Priority Registration - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will there be waiting lists during Priority Registration?

During Priority Registration, we do not maintain waiting lists for any courses.  When Add/Drop for Fall 2014 semester opens in the summer, we will maintain online waiting lists on Self Service Banner for selected courses.

Please see: Law School Waiting Lists (PDF) for further information on how the waiting list process will work.

How can I register for Fall 2014 classes?

Upper level law students in the J.D. Program can register for most of their Fall 2014 classes on-line, using Temple University's Self Service Banner (SSB) system. Non-J.D. and Graduate Law students have to contact their individual program offices to register for classes.

Here are the steps for the on-line registration process. First, log in to TUportal (http://tuportal.temple.edu) using your AccessNet username and password, select Self Service Banner (SSB), then select the Student tab. Next, select the Registration tab, and then select the Add or Drop Classes function. When you are asked to select a term, choose 2014 Fall and click Submit.  You will then be asked to provide your PIN number (see below).  When you have provided your PIN, you will be returned to the Add or Drop Classes page.  You can now add or drop classes. In the CRN fields provided on the "Add or Drop Classes" page, enter the CRNs for the courses for which you would like to add or drop and then click "Submit Changes".

When adding classes, be sure to use the CRN (Course Reference Number) shown in the first column of the course schedule, and NOT the course and section number.

NOTE:  You will know immediately if you are enrolled in the course or if it is full.

When is Priority Registration for Fall 2014 Law School courses?

The on-line Priority Registration process for JD students for the Fall 2014 semester is in two parts.

PART ONE - During the week beginning Monday, April 7, students will be allowed to register for one course only according to the table shown below.  This is intended to allow you the opportunity to register for a course you need for graduation or one that is otherwise important to you.  Just use Self Service Banner to register and, if necessary, perform Add/Drop so that at the end of your "One Course" registration opportunity, you are registered for only one course (other than a clinical).  Please note:  If you register for more than one course during this period, we will remove you from all of your courses, without consultation or advance notice, prior to Part Two of the registration process.

If you have been awarded a clinical, it should already be part of your roster and you will see it on the Add/Drop page.  Clinicals do not count as your one course for Part One of your registration - you can register for one course in addition to your clinical.

PART TWO - During the week beginning Monday, April 14 and until Wednesday, April 23, you will register for the rest of your courses.

 CLASS AND DIVISION Can register for . . .  At these times . . .   Using PIN
 Rising 4L Evening  One course only

Begin - Apr. 7 at Noon

End - Apr. 9 at 10 am

 222222
 Rising 3L Day  One course only

Begin - Apr. 8 at Noon

End - Apr. 9 at 10 am 

 444444
 Rising 3L Evening  One course only

Begin - Apr. 9 at Noon

End - Apr. 10 at 10 am

 333333
 Rising 2L Day  One course only

Begin - Apr. 10 at Noon

End - Apr. 11 at 10 am

 555555
 Rising 2L Evening  One course only

Begin - Apr. 10 at Noon

End - Apr. 11 at 10 am

 555555
 Rising 4L Evening  Other courses

Begin - Apr. 14 at Noon

End - Apr. 23 at 11:59 pm

 222222
 Rising 3L Evening  Other courses

Begin - Apr. 15 at Noon

End - Apr. 23 at 11:59 pm

 333333
 Rising 3L Day  Other courses

Begin - Apr. 16 at Noon

End - Apr. 23 at 11:59 pm

 444444
 Rising 2L Day  Other courses

Begin - Apr. 17 at Noon

End - Apr. 23 at 11:59 pm

 555555
 Rising 2L Evening  Other courses

Begin - Apr. 17 at Noon

End - Apr. 23 at 11:59 pm

 555555

Remember, these registration dates and times are important because Banner is a real-time registration system. When you register, you will know immediately if you are in a class or if it is full.  You can also review the availability of seats throughout your registration period.  Remember too that, within each group, the process will be first-come, first-served.  It is important to have a plan developed before the time arrives for your to register.

Clinical Courses, Guided Research, and Practicums are not available for registration through SSB (see FAQs below).

For the Integrated Programs (ITAP and ITP), schedule questions may be address by email (see FAQs below).

What is SSB?

SSB stands for Self-Service Banner. SSB is a web based, real-time system that allows access to your academic and financial records. You can also use this system to register for classes. You can log in using your AccessNet username and password. SSB is available through TUPortal. You can access TUPortal from the home page or any other page on the Law School website. The TUPortal tab is located on the top right of the page.

Where can I find the Course Schedule or Schedule of Classes?

You can access the course schedule on the Law School website from the Current Students dashboard under Course Schedules or click on Course Schedules from the Quick Links menu.

JD students will be able to register for most of their courses on-line. Courses that can be added or dropped on-line will show a CRN (Course Registration Number) in the first column of the Course Schedule.  The CRN field will be bland for courses that cannot be added or dropped on-line. 

How can I find Course Descriptions?

The descriptions for each course along with pre-requisite requirements, if any, are available on the Course Schedule (see above) on the law school website. Click on the Course title to see the description and requirements for the course.

How can I find out if there is space available in a course?

For courses that you can add or drop using SSB, you can check if there is space available through SSB. Select the Course Schedule function. When asked to select a term, choose 2014 Fall and click submit. When the Class Schedule Search screen comes up, select Juris Doctor under Subject and then scroll down to the bottom and click Class Search. This will produce a listing of all JD courses and sections with information about the number of seats available.

If you want to narrow your search to a particular course number, then, in addition to selecting Juris Doctor under Subject, you can also fill in the course number in the indicated field. If the Law School course number only has three digits, use a leading zero. For example, if you are looking for course number 416, use 0416 as the course number. But if you are looking for course number 1016, you only need to use 1016.

How can I register for the Integrated Programs (ITAP and ITP)?

 
Only rising 3L Evening Division students and rising 2L Day Division students are eligible to register for ITP or ITAP.  You cannot register for both ITP and ITAP.  Tables that show the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 schedules for ITP and ITAP are posted on this web site.
 
To register for ITP, simply enter the CRN 22591 in the field provided on the Add or Drop Classes page.  Trusts and Estates for ITP meets M 6:00 to 7:15 pm and TH 4:30 to 5:45 pm, and all the Transactional Practice I sections meet on W 6:00 to 7:50 pm, so this one CRN is sufficient to register you in ITP.  You will later be administratively registered in the Trusts and Estates course and assigned to one of the Transactional Practice sections.  NOTE:  If you register in ITP, do not register for any of the Trusts & Estates sections (001 or 051).
 
To register for ITAP, you must enter the CRN of the ITAP section you want.  Consult the table posted on this web site to see the meeting times of the ITAP sections and their CRNs.  Registration in an ITAP section also saves a place for you not only in the Trial Advocacy I section, but also in the associated section of Evidence and in the ITAP lecture.  You will later be administratively registered in the Evidence section.  NOTE:  If you register in ITAP, do not register for any of the Evidence sections (001, 002, 051).  In the Spring, you will be automatically registered in your section of Trial Advocacy II and in its associated section of Civil Procedure II.
 
What if I want to add or drop a clinical?
While registration for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 clinical courses has already occurred, there may be some spaces available in some clinicals.  If you are interested in adding or dropping a clinical course, please email Angela Racciatti at angela.racciatti@temple.edu  Please include your TU ID number and the title and course number of the clinical you wish to drop or add.

How do I register for Guided Research or a Practicum?

 
Guided Research offers students an opportunity to 1) satisfy the mandated research writing requirement, 2) develop research, writing and analytical abilities through producing a single substantive research paper, and 3) work with a Faculty member in an area of the teacher's interest or expertise. Guided Research Serial offers students an opportunity to satisfy the mandated serial writing requirement through producing a series of short papers.
Practicums involve experiential learning projects that are actively supervised and evaluated by individual faculty members. In addition to a faculty member, a supervising attorney may be involved. Faculty will assure the educational value of projects and students will meet periodically with their supervising faculty to discuss and review their projects. Students may receive either 2 or 3 credits for a Practicum. A Practicum will not satisfy the Law School's writing requirement or professional skills requirement, however the supervising faculty member may seek a waiver in appropriate situations. Grading will be either a letter grade or pass/fail, at the discretion of the faculty member and will be determined at the time of registration for the course.

To register for Guided Research or a Practicum, first contact the full-time faculty member who will supervise your work to discuss the project. Once you and the supervising faculty member have reached an agreement regarding your Guided Research or Practicum, you will need the Guided Research/Practicum Authorization Form (see link below) to have your registration processed. This form contains further information regarding the mandatory standards for Guided Research and Practicums. Complete this form and have the supervising faculty member sign it. Return the completed form to the Registrar in Barrack 103 and an administrator will register you for the Guided Research or the Practicum. Note that the form must be submitted by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which you propose to undertake the work.

Guided Research/Practicum Authorization Form

How do I register for Journals, Moot Court and/or Trial Team in order to receive credit?

To register for Journal credits, Trial Team, or Moot Court, please print the credit information Form (see link below), have it signed and then submit it to the Registrar's Office by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which you proposed to undertake the work. Instructions for these procedures are available on the forms. NOTE - law journal members have the option to apply their journal credits to the fall or to the spring semester or to split the credits, for example, if you have 3 credits, you can place 2 in one semester and 1 in the other. Your editor will also have forms for you to process for your journal, so please process those forms in addition to submitting a Credit Information Form to the Registrar.

Law Journal/Moot Court/Trial Team Credit Information Form

Where can I go with questions or problems during Add/Drop?

For assistance with any questions or problems during add/drop, students may go to the Law School Registrar's Office in Barrack Hall (suite 103) during normal business hours.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions about the on-line system or the add/drop process, please contact any of the following in the Office of Student Services, preferably by e-mail (be sure to provide your name, TU Id, time of occurence of the problem, nature of the problem, and course number, section number, title, and CRN of the course):

I have a "HOLD" on my record, can I drop or add classes?

If you have a "HOLD" on your record, you will NOT be able to add or drop courses on-line until the HOLD has been cleared from your record. There are many different types of HOLDs (Financial, Library Fines, Missing Degree Information, etc.). It is your responsibility to ensure that the HOLD is cleared from your record prior to the add/drop period. You can check your HOLD status on-line by selecting the Student Records tab on Self Service Banner (SSB). Please contact the Law School Financial Aid Office at lwfinaid@temple.edu or (215) 204-8943 if you have any questions about a HOLD.

I cannot drop or add a course. I am getting an error message. What does the error message mean?

The following are typical error messages in SSB:

Class restriction. Please select alternative section or course.
You are not eligible to register for this course with this class level (First year, second year, etc).
Required student cohort not met. Please select alternative section or course. (CHRT)
You are not eligible to register for this course as you don't have the appropriate program code and class year.
Closed Section. Please select alternative section or course
The course is closed or has reached maximum capacity.
Duplicate course with section " XXXX ". Please select alternative course.
You are trying to register for a course that you are already registered for.
You have exceeded the maximum allowable credits. Please see your advisor or academic office for assistance.
You have exceeded the maximum credits for your class year. Please contact Student Affairs Office (Barrack 103) for overload approval.
Course is mutually exclusive with "XXXX". Cannot earn duplicate credit. Please select alternative course.
You have already taken a similar course and cannot take this course again.
Prerequisite and/or Test Score Error
You do not satisfy all the pre-requisites to register for this course.
Time conflict with CRN "XXXX"
You are trying to register for a course in the same time slot.