Fall/Spring Registration

In planning for next semester’s courses, review the Bulletin which is the authority on all major requirements. You can also use your major guidelines worksheet and the upcoming semester’s Biology Course Directory.

If you have already filled out the Major/Minor Declaration form to switch CAS majors or completed the intra-University transfer process 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 completed the paperwork to switch majors or colleges

Meet first with an advisor in your new department, then bring your signed schedule to the main Biology office at 5 Cummington Mall, Room 101 to receive your registration code.


Registration Dates and Times

You are REQUIRED to attend one of the below Freshmen Advising Meetings in order to receive your unique 6-digit registration code.

Mandatory Freshmen Advising Meetings (choose one):

  • Tuesday, October 31, 3:30-4:30pm in BRB 113 (5 Cummington Mall)

  • Wednesday, November 1, 3:30-4:30pm in BRB 113 (5 Cummington Mall)

At the meeting, you will meet with Stacy Straaberg Finfrock and BMB Director Dr. Celenza to discuss your academic plan as well as various program opportunities.

Note: In spring semester, you change advisors from Stacy to a BMB faculty advisor.

Registration Dates and Times

Juniors & Seniors Advising Weeks are October 16-27
Sophomores Advising Week is October 30-November 3

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 or does not use AdvisorTrac (see below), please email him/her directly to set up a time to meet. If you do not have an advisor, email Diana Hughes.

Chemistry BMB advisors who do not use AdvisorTrac:

  • Dr. Caradonna (on sabbatical)
  • Dr. Elliott
  • Dr. Liu
  • Dr. Schaus
  • Dr. Whitty

2. Meet with your advisor to discuss your course schedule. Be sure to come to the meeting prepared by bringing your Transcript, Degree Advice Report, Biology Course Directory, and major guidelines worksheet. Your advisor will have your registration code, though you may stop by the main Biology office to ask Stacy any additional questions.

Please note: Dr. (Talbot) Bhatnagar and Dr. Caradonna are on sabbatical for fall 2017, so you should meet with the secondary advisor assigned to you (check the Student Link). Your secondary advisor will have your registration code.


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.

For students who are GOING abroad:

If you are planning to study abroad in the upcoming semester, you should still attend a freshmen group meeting or meet with your 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 next semester in case you do not end up going abroad.

Please review the full list of Abroad Registration instructions before your departure.