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:
Work 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:
First work with an advisor in your new department, then beginning April 1, contact Stacy or Ben (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your registration code. They will either need to see a note from the new major’s advisor in your account or an email from the advisor with the approved schedule listed.
Current First Year Registration
You are required to attend (virtually) one of the First Year Advising Meetings in order to receive your unique 6-digit registration code:
- Tues, April 6, 8:30-10am EST
- Wed, April 7, 4:30-6pm EST
- Thurs, April 8, 3:30-5pm EST
- Fri, April 9, 8:30-10am EST
These meetings will take place at this Zoom link (Meeting ID: 968 7948 9777; Passcode: 278012).
At the meeting, Stacy Straaberg Finfrock and Ben Bradbury-Koster will present important major information and opportunities, then you will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with one of them or a Biology faculty advisor.
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: April 5-16
April 18: Registration Day
1. Use Handshake to sign up for an appointment. Once you click Schedule a New Appointment, choose CAS Academic Advising, then Biology: Registration Advising. Under “Staff Member” at the top, choose your assigned advisor. 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 prepare for the meeting by looking over your Transcript, Degree Advice Report, Biology Course Directory, and advising worksheet. Your advisor will have your registration code, though you may contact Stacy or Ben (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) with 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:
- Richard Primack
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 a study abroad 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.