Registering for classes is a multi-step process that takes many factors into consideration, and ultimately yields a combination of classes that reflects your intended major.
As a first-year student, you are responsible for registering for classes. You will complete this process in consultation with your academic adviser. Specific guidance on how to select and register for appropriate courses will be provided as you approach your start at the School of Engineering. Below is an overview of what you’ll need to complete in order to register for fall 2014 classes. You can find additional resources and how-to guides on Blackboard.poly.edu in the Freshman Programs document folder.
If you’ve been admitted into the General Studies, HEOP, or Honors Programs, you may have additional items to consider during the registration process, and will receive supplemental information to guide your enrollment experience.
Please direct any and all of your questions about the registration process for first-year students to the Academic Advisement Center (AAC): firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the first step of the registration process, which not only signals your intent to pursue postsecondary education at the School of Engineering, but also allows us to officially matriculate you into your academic program. Please submit your deposit as soon as possible. You can submit it online.
A select group of students will be required to take the expository writing placement exam, a campus based assessment, and will be notified by the Admissions office of their status, during the month of May. Upon taking the exam, you will be notified of your fall writing class. If you are required to take the writing placement exam, you must do so before you can enroll in your fall writing class. A writing course marker, a placeholder for the actual course, will be available to you, if you are not able to take the exam before registration begins. A schedule adjustment will be required, once your placement score has been determined, with the writing class replacing the course marker.. Review expository writing placement schedule.
You must complete the math diagnostic exam, or submit AP scores of a 4 or 5 on the calculus AB or BC exams, in order to determine your fall class. The math diagnostic exam is an on-campus assessment and will take place on various dates before the beginning of the semester. While you are encouraged to complete the exam before the beginning of the registration period, you will be allowed to enroll in classes before completing the exam. A math course marker will be used to reserve a space in your schedule for math. You’ll be able to go online after you complete the math exam to make a schedule adjustment, dropping the math course marker and adding the actual course. Review math diagnostic schedule.
During the month of May, you will receive a correspondence from the School of Engineering asking you to confirm your intended major. If you’d like to change your intended major, you must send your request to the Registrar’s Office by May 16th. It’s important that we know your correct intended major because registration appointments are based on your major. Download major change form.
If you’ve earned credits as a result of an AP exam and/or previous college experience, you may be exempt from certain first-year courses. Please make sure to send such credit information to the School of Engineering in a timely manner so it can be posted to your transcript before the beginning of the registration period. This will allow the credits to be considered in the creation of your fall schedule. Request your AP score by contacting the College Board and sending your scores to the School of Engineering Office of Admissions, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
You are required to attend an online advisement session where you’ll receive information on your first-year courses, how they are connected to your intended major, and how to select and enroll in the appropriate fall courses. Webinars will be scheduled by major —you should attend accordingly — and will be archived online for future reference. Review registration webinar schedule.
The start date for registration for the fall 2014 semester will be Friday, June 13th. Once registration begins, you will register by appointment. Registration appointments will be determined by your major. Open enrollment will follow the scheduled appointment period, where you’ll be able to go online and make adjustments to your schedule, regardless of your major. Specifics, e.g., URL to registration site, will be provided as the start of registration nears. Confirm your registration appointment date here.