Banner Waitlist and Registration Override Request (ROR)

Banner Waitlist and the Registration Override Request (ROR) Application are tools designed to assist Miami University students in requesting a seat in a course for which they are unable to register.

When logged into the Course List, you can see which method is used if you cannot add the course in Banner Self Service.

Banner Waitlists

Banner Waitlisting is a feature that allows students to “get in line” for a spot in a class that’s full. Departments may also use waitlist information to determine when additional sections of a class are needed.

What classes have Banner waitlists available?

When performing a course search in Banner Self Service, you can determine if a course has waitlisting available in the “Status” column. 

To add an additional filter when visiting the online Course List, select “Advance Search” and then “Waitlist Courses” from the “Open/Waitlist” section.

How do I add myself to a waitlist for a course?

  1. Log into Banner Self Service
  2. Go to “Registration”
  3. Select “Register for Classes”
  4. Select the semester/term and then click “Continue”
  5. Using the “Find Classes” tab, search for the class and click the “Add” button; if using the “Enter CRNs” tab, enter the CRN and select “Add to Summary”
  6. The course will appear in the “Summary” pane with a “Pending” status
  7. In the “Action” column, click the drop-down menu and select “Waitlisted”
  8. Click “Submit”
  9. The “Status” column will now display as “Waitlisted”

Be advised that you can only add yourself to the waitlist for one section of a particular course.

How do I see my position on the waitlist?

While you may see that you are on a Waitlist at any time, your position on the course’s waitlist is viewable only during open registration periods in Banner Self Service. Go to the “Register for Classes” page. In the “Schedule and Options” tab, proceed to the “Schedule Details” pane. Your “Waitlist Position” is listed in the details of the course.

When and how will I be notified if a seat becomes available?

Email notifications are sent only during registration periods. An email notification will be sent to your Miami email account. The email, which will include the date and time you must register by, will be sent from with a subject line of “Waitlist Notification for <CourseCRN>.” 

How do I register once I am notified that a seat is available?

    1. Log into Banner Self Service
    2. Go to “Registration”
    3. Select “Register for Classes”
    4. Select the semester/term and then click “Continue”
    5. In the “Action” column, choose the “**Web Registered**” option and then select the “Submit” button

If your notification expires and you did not register in a class, you will need to add yourself back to the waitlist if you still wish to try for a seat. 

How do I remove myself from the waitlist?

  1. Log into Banner Self Service
  2. Go to “Registration”
  3. Select “Register for Classes”
  4. Select the semester/term and then click “Continue”
  5. In the “Action” column, choose the “**Web Drop**” option and then select the “Submit” button

Registration Override Request (ROR) 

The ROR Application is used by students to:

  • Request a seat in a course that is closed and not utilizing a waitlist or
  • Request a seat in a course that is open but inaccessible to the student due to registration errors (e.g., prerequisite/test score not met, major/minor/thematic restrictions, time conflicts, etc).

How do I know if the course I want to request is ROR eligible?

There are only a few courses that do not use either ROR or Banner Waitlist. This information along with other general information about the application is available by clicking on the > next to “Registration Override Request Instructions” at the top of the Course List page.

How do I submit a ROR?

  1. Log into the Course List.
  2. Search for the course you wish to request.
  3. Click on the “Submit Registration Override Request” link in the “Enrollment/Capacity” column.
  4. Rank the course sections in order of preference. You are not required to rank every section unless there is only one section of the course available.
  5. Answer the questions and provide a reason for your request. All fields are required and will assist the department in understanding and reviewing your request.
  6. Authorize the department reviewer to view your degree audit and academic transcript by checking the box next to the authorization statement (required to proceed with the request).
  7. You will receive a message at the top of the application and an email when you successfully submit your request.
  8. If you need to adjust your request, go to the “Requests” tab at the top of the page to edit or delete a pending request. You will receive an email each time you edit or delete a pending request.
  9. You will receive an email when your request is approved or denied. Please note that departments have different timeframes for reviewing and approving/denying requests. You can review the status of your request at any time on the “Request” tab.

What happens if my request is approved but I receive an email that I have not been added?

If you receive an email titled ‘URGENT-Registration Override Request Error’ your request was approved, but there was an error when trying to add you to the course. There are a few reasons this may occur and you are required to take action before the course will be added to your registration.If you do not resolve the error and/or contact the course department once the error is resolved, you will not be added to the course.

Below are barriers that will not allow the registration add:

  • Maximum hours exceeded 
  • Campus Restriction
  • Level Restriction
  • Holds prevent registration
  • Duplicate Course
    • You are already registered for another section of the course. If you wish to be added to the section of your ROR submission, you will need to drop your current section of the course.

What information should I include in the “Additional Information” text box?

You should include any information that would be helpful for the reviewer to make a decision on your request(s). This may include needing the course to graduate, not currently having a prerequisite for the course, or receiving a major restriction error message.

If I am denied for a section of a course, can I request the same section again?

No. You may not resubmit a request if you are denied. You may request other sections that have not been previously requested, but if you are denied for all sections, you should contact your academic advisor to explore additional course options.

How long will it take for my request to be reviewed?

Review times vary by department.

Do I need to take any action after my request is approved?

Approved Registration Override Requests will override time conflicts. Log into Banner Self Service, check your schedule, and resolve any time conflicts created by your approved ROR.