Friday, March 15, 2013

Pre Registration Time!

Hey Freshmen, you may have your mind on Spring Break or Final Exams, but it's already time to start planning your Fall schedule!

When will my appointment be?

You have been assigned an appointment based upon your major.  If you have not yet picked up your appointment letter, do so today!

What should I bring?

You should complete the yellow End of Year Review you received with your appointment materials.  You should also complete the Course Registration Form in its entirity.

I don't know what to take!!

For many students, selecting courses for the fall of sophomore year can be more intimidating because, in many cases, sophomores have more freedom in making selections.  Generally speaking, you can follow the four year plan for your major provided in the online catalog.  Here, you can look at major and cognate requirements and get some ideas about general education requirements.  You should also look at your CAPP to determine what progress you have made toward fulfilling graduation requirements.

I want to change my major!!!  

If you would like to change your major,  you should refer to the catalog page for the new major to prepare for your appointment.  You can begin the process of changing your major when you meet with your advisor.  For some majors, your advisor may be able to process the change for you.  However, in many cases, you will need to meet with the chair of your desired major to make the change.  Either way, we can help you figure it out and determine if you are on track in your new major or what you need to do to get on track!

I still don't know what to major in!

Some students are still undecided at the end of their first year at Scranton.  While delaying a declaration of major may increase the likelihood that you will need to do some summer or intersession courses to catch up when you do decide, it's not the end of the world.  Your advisor will change your major to Exploratory and will discuss your options.  Choose courses from the majors in which you are interested.  It might be helpful to visit career services to take an interest assessment or to set up a job shadow.  Talk to your advisor about proactive strategies to help you decide on a major.

As always, if you have any questions, let us know!  We are here to help!

Katie Robinson
CAS Academic Advisor


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