Student Class Registration
Get your QU ID
As a student at Qatar University, you will use your QU ID to register for classes and access various other services and academic resources.If you need help:
- To obtain your QU ID, please contact the Student Campus Card office upon your admission to Qatar University. Your QU ID and password should be valid in order to log in to the Self-Service System (myBanner).
- If you face any technical issues, including with your QU ID and password, please contact the ITS Help Desk. It is located on the ground floor of the ITS Building, and can be reached by telephone at (+974) 4403-3456, by email at email@example.com and via the web at its.qu.edu.qa (7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Sun – Thu).
Read the Self-Service System manual
If you are a newly admitted student or if this is your first time using the myBanner Self-Service System , then it is important that you refer to the online manual to become familiar with the system and know how to access your account and manage the registration process.
Plan your class schedule
Meet your advisor
Prior to the beginning of each semester, you are encouraged to meet with your advisor. There is an assigned academic advisor who will assist you in the registration process and provide you with guidance and valuable information about:
- Program requirements
- Course prerequisites
- Study plans
- Selection of electives
- Alternative subjects
- Registration limitations
- Changes to study plans
You are expected you to make your own decisions and accept the responsibility for any choices. For further information about Academic Advising, please visit the Academic Advising and Retention Center.
Who is my advisor?
You can visit the online list of all academic advisors, which includes their phone numbers, emails, and office locations. You can also locate your assigned advisor information by logging in to the myQU Portal. Under the tab "myAcademics" your advisor information should appear in the second channel, titled “Academic Profile”.
Follow your study plan
You are strongly advised to know which study plan for your degree program you should follow, by checking with your advisor or by visiting the Academic Advising Office in your college. Following the right study plan and meeting with your advisor regularly is very important to ensure that you graduate on time.
Check for any prerequisites or restrictions
Please check whether you have met the prerequisites for courses you are going to register in the following semester. You may view course prerequisites and course restrictions through one of the following:
- The myBanner Self-Service System.
- In the “Detailed Course Information” page in the Course Catalog (view this example).
- Your study plan for each program also identifies this information.
You are allowed to pre-register for a course whose prerequisite(s) have not been yet completed, on the assumption that prerequisite courses will be passed during the semester in which the pre-registration is taking place. However, the Registration Department will drop students, without notification, from any pre-registered courses for which they failed a prerequisite. Consequently, you are responsible for checking your final grades to make sure that a prerequisite for pre-registered courses has successfully been completed and that you registered for the courses in the following semester.
Check language of instruction
Check the myBanner Self-Service System to find out which language will be taught in the courses you will register. Please visit language of instruction webpage for further information on the step-by-step guide to find the language assigned with your class.
Avoid class timing conflicts
Time conflicts occurs when you register in two courses scheduled at the same time. When you to start registration for classes, please ensure to check timings of your classes in the schedule of classes to avoid time conflicts between them.
Note: the system will prevent you from selecting two subject groups scheduled in the same time and an error message will come up saying “Time conflict with CRN … “.
Holds place a “block” on your myBanner System account that prevents you from registration, obtaining of academic documents and even from graduation. In order to release a hold, you may refer to the office that placed that hold. You can verify whether you have a hold via your account in the myBanner. After you login, click on Registration and then click “My Registration Status” link.
Know your academic load
The academic load is the maximum or minimum number of credit hours a student is allowed to register for in a semester. You should not register for less or more than the allowed academic load in a semester.
Please visit the academic load webpage to know your allowed number of credit hours.
Avoid final exam conflicts
It is your responsibility to plan class schedules in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts in your final examinations. In case you have three examinations on the same day OR two examinations on the same day & time, you will be able to change the date / time of one of these exams, in coordination with your instructor(s).
Should you have a time conflict in your examination schedule, you should communicate with your instructor(s) and fill in the Final Exam Conflict form (PDF) and then submit it to the Scheduling Section.
Register for classes
Now you are ready to register for classes! First, go the Self Service System (myBanner) and use your login information to access the system.If this is your first time as a new student, you will use your username and password information that was provided to you on the Orientation Day in your admission letter. Click on the “Student Registration and Records” tab, where you can register, add, and drop courses. For further information on how to register, please refer to the Student Registration guide (PDF).
It is important that you seek advising before early registration for the upcoming semester opens. Please visit the early registration schedule to know your assigned registration day.You will have the opportunity to register/drop courses until the last day of the add/drop period (see important dates) without any financial penalties. The dropped course(s) will not appear in your transcript or academic record.
You may refer to the myBanner Self-Service Manual to learn more on how to register for your classes.
View registration errors and restrictions
Sometimes when you try to register for classes in myBanner and after you click submit, you will see the following message:
Click here to view the Registration ErrorsBuy your textbooks
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Start your classes
Now you are ready to start your classes and to attend your first day of the semester. If this is your first semester at QU, you will need to be aware of the QU buildings codes and room numbers abbreviations.We encourage you to visit the Academic Advising website to learn more how they can help you during your academic journey at Qatar University.