Sometimes known as "shopping period," now is the time to begin finalizing your spring 2017 course schedule.
Sometime between now and Jan. 27, you must:
1. Meet with your academic adviser.
You are ultimately responsible for making sure that you're registered for the right number of credits, in courses that are appropriate for you. Your adviser is your first and best resource to help you figure this out. Contact them ASAP to set up an advising meeting. Come to the meeting prepared with some questions or discussion topics like:
- Last, semester, I think I learned....
- This semester, I'd like to explore....
- I didn't get into X during preregistration; if I still want to explore that subject, do you know of other good places to start? Or is there someone else I can/should ask?
- Does my schedule seem balanced to you?
- Is there something else you would suggest?
2. Finalize your schedule online
Be sure you are fully registered (green) for any courses you hope to take, and that you drop any classes you no longer want or need. While you technically have the first two weeks of classes to sort this out, experience has shown that it is very challenging to add a course after the first week of classes, so we recommend that you attend at least the first meeting of any courses for which you are
As soon as you know you don't want a course you're registered for, please drop it ASAP -- your peers on the waiting list will thank you!
Special note regarding FY Writing & FY Seminar
FY Writing & FY Seminar registrations are now locked -- you cannot add or drop these online. If you have a FYS or FYW registration problem, you must meet ASAP with the First-Year Dean, who may or may not be able to assist.