Frequently Asked Questions - Student Records

  1. Log into the Samford portal
  2. Click on the Banner icon
  3. Click the menu item entitled “Student & Financial Aid”.
  4. Click the menu item entitled "Registration" to begin.
  5. Click the menu item entitled “Registration Status”.
  6. Select the “Term” you want to register for and click on the “Submit” button
  7. Review information and take care of any holds listed, if none and the date is during the dates shown under “You may register during the following times” you may proceed by clicking the “Return To Menu” link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  8. Click the menu item entitled "Add or Drop Classes".
  9. If the “Registration Term” screen appears then select the term you are going to register for.
  10. Click the “Class Search” button at the bottom of the screen.
  11. Select one or more subjects and any other search criteria you want to use. At least one subject must always be selected for a search.
  12. Once you've found your class, check the box to the left to select it. If there is a "C" in this space, then the class section is closed.
  13. Once you have check marked the course(s) you want, click the "Register" button at the bottom of the page.
  14. Click “Class Search” to repeat the process and complete your entire schedule.
  15. To view your schedule, click on the link “Return to Menu” in the upper right of the screen. Then click the link entitled "Student Detail Schedule" in the Registration menu.

Grading at Cumberland School of Law is anonymous. Each student is assigned an anonymous test number. Unless otherwise noted, this number will be used for every quiz, test and/or final given in lieu of names or student id's. A student's anonymous test number will remain the same throughout their enrollment at Cumberland.

Every student who matriculates at Cumberland School of Law is assigned an anonymous test number. This number will be assigned after the first week of school. If you lose or forget your anonymous test number you may come by the Office of Law Student Records to retrieve your number. Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID which may include your Samford ID, Drivers License, Military ID or other photo ID. Anonymous numbers will not be given out without a photo ID.

  1. Navigate to the Samford Portal (
  2. Click on the Banner icon
  3. Click the 'Personal Information' tab
  4. Click 'View and Update Emergency Contacts'
  5. Edit an existing contact or add a new contact (to remove a contact, click the contact, check the box 'Remove Contact' and Submit Changes)

You may supply multiple emergency contacts by continually adding "New Contacts".

  • Access the Samford Portal
  • Click the Banner icon
  • Click Student & Financial Aid
  • Click Registration
  • Click Student Detail Schedule
  • If prompted, select the desired term

Your SUid is a nine digit number that is assigned to you upon acceptance to the University. The SUid begins with the number 9 (nine). There are two ways in which to locate your SUid:

  • Access the Samford Portal.
  • Click on the Banner tab
  • Click Student & Financial Aid
  • Click Student Records
  • Click View Student Information
  • Look at the right hand side of the window for your SUid, which is next to your name Or
  • Find your SUid on your Samford student ID card

Class ranks are calculated based on a student's cumulative GPA. These ranks are calculated at the end of each semester. Ranks are a snapshot of a point in time. Once ranks are calculated they are not changed or re-calculated to reflect grade changes.

The Office of Law Student Records will send out an email to all students notifying you that class ranks are available. You may request your class rank via email with the following information:

  • Class (1L, 2L, or 3L)
  • Cumulative GPA
  • SUid

You may also request your class rank by coming to the Office of Law Student Records and providing the following information:

  • Class (1L, 2L, or 3L)
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Photo ID


Cumberland will not calculate a specific class rank after a transfer student's first semester at our law school. We will provide data and a determination of where you would rank with your cumulative GPA for your purposes. After a transfer student's second semester at Cumberland, the student will be officially ranked with other students in the class.