Step Two: Enrollment in Your Second Course
Important Step Two Dates:
Friday, June 14: Deadline for submission of the Course Selection form.
Early July: Notification by mail of your second course enrollment with your FYP placement notification.
Step Two Process:
Your FYP is one of the three or four courses you will take in the fall semester. You will be placed in the second (or second and third) of those courses over the summer based on the information you provide on the Course Selection form. This form must be submitted by June 14.
On the Course Selection form, you will list your top four or five choices for courses in the fall. All of these choices must be available and appropriate for first-year students.
How do you decide which courses to list?
- Review the information on General Education and Graduation Requirements at St. Lawrence. One of your goals during your first year is to explore the curriculum by fulfilling many of your general education and graduation requirements.
- Consult the Academic Departments and Programs courses and the Pre-Professional Programs section of the New Student Guide & Forms website to learn what courses are being offered in the fall that are available and appropriate for first-year students and which ones might make the most sense for you given your interests.
- Please note that while the University Catalog may prove to be a useful place to find detailed course descriptions, it will not have information about whether a course will be offered in the fall. For that information, you must consult the links listed above or the drop-down menu on the Course Selection form.
Other important considerations as you think about courses:
- You’re the last to register: Remember that all of the upper-level students at St. Lawrence have already registered for their courses. So, some classes are already full.
- Program Requirements: Some programs of study, especially those in the natural sciences, require that you take certain courses during your first year. So, it is important that you review all of the information in the Academic Department and Program Information section carefully to be sure that you get off to a good start.
- Students with Special Needs: If you are a student with special needs (e.g., learning or physical disability), you must consult with the Office of Academic Services for Students with Special Needs before making your fall course choices. Prior to any consultation with Special Needs, you should file out and submit the following form: Questionnaire
- Advanced Placement Credit: If you have completed any Advanced Placement exams, be sure to have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send the results to the Registrar's office at St. Lawrence University. Decisions as to what AP scores count for which courses are made department by department, and the Registrar will determine whether you will get specific course credit for any AP exams. Click here for general information about AP credit.
- International Baccalaureate Credit: SLU will also grant credit for International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations in which a score of 5 or higher is achieved. Credit is not awarded for Standard Level examinations. IB course credit is regarded as transfer credit and is determined by the registrar in consultation with the appropriate department chair.
Please provide the registrar’s office with AP scores, or transcripts reflecting any other coursework that might count for college credit, as quickly as possible so that information can be considered as you select courses for the fall. Questions about college transfer, AP and IB credit should be directed toward the registrar’s office at 315-229-5267.
If you indicate on the Course Selection form that you are interested in pursuing a major in biology, biochemistry or neuroscience and/or are interested in the pre-health track, you will be registered in both General Biology and General Chemistry for your first semester, but only if both of these courses appear on your request list as your top two choices. During on-campus Orientation in August, you will register for the laboratory components for these courses in consultation with your advisor.
Our plan is to notify you of your second (or second and third) course enrollment with your FYP placement notification in early July.
If it turns out that you are no longer interested in the course(s) in which you were enrolled over the summer, you will have the opportunity to drop that course and choose a different class. This will occur during Step Four: Enrolling in Your Other Courses.
If you have any questions as you consider your course choices, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-229-7397. One of the summer advising team will answer your questions or connect you with someone who can.