Course Setup: Behind-the-Scenes

Creating a course entails many steps and specialized set-up in Banner. Most of the details for course set-up are taken directly from your course proposal which has been fully-approved in CIM. However, some details, including anything which is part of a course’s default set-up, will not display on the CIM form. These include:
  • default restrictions: these restrictions are set on every course within a certain level category, regardless of department affiliation.
  • non-default grading options.

The full list of default set-up rules follows. Note: older courses may not currently reflect the most updated rules listed below.

Course TypeRule CategoryDefault Set-up  
all subject AE coursesNon-Default Grade Mode optionsContinuing Education
all courses excepting subject AE and college PENon-Default Grade Mode optionsAudit,Satisfactory/No Credit
all subject AE coursesRestrictionsOnly INTO-Mason level students will be permitted to register.
all college PE coursesRestrictionsOnly continuing education level students will be permitted to register.
all 999 courses (excluding college PE)RestrictionsOnly those with a student class of Advanced to Candidacy will be able to register.
all subject EIP coursesRestrictionsOnly continuing education level students will be permitted to register.
all subject LIFE coursesRestrictionsOnly continuing education level students will be permitted to register.
all courses 500-699 (excluding college PE)RestrictionsOnly those with a student class of graduate, advanced to candidacy, non-degree, or senior plus are permitted to register.

All non-degree undergraduate students are blocked from registering.
all courses 700-799 (excluding college PE)RestrictionsOnly those with a student class of graduate, advanced to candidacy, or non-degree are permitted to register.

All non-degree undergraduate students are blocked from registering.
all courses 800-998 (excluding college PE)RestrictionsOnly those with a student class of graduate or advanced to candidacy may register.