Ellucian Banner 9 is a lifesaver for Academic Advisors!!!
March 18, 2021

Ellucian Banner 9 is a lifesaver for Academic Advisors!!!

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Overall Satisfaction with Ellucian Banner

Ellucian Banner is used across our whole organization for course registration, holds, degree changes, graduation, honors, financing, billing, library, course entry, and transcripts. All departments use the Ellucian Banner system to enter holds for various students: provisional students, housing, advising, probation, athletic, library, advising obligations, admission obligations, financial, and registration.

Banner allows Academic Advisors and Registrar’s Office to override prerequisite test score errors for registration purposes; furthermore, it permits departments to few and place holds on various students, or to override various holds. Several departments place holds; therefore, having the ability to view the holds, permits departments to better assist our students.

Academic Advisors use Ellucian Banner daily to ensure catalog dates are correct, advising, course overrides and create graduation entry the students major, minor, and honors. Advisors are also permitted to view transcripts and previous degrees and course work from students which is a great benefit to properly advise our students. Ellucian Banner 9 is great program to work with and screens our simple and easy to read.
  • Registration: Advisors can quickly register students and override prerequisite errors.
  • Record keeping: Update catalog years, change majors, and/or minors.
  • Graduation entry: Process or create graduation applications.
  • Holds: Permits Academic Advisors to view student holds.
  • One thing I miss from the previous version of Ellucian Banner, is the control + page down. I struggle with alt + page down.
  • I love the Ellucian Banner favorites; however, it is a little difficult to navigate.
  • I can honestly only think of 2 things that could be improved. I use Ellucian Banner daily.
  • Registration.
  • Degree changes and adding/removing minors.
  • Holds - placing and removing.
  • Graduation entry.
  • Missing requirements from Admissions.
  • Ellucian Banner allows departments to have the resources needed for increased enrolment.
  • Enrollment in our college is currently up; however, it is a nonprofit.
Ellucian Banner blows SIS Partner Platform and Oracle PeopleSoft
out of the water. I worked in another university prior to where I am currently
and I was trained on SIS; however, I found it to be quite difficult to navigate
and I would often have to logout and log back in because I was unable to get my
tabs to move; although, logging in was a process. Before I left the prior
institution, we began training on Oracle PeopleSoft; although, it was more user
friendly, and advisors could function with less difficulty, I still prefer the
use of Ellucian Banner 9. Ellucian Banner 9, is much easier to navigate;
therefore, I would struggle to work with anything less than Ellucian Banner 9.

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I can only provide scenarios for where Ellucian Banner is suited because I use it daily and it suits all our needs for the University I work for. The college I am housed in, we each have a hefty load of around 400-600 students; therefore, Ellucian Banner is gold in my book. We also use another program in adjacent to this program; however, the other program gets all of its information from Ellucian Banner. During advising, I can inform the students of various holds, midterm grades, missing admission requirements, etc. The ease of processing major changes and minors, I absolutely love in Ellucian Banner 9. I am unable to provide information where it is least appropriate. My opinion after work in two large Universities, I have found with Ellucian Banner 9 it is the easiest program to use. I was really worried about Ellucian Banner 9 update; however, I am sorry I doubted it.