Online study at UC

New Online Students

Welcome to online study at Utica College!
Let's get you started on your program.

New Student First Steps

Here are the steps you need to take to begin online study at Utica College:


To create your student account, pay your tuition deposit. (New accounts cannot be established until the tuition deposit is processed.) Please make your secure online payment below:


Your account will be used to access all essential student account functions in our BannerWeb system as well as your Utica College email account, your Learning Management System access, and other web-based applications.

Activate your account


There are three ways to do this:

  1. Online. Use your UC account login (see Step Two) to access the Consent Form. Once you gain access, you will need to follow the prompts to create a password.

    Consent Form
  2. In person. Visit the Center for Student Success and meet with a Financial Aid advisor. Bring two forms photograph identification (one must contain a signature) and fill out the form to create a password.
  3. By mail. Fill out the form and have it notarized, then send it in by mail and a password will be created for you.


Note: Your password will expire automatically every 120 days. Beginning 14 days before expiration, you will receive daily reminders that you need to reset your password. Please contact the Help Desk for assistance: 1-866-264-1537 


  1. Watch your messages for PIN number and registration information. Use your Plan of Study or advising worksheet as a guide for which classes to register. If you do not have a Plan of Study, please contact your advisor or Success Coach. Advisor/success coach information can be found under the program-specific section below.
  2. Make sure to have your BannerWeb username, password, and alternate registration PIN. Course progress can be monitored through BannerWeb Degree Evaluation.
  3. To make a secure online payment, please visit our Secure Online Payment site.
  4. For financial aid (FAFSA) questions, please contact your Student Financial Services counselor (see below). 
Last Name A-Lf: Ms. Wendy Stevens -
Last Name Li-Z: Mr. Michael Blehar -
ABSN: Mr. Kyle Dempster -

Additional Information:

  • Please note: full payment or a valid FAFSA (on file) at Utica College is required on the payment due date (contact representative above for information on payment due dates).
  • Utica College does not accept employer tuition deferrals. If you have employer tuition benefits, you will need to pay up-front with reimbursement coming from your employer at the end of the class session, or establish alternate means of payment with your employer.
  • Assistance with registration: (315) 792-3001. Please have your SFS password available to verify your identity.

Recommended Registration Deadlines

  • Non-residency Courses - please allow yourself time to order books and supplies. We ask that you register for courses no less than two weeks prior to term start.
  • Residency-related Courses - please allow yourself time to arrange travel and accommodations, as well as to order books and supplies. We ask that you register for your residency-related coursework no less than two weeks prior to residency start.



Meet with your advisor to discuss your Academic Goals and to obtain your Alternate Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Review your Registration Status. This will tell you when you can register and whether there are any holds that will prevent you from registering. If you have any holds, you need to work with the relevant offices to resolve them before you register. Here is how to review your status:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Enter Secure Area” and enter your UC username/password
  3. Click “Student and Financial Aid”
  4. Click “Registration”
  5. Click “Select a Term” – choose a term from the dropdown list and submit
  6. Click ”Registration Status” to determine if you have any holds on your account which may prohibit registration and to determine when the dates and times you are authorized to register.

Please use your study plan as a reference. You can also contact your academic advisor or success coach. When in doubt, call our office to find out which courses to register for:

Prospective Students
(866) 892-6747
(866) 295-3106 (Cybersecurity, PPtDPT, FCM)

Current Students
(866) 295-3106

Here's how to register:

  1. Follow steps 1 though 5 above to log in to BannerWeb, enter the Registration area and select a Term
  2. Click on Add or Drop Classes If you receive a message that you have a blocked registration because of a hold, you will need to contact the relevant office before you can proceed.
  3. Enter your Alternate PIN – Note: You must contact your advisor to find out what your alternate PIN is. Your alternate PIN is unique to you, it cannot be used by anyone else, and must not be shared with anyone else.
  4. You are now ready to register. There are two ways to register:

    Option 1 – Class Search Method allows you to look up the Course Reference Number (CRN) during the registration process. Here is how to do it:
    • Click on the Class Search button
    • Select at least one subject and any combination of other information
    • Click on the Class Search button
    • Click on the Select box to choose the section(s)
    • To immediately register for the section, click the Register button, then repeat steps a – e for additional classes. To save the section and continue searching for more classes click on Add To Worksheet. If you choose Add To Worksheet, click the Submit button when you are done.

    Note: Closed sections will have a C in the select column

    Option 2 – CRN Registration is best if you already know the Course Reference Number (CRN) of the courses for which you wish to register. CRNs can be found in the Schedule of Courses which is available as a PDF file on the Web. 
    • If you know the CRNs you want to register for enter one CRN per block in the Add Classes Worksheet
    • Click on the Submit Changes button
  5. As you register for courses, successful registrations will be displayed as ** Web Registered ** under the heading of Current Schedule at the top of the page.
  6. Click Exit

Error Messages in BannerWeb

Carefully read any Registration Add Error messages and take appropriate actions. These messages normally mean that the registration was not completely successful. The more common error messages are:

  • PREREQ and TEST SCORE ERROR – You have not taken the required prerequisites for this class

  • PROGRAM RESTRICTION –The sections is restricted to students in specific curriculums. You are not qualified to register for the section. (Could also be MAJOR or CLASS restriction)

  • DUPLICATE CRN – You have already registered for this section TIME CONFLICT – You are trying to register for two sections meeting during the same time CLOSED SECTION – The section is full.

  • RESERVE CLOSED – The seats reserved for your class (freshman, sophomore etc) are full.

  • LINK ERROR – Some courses require that you register for both a lecture and a lab section. You are missing one of the sections. You must register for both lecture and lab in one submit transaction. ** Helpful Hint **: A common scenario is that a student will successfully register for a lecture and a lab and later decide to change to a different lab section while keeping the same lecture section. The best way to accomplish this to ensure that you do not lose your seat in the lecture section is as follows:

    • Locate the CRN you wish to drop in your Current Schedule. In the Action field, select Drop Web from the drop-down list box.

    • Using either the CRN Method or the Class Search Method in step 12, add the CRN of the new lab section to the Add Classes Worksheet

    • Click the Submit Changes button

  1. Login to BannerWeb by entering your username and password
  2. Click on Student and Financial Aid
  3. Click on Registration
  4. Click on Select a Term – choose a term from the drop down list – submit
  5. Click on Add or Drop Classes
  6. Locate the CRN you wish to drop in your Current Schedule. In the Action field, select Drop Web from the drop-down list box.
  7. Click the Submit Changes button.
  8. Check your Current Schedule to make sure it is complete. Remaining successful registrations will be displayed as ** Web Registered **.
  9. Click Exit



If you are not using financial aid to pay for your education, Utica College offers an easy, secure, and convenient way to pay for your tuition and fees online. You will need to log into Banner Web in order to access the payment portal. Please read this step-by-step instructional guide on where to find the payment portal on Banner Web.

If you are using financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor to make sure your aid is in-place and ready to go!

School of Health Professions and Education

Mr. Kyle Dempster
Phone: (315) 792-3400

School of Arts and Sciences

Ms. Andrea Curley
Phone: (315) 792-3008

School of Business and Justice Studies

Ms. Sandra Shepardson
Phone: (315) 223-2424


Mr. Kyle Dempster
(315) 792-3400


There are multiple ways to order books for your online courses:
  1. Use an alternate online textbook source.


Use this step-by-step guide to find specific ISBN numbers for your courses. If the courses are not yet available online, please contact your academic advisor or success coach.


Need help paying for your books? If you have financial aid, you may be able to use a Book Line of Credit (BLOC). Simply fill out this form. Remember, you will need to fill out this form each semester in order to receive the BLOC.

Please direct any questions about the book voucher to:

School of Health Professions and Education
Mr. Kyle Dempster
Phone: (315) 792-3400

School of Arts and Sciences
Ms. Andrea Curley
Phone: (315) 792-3008

School of Business and Justice Studies
Ms. Sandra Shepardson
Phone: (315) 223-2424

Mr. Kyle Dempster
Phone: (315) 792-3400


(Note: some, but not all, programs require a residency or orientation.)

Participating in residency at Utica College is more than just a required component of your graduate program. It is also a unique opportunity to:

  • Connect and collaborate with fellow students and faculty
  • Gain top-level skills through hands-on learning
  • Work with state-of-the-art technology
  • Benefit from professional networking

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PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to log in to Engage or Canvas until you have successfully registered for your first course. Typically within 1 hour you will be able to log in to your course shell using the same username and password of the account you activated (step one above) for BannerWeb. If you do not see your course shell, chances are you have a payment discrepancy. Please log in to the payment portal on BannerWeb (step five above) to locate and resolve this discrepancy.

You will not be able to access your course until 1 business day prior to your start date.

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Students With Documented Disabilities

If you believe that you will be requesting accommodations due to a disability, please provide us with current records to document your disability so that we can make a determination of your eligibility for accommodations, and the type of accommodations that would be appropriate at Utica College. Please contact the Learning Services Office directly:

Learning Services at UC
Learning at UC

Online Tutoring

Utica College has a wonderful tutoring service called Smarthinking for its online student population. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More about Smarthinking

Online and Extended Studies Staff

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