1st Year Students Summer 2023


Videos to watch before scheduling your advising appointment

Courses to Put in Your Shopping Cart

Building your Schedule Help

Frequently Asked Questions

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Videos to watch before scheduling your advising appointment

To prepare for your registration appointment, watch the two short videos and add at least  Introductory Biology - Biology 151 into your shopping cart.

Getting Ready for Biology Course Registration

In this first video we will review what you need to know to prior to meeting with an advisor to register. It reviews a list of courses you will register for based on the Algebra score of your math placement test. Please have the appropriate courses in your SPIRE shopping cart PRIOR to the start of your course registration appointment. The more complete your shopping cart is, the more time we will have to discuss your interests and help answer any questions you may have.

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Adding Biology 151 to your Shopping Cart in SPIRE

In this second video we walk you through the SPIRE search process and how to add Biology 151* to your SPIRE shopping cart. We also review the importance of using the schedule planning grid for planning your fall schedule.

*If you are in BioTap or BioPioneers you will have a particular section of Introductory Biology to register for. You will discuss this with your advisor in your appointment.

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Courses to Put in Your Shopping Cart

 

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Building your Schedule Help

Use this fillable schedule planning grid as you make your schedule in SPIRE 

Fillable Schedule Planning Grid (PDF)

Need more help? Click here for access to Advising and Course Registration Videos!

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Useful Links

Math Placement 

Writing Placement 

Placement Assessment Directions

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