Banner Access Request

Banner access is required for some individuals to perform their job duties. Below is a description of how to request access according to the individual’s role in graduate education. Please note that individuals must be employees at Michigan Tech to obtain access; contact the Graduate School with any questions you have.

Graduate Faculty Status

Graduate Faculty who are appointed to serve as advisors or co-advisors for graduate students will need access to the uAchieve system in order to view degree audits for their advisees. The Graduate School is currently encoding programs in the College of Business.

Graduate Faculty who are appointed as advisors or co-advisors for graduate students in Banner need access to Banner Workflow (to approve or reject defense scheduling requests) and WebFocus reports under the “Academic folder”.

To obtain the necessary access, complete the Student Information Access Request Form:

  • Enter the applicant’s information in the top block (Applicant’s Name, M Number, User ID, Department, Title/Position, and Phone Number)
  • Select whether this is a request for a new or existing banner user
    • If the faculty has had Banner access previously, select Existing
    • If the faculty has not had Banner access previously or is new to MTU, select New.
  • Select “GR Level Data”
  • Select “Faculty”
  • For uAchieve access, check “Other” and write-in “uAchieve” 
  • For Banner Workflow, check “Other” and write-in “Banner Workflow - Graduate Defense Approver”
  • Check WebFOCUS and write-in “Academic folder”
  • Obtain signatures for the applicant and supervisor on page 2
  • Scan and email the form to sais@mtu.edu

Graduate Program Directors

Graduate Program Directors who are appointed to serve as advisors or co-advisors for graduate students will need access to the uAchieve system in order to view degree audits for their advisees. The Graduate School is currently encoding programs in the College of Business.

Graduate Program Directors who are appointed as advisors or coadvisors for graduate students in Banner need access to Banner Workflow (to approve or reject defense scheduling requests) and WebFocus reports under the “Academic folder”.

Graduate Program Directors who are appointed to make admission decisions for the department need access to Banner Workflow - Grad School Application Review (to access Application workflows) and WebFocus reports under the Admissions folder.

Graduate program assistants will need access to Perceptive Content for Student and Admission documents.

To obtain the necessary access, complete the Student Information Access Request Form:

  • Enter the applicant’s information in the top block (Applicant’s Name, M Number, User ID, Department, Title/Position, and Phone Number)
  • Select whether this is a request for a new or existing banner user
    • If the grad director has had Banner access previously, select Existing
    • If the grad director has not had Banner access previously or is new to MTU, select New.
  • Select “GR Level Data”
  • Select “Faculty”
  • For uAchieve access, check “Other” and write-in “uAchieve” 
  • For Banner Workflow, check “Other” and write-in “Banner Workflow - Graduate Defense Approver”
  • For WebFocus access check WebFOCUS and:
    • If the grad director is serving as both the Academic and Admissions director, write-in “Academic folder” and “Admissions folder’
    • If the grad director is serving as the Admissions director only, write-in “Admissions folder”
    • If the grad director is serving as the Academic director only write-in “Academic folder”
  • For Perceptive Content access check Perceptive Content and write-in “Graduate School folder”
  • Obtain signatures for the applicant and supervisor on page 2
  • Scan and email the form to sais@mtu.edu

Graduate Program Assistants

Graduate program assistants will need access to the uAchieve system in order to view degree audits. The Graduate School is currently encoding programs in the College of Business.

Graduate program assistants will need access to WebFocus reports under the Academic and Admissions folders.

Graduate program assistants will need access to Perceptive Content for Student and Admission documents.

Graduate program assistants will need access to Banner 9 and Banner 8 forms.

To obtain the necessary access, complete the Student Information Access Request Form:

  • Enter the applicant’s information in the top block (Applicant’s Name, M Number, User ID, Department, Title/Position, and Phone Number)
  • Select whether this is a request for a new or existing banner user
    • If the grad assistant has had Banner access previously, select Existing
    • If the grad assistant has not had Banner access previously or is new to MTU, select New.
  • Select “GR Level Data”
  • Select “Staff”
  • For uAchieve access, check “Other” and write-in “uAchieve” 
  • For WebFocus access check WebFOCUS and write-in “Academic and Admissions folder”
  • For Perceptive Content access check Perceptive Content and write-in “Graduate School folder”
  • For Banner 9 access - select “View all student forms”
  • For Banner 8 access - write-in “SZAGDGR, TZAGRSP, SZAPROT and GZAORPT” 
  • Obtain signatures for the applicant and supervisor on page 2
  • Scan and email the form to sais@mtu.edu

Graduate Admissions Dashboard

Graduate Admissions Dashboard access is automatically granted to all Michigan Tech employees. The dashboard is housed within Webfocus Business Intelligence Portal and can be accessed by utilizing your ISO login and password. The dashboard contains graduate admission information and historical comparisons for all academic programs and the University at large. For questions or more information on the Graduate Admissions Dashboard, please contact gradadams@mtu.edu.