Registration

It’s always good to plan ahead—please review Things to Consider and Registration Policies before all registration periods.

Fall 2020

Some of the following registration details may be subject to change as we continue to plan for campus to reopen.

The catalog goes live Monday, August 3.

August 3 – August 10

  • Incoming First-Years and New Transfer Students

    See the First Days Schedule for advising information.

    Incoming Sophomores

    You will receive your advisor information from the Dean's Office.

August 3 – August 13

  • Incoming Juniors

    Incoming Seniors

    • Meet with an advisor in your department.

August 10 – August 17

  • Williams Student Records will be open from:

    Monday, August 10 @ 12:01 am - Monday, August 17 @ 11:59 pm

    1. Use your APR to review your progress toward completion of distribution and degree requirements as well as major/concentration requirements: Main Menu > Self Service > Academic Records > My APR/Internal Transcript > Email me my APR
    2. Pre-register for three courses (at this point there are no enrollment caps or consent flags set).
    3. Check your schedule in Williams Student Records to confirm you have completed the registration process.

    Coming Up...

    Enrollment caps and consent flags have not been set. After pre-registration ends and faculty review enrollments, you may be dropped from a course with an enrollment cap or assigned to a different section of a multi-sectioned course (including labs or conferences):

    • Students dropped from a course will be notified.
    • Students assigned to a different section of a multi-sectioned course will not be notified—so it's important to check your schedule before drop/add.

August 24 – August 30

  • Williams Student Records will be open from:

    Monday, August 24 @ 12:01 am - Sunday, August 30 @ 11:59 pm

    Beginning on Wednesday, August 26, a fourth course may be added.

    Check the catalog for courses that are still open, making note of courses that may require instructor or department consent.

    Enrollment caps and consent flags have been set, and multi-sectioned courses will continue to be balanced.

    Students assigned to a different section of a multi-sectioned course will not be notified—so it's important to check your schedule before drop/add.

September 8 – September 18

  • Before Drop/Add opens, check Williams Student Records for:

    • Holds and resolve as soon as possible (see task tile).
    • Schedule changes—if you enrolled in a multi-sectioned course you may have been assigned to a different section—you will not be notified of section changes.

    Williams Student Records will be open from:

    Tuesday, September 8 @ 12:01 am - Friday, September 18 @ 11:59 pm

    Tutorial drop deadline is Wednesday, September 9 @ 4:00 pm.

    At this point you may add an extra-graded fifth course.

    First Class Meetings

    It's important to attend first class or organizational meetings:

    • If you do not attend the first class or organizational meeting, the instructor may drop you and give your space to another student.
    • Instructors may refuse consent to add a course if you have not attended the first class or organizational meeting.
    • After first class meetings, all classes require instructor consent to add, whether instructor consent is flagged or not. Always check with the instructor if you would like to add a class after the first meeting.

Things to Consider

Registration Policies