Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business

How to Register for Classes

La Sierra University students may register on the WEB if the following conditions exist:

  1. Student is admitted to La Sierra University (ID and web PIN received with acceptance letter)
  2. All holds have been removed
  3. Received advisor approval of class schedule (undergraduate programs only), and Registration PIN for the quarter term.

Rules of Registration

The Procedure for WEB registration is as follows:


  1. Click Sign On
  2. Login: ID # and 6 digit Web PIN (Birth Month [2 digits] + Day of Birth [2 digits] + last two digits of Birth Year).
    (i.e., if your birth date is February 10, 1980 your PIN is 021080)
  3. Click on Students then click Register for Classes Click Select Term or Add/Drop classes.
  4. Click Submit Term, then enter your 5-digit Registration PIN (received from your advisor).
  5. Enter the CRN numbers for your desired classes then click Submit Changes button.
  6. Click on Menu.
  7. Click Student Schedule by Day & Time and/or Student Detail Schedule to view your schedule, verify all courses, units, sections, days and times. If you have variable unit courses (e.g. 2-4 units) click on Change Class Options to select approved number of units.
  8. Now you MUST confirm registration to retain your reserved classes. Click Confirmation of Registration and follow instructions.

*All students must complete the Confirmation of Registration online or send by mail/fax to Student Financial Services Office by midnight on the day of registration, or you will be withdrawn from all classes.

You are responsible for the accuracy of your registration.

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How to Set-Up Your E-mail Account

Step 1: La Sierra Email Directions

Click here to get to the La Sierra Self-Serve page. Then do the following:

Step 2: Fill in the info as directed below:


First, enter your 6-digit LSU ID number. Second, enter your PIN number which was provided to you by admissions OR contact the Office of the Registrar via phone at (951) 785-2006 or stop by their office in the Administration Building. If you have used this service before, use the PIN you have already set up. Third, once inside you will be asked change your Self-service Banner PIN (6 digit number) and to set up a question for you to answer in case you ever forget your new PIN. Should you forget your PIN just click on the Forgot PIN? button, answer the question, and then you will be given access to your account. Follow the directions given and make sure that you can remember the answer to the question.

Text/Screen CaptureOnce inside Self-Serve Banner, do the following:

Step 3: Click on La Sierra E-Mail

If you are a student worker, you may first need to select "Student" after logging in in order to access your "LSU Email" setup link.

After clicking "LSU Email" you will be given two options: (1) Set Password, and (2) Account Status, Management & Information. If you have not yet set completed setting up your account, choose "Set Password."

Once you submit a password which follows the guidelines outlined on the page, you will be ready to access your e-mail. Note: Passwords are case sensitive, so if you submit a password with a capital letter in it, you will need to enter it that way each time you log in.


For students, your LSU e-mail address is first letter of your first name + first 3 letters of your last name + the last three digits of your LSU ID number Example:

To check your LSU e-mail, visit and log in using your username and password. As this e-mail address will be used for our official communication with you, you may want to set up e-mail forwarding to any e-mail account that you check regularly.

Note: Your e-mail username (the part before the "@") is your username used to access Blackboard and your e-mail password is also your Blackboard password (case sensitive). Click here to access Blackboard.


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How to Access Blackboard

Go to the web address This will take you to the La Sierra University Blackboard login page. If you have a La Sierra University e-mail account, your Blackboard account has already been created. To continue logging in to Blackboard, under "Have an account?" enter your e-mail account username and password. (Note: Your username is the part of your e-mail address before the "@" symbol).

Coming Soon: Guides on how to utilize more features in Blackboard. Until then, Blackboard has a great resource of video guides for students. Click here to see more.


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How to Request Transcripts

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 requires that all transcript requests be in writing, signed and dated by the person to whom the records belong.

For ordering a transcript please use our Transcript Request Form.

After signing and dating your request, send it to:

La Sierra University

Office of Admissions & Records

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515


Fax (951)785-2447

Payment or credit card information should accompany the request. Processing fees are as follows.

--Regular $5.00 (Takes 5-10 working days)

--Rush $10.00 (48 hours)

--Fax $10.00 (48 hours)


Note: No transcript will be issued for a person with an outstanding financial obligation to the University.

Alternatively, you may choose to view an unofficial online transcript by clicking the link below. You must have a PIN to access this area.

View Online Transcript


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How to Access Off-Campus Library Resources

Step 1: La Sierra Library Homepage

Go to the address and click on "Off-Campus" on the left side of the page or just click here to go directly to the off-campus login page. Then do the following:

Step 2: Fill in the info as directed:

libraryloginOnce on the off-campus log-in page, enter your La Sierra e-mail username and password to continue. For the username, do not include the from your e-mail address. If you have not yet set up an e-mail account and password, please first visit our e-mail how-to guide. Once you have entered your username and password on the library log-in page, click "Login" to continue.


Step 3: Congratulations!


libraryjournalpageYou should now see the "Online Databases" library page. Click on any of the subject-based database links to assist in a journal article search. Within each of the databases, you can search by article title, author, specific terms, and more. For a full list of all journals accessible through the library site, click "E-journals by Title" in the upper right corner of the page. Once you click one of the database links, you can also click "help" in the upper right corner of any of those pages for further assistance and tips to help you find what you are looking for.



Research Tip

The La Sierra University Library has a staffed reference desk to better serve our students. If you could use some expert assistance in an intensive research process that you are engaged in, or just need some help finding sources on a certain topic, a librarian can assist you with it. You can visit the "contact us" page from a link on any of the library pages, or just click here to go directly to the "Ask a Librarian" form.



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