From: Registrar@wlu.edu 
Subject: W&L Fall course registration timelines, processes, and training
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To all new First-Years in the Class of 2017,
The new academic year is approaching rapidly, and you are ready, we're sure, to start working on your registration for fall courses. The following is an overview of the timeline and resources. If you haven't already begun, start reading and planning now.
Many links from University Registrar's website, registrar.wlu.edu, will help you understand academic requirements and policies and register for classes. Remember, new First-Year students do NOT register for classes until Orientation and W&L has no "preregistration" process
First-Year (FY) Student Registration during Orientation
Fall registration timeline: including the First-Year registration process; is posted at Documents/registrar/registration/Timeline_Students_Fall.pdf .
Monday, Sep. 2
Tuesday, Sep. 3
Wednesday, Sep. 4: Classes begin at 8 am. ATTEND YOUR THURSDAY CLASSES.
IMPORTANT READING FOR THE COMING WEEKS: Registration Resources for New Students on the University Registrar's Website
Academic Catalog: the primary source of faculty policies, requirements for degrees, majors and minors, and course information. Use the catalog's My Portfolio option to bookmark courses, programs, and policies in which you are interested.
Foundation and Distribution Requirements (FDRs): the general education requirements for graduation, usually completed during the first two years
Curricular Advice for New Students: registration recommendations from academic departments for subjects of interest along with a summary of relevant academic policies
First-Year Course Selection Guide: a step-by-step guide to approaching your fall term course choices
Course offerings list: a term-by-term listing of current and past course sections offered, including meeting times, days, and rooms, instructor, expected course capacities (versus the current active limit). Click the section link for course descriptions from the Catalog, prerequisites, and a link to the University Store and the books required for each section. Filter on Type, AFY = Appropriate for First-Year Students to narrow the list.
AP/ IB / W&L Placement Test Results and Registration Recommendations: summarizes departmental policies and registration recommendations for W&L placement test results and course equivalencies earned from Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit. Reminder: Look on WebAdvisor, Test Summary. If you do not see scores posted (all AP scores should be listed and all higher-level IB scores are listed), then it means we have not yet received an AP score report or IB diploma. The College Board occasionally sends AP scores from one year and not another, so be sure that all of your tests are shown. If something is missing, you must contact the appropriate testing authority to request that these official scores be sent to us (see go.wlu.edu/AP for AP contact information and go.wlu.edu/IB for IB contact information). Scores reported on high school transcripts or on student score reports are not acceptable.
Registration Help for Students: WebAdvisor registration instructions for First-Years, both for Orientation and beyond.
Transfer credit (including dual enrollment): Since not having all of your credit in your record will affect your eligibility to register for certain W&L courses, please have delivered to us as soon as possible all forms and official transcripts, syllabi and other documents. Everything we receive by August 15 will be evaluated before Orientation. Use the First-Year Student Credit Transfer Request form to requesting transfer credit for other university-level work you have completed.
Questions? Please contact the University Registrar's office at 540.458.8455 or email@example.com.