In planning for next semester’s courses, be sure to review the Bulletin (the authority on major/degree requirements) as well as Degree Advice (which tracks how your courses are applying to your degree).
You can also use the advising worksheet for your major and the upcoming semester’s Biology Course Directory to help plan your course schedule.
Are You Changing Your Major?
If you have already filled out the CAS major change form to switch CAS majors or completed the intra-University transfer paperwork to switch colleges:
Meet with an advisor in your new department to schedule classes. Your new department’s advisor can access your registration code on the Link.
If you have not yet filled out the form/paperwork to switch majors or colleges:
Meet first with an advisor in your new department, then beginning March 23, bring your signed course schedule to the main Biology office at 5 Cummington Mall, Room 101, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm to receive your registration code.
Current First Year Registration
You are required to attend one of the below First Year Advising Meetings in order to receive your unique 6-digit registration code (no RSVP necessary):
- Tuesday, March 24, 3:30-5:00 PM, https://zoom.us/j/164919369
- Wednesday, March 25, 3:30-5:00 PM, https://zoom.us/j/518051383
- Thursday, March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM, https://zoom.us/j/669108991
At the meeting, Stacy Straaberg Finfrock and Ben Bradbury-Koster will present important major information and opportunities, then you will have your schedule reviewed by one of them or a Biology faculty advisor. Students who are studying abroad in fall should still attend one of these meetings!
Note: In spring semester, you change advisors from Stacy/Ben to a Biology faculty advisor according to your declared major/specialization.
Current Sophomore-Senior Registration
Rising Junior & Senior Advising Period: March 23-April 3
April 5: Junior & Senior Registration Day
Rising Sophomore Advising Period: April 6-April 17
April 19: Sophomore Registration Day
1. Use AdvisorTrac to sign up for an appointment with your assigned advisor during YOUR advising week (listed above). If your advisor does not have availability, please email him/her directly to set up a time to meet. If you do not have an advisor, email Melissa Mele.
2. Meet with your advisor to discuss your course schedule. Be sure to come to the meeting prepared by bringing your laptop (or by bringing your Transcript, Degree Advice Report, Biology Course Directory, and advising worksheet). Your advisor will have your registration code, though you may stop by the main Biology office (BRB 101) to ask Stacy or Ben any additional questions.
Please note: the following Biology faculty are on sabbatical, so you should meet with the secondary advisor assigned to you (check the Student Link). Your secondary advisor will have your registration code.
- Dr. Ho
Study Abroad Registration
For students CURRENTLY abroad:
Schedule a phone/video meeting with your advisor or email back and forth regarding your course schedule. Once a set of courses has been mutually decided on, your advisor can provide you with your registration code.
Note: If you are participating in the Tropical Ecology Program, or any other program that will not have access to the Internet during the registration period, you should meet with your academic advisor BEFORE going abroad to complete the CAS Registration Planner Form. This form should then be submitted to the Study Abroad office so that Study Abroad can register your courses for you.
For students who are GOING abroad:
If you are planning to study abroad in the upcoming semester, you should still attend a First Year Advising Meeting or meet with your faculty advisor to go over your plan for next semester and the semester you return to campus. It’s advised to register for a backup plan of courses for the upcoming semester in case you do not end up going abroad.
Please review the full list of Abroad Registration Instructions before your departure.