Choosing Courses for your First Semester: Academic Advising
Students begin their Dickinson educations with different priorities and plans. Some students arrive with very clear ideas about what they want to study and are already looking ahead to “declaring a major” in a particular field.This is just fine. Other students arrive knowing that they want to take some time to explore their academic interests as widely as possible.This is just fine, too. Still others find themselves somewhere in between, curious about a handful of possibilities. You guessed it: also just fine!
No matter what group you fall into, you’ll find clear guidance here. After spending some time preparing, you’ll consult directly with a faculty member about your specific questions, options, and decisions during your “summer advising call.” These calls will take place for students in the US July 13-July 16, noon-8pm EDT, and July 17, noon-6pm EDT. Making thoughtful decisions about your courses and programs is an important first step in making the best fit for yourself here on campus.
Key Dates and Milestones
|Before June 1||Request your First-Year Seminar|
|Before July 1||
Complete online Placement Tests
|Before July 13||Develop a possible course schedule and questions for your summer advisor|
|July 13-July 16, between noon-8pm EDT; July 17, noon- 6pm EDT||Speak with a faculty member during your "Summer Advising Call" to get guidance and to receive the "Alternate PIN" code you will need to submit your course requests|
|July 20-July 27||
Submit your course requests using the online Banner system
|August 12-28||Course Schedule Adjustment Period|
If you have questions about any of this information, unable to receive your advising call at the assigned time, someone is available to help by contacting:
Summer Advising Office