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Upperclassmen: Schedule Planning

Selecting courses that meet general education requirements as well as courses to fulfill the requirements of the major is a cooperative task between advisee and their advisor. The General Education Requirements listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin is your starting point. A student should always develop a tentative schedule prior to meeting with their advisor each time for registration.

 

COURSE PLANNING

Requirements of your major may be found elsewhere on this website under “Majors.” Students may take a total of 12-18 credit hours per semester: 12 credits minimum required for full-time status; 18 credits is the maximum credit load; overloads of 19 or more require permission from the Dean of your College or School.

NOTE: Transfer students need to refer to their “Transfer Equivalencies Evaluation” for credit awarded for appropriate courses.

SOME IMPORTANT REGISTRATION POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • ALL courses are one semester in length. You are only registering for one semester of a course (not an entire year).
  • Courses are by credit hour – most courses are four credit hours. (It takes 128 credit hours to graduate.)
  • Try to avoid taking 3 back-to-back courses. It is generally a good idea, anyway, not to have three courses back-to-back anytime. Two courses back-to-back are usually okay.
  • Try to avoid scheduling all of your courses on M-W-F or TUES-THURS. It may sound good, but doesn’t work well for most students. Spread them out. If possible, the best is half on M-W-F and half on T-TH.
  • Courses are generally numbered according to academic credits: 1000-level courses are freshmen courses; 2000-level for sophomores; 3000-level for juniors; 4000-level for seniors.
  • You may DROP/ADD and change courses through the first week of classes. The last day to DROP a course with a “W” is the Friday after Fall or Spring break, as appropriate. See your advisor for assistance!

 

 

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

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