.

Autumn Quarter 2023 registration for current graduate and doctoral students begins on May 15 at 10:00 AM. New students admitted for Autumn 2023 may begin registering on Tuesday, May 30 at 10 AM.

As always, before students are able to register all holds must be resolved. Holds may be added at any time, including the day you are scheduled to register.  

To check holds:

    • Student Menu
    • Registration and Class Schedules Menu
    • Class Registration & Planning
    • Prepare for Registration
    • Use the drop down box to select Summer 2023 (or Autumn 2023) and click “continue.” This should bring up your registration status screen for the term and show you if you have any holds.

Prior to registration, it is normal for banner to list "Time Tickets do not allow registration at this time. Please register with these time frames: _______"

For more information visit the Office of the Registrar's Wiki Preparing for Registration

To register:

    • Student Menu
    • Registration and Class Schedules Menu
    • Class Registration and Planning
    • Register for Classes
    • Use the drop-down box and select: Summer 2023 or Autumn 2023 and click “continue” 

For more information visit the Office of the Registrar's Wiki regarding Registering.

Doctoral students registering for dissertation credit

Every quarter you will need to get permission to register for dissertation credit. Please email Kristi Kanehen (oyak@spu.edu) with your ID number and your dissertation chair and she can put in permission for you to register for dissertation credits. This is a variable credit course so please make sure you are registering for the appropriate number of credits (see below).

Variable Credits: 

These courses will always default to 1 credit after registration. If you need to register for more than one credit, please update your variable credits to the correct number. You can find more information on this on the Registration Changes information page. 

Registration Errors or Questions

If you run into a registration error, please email the appropriate staff member with a copy of the registration error you are receiving. This will help determine what is preventing registration. 

If you run into an error that says you do not have a time ticket, please email Kristi Kanehen oyak@spu.edu with the issue, your name, and ID number. 

SOE Registration Contacts:

Graduate teacher education programs:     Amelia Morgan

All other graduate programs:                     Sarah Kirschner

A few more important notes about registration: 

Summer registration has different deadlines than the normal academic year. Please see Summer Registration Deadlines and the Graduate Summer Sessions information in the catalog for more information.

Autumn Quarter Registration

    • Any registration attempted after registration deadlines will require instructor approval and potentially a Registration Petition submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
    • Dissertation & Practicum credits have an extended online registration deadline of 11:59 pm, September 22
    • Independent Studies have an extended registration deadline of 4:30pm, September 22, but require additional paperwork so cannot be registered via Banner. The Independent Study Agreement must be received by the Office of the Registrar before this deadline to avoid a petition process.
    • Registration deadlines and tuition refund deadlines can be found on the academic calendar.

A full listing of all 2023-2024 courses is available online through our Graduate Time Schedule.  Please be sure to check out any restrictions or required pre-requisites to make sure you are eligible for the courses you want to register for.  All restrictions, special approval requirements, and pre-requisites are listed by each class under “Course Details” in the time schedule.  Please check with either Amelia Morgan or Kristi Kanehen if a hold of this type needs to be removed.

For more detailed instructions on registration and for information on how to use the class planning option now available in Banner, click here.

Questions?  Please contact the Office of the Registrar

Phone:                  (206) 281-2032

Email:                   registrar@spu.edu

Website:             https://spu.edu/administration/office-of-the-registrar  

Apply to Graduate! (for 2022-2023)

Finishing your degree Winter 2023, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, or Autumn 2023? You need to apply to graduate in order for your degree to be processed upon program completion. Applying to graduate is a separate process for registering for commencement activities and is required in order to receive your degree. 

Find the directions on how to apply here: Applying to Graduate

Program specific directions

Doctoral Students -  Your graduation term will be after your oral defense has been passed, you have made all required changes, and have submitted your dissertation to digital commons and ETD. In order to participate in commencement, your oral dissertation must be passed no later than April 30. 

Teacher Education - Your graduation term will be the quarter you complete your degree courses. Many students complete their certificate in June but earn their degree in August. You need to earn your certificate in order to receive your degree.

Graduating Students: Review Your Degree Check! (for 2022-2023)

Now is the time to have a look at your degree check in Banner to make sure you are on track to graduate in the term you selected. Please note that your degree audit is based off of the Catalog requirements for the program and term you were admitted.  This may mean that there are some substitutions or equivalencies that need to be noted in order to complete your record. 

Please have a look at your degree check, and let Sarah Kirschner know of anything that looks amiss. She will work with each of you to ensure that your degree check accurately reflects your progress and that you are on track to earn your degree!

To access degree check, please follow these directions.

  1. Log into Banner
  2. Select the Student Menu
  3. Select the Academic Records Menu
  4. Select “GR and DR Degree Status Check”
  5. Click the blue “admitted term” hyperlink to the right of your program of study. For example:
  6. Note: If the hyperlink does not populate your program, follow the prompts in the dropdown menus to find the degree check appropriate to your program. 
  7. Remember to select your term of admission, not the current term.

To read degree check

Degree check lists all courses required during the Catalog year of your admission. Courses in green are complete. Courses in red are not complete. Please also pay attention to the total number of outstanding credits at the bottom of your degree check, as well as substitutions and general comments that Sarah Kirschner, Kristi Kanahen, or Megan Hamshar may have already entered on your degree check.

If something seems inaccurate or incomplete, please email Sarah Kirschner and she will review and update degree check as appropriate.