Staff Newsletter - Winter 2013

Important Dates:

10th Day of Instruction - January 18th

  • Last day to petition for Part Time status.
  • Last day to petition for the Employee-Student Reduced Fee.
  • Last day to file for PELP.
  • Last day to drop designated 10-day drop courses.
  • Deadline to File to Graduate in Fall.

20th Day of Instruction - February 4th

  • Last day to drop designated 20-day drop courses.

25th Day of Instruction - February 11th

  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading.
  • Last day to change units of a variable unit course.
  • Fall Registration holds go fatal for Spring.

Deadline to use PTA's - March 11th

Deadline to use PTD's - March 18th

January 31, 2013

The newsletter contains important dates for the term in addition to information about OUR processes that you may not be aware of but are interested in learning about. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered, please contact us at We would love to hear from you.

For your reference, Newsletters will be archived on the University Registrar's website in the Faculty and Staff section. Note: The website version is text only, so it is much easier to print.

Do You Know About ZGISTDN?

In response to a request for certain student record information, without the need to jump between several different Banner pages, the Office of the University Registrar created a hybrid query page - ZGISTDN.  This is a view only page. No changes can be made to any of the data on this page.

Anyone with basic Banner access may view this page. It combines information pulled from several different Banner pages, e.g. ZGASTDN/SGASTDN and ZFAREGS/SFAREGS.

The Minimum Progress Waiver

There is an option, through Student Disability Services, for a Minimum Progress Waiver. This form is approved by both SDC and the student's Dean's Office. This program allows students to take enough units to be considered full time, but not be included in the End of Term Minimum Progress calculation.

For the Minimum Progress Waiver, the student is registered in and pays for full time units. This is different than the Part-Time program. A student on Part-Time is also exempt from Minimum Progress calculations, but only because they are approved to be registered in less than full-time units (10 or less for undergrad and 6 or less for grad). The two programs are not the same and cannot be used simultaneously.

Door Notices

Effective winter 2013, the Office of the University Registrar discontinued posting hard copy paper door notices outside of classrooms for course schedule changes. Instead, a computer generated email notification to all enrolled and wait-listed students is being sent when there is a course meeting schedule change, room change or course cancellation. We welcome feedback on the effectiveness of the email notification. Please send any feedback to Lynn at