ADVISING AND REGISTRATION FOR FIRST-YEAR AND NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS, FALL 2018:

 

Faculty and students must know their Bard email login name and password, and the BIP PIN to participate in on-line registration. For lost PIN or problems accessing, contact the Registrar’s Office. For lost email login name or password, contact the Computer Helpdesk at x7500. Students must be financially cleared in order to register. Contact Student Accounts at x7520 if you have any doubts.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

 

GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS 10:30am - 11am

PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS 11am – 12pm

INDIVIDUAL ADVISING MEETINGS 12pm - 5pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS 4pm – 5pm

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

 

ON-LINE COURSE REGISTRATION – Round One, 8 am – 10 am:

Beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, Aug. 31st, students and faculty will be able to access the on-line registration system by logging on to BIP.  Students will be able to request up to 18 credits, including one section of First-Year Seminar. 

 

FACULTY RESPONSE, Round One, 10 am – 12 pm: 

Faculty log on to BIP to view requests, and respond with "accepted" or "denied".  If registration for a course is "denied", the field will re-open and students will be permitted to request registration in another course through the on-line system in round two at 2 pm.  If the professor responds with "accepted", the student is then registered for the course and the field is closed.  Faculty responses should be completed by noon.

 

COURSE CONSULTATION, 12 pm - 2 pm:

Faculty and advisers are available as needed.

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION, Round Two, 2 pm – 3 pm: 

On-line Registration re-opens for students at 2 pm; only courses that still have space will appear.  On-line Registration closes permanently for students at 3 pm.

 

FACULTY RESPONSE, Round Two, 3 pm – 5 pm:

 Faculty review and respond to the second round of requests. Students needing to amend their schedules will do so using a Drop/Add form when the semester begins on Sept. 3rd.

 

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR REGISTRATION

 

If you do not get into the First-Year Seminar (FYSEM) section that you requested through on-line registration, you will be placed in a FYSEM section that fits your schedule. Check your BIP on Sunday to find out your section. If your schedule changes and you need to change your FYSEM section, go to the Registrar’s Office during the drop/add period and they will move you to a section that fits your revised schedule.

 

Special Situations:

 

·         Students who register for more than 18 credits must submit a signed Credit Overload Request and Drop/Add form.  Students are required to have a 3.6 GPA to enroll in more than 18 credits.  Additional charges apply for more than 20 credits.    First semester students cannot register for more than 18 credits.

·         To register for tutorials, special projects, or music lessons, use a Drop/Add Form.

·         Students wishing to pursue a joint major (two programs of study with one senior project) must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and approval by the Executive Committee (form available in the Registrar's Office).

 

Drop/Add Period

 

The drop/add period will extend from the first day of class until 5 p.m. on Wednesday of the second week of classes (Sept. 12th). Drop/add requires the signature of the professor and the student’s adviser.

 

Provided the 12 credit full-time enrollment minimum is observed, courses may be “late” dropped until 5:00 p.m. on the fifth Wednesday of the term

(Oct. 3rd). Late drop requires the signature of the professor, the student’s adviser, and a registrar.  Late drop is not available to part-time students.

 

Pass/Fail/D

Students can request to take a course that is normally letter graded as pass/fail/D until 5:00 p.m. on the fifth Wednesday of the term (Oct. 3rd). The petition requires the signature of the professor.

 

 

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, COURSES CARRY FOUR CREDITS.

A standard course load is 16 credits (four 4-credit courses, or the equivalent) per semester. First-year and transfer students may register for no more than 18 credits in their first semester.  Returning students with a 3.6 average or better may petition to enroll in more than 18 credits. There is an additional charge for every credit over 20. Contact Students Accounts concerning charges for auditing classes.

 

COURSE LEVEL DESIGNATIONS:

100 level courses

Most 100 level courses are open to all students without prerequisite. However, some of these courses do require some background in the subject or, in the case of introductory photography, writing, and studio art courses, the submission of a portfolio. Check individual course descriptions for details.

 

200 level courses

Many 200 level courses are also open to all students without prerequisite. However, in some programs there are strict prerequisites, and the courses are only open to students with sophomore standing or higher. Check individual course descriptions for details.

 

300 and 400 level courses

Most 300 and 400 level courses have stated pre-requisites, and are open only to students who have a background in the subject.  Upper College Seminars for moderated students meet once per week and are limited to an enrollment of 15 students. 

 

v  Prior to the start of course registration have a list of courses you wish to take, as well as a list of alternatives in case you are not able to get into your first choices.

                       

v   You must be financially clear in order to register.  If you are not clear please go to the Office of Student Accounts.

 

v  Students will be billed for every credit over 20. The equivalent of 4 credits may be audited at no charge, audits in excess of 4 credits will be billed. See Students Accounts for specifics.

 

v  Prior to registration, collect any forms you may need from the Office of the Registrar, Ludlow 201. These forms include:

                        Independent Study Proposal: independent studies differ from tutorials because the research and writing is done almost entirely on your own. Executive Committee approval and a faculty sponsor are required.

        Change of Adviser Form:  Obtain the signature of the new adviser on the change of adviser form.

 

 

If there are problems with registration you should talk to one of the following people:

Registrar: Peter Gadsby, Ludlow 207, x7457 

Dean of Studies: David Shein, Gray Stone, x7045

Associate Registrar: Diane Smith, Ludlow 200, x7459