Registration: First year students

First Year students 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 their required Liberal Arts selections.
-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 for HAVC H102 and HPSS S101. If you are not among them, you will know this by reading the section on First-Year Program in Liberal Arts and you will be provided information pertinent to you by email just before registration is to take place.

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

2)   Select your Liberal Arts courses that correspond to your spring Foundation schedule.  There are several HAVC-H102 and HPSS-S101 sections available to you.  They are specifically scheduled to fit within your Foundation studio schedule.  

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

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

3) Plan your Liberal Arts courses 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 Liberal Arts classes online through Student Planning.  You will have a specific registration appointment time for online registration in January. Check WebAdvisor for the day and time.

5) Check your schedule to confirm registrations.

Registration Tools:

Access the Student Planning Instructional Tutorials prior to registration to familiarize yourself with the feature and benefits.

Tutorial 1: Introduction to Student Planning & Registration
Tutorial 2:  Student Planning: Preparing for Registration
Tutorial 3: Student Planning: Registering for Classes
Tutorial 4: Student Planning for Advisors

-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.

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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  on WebAdvisor in 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.