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Advising Center - Course Registration

This guide provides information about academic advising and course registration.

Course Requirements

During your time at the college, you will need to take courses in three major areas: general educationelective, and core. For some of these areas, your department has determined and prescribed your courses for you in the program's degree matrix or academic roadmap.  In other areas, such as your open electives, you have some flexibility to tailor your educational experience to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

 

When students first start at the College, they come in under the current College Catalog.  This means that you will need to work towards the course and graduation requirements that were in effect when you first arrived.  For instance, a previously required course may become an elective while you are going through the program.  Because you were here before that change, you will still need to take it as a required course.  The incoming class, however, will be able to elect whether they take it or not.  

 

Degree program changes are relatively infrequent.  However, other course requirements and offerings can change, such as general education or electives; you will be responsible for those changes.  Some good ways to keep up-to-date with changes include

  • making yourself familiar with the College Catalog.
  • talking to your advisor.
  • reading updates from the Office of Academic Affairs.  

Other Requirements

As you work through your course requirements, it's always good to keep an eye on other graduation requirements such as 

  • Required foundational courses
  • Cumulative grade point average

You can find more about these requirements in the College Catalog under "Degree Requirements."