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Hello, everyone. We're going to show you how to register for courses for Utah State University using the Banner option online. Alright, getting started. If you have the, um, written instructions, we're going to follow that, um, point by point. So we'll get started. Alright, so the first thing you're going to do is you're going to go to your Internet browser, and you're going to type in my.usu.edu, and it will bring you to a slide that looks like this. It'll have you log in using the A-number and password that they've given you, um, for all of your university purposes, so just type those in, and click log in. Once you've logged in, it will bring you to a page that looks like this. So you're going to go down to the Banner option on the Quick Links side. It's been circled in red for you so you can see what it looks like. Now once you click the Banner, you're going to see a drop-down menu pop up. So you're going to go down until you see something called DegreeWorks. This is going to be a tool that's going to help you figure out, um, what you need to do in order to pick out the classes that you need to graduate and see how, how close you are in your progress towards graduation. So go down the options and click DegreeWorks. Perfect. We're going to get you a little more um, familiar with what you can do on the DegreeWorks program. Alright. So once you've clicked DegreeWorks on the Banner menu, you should have something like this pop up. It will have your A-number and name on the top left corner, and then it will give you a list of all the things that has, that have been recorded for you in your progress at Utah State. So it will have your GPA, um, if you're in a program right now, it will have the matriculated program right there, as well as any minors you might have, also your class rank, um, like if you're still an undergraduate or graduate student, it will have that there. And then under that, you'll see a, two different bars. There will be one that shows how close you are to finishing your degree, um, based on the requirements for your degree and your minors and everything that you're working toward, and there will also be a bar, um, showing you how close you are to graduation based on how many credits you've taken. So here we have a student who is a senior in the English degree, and, um, you see all of the green bars are the things that have been completed. Um, anything with a blue line that you see on your requirements are things that you're currently taking that are going to work toward your graduation, and anything that is red are things that you still need to work on towards graduation. So I would encourage you to spend some time looking at these and see what things you need to do, um, in order to, um, graduate and get the classes and things that you need in order to finish. Now you can also do other things on DegreeWorks besides just look at what you've already taken and, um, see your progress towards graduation. If you're not sure which degree you want to work towards, and you're considering different options, there's a really cool option called "What If." You'll see on the left side of your screen that you can choose the "What If" um, thing underneath the worksheets. So you'll click "What If" and then it will bring you up with a list of options you can put in. Um, anything that you're exploring, any programs or majors or minors that you are wanting to work on, so you can, um, experiment a little bit, see what classes you'll need to take. You'll just select them on the left side of your screen, and then you'll click, um, "Process What If." Up at the top of your screen in order to process it, and then it will bring you up with something that looks really similar to what, um, your normal DegreeWorks looks like, but it will have all of the things that you're exploring, and you can look through that, and it might save you a lot of time instead of having to go talk to different advisors and seeing what they suggest for your degree and everything. Um, you can do it right from home on your computer by looking on the "What If" option. Now on that same page, you'll see something that says "GPA Calc." So you'll, if you click on that tab, it's a few thing, um, few options over from the "What If" option you were looking at. If you click on that, it will show you your current GPA and then you, it will allow you to type in how many credits you have left to graduate, and, um, what GPA you want to get, and then you'll click calculate, and it will allow you to see, um, what you need to get on the rest of your like, what GPA you need to have for the rest of your classes in order to get the GPA that you want. It can be really helpful if you want to see um, what you need in order to graduate. If you're, um, fighting to stay above that "C" level if your degree requires that, so it can be a really helpful tool in order to, um, figure out if you need to take easier classes or if you can handle more challenging classes, this tool can really help. Now here comes the fun part of registration: actually looking through the classes that you need. Um, so we're going to walk you through that. Now the first thing you want to do is you want to go back to your Banner menu. You'll click that again and it will drop down into that list again. Conveniently located in that little drop-down list is "Browse Classes" at the first one down, so you'll just click on that, and it will bring you to the process of browsing classes for registration. So once you click that, it will bring you to this next drop-down menu, and it will give you a list of, um, semesters that you can choose for, so we're going to use the Spring 2019, um, term as an example for you today, so you'll select that from the drop-down list and then click "Continue." So once you put in the term that you want, it will bring you to this search bar option. So you're going to put in all of the things that you're looking for in your classes, um, to fit your convenience. So the first thing is you're going to put in your campus. We're down here in the USU Eastern campus, so we put that in, and just as an example, we're going to put in English 1010. So if you know exactly which course you're looking for based on DegreeWorks or whatever um, information you have, you can type that in the second box, exactly what you're looking for. Then the third box you can put in whether you'd like a lecture or a broadcast or an online option if you want to be specific, um, and if you're not sure exactly which class you're looking for, you can put in just the subject in the fourth line, like English, it says. Also, you can put course number underneath that, and if you have any other criteria that you'd rather look for, such as an instructor, an instructor's name, or meeting times or anything like that, you can click on the "Advanced Search" on that same page and put in that information as well. But once you've got all that in, you press, um, "Search" and it will bring up the options for you. So this is what the list of classes looks like once you enter in your criteria. So this is the list of all the English 1010 classes offered at the USU Eastern campus in the Spring 2019 semester. So it will show different meeting times that you can choose from, if you look, and different instructors. Um, there are lots of different options that you can look at when you are looking at um, classes, so that will help you choose which one you need. Now it's really important to check the details of the class that you want, so we're going to show you how to do that real quick. If you click on the title of the class that you're looking at there on the left-hand side, it will pop with a box that looks like this. And it will give you way more information than it does on that main page. So we'll show you, um, any prerequisites that you need to have in order to take this class, um, where the class is, what kind of class it is, like whether it's online or a broadcast or whatever. It will also have the name of the instructor, um, any fees that might be associated with it. Not all of the fees are listed. Um, as you'll find out when you see your, um, fee later. But it will give you a lot more information to help you figure out, um, if this is the exact course that you need to take. It will also show you which building it's in, which can be really helpful when you're planning your other classes so you're not having to run from one side of campus to the other, um, with like only ten minutes in between classes. So this is a really helpful tool while making sure you get exactly what you need. Now a really cool option that a lot of people don't know about is the "Make a Plan" option on the registration main menu, so we're going to show you that. So if you make it to the registration main menu, you'll click on the "Make a Plan" option. So you'll choose the term that you want to get, and we're going to choose Spring 2019 just for example's purposes, and then you'll click "Continue." So this page will pop up right after you click the term that you want. And it will say that you have zero plans, um, made for that term. So you're going to click "Create a New Plan" and then you're going to choose the classes that you want in your plan. Alright, so once you get to, once you put in that you want to start a plan, you'll go to the search option at the top part of the screen, and you'll type in your classes, just like you did in the "Browse Classes" section. And then you'll, um, select the course that you want, which we'll show you in a second. And eventually you'll come up with a, with this page. It will show you the class that you want, and then it will give you an option to view sections or add courses. So you're going to click on the "View Sections" because there is more than one English 1010 class being offered. So click "View Sections." Alright, once you've clicked "View Sections," you're going to choose the class that you want, and then there's a little option on the right that says "Add." You'll click that. And then it will show up in the lower right-hand side of the page. As you can see, there, it says, "Introduction to Writing," and all the information and there's a little gray box that says "Pending." So that's how you know that it is in your plan. At any point during this process, you can save your plan to keep all the changes that you've made. By, to do that, there's a little option in the lower right-hand side of the page that says "Save Plan," so you'll click on that, and it will pop up with this option to name your plan. So you'll type in whatever you want. We've put "Sample Plan" right now just for the sake of the video, and then you'll click "Save." And then it will have all of your changes saved in it. Now once you click the "Save Plan" button any time after you've already, um, initially saved your plan, it will show up with this little green box in the upper right-hand corner, and that's how you can know that the, that it saved to your plan officially. It will say "Save Successful" and you'll just, that will just be proof that you're ready to go in your plan. Now, making a plan is a really great option, but if you're not quite sure that it's the way that you need to go for your degree, you can also talk with an advisor, and we'll show you how to do that. Utah State has some great advisors available for your convenience, so if you're not exactly sure who you, who your advisor is, you can go to usu.edu/advising or just type it into the search bar on the, um, USU main website. And it will bring you up to this page, and then you'll type in your major, or you can search by campuses or what specific college you're in in the university. And it will bring up a list of advisors and you can choose from there, and it will have all their contact information on it, and you can set up an appointment with them to go over your plan or to see what they suggest for you, um, I recommend this as an option just to confirm, um, the things that you've already done in your plan and to help you see your graduation goals in a, um, just in a different way to help you towards that. So once you've talked to an advisor or registered, I mean, not registered, but made a plan, for your semester by yourself, you'll want to make sure that you know the important dates associated with your registration. On the USU website, you can find a registration calendar that looks like, or you may have one emailed to you before the, before registration begins, and it will show you the times and dates where you can register for classes on Banner. Um, it goes by seniority. So the students with more credits are going to be able to register before, um, new freshmen will be able to. And so, when you find where you fall within the different categories of earned credits, it will tell you what time you can open, or what time registration will be open for you. And then on the right-hand side of the of that document, it will show you when your fees and, um, class drop dates are, which are super important to pay attention to so that you don't get charged any extra fees, and, um, registration will just go a lot more smoothly for you. So now that you've gone through the hard part of actually making your plan and talking to an advisor and all that, um, putting your plan into action is super easy. Here we've gone back to the main my, MyUSU page just to show you how to get to this, um, so you go to the Banner option again, and the first thing you can click on is the registration main menu, so you'll select that. This page will pop up, and it has all of the things that you've been using so far in Banner, but today we're going to go to "Register for Classes." Again, it's going to bring you to an option to select your semester, so, um, just fill in whatever you're going to do, but we're going to do Spring 2019 again. Then click "Continue." As soon as you put in your term, it will bring you to this page. And if you haven't made a plan, this is your chance to browse for classes like you did before. But since you do have a plan, you're going to go up there, um, next to the "Find Classes" tab, two more over, it says "Plans." So click on the "Plans" tab. Then your plan for that semester will pull right up and it will have all the classes that you've already chosen. So once you've done that, you'll look over on the right-hand side and there will be um, add options. So you'll click the specific classes that you want or you can choose "Add All," also at the top, um, to add those to your registration menu. However, if you find that you have classes on your list that you don't want anymore, before you click "Submit," you can choose from the drop-down menu. There will be a "Delete" option. You'll want to choose that. It may say "Remove." The system has been changing in the past couple years, um, but you'll choose that option, and it will take it out of your list, but once you have all the classes that you want picked out, um, from your plan and you've added them to your registration menu, then you'll click "Submit," and it will automatically, um, register for your classes for you. It's super easy. Now, an unfortunate thing happens sometimes when you don't have very many credits and you don't get to register, um, as early as some of the other students. There is something called a waitlist, and if your class fills up, um, you'll be put on a waitlist to be registered for that class if someone decides to drop it. And we'll show you how to manage that. This is how you'll know if your class that you're registering for has a waitlist. Um, circled is what it looks like. Um, it will say full, then underneath it, it will say how many seats remain, or how many, um, seats are filled and then it will tell you how many students are on the waitlist. Um, so that gives you an indication of whether that class is right for you or not. Um, if you still want to wait on the waitlist and there are no options for that class, you can, um, still try to register, register for it. I would recommend still attending the class that you want to go into because I know that there are some professors and some instances in which they'll let you into the class if you've been faithfully attending, so I would still try to go to that class that you really want. Um, if nothing else, it doesn't hurt to learn more. If a spot does open in your class that you've been waiting on for the waitlist, you'll receive an email that looks like this. It will have your name, and then it will tell you exactly how to register for that class. So it's super easy, and then you'll be able to, um, get into the class you want. However, there is a time limit on it. This one says that it's, um, 24 hours, but there have been changes where it might only be 12 hours before you'll get knocked off the waitlist, so you need to be checking your email to make sure that you know exactly when, um, that spot opens up for you. So once you're ready for your semester with all your classes successfully registered, there are a couple more things that you need to do. Um, we're just going to go over how to get the books that you need for your classes using the, um, MyUSU website. Alright, so under the options you've already been using for registration, there's a link that says "My Course Booklist." So you're going to click on that. Once you click that, it will bring you to this page, which will allow you automatically or manually browse courses. I've had the most success automatically doing it for me. It will go through the classes that you're registered for and will automatically pull up the classes like the books that you need for those classes. It's super easy. So if you want the easy way, you'll click "Auto Add Classes" and there's an option that says "Start Authentication." So you click the "Start Authentication" button. It'll pull up this page. Don't be scared. Just click "Start Authentication." This will just lead you to the login page again, so you just put in your A-number and password and login again, and then it will pull up your course list. This is what your course booklist looks like. It will have all your courses listed at the top, and then you can click "All Courses" and it will list them all out, all the books out for you, or you can go individually by courses, um, to find out what books that you need. And then once you look at the book, it'll have different options that you can look at. There are used rentals, new rentals, used book, new book, and sometimes e-books that you can get, and it makes it super easy to compare prices. Um, usually the bookstore has one of the cheapest options, if you go for rentals or whatever or used, um, comparable to Amazon and Chegg and different bookstore options. They're all pretty, um, competitive priced. Um, however, it, if you don't order your books early, as you can see here, the books go out-of-stock really quickly, so you'll need to get on that pretty quickly after you finish registering for classes. So that should get you ready for registration. Thank you so much for, um, following our instructions, and we hope that you have a happy time registering. Thank you!

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