First Year Student Registration

First Year student registration for FALL

In the Fall, all first year students are assigned three Foundation studios, each meeting one full day a week. The studios are ‘Drawing’, ‘Design’ and ‘Spatial Dynamics’. In addition to the three studios, students take two classes in Liberal Arts. Each of the five classes is offered for three credits for a total of fifteen (15) credits for the semester. For information on the first year program in Liberal Arts, please go to: First-Year Program in Liberal Arts. Your individual class schedule will be put together and available for viewing in Student Planning by late August or early September. You will be sent an email once the schedule is available for viewing.

First year students are not allowed to drop or change any courses or sections on their own. A student must see the Dean of Foundation Studies if they are considering a drop or wish to discuss any change to their schedule. What is known as “the add/drop period” runs for the first eight days of the semester in Fall and Spring. Check the Academic Calendar for exact dates of add/drop and for the deadline to withdraw from a class (“W” grade) after the drop period has ended.

First Year student registration for WINTERSESSION

First year students select their own course (s) for Wintersession and  register themselves in very late October or early November at the appointed time sent to them by the Registrar.  Prior to registration, students should consult their Foundation Studies faculty advisor for advice about which course(s) to select.

First Year student registration for SPRING

  • Students take three Foundation studio classes and are automatically registered in their Foundation studios by the Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies Office.
  • Students will register themselves online for HPSS-S101. THAD-H102 will be automatically registered by the Division of Liberal Arts.
  • Students may check their Foundation studio schedule online through Student Planning before online registration for Liberal Arts courses begins in January.
  • Information on Spring Liberal Arts course registration, please go to: First-Year Program in Liberal Arts. It is important to go to this link in order to understand Liberal Arts degree requirements.
  • Use your program evaluation in Student Planning under the “My Progress” tab to review the requirements and courses needed for graduation.

To register for Spring

The instructions that follow apply to most students as the vast majority of students will be registering HPSS S101 (THAD H102 will be added to your schedule by the Division of Liberal Arts). If you are not among the students who will take HPSS-S101,  will be contacted by Liberal Arts before registration is to take place. For more information please see the section on First-Year Program in Liberal Arts.

1)   Check your schedule  in Student Planning so that you know what days of the week your Foundation studios meet.

2)   Select your section of HPSS-S101 that correspond to your spring Foundation schedule.  There are several topical HPSS-S101 sections available to you.  They are specifically scheduled to fit within your Foundation studio schedule. To view all topics, click here (remember that not all of these sections will fit with your EFS schedule).

Follow the link below that corresponds to ONLY your specific Foundation Studio days.

If you are registered in:
Foundation studios meeting Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday CLICK HERE

3) Plan your HPSS-S101 course in Student Planning before registration.  Remember that ‘planned’ courses are not yet registered courses!  Register when your registration time is available.

4) Register for the appropriate HPSS-S101 section online through Student Planning.  You will have a specific registration appointment time for online registration in January. Your appointment day and time will be emailed to you by the Registrar’s Office.

5) Check your schedule to confirm registrations.

Registration Tools
View the Student Planning Instructional Tutorials prior to registration to familiarize yourself with the feature and benefits.

Utilize the planning grid (that you can print and fill out) is a useful tool to help you visualize what days/times your courses meet.

Further questions? Contact the Liberal Arts Office at 401-454-6572 or 401-454-6570 or the Registrar’s Office at 401-454-6151.