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1 COURSE REGISTRATION 101 Presented by Madison Advising Peers

2 Enrollment Appointment Date Enrollment date depends on your number of credit hours accumulated You can freely add, drop, or swap classes from your enrollment date until the last day to add/drop a class in January See e-campus (right side of Student Center screen) for your enrollment date

3 Add/Drop/Swap Adding a class: Enrolling in another class to add to your schedule. Dropping a class: Un-enrolling in a class to delete it from your schedule. Students should not drop their Cluster One classes because they must finish them by the end of their first year. Swapping classes: Dropping one of your classes while simultaneously adding another class in its place. You do NOT have to swap for a class in the same time slot or for a different section of the same class (can be ANY class!) Swapping simplifies the dropping/adding process

4 Need a refresher? If you need a reminder on how to do any of the things weve mentioned so far, visit for tutorials on how to use all of the functions of e-campus.

5 Creating Your Schedule: Meet with your advisor Setting up an appointment with your advisor: Set it up AT LEAST a week before registration (the earlier, the better) Come prepared: devise a list of classes youre interested in taking, know which classes youve already taken, and write down any questions you need answered Not quite sure just what to ask? Stop by the Madison Advising Peers office in Wilson 102 and have a peer advisor point you in the right direction.

6 Creating Your Schedule: Options, options, options Start planning EARLY! Prepare yourself: Search for classes on e-campus and list the days/times offered for any classes you are interested in taking Use these to make 2-3 possible schedules (its helpful to put them in a calendar set up, so you know everything fits) Give yourself lots of options! Prioritize the classes you NEED this semester! When you have multiple possibilities for scheduling, you will not need to panic when one of the classes you wanted fills up.

7 Creating Your Schedule: The Big Day Make sure you know the exact date and time of your enrollment appointment Be prepared with your schedule possibilities the minute your enrollment appointment opens Dont stress if a class you wanted is full! Use another class from one of your schedule possibilities Continue to check e-campus throughout the registration period to see if the class you want opens up

8 Creating Your Schedule: Tips and Tricks Make sure that you actually ENROLL in a class. Step one of the process is to put the class in your shopping cart. Click Proceed to Step 2 of 3. THEN…

9 Creating Your Schedule: Tips and Tricks …Click Finish Enrolling to officially register for the class!

10 Creating Your Schedule: Tips and Tricks Make sure you have enough time to make it from one class to another: Visit Can I Get There On Time f to see how long it will take you to get from one class to another f Remember that your class may run a little late, and you need the 15 minutes not only to travel from one building to another, but to actually be sitting down in your classroom before class begins!

11 Creating Your Schedule: Tips and Tricks Planning a schedule can be overwhelming; you might be confused about which classes you need to take and when you need to take them. Please see your academic advisor to plan out what major courses you need and when to take them and which areas of General Education you must complete.

12 Creating Your Schedule: Tips and Tricks The Madison Advising Peers can help you find these classes on e-campus and discuss classes in the GenEd clusters that you and your advisor have identified They can help you figure out what to ask your academic advisor. Come by and visit us in Wilson 102!

13 Other Scheduling Issues: Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive What is the difference between repeat credit and repeat forgive? Repeat credit: Allows you to repeat the previously taken course and AVERAGE the grade you received the first time around WITH the grade you received the second time This means that BOTH grades will be included on transcripts and in GPA calculations You can take a course for repeat credit as often as you need to

14 Other Scheduling Issues: Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive What is the difference between repeat credit and repeat forgive? Repeat forgive: Allows you to take a class over again and REPLACE the grade you got the first time around with the grade you get the next time BOTH grades will show up on your TRANSCRIPT but only the SECOND grade will be factored into your GPA Even if you do worse the second time around, that grade will still be the replacement grade factored into the GPA All JMU students have TWO opportunities to take classes as repeat-forgive

15 Other Scheduling Issues: Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive When scheduling your class as repeat credit or repeat forgive, click the appropriate option under the dropdown menu under Repeat Code.

16 Other Scheduling Issues: Repeat Credit/Repeat Forgive While you do have these options for repeating classes, TAKE CLASSES SERIOUSLY THE FIRST TIME AROUND! All of your grades WILL show up on your transcript, regardless of whether you took them as repeat credit or repeat forgive.

17 FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions Look online on the MAP website for step-by-step answers to the following questions: When am I allowed to register for a class? How do I ADD a class? How do I SWAP a class? How do I DROP a class? How do I find an open class? How can I find ALL AVAILABLE classes (not only open ones)? How do I do a more specific class search (by professor, day, time, etc)? How do I see how many seats are available in a class? How do I know who can register for a course? How do I find out what a course covers? How do I search by Gen-Ed cluster?

18 You made it! Scheduling is a sometimes frustrating process, but the more you prepare for it, the less stressful it will be. Look to this PowerPoint and the online resource over the next few weeks to help you in scheduling for next semester. Also, use the following link from the registrars office for help with navigating e-campus. As always, if you have any questions, visit us in the MAP office in Wilson 102 or us at


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