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Making Course Requests

The course request system for incoming first-year students opens on Monday, May 13 and closes on Wednesday, June 19. Course requests are not processed as they are received but rather, in a batch after the June 19 deadline.

There are three parts to the course request process you complete in your portal: 

1. First-Year Seminar Requests. Be sure to read all of the first-year seminar descriptions because the title won't give you enough information about the course. List eight seminars that look engaging or exciting to you. Students in the Honor Scholar Program do not complete seminar requests because their seminars are assigned.

2. Course Requests. The courses listed in Courses for First-Year Students are all appropriate for first-year students, although some do require prior study in the field. You should rank 10-15 courses you are interested in taking. Your fall schedule will be made up of these courses. Be sure to include a variety of courses in different fields of study.

3. Academic Interests. Use this form to tell us more about what you'd like to study, new fields you'd like to explore, and what your academic goals are. What you write in this form provides a personalized context for the courses you include in your requests that ranking them in a list does not. 

Prior to making your course requests, please view these videos first.