Step One: Placement in Your First-Year Program

Important Step One Dates:
May 31:
Deadline for online submission of the First-Year Program College Preference form, Housing Assignment Profile and Your Academic Interests form. View the checklist for other form deadlines.
Early July:
Notification by mail of your FYP placement, academic advisor, residence hall room and roommate(s) (if applicable).

Step One Process:

You will be placed in your First-Year Program (FYP) by the Associate Dean of the First Year based on the top choices you provide on the FYP College Preference Form. This form must be submitted by May 31.

Read through all of the FYP Course Descriptions carefully. Choose at least four top choice FYPs. Do not base your choices on the titles alone; be sure to read the descriptions carefully. You may use the comment field at the bottom of the form to provide information regarding the rationale for your choices.

Once you are placed in your FYP, two more placements will take place:

  • Your residence hall room and roommate: Once you are placed in your FYP, members of the residence life staff will place you in a specific room based on your Housing Assignment Profile form. This form must be submitted by      May 31 as well. Be sure to complete this form thoughtfully and accurately.
  • Your academic advisor: The Associate Dean of the First Year and the Associate Dean for Academic Advising Programs will then assign one of your FYP professors as your academic advisor. The associate deans use information you provide on Your Academic Interests form to assign you an advisor. This form must also be submitted by May 31.

You will receive notification through the mail of your FYP placement, your academic advisor, and your room assignment and roommate (if applicable) by early July.

Please be sure that St. Lawrence always has your most current mailing address. Email with your name, student ID number and any changes in contact information.

If you have any questions about this step in the process, you should contact the First-Year Program office at or (315) 229-5909.