August 31, 1999

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Course consultation in faculty offices

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Registration for First-Years, Transfers & Students returning from

Leave of Absence

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Registration for returning students who did not register in May (pick up Registration Cards at 2:15 from Registrar in Henderson)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration for First Year Seminar - Student Center

Directions for Registering

  1. Prior to registration, consult with your academic adviser and other faculty members about what courses you will be taking. Take into account the college graduation requirements when planning your courses.


    100 level courses

    Most 100 level courses are open to all students without pre-requisite. 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 pre-requisite. However, in some programs there are strict pre-requisites, 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

    The designation Upper College Seminar indicates that a course has strict pre-requisites, and is limited to an enrollment of 15 students. These courses meet once a week.

  3. All faculty members will be in their offices for advising appointments and course consultation on the morning of registration from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. THE ACTUAL SIGNING OF REGISTRATION CARDS BEGINS AT 1:30PM FOR FIRST-YEARS, TRANSFERS AND STUDENTS RETURNING FROM A LEAVE OF ABSENCE; AND AT 2:30PM FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS.
  4. Prior to the start of course registration at 1:30pm it is a good idea to 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.
  5. Registration cards will be distributed according to the following schedule:

  1. Students registering for more than 20 credits will be billed $734.00 for every credit over 20. (NOTE! First Year Students may not register for more than 18 credits!)
  2. Collect in advance any forms you may need on registration day from the Office of the Registrar, Ludlow 201. (On registration day forms will be available only in the Henderson Computer Center.) These forms include:
  3. - Irregular Program Form (green): to register for more than 18 or less than 12 credits.


    - Independent Study Proposal (blue): independent studies are not the same as tutorials

    since the research and writing is done almost entirely on your own. They require

    Executive Committee approval and a faculty sponsor.

    - Change of Adviser Form: it is not enough simply to ask your new adviser to sign the

    registration card. You must also complete this form.

  4. During the registration period have the instructor of each course sign your registration card. All faculty members will be centrally located (Olin, Language Center, Hegeman), as shown on the map.
  5. After your registration card has been signed by faculty members have your adviser review and sign the card.
  6. Bring the completed registration card to the Henderson computer classroom where your registrations will be recorded and you will receive a print out of your schedule. Courses without faculty signatures will not be recorded. No registrations will be recorded without an adviser's signature.


If anything goes wrong on registration day you should talk to one of the following people:

Dean Stuart Levine, Ludlow 202, x-7421

Dean of Studies Jonathan Becker, x-7453

Registrar Peter Gadsby, Henderson Computer Center

Assistant Registrar Diane Smith, Henderson Computer Center

Some Common Registration Problems

(1) You are unable to sign up for a full load of courses (16 credits) on registration day. Turn in your registration card with WHATEVER YOU HAVE signed up for by the end of registration day. You can always add more courses later using an add/drop form, and at least you will be registered.

(2) You cannot find your adviser on registration day. Talk to Dean Levine, Dean Becker, Peter Gadsby, or Diane Smith

(3) You lose your registration card. Go to the Henderson Computer Center.

(4) You want to change your adviser. Pick up a Change of Adviser form, have your new adviser sign the form, and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

(5) You want to register for a tutorial. No special form is needed. Use the designated space on the registration card; be sure to indicate the number of credits.