Eastern Michigan University

Glossary of Banner Codes and Fields

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  • Academic Standing: A term status applied to a student's academic record at the end of the term, based on prescribed standards. The Academic Standing field is found on SGASTDN and SGASTDQ.

    Current Academic Standing codes are:

    • Graduate students
      • 00/GO: Good Standing
      • P1-P3: Probation
      • DS: Dismissed
    • Undergraduate students
      • 00/GO: Good Standing
      • A1-A9: On an academic plan after being dismissed
      • DS: Dismissed
      • DW: Dismissal Warning due to not meeting first semester academic requirements
      • G1-G9: On an academic plan due to Probation
  • Alternate PIN: A six-digit number used to control ability to register. Numeric Alternate PINs allow registration, alphanumeric Alternate PINs prevent registration. The Alternate PIN field is found on SPAAPIN.

    Alternate PINs include:

    • 2EXP: second semester exploratory students must contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • COLL: The student has been sent to collections. The student should contact Student Business Services (734.487.3335) for more information.
    • DUAL: High School dual enrolled students must call the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • FTIAC: new undergraduate FTIAC students must register for an EMU Orientation session (aka Fast Track) before being able to register. Alternately, they may contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • FTIACW: First semester FTIACs who wish to withdraw from a class must contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • FT2021: New undergraduate FTIAC students who have already attended an EMU Orientation session must contact their academic advisor to schedule an advising session.
    • PROB: Students placed on Academic Plans due to probation must contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • SBACH: Students admitted as Second Bachelor Degree Seeking students must contact an advisor in the department of their intended major to schedule an advising session.
    • SF2021: New undergraduate FTIAC students admitted for winter must contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.
    • TRANSF: New undergraduate transfer students must contact the University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) at 734.487.0400 to schedule an advising session.

      000000: These are issued to new undergraduate FTIAC students to enable registration at the next EMU Orientation session.

    • 111111 – 999999 and 123456: These are issued to students with priority registration such as athletes, honors students, and graduate assistants
  • Application Decision Code: Describes the admissions decision. 

    Application Decision codes are:

    • 20: Undergraduate/Graduate Regular Admit
    • 21: Undergraduate ESL Admit
    • 22 MONY: Undergraduate/Graduate Admit Pending I-20 needs financial information (is used for an academic admit for a person that requires an I-20 and has submitted all required documents EXCEPT the financials. This admit code will not allow a person to register. After the financials are submitted and approved, the I-20 will be issued and the admit decision code will be changed to one that permits registration.)
    • 23 MONE: Undergraduate/Graduate ESL Admit Pending I-20 needs financial information (is used for an academic admit for a person that requires an I-20 and has submitted all required documents EXCEPT the financial information. This admit code will not allow a person to register. After the financial information is submitted and approved, the I-20 will be issued and the admit decision code will be changed to one that permits registration. This person is being admitted with an ESL requirement.)
    • 26: Admit Pending Eng Proficiency – For UG, Intl students who need an I20. Students are academically admitted, this decn code does not allow a student to register. After an official Eng Proficiency test score is submitted, reviewed and approved, the I-20 will be issued and the admit decision code changed to one that permits registration. Before a significant decn can be issued and I20 issued.
    • 27: Admit Pending Eng Prof & I20 - For UG, Intl students who need an I20. Students are academically admitted, this decn code does not allow a student to register. After an official Eng Proficiency test score and financial information is submitted, reviewed and approved, the I-20 will be issued and the admit decision code changed to one that permits registration. Before a significant decn can be issued and I20 issued.
    • 34: Undergraduate Special Admit (doesn’t meet admissions criteria, admitted based on Admissions review)
    • 39:  Online Accelerated Admit
    • 50: Graduate Cert Program Admit - Graduate Certificate Program
    • 51: Graduate Condition 1 Admit - Curriculum Deficiencies
    • 52: Graduate Condition 2 Admit - Senior; must show proof of graduation
    • 53: Graduate Condition 3 Admit - ESL
    • 54: Graduate Condition 4 Admit - GPA not met
    • 55: GR Condition 5 Admit (RNWL) - Returning; agreed to reset EMU Graduate GPA  
    • 56: GR Condition 6 Admit (DEPT) - Low GPA/Academic Deficiencies
    • 60: GR Cert Progrm Admt (insig/50)
    • 61: GR Condition 1 Admt (insig/51)
    • 62: GR Condition 2 Admt (insig/52)
    • 63: GR Condition 3 Admt (insig/53)
    • 64: GR Condition 4 Admt (insig/54)
    • 65: GR Condition 5 Admt (insig/55) - GR Condition 5 Admit (RNWL) Applicant is returning to Graduate School and has agreed to reset his/her EMU Graduate GPA. Students admitted under this condition must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the semester in which they complete their initial 9 credit hours of graduate study at EMU. Students who do not meet this requirement will have their conditional admission rescinded automatically with no opportunity to appeal.
    • 66: GR Condition 6 Admt (insig/56) - GR Condition 6 Admit (DEPT) – Low GPA/Academic Deficiencies – Department/Program – Applicant meets Graduate School GPA requirements, but does not meet department/program GPA requirements.
    • 70: Regular Admit (insig/20)
    • 71: UG ESL Admit (insig/21)
    • 75: Special Admit (insig/34)
    • 79: Online Accelerated (Insig/39)
    • 90: Application Withdrawn
    • 91: Application Updated
    • 92: Application Reactivated
    • 93: Cancelled by Applicant
    • 94: Application too late
  • Attribute: Identifies linked sections (e.g., LKL1, LKB1, and LKL1), general education courses (i.e., GEWI), and honors sections (i.e., HNRS). The Attribute field is found on SSADETL. It is also added to SAAADMS by Admissions to indicate class code on student’s learner record on SAAADMS for students except for UG FTAC and TRAN admits. Attribute code moves to SGASDD when student is admitted. The Attribute code converts to a Class code on SGASTDN, SFAREGS (last 2 characters converted as Class code) and is used by Financial Aid, Records & Registration and SBS.

    Attribute codes:

    • SCCC: St Class _ Cert of Completion
    • SCDP: St Class – UG Degree Pending
    • SCDR: St Class – Doctorate
    • SCHR: St Class – Degree Admit-Cond 4
    • SCMA: Su Class – Masters
    • SCND: Su Class – Non-Degree
    • SCSB : St Class – Second Bachelor’s
    • SCSP: St Class – Specialist
    • SCTC: St Class – Post Deg Tchg Cert
  • Bulletin Year: Calendar year which holds the degree requirements for the degree being sought. This is used during the degree audit to track a student against the requirements under the correct bulletin (i.e. catalog) for their degree. The Bulletin Year field is found on SHADEGR and SHADGMQ.
  • Building (Rm and Bldg): A physical structure where a class or event is held. See Building Codes for a list of buildings. The Building and Room fields are found on SSASECT.
  • Course Reference Number (CRN): A Course Reference Number (CRN) is a five-digit number that uniquely identifies each course section within a specific term. The CRN field is found on SSASECT.

    CRN codes start with:

    • Fall: 1
    • Winter: 2
    • Spring: 3 (No longer in use - effective 2012)
    • Summer: 4 (No longer in use - effective 2012)
    • Summer: 5
  • Campus: The grounds or property where a class or event is held. Campus codes are used to a) distinguish Main Campus sections from Online sections and b) ensure that students are assessed the correct tuition rates based on the course level (assessment of fees). The Campus field is found on SSASECT.

    Campus codes:

    • M1/M5/M7: Fully on Campus
    • MA1/MA5/MA7: Partially on Campus & partially online without meeting times
    • MM1/MM5/MM7: Partially on Campus & partially online with and without meeting times
    • MS1/MS5/MS7: Partially on Campus & partially online with meeting times
    • OA1/OA5/OA7: Online without meeting times
    • OM1/OM5/OM7: Online with and without meeting times
    • OS1/OS5/OS7: Online with meeting times
    • All others: Off Campus locations
  • CAPP Areas for Prerequisites: When creating a section, this field is checked if prerequisites exist for the course. The CAPP Areas for Prerequisites field is found on SSASECT.
  • Corequisite Sections: Corequisites are used to connect sections with different subject codes and/or course numbers. Creating corequisite sections forces the student to register for all the sections concurrently.
  • Course Status (Crse Stat): Indicates whether the student or University staff registered for a certain class. It also indicates if the class has been canceled or if the student has been dropped/withdrawn from the class. The Course Status field is found on SFASTCA as well as SFAREGS.

    Course Registration Status codes are:

    • A1: Administrative Drop @ 100% Refund
    • A2: Administrative Withdrawal @ 25% Refund
    • A5: Administrative Withdrawal @ 50% Refund
    • AD: Administrative Drop
    • AU: Audit Course
    • CA: Cancelled Class
    • DC: Drop Course
    • DD: Drop Delete - University staff dropped the student from the class via INB (Banner) within the 100% drop period.
    • DW: Web Drop - The student dropped the class via My.Emich Self Service Banner within the 100% drop period.
    • RE: Registered- University staff registered the student in the class via INB (Banner).
    • RW: Web Registered - The student registered for the class via My.Emich Self Service Banner.
    • WA: Individual Withdrawal with 'W' Grade
    • WD: Withdraw from Term 100%
    • WL: Waitlist
    • WP: Individual Withdrawal by Petition - 'W' Grade
    • WW: Total Withdrawal with 'W' Grade
  • Credit Hours (Section Cr Hrs): The number of credit hours assigned to a section. The Credit Hours field is found on SSASECT and contains a default value.
  • Cross List: Sections that are sharing room space need to be cross listed. A maximum enrollment for each section along with an overall maximum enrollment for the cross list must be set. The Cross List field is found on SSASECT and SSAXLST.

    Cross List caveats include:

    • Sections with shared meeting space that are not cross-listed will not import into the 25Live Scheduling system.
    • Cross-listed sections that do not have a maximum enrollment set will not allow registration.
    • Cross-listed sections that do not have a maximum enrollment set will not import into the 25Live Scheduling system.
  • Error Flags: Indicates if any errors were encountered in the registration. The Error Flags field is found on SFASTCA.

    Error Flag codes are:

    • L: Not currently being used by EMU (course status is designated as a wait list status)
    • D: Course has been dropped and is eligible to be deleted
    • F: An error such as a major restriction occurred that disallowed registration
    • O: An override was used when registering for the course
  • Gradable (Grd Ind): Indicates whether a section is graded. The Gradable field is found on SSASECT and is linked to grade sheets and is checked unless the section is a lab or recitation with no grade and no credit hours attached.
  • Graduation Status: Indicates if the student has received their degree. The Graduation Status field is found on SHADEGR.

    Graduation Status Code:

    • APL: Applied to Graduate
    • CON: Conferred to Graduate (Given formally or officially)
    • DEN: Denied to Graduate
    • DFR: Deferred by Student
    • ELG: Eligible Teacher Certification
    • REC: Recommended for Teacher Certification
  • Grade Mode (GD Mode): The way in which a course is graded. The Grade Mode checkbox is found on SSASECT, is used for Honors section only and must be blank for all other sections.

    Grade Mode codes are:

    • N: Normal
    • A: Audit
    • H: Honors
    • P: Pass/Fail
    • C: Credit/No Credit
    • S: Student Teaching
  • Hold: A student record hold can prevent registration, receipt of transcripts, etc. The most common holds are for overdue student accounts, parking fines, library fines, health service fees, and telecom charges. If a student has a hold that prevents registration, they must contact the office that placed the hold and take care of the issue before they can register. The Holds field is found on SOAHOLD. The most current list of Hold codes, who placed them, and what they impact can be found on the STVHLDD table.

    Hold codes that restrict registration include:

    • AT: Athletic
    • BU: College of Business (COB) Graduate (GR) Hold
    • CA: Assign to Collection Agency
    • CR: Collection Registration Block
    • DQ: Delinquent Payment Plan
    • EI: ESL Intensive English
    • EP: ESL English Proficiency
    • GS: Grad School Administrative
    • HG: No proof Graduation
    • HL: Holman Success Center
    • IS: International Student Administ
    • PA: Past Due Apartment Rent
    • PD: Past Due Account
    • PL: Pas Due Perkins Loan
    • PR: Probationary Student
    • PS: Past Due University Short Term Loan
    • PX: Perkins Exit Interview
    • RC: Returned Checks
    • RR: Records and Registration
    • SB: Second Bach Program Advising
    • SJ: Student Conduct & Comm Standards Appeal
    • SS: Student Conduct & Comm Standards
  • Level: Indicates the level of the student and the level of coursework. See Academic Level Codes for a list of level codes. The Level field is found on SAAADMS and SGASTDN.
  • Linked Sections: Linking is used to connect lecture, lab, and/or recitation sections which must be registered for concurrently. Creating linked sections forces the student to register for more than one section of the same course. Only sections with the same term, subject code, and course number can be linked.

    Linking sections requires you to enter three (3) codes, for each of the sections you are linking together:

    • Link Identifier: This two-character code is a section's (non-unique) ID number. The Link Identifier field is found on SSASECT.
      • Multiple sections can have the same Link Identifier code.
      • The first character describes the section's schedule type:
        • L: Lecture
        • B: Lab
        • R: Recitation
      • The second character is a number (0-9) that groups or links all the desired sections together.
    • Link Connector: This two-character code references the Link Identifier of any sections that that are linked to the current section. The Link Connector field is found on SSADETL.
    • Attribute: This four-character code has two parts, the code LK followed by the current section's Link Identifier code. The Attribute field is found on SSADETL.
  • Maximum (Enrl Max): This is the maximum enrollment limit for a section. The Maximum field is found on SSASECT and if not set, registration will not be permitted.
  • Outcome Status (Degree): Indicates where the student is in the degree process. The Outcome Status field is found on SHADEGR and SHADGMQ.

    Outcome Status codes are:

    • AW: Awarded
    • SO: Sought
    • PN: Pending (Applied for but degree not yet awarded).
  • Prerequisite: A preliminary requirement that must be met before registration in a particular course is allowed. Prerequisites are found on SMAAREA and on the My.Emich Faculty tab, under the Course/Class Schedule Information Menu link.
  • Part of Term (P/T): These codes identify the start and end dates for a section. Each semester will display its own set of codes. If needed, change the start and/or end dates to reflect the actual dates for the section; however, if even one student is enrolled, you will not be allowed to change the dates. Instead, you must cancel the section and then create a new section with the correct dates. If none of the Part of Term codes matches the desired dates, please contact Records and Registration. See Terms/Parts of Term for a current list of codes. the Part of Term field is found on SSASECT.

    The following is impacted if the Part/Term is not set up correctly (e.g., modified dates span terms),

    • Student registration
    • Add/drop deadlines
    • Withdrawals
    • Tuition refunds
    • Classroom scheduling
    • Online grade submission
  • Permissions: Permissions give authorization for a student to register for a restricted class. Common permissions include overriding enrollment limits, department permissions, and prerequisites. Permissions are found on SFASRPO

    Permission Codes are:

    • All: Overrides everything
    • DUPL: Allows a student to register for two or more sections with the same course number (e.g., independent study)
    • EL: Overrides enrollment limit (Maximum number of students in a course)
    • IPREG: Web registration is over, but the student can register in- person at the Registration office. This permission is typically needed 5-7 days after classes have begun.  Review the Parts of Term Deadline link in the Semester Calendar.  Registration is not automatic. The student must contact Registration or visit Service EMU to register.
    • PE: Rescinds the IPREG offer
    • PR: Overrides all prerequisites, but not corequisite's
    • PRRE: Overrides all prerequisites and restrictions
    • RE: Overrides all restrictions
    • LINK: Overrides course links (e.g., allows a student to register for a lecture section without being required to register for the linked lab section.)
    • CO: Overrides corequisite requirements, but not prerequisites
    • WL: Overrides waitlist status (Note: Registration is not automatic. Students must contact Registration.)
  • Print: Indicates whether a section will be included in the searchable list of sections. The Print checkbox is found on SSASECT and is checked by default.
  • Residency: Where an applicant/student resides for the purposes of determining application status and tuition assessment rate. the Residency field is found on SAAADMS and SGASTDN.

    Residency codes:

    • D: Non-Res Stu-In State Tuition
    • G: Graduate Assistant/Doc Fellow
    • M: Michigan
    • N: Non-Resident
    • R: Ohio Reciprocity Student
    • V: Veteran
    • O: Undeclared (Web apps come in with this residency code on SAAADMS)
  • Restrictions: A requirement that must be met before registration in a particular course is allowed. Restrictions are found on SSARRES.

    Restrictions are:

    • College
    • Major
    • Class
    • Level
    • Campus
    • Degree
    • Program
    • Attribute
  • Room Attribute Preferences Code: A pre-approval code designated to each college for scheduling rooms that have been assigned to a college/department and approved for pre-scheduling. Room assignments for sections marked with a pre-approval code will not be overwritten by the automated room scheduler.

    The pre-approval codes are:

    • AAF: Academic Affairs
    • CAS: College of Arts & Sciences
    • COE: College of Education
    • CHHS: College of Health & Human Services
    • CET: College of Engineering & Technology
  • Schedule Type (Schl Type): It identifies a section as a lecture, lab, independent study, etc. If you do not have the appropriate Schedule Type code available to choose from in the list of values for a particular course, contact the Office of Records and Registration. See Schedule Types for a list of schedule types for more information. The Schedule Type field is found on SSASECT. Schedule Types can be either standard (e.g. lecture, lab) or specialized (e.g. independent study, co-op, applied music).
  • Section: A section is an instance of a course. Section details are found on SSASECT.

    Changing/Modifying vs. Deleting vs. Canceling a Section:

    • Changing/Modifying: Before the class schedule has been made public, any section information can be changed/modified. Once students have enrolled in a section, you can change/modify the section instructor or enrollment maximum; however, you must cancel a section when the modification impacts the student such as campus, building, room, date or time changes.
    • Deleting: Before the class schedule has been made public, during the schedule setup phase, sections that will not be offered for the term should be deleted; however, once the schedule has been made public, sections must be cancelled instead of deleted. If a section is deleted from Banner (INB) after it has been imported into 25Live, it will need to be manually deleted from the scheduling system.
    • Canceling: You will not be able to cancel a section in which students have already registered. When canceling a section, the students must be manually dropped by Records and Registration. Students are not notified by Records and Registration when a section is cancelled; therefore, the academic department is responsible for contacting the students to notify them the section is cancelled and whether or not a new section is available.
  • Section (Sec): This number helps identify an instance (section) of a course. The Section field is found on SSASECT.

    Section number syntax:

    • Section numbers should not be duplicated within the same course. Duplicate number will make it more difficult to locate and fix 25Live section errors and to search for room availability.
    • You can only copy the "0" section when creating new sections of a course, therefore you should always have one "0" section for every course. Once the section has been copied, section numbers should then be changed so you do not have duplicate "0" sections for a course in a term.
  • Special Approval (Perm/Department Permission): Students will be unable to register for a section requiring department permissions until they secure authorization from the proper academic department. The Special Approval field is found on SSASECT.

    Special Approval codes are:

    • DP: Department Permission Required
    • EP: Extended Programs Permission Required
  • Status (Stat): Determines if a section allows registration and describes the student group that can register for the section. The most common status codes are Active (A) or Cancelled (C); however; there are several status codes available. Sections with an A are open to the general population, provided course restrictions and prerequisites requirements are met. To restrict registration to a section using one of the less common codes (i.e., E, F, G, H, or P), you must also request a section restriction be added by Records & Registration or the Honors College (for Honors sections only). The Status field is found on SSASECT.

    Status codes:

    • A: Active - Appears in the Schedule and allows registration.
    • C: Cancelled - Does not appear in the Schedule or allow registration.
    • E: CSIE (Creative Scientific) Program - Appears in the Schedule and allows registration.
    • F: First Year Seminar (aka FIGS) - Appears in the Schedule and allows registration.
    • G: Gateways to Completion – Appears in the Schedule and allows registration
    • H: Honors - Appears in the Schedule and allows registration.
    • P: PASS (Promote Academic Survival & Success) - Appears in the Schedule and allows registration. – no longer used
    • R: Residential Cohort
    • S: Shelved - Does not appear in the Schedule or allow registration.
  • Student Status: Indicates whether a student is currently enrolled or has not been enrolled at EMU during the last two years, due to graduation or other reasons. The Student Status field is found on SGASTDN.

    Student Status codes are:

    • AS: Active Status - An individual who has been enrolled at EMU during the last eight semesters.
    • IS: Inactive Status -an individual who has not been enrolled at EMU during the last eight semesters.
    • IG: Inactive Due to Graduation - an individual who has not been enrolled at EMU during the last eight semesters due to graduation.
  • Student Type: Indicates whether the applicant/student is a new (first time in any college/university), transfer (from another college/university, or continuing (EMU) student. The Student Type field is found on SAAADMS, SFAREGS and SGASTDN.

    Student Type codes are:

    • C: Continuing
    • T: Transfer
    • N: New Student - First Time in Any College
    • O: Undeclared
    • U: Unclassified
  • Term code: Indicates the academic year and semester. The Term field is found on SSASECT.

    Semester Codes are:

    • Fall: 10
    • Winter: 20
    • Spring: 30 (No longer in use - effective 2012)
    • Summer: 40 (No longer in use - effective 2012)
    • Summer: 50

    Examples of Banner term codes:

    2020-2021 Academic Year

    • Fall 2020 = 202110
    • Winter 2021 = 202120
    • Summer 2021 = 202150

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    • Fall 2021 = 202210...
  • Title field: Section titles are used to indicate the course topic and no other purpose. These titles will display on student transcripts; therefore, they must be entered in a professional manner. You can request that additional text be added to a section. This text does not display in My.Emich. To request section text, email The Office of Records & Registration with the text you want added to the section or if you are not sure a course is eligible for a title change. The Title field is found on SSASECT.

    Title field data standards:

    • Only courses such as Special Topics, Independent Studies, Thesis, dissertation, Seminar, etc. are allowed to have title changes. Contact The Office of Records & Registration if you are not sure if you can change a section title.
    • Check to be sure that the title is spelled correctly and is in proper case (it should not appear in all capitals or all lower case).
    • Do not use periods after word abbreviations.
    • Watch abbreviations to be sure they are appropriate.
    • The title can only be 30 characters total (including spaces & punctuation).
  • Tuition and Fee Waiver : Indicates whether a section is exempt from normal tuition and fee assessment rules. The Tuition and Fee Waiver checkbox is found on SSASECT and is not checked by default. This field is maintained by the Student Business Services (SBS) Office.
  • Voice Response and Self-Service Available (Web Ind): Indicates whether a section is available for registration via the Self Service channel in My.Emich. The Voice Response and Self-Service Available checkbox is found on SSASECT and is checked by default.
  • Wait List (Wait) Maximum: The maximum wait list allowed for a section. The Wait List Maximum field is found on SSASECT.
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