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Registrar Office

Office of the Registrar


About Banner

Banner is an administrative software application developed specifically for higher education institutions by Ellucian. Banner maintains student, alumni, financial aid, human resources, and other data. It consists of several integrated systems, including the following:

  • Finance (Accounts Receivable)
  • Alumni/Development
  • Student
  • Financial Aid
  • Human Resources
  • General
Because they share a common database, called Oracle, the modules are highly integrated.  The Banner software is an interface to the database that provides secure processing of information for students, alumni, personnel, and financial aid.  

System Access

The first thing you should do to get started using Banner is to sign up for access--you should have received a form from Human Resources during your new employee orientation. Next, CIS will email you with Banner access information.