What is Self-Service Banner?
Self-Service Banner is a student information system that allows you to:
- Register for courses
- Pay fees
- View your class schedule
- View your final grades
- Order official transcripts
- Print Canadian tax forms
- Change your personal information
- Access online resources
I can’t log in to Self-Service Banner. What do I do?
To log onto Self-Service Banner, use your smu.ca email address and password. Click here if you need help to access your account.
When can I register?
Registration for each academic year (September – April) typically begins in April.
Registration for spring and summer sessions typically begins in March.
Check our Registration Dates to find out when you are eligible to register.
The system will not let me register. What is wrong?
Visit our Common Registration Problems.
What is a prerequisite?
A prerequisite is a course you must successfully complete (either in a previous year or term) in preparation for a more advanced class. If you do not have the necessary prerequisites, you cannot register for the course in question.
What is a CRN (Course Reference Number)?
A Course Reference Number (CRN) is a 5 digit number associated with each course/lab/recitation. The first digit in the number indicates the term in which the course is offered.
- 1XXXX = September - December courses
- 2XXXX = January - April courses
- 3XXXX = May - June courses
- 4XXXX = July - August courses
- 5XXXX = May - August Graduate level courses
Where can I view my timetable?
Your timetable can be viewed on Self-Service Banner.
What day(s) of the week does my class take place?
Day abbreviations in Self-Service Banner:
- M = Monday
- T = Tuesday
- W = Wednesday
- R = Thursday
- F = Friday
Where is my class located?
View our Classroom Codes.
What happens if I drop a class?
If you decide to drop a course after the deadline, there may be financial and academic consequences.
How are my classes being delivered?
The official descriptions are as follows:
- On-Campus: Course is held in person (on campus).
- Hybrid: Course is a blend of both in-person (on-campus) and online components. Students will be required to participate both in person and online to successfully complete the course.
- Dual Mode: Course can be completed fully in person OR fully online. NOTE: Can also be displayed as "synchronous online/on-campus"
- Synchronous: Course is completed online only. Course requires students to connect at the specific times of day listed in Banner in order to be assessed or evaluated or to receive information critical to success in the course. This means that quizzes, tests, participation and other activities will be held during the specified times.
- Asynchronous: Course is completed online only. Course does NOT require students to connect at specific times in order to be assessed or evaluated or to receive information critical to success in the course. Ignore that the time for asynchronous courses is listed as TBA – a specific time will not be announced; TBA is simply the Banner system’s default entry for courses without a specified time. This means that quizzes, tests, participation and other activities will be available in broad windows of time. A final exam may be scheduled at a specific time in some courses.
- Web: Web courses may include various online means of engaging students. NOTE: includes synchronous and/or asynchronous delivery methods.