Academic Policies & Procedures: Students


Rising sophomores receive their PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) for registration by their advising dean.  Upper level students receive PINs from program advisors. The DUS is sent a paper copy of PINs along with registration times to distribute to students (a single sheet for each student as well as a list of all students and PINs). Additionally, PINs are found in Banner under  SPAAPIN and “PIN Alpha Lists” placed on the R drive by the Registrar. Please note that faculty advisors do not receive the PINs. Following the formal registration period, students do not require PINs. Students who are studying abroad do not receive PINs from their departments—these students have designated times and PINs from the Study Abroad office. Often students will approach administrative staff for PIN requests. Even though admins have access to PINs though Banner, students should meet with advisors in order to get PINs. It is in a student's best interest to be advised in the department and in the college every semester in order to be fully prepared to earn the major and a degree.