Georgian’s student information system — where you will register for courses — is called Banner.

Banner Student Information System

How to log in to Banner

  • Go to the Banner login page.
  • Your user name is your nine-digit student number.
  • If this is your first time logging in, your password is your six-digit birth date in the format of YYMMDD. For example, if your birthday is March 17, 1964, then your password will be 640317.

If you experience problems logging in, send an email to or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1732.

In semesters when you do not need to pay a deposit you will be required to reserve your seat. Reserving your seat lets us know that you intend to register into your next academic semester in the upcoming term.

To reserve your seat, log into Banner and click on the “registration” menu. Click on the “reserve your seat” menu item and follow the prompts.

Reserving your seat does:

  • Allow you to view your registration window (the date and time you can access registration) on Banner
  • Allow you to register for courses within your assigned semester once your registration window opens
  • Guarantee you a seat in all of the mandatory courses for that semester and a seat in the required number of program options, general education or communications courses (prior to add/drop opening.) We cannot however guarantee space will be available in your preferred timetable, program option, general education or communications courses

Reserving your seat does not:

  • Register you into any courses or give you a timetable
  • Guarantee you a seat in any courses after the add/drop period begins (see Important dates for the exact date)
  • Guarantee you a seat in any courses not attached to your assigned semester as these must be registered for during the add/drop period and are based on space availability at the time you register
  • Commit you to attending courses (There is no penalty for reserving a seat and then choosing not to register for courses – once registration [selection of courses] has taken place, a program withdrawal form must be submitted within the first 10 days of the term or full fees will be charged for that term)

Course registration happens at different times for different groups of students based on semester and program. You will be provided with a registration window — a time period in which you may register for your classes — on Banner, Georgian’s student information system.

You will be able to view your registration date and time on Banner after the deposit deadline for that term. At your registration time, you will sign in to your Banner account and register for your classes.

Check Important dates for the first and last day to add or drop courses for a specific semester. Once you register, no changes can be made to your timetable until the add/drop period opens.

If you’ve paid your tuition or deposit (or reserved your seat in terms where a deposit is not required) by the deadline, you’ll be able to register online for your courses using Banner, Georgian’s student information system.

Watch our tutorial on how to register for courses at Georgian

Watch our tutorial on how to add/drop courses using Banner at Georgian

How to register

  1. Once you have logged in to Banner and are at the main menu, select Registration to view your status or to register.
  2. Select Register for courses.
  3. You may be prompted to select the term for which you are registering, for example, fall 2016.
  4. If you do not meet registration conditions, you will receive an error message telling you what the problem is and who to contact for assistance. Please take note of the entire message as this will help us solve the problem much faster. Otherwise, general registration information will appear. Select Continue.
  5. Your personal information will be displayed with a request to update if required. Select Continue.
  6. You will be presented with your course selections in a variety of ways (one or more timetables of mandatory courses; one or more timetables of mandatory courses PLUS optional courses; only optional courses). You may also be presented with Communications courses and/or Gen Ed courses. You may move back and forth between timetables.
  7. As you view a particular timetable, you’ll notice that the mandatory courses (if any) are selected for you. Changing timetables will remove the mandatory selections as well as any other course choices you may have made. You can only select from the combinations displayed within each timetable.
  8. If a timetable is full, proceed to the next one. If all timetables are full or there are no available optional courses, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 705.722.1511 or
  9. If the courses displayed do not meet the requirements of your academic progression, please contact your academic area for assistance. A link to academic area contact information is available on the Banner main menu.
  10. We recommended that you select the number of courses indicated. If you choose not to do so, remember that you are responsible for meeting your graduation requirements. Remember also that the number of courses you take in a semester will affect your student status, your fees and/or your student loan application. If you select more courses than those assigned for your curriculum, additional fees will be charged. If you choose to take courses out of sequence resulting in a lesser course load one semester and an increased course load in another, additional fees will be charged in the overload semester.
  11. Once you have selected the courses you require, click Submit to register. You will be advised if there are registration problems. You cannot go back to change your selections once you have completed this step and must wait for the add/drop period to make changes or add to your schedule.
  12. If you have been unsuccessful at registering for the courses you need, you may wish to contact your academic advisor for assistance. Otherwise, to change courses or sections, you must wait until the add/drop period. Check Important dates for add/drop dates.
  13. You are responsible for checking your account balance and paying for your fees in full by the payment due date (see Important dates). Fees may be adjusted until the end of the add/drop period based on your course registrations. It is therefore advisable that you check your account balance prior to classes starting and after the add/drop period.
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Important reminders

  • You must pay a non-refundable deposit once per academic year. Everyone pays a deposit in the fall term. If you are not here in the fall, you pay a deposit in the winter. If you are not here in the fall or winter, you pay a deposit in the summer. A deposit is also required any time you change to a new program – even if you have paid one in the previous term.
  • Full fees are due on the second day of the term. Any fees received after the fee deadline will be subject to a late fee surcharge of $150 which will be added to your balance.
  • We cannot accept in-person payments on the first or second days of the term. You will need to pay through your bank on these days.  (This is our preferred method of payment at other times also.)
  • It is your responsibility to be aware of graduation requirements for your program, including prerequisites and corequisites. This information can be found in your program outline.
  • You can check your graduation eligibility by using the “credential evaluation” tool on Banner, at any time during your studies.
  • Check your timetable prior to classes starting to ensure that you are still eligible for your courses and that the courses you’ve chosen had sufficient enrolment to run. If you’ve failed a prerequisite course, you’ll automatically be removed from ineligible courses.
  • Check your “account summary” on Banner. Ensure there are no unexpected charges or adjustments on your account and your balance is paid in full by the deadline.
  • Dates and times listed in Banner are subject to change. Please check on a regular basis.

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