Registration

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

Spring 2020

October 28 – November 4

  • Williams Student Records will be open from:

    Monday, October 28 @ 12:00 am - Monday, November 4 @ 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. Review your advising requirements below.
    3. Pre-register for four courses (at this point there are no enrollment caps or consent flags set).
    4. Check your schedule in Williams Student Records to confirm you have completed the registration process.

    First-Year and Sophomore Advising

    Meet with your academic advisor:

    • Review Early Concentration Rules.
    • Bring your Academic Progress Report (APR) to the advising session.
    • Remind your advisor to remove the advising hold, so you can select classes.

    Sophomores will receive their advisor information from the Dean's Office.

    Junior and Senior Advising

    • Meet with an advisor in your department.
    • There are no holds that need to be removed.

    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.

January 7 – January 20

  • Any student dropped from a course will be notified by Registrar's Office no later than December 20.

    Williams Student Records will be open from:

    • Tuesday, January 7 @ 12:00 am - Monday, January 13 @ 11:59 pm for students dropped from overenrolled or cancelled courses (this does not include being moved to another section in a multi-sectioned course).
    • Tuesday, January 14 @ 12:00 am - Monday, January 20 @ 11:59 pm for all other students to make changes.

    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.

February 3 – February 14

  • 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:

    Monday, February 3 - Friday, February 14 @ 11:59 pm

    • Seniors 7:00 pm
    • Juniors 8:00 pm
    • Sophomores 9:00 pm
    • First-years 10:00 pm

    Tutorial drop deadline is Tuesday, February 4 @ 4:00 pm.

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

    First Class Meetings

    On the first day of class (Wednesday, February 5) classes follow a Thursday meeting pattern. Attend any course with a Thursday (R) class meeting on your schedule.

    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

  • There is a $5 charge per registration change after the deadlines for fall and spring semesters.
  • Course changes may not be made after the drop/add period except with the approval of the Committee on Academic Standing, after consultation with the Dean’s Office.