The Department of Computer Science collaborates with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to send each incoming student a letter, "Tentative Placement in Mathematics and Computer Science". Students will typically start in CSC 151 because the material will be new to most students, even those with prior background in computer science or experience in computer programming. Students are encouraged to consult computer science faculty to discuss placements and courses.
All entering students who have previously studied Ancient Greek or Latin will receive placement recommendations from the department. Any student wishing to enroll in 300-level Latin must take a Placement Test during New Student Orientation (it is not administered at any other time). Placements are our best guess, known to be fallible, subject to discussion, explanation, negotiation.
The Biology, Chemistry and Biological Chemistry majors are designed so that a student does not need to choose among them until registration for the fourth semester. Consult the previous sections on Biology and Biological Chemistry for more information. Students with AP/IB credit who plan to take organic chemistry (CHM221) in the second year must take CHM 210 their first year.
The Biology, Chemistry, and Biological Chemistry majors are designed so that a student does not need to choose among them until registration for the fourth semester. Entering students who are deciding among these three majors should take BIO 150 and CHM 129 (General Chemistry) during the first year-one course in the fall and one course in the spring.
Dept: Facilities Management
Effective: March 17
Dept: Development and Alumni Relations
Regular, full-time, 12 mos., non-exempt
Effective: March 24
10 mos. (mid-August – Mid June, excluding breaks), non-exempt
Dept: Dining Services
Effective: March 26
Got Grit? Take a break from studying and learn how grit can help you succeed in stressful times. Join panelists from the faculty, writing lab, student affairs, athletics, CLS, SHACS, and wellness in discussing what it means to have grit and how you can persevere in tough times.
Tuesday, March 11th
Main Hall Lounge
During New Student Orientation - on August 23, 24, and 25 - you will have meetings with your faculty adviser. After discussing your academic goals and interests with you faculty adviser and planning your final schedule, you'll submit your final registration on Tuesday, August 26. On Wednesday, August 27, you will have a chance to make changes to your schedule. Review the Academic Planning for New Students Guide on selecting courses. This guide can be found within the Publications tab (located on the left side of our web page.)