During Priority Registration we will not have the option to join electronic waiting lists for courses, but will will provide this option for Spring 2014 writing seminars during Add/Drop in January.
Further information about Law School waiting lists, including tips and step-by-step instructions, are available through the following link: Law School Waiting Lists (PDF)
Upper level law students in the J.D. Program can drop or add most of their Spring 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 Spring and click Submit. You will then be asked to provide your PIN number. The PIN number for your group is shown in the table below the next FAQ. 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.
The Priority Registration period for Spring 2014 courses will be from Monday, November 18 through Wednesday, December 4. Further detail is provided in the table below. Students register in groups according to their class year and division. The registration process is in two parts. During the week of November 18, students are allowed to register for one course only, giving them the opportunity to register for a course that is most important to them. Beginning on November 25, students register for the rest of their courses.
Clinical Courses, Guided Research, and Practicums are not available for registration through SSB (see FAQs below).
In addition to the table below, please consult the email sent to each group for specific information about registration.
Begin - Nov. 18 at Noon
End - Nov. 20 at 10:00 am
Begin - Nov. 19 at Noon
3rd Year Evening
Begin - Nov. 20 at Noon
End - Nov. 21 at 10:00 am
Begin - Nov. 21 at Noon
End - Nov. 22 at 10:00 am
4th Year Evening
Begin - Nov. 25 at Noon
End - Dec. 4 at 11:59 pm
Begin - Nov. 26 at Noon
During the week of November 18, students are allowed to register for one course only, giving them the opportunity to register for a course that is most important to them. During your one course registration period, just use SSB to register, and if necessary, perfor Add/Drop so that by the end of your one course registration period, you are registered in only one course. (Clinicals, ITAP, and ITP do not count against your one course limit - you can be in any of these and still register for one course.) Beginning on November 25, you will have the opportunity to register for the rest of your courses. 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 the beginning of your registration period for the rest of your courses.
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.
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 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.
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 Spring 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.
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
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
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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 204-8943 if you have any questions about a HOLD.
The following are typical error messages in SSB: