The time is drawing near to submit your ranked preferences for seven First Year Seminars and seven intro/general courses. Check that you have a balanced schedule and that your plan of study:
- has three of four courses in each of the three divisions (NSM, SBS, HA);
- includes at least one in a subject you love and at least one in a new area to explore;
- is distributed over the week and within the day (not all jammed up together);
- has diversity in size and and format (small seminar, bigger lecture); and
- has courses with different kinds of assignments/assessments.
If your interests lie with a more structured major, keep an eye on the introductory/gateway course, but other than that explore, explore, explore. Take advantage of Wesleyan’s great liberal arts curriculum, and you will begin fulfilling the GenEd Expectations and refining your Competencies (see 7/26 posting).
On Thursday, the second day of orientation, you will be meeting with your faculty advisor, who needs to approve your plan to make it official. You may revise your plan after that discussion or after you talk to department faculty at the Academic Forum that afternoon. You can make these course changes during the Adjustment Period the next day on Friday morning and/or during the Drop/Add period, which runs through the first two weeks of classes.
So don’t sweat it now. Read the Advising Guidelines, view the videos, and enjoy your exploration of WesMaps, Wesvising, and the planning process. Then press submit!
Check your WesPortal after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22 for the results of the scheduling program—your course enrollments for the semester. You will also see your faculty advisor assignment as well .