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Fall 2021 Advising and Registration

Hello Theater Undergraduates!

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy as we move into the second half of the semester! 

Pre-registration advising for Fall 2021 begins shortly, and you should be hearing from your advisors later this week about how to sign up for an advising slot. Advising will officially take place the week of March 29, and continue through the enrollment period. The ramping schedule for Fall 2021 is listed at the top of this page. 

This schedule is based on a student’s total potential credits, which means it takes into account the classes a student is currently enrolled in (ex: Spring 2021 class credits count toward the Fall 2021 enrollment appointment). 

NOTE: Starting in Fall 2021, the no-record add/drop period has been shortened from fourteen calendar days from the start of the semester, to seven calendars days. This means students will have until Wednesday, September 8, to make no-record changes to their schedules. For a full list of Fall 2021 dates, please see the academic calendar.

If you aren't sure when your enrollment appointment for each semester begins, please log into SPIRE, click on "Main Menu," then "Enrollment," and then "Enrollment Appointment." To view classes on SPIRE, click on "Main Menu", then "Course Guides", then "Search for Classes”. 

All freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students who are Theater primary majors are required to meet with their advisors to have the enrollment hold (RAC hold) lifted each semester. Your advisor is the person authorized to lift the automatic hold on your SPIRE account, allowing you to register for classes. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to meet with their advisors as well, though they do not need to do so in order to register for courses. 

All checklists and registration forms will be available on this page; please scroll down for a list of links. The most up-to-date versions of the course schedules are posted there as well, and will be updated there and on SPIRE as changes occur. 

Please note that you will need to get an electronic signature from the instructor in order to sign up for their class, and that form, once filled out, needs to be emailed to me so I can enroll you.

If you have further questions, please feel free to email me. I’m happy to chat on Zoom if that is preferred, and can give out my Zoom link on request. Take care, and stay safe! 

Best, 
Bethany
bsherwood@theater.umass.edu'

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Fall 2021 Appointment Schedule

CONFIRMED REGISTRATION SCHEDULE for ramping students onto the system by seniority:

Seniors (87 credits and above) — April 5 - 6 (M, T)

Juniors (57 – 86 credits) — April 12 - 13 (M, T)

Sophomores (27 – 56 credits) — April 22 - 23 (TR,F)

Freshmen (26 credits and below) — April 28 (W)

NOTE: Both enrollment appointment times AND eligibility to register for a course are determined by a student’s potential credit total, which includes what s/he is enrolled in CURRENTLY (i.e., in Spring 2021).

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Undergraduate Program Director Amy Altadonna: altadonna@theater.umass.edu

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Registration Forms and Checklists