How is a student supposed to go about making course selections for pre-registration before orientation?
My daughter expects to have 6 to 8 courses waived based on Advanced Placement and Syracuse Project Advance courses. It seems as though the courses for which she would receive credit would be exactly the ones an incoming freshman would be registering for—entry-level courses to fulfill requirements. FYI, she will be in the Honors Program in CAS.
Should she call to discuss with an admissions rep or department advisor even before pre-registering prior to orientation?
Students may only officially register during their registration session, which takes place on the second day of their orientation. Your daughter would meet with her advisor at this point to discuss exactly what courses would be waived based on her AP's and Advance courses. If you scheduled an early orientation and your daughters AP scores aren't determined by the time you go to register most advisors will suggest courses that will not conflict with the AP's. (They assume you will receive credit for them rather than assuming not.)
HOWEVER- College of Arts & Science students are the only ones who can create course preference's online at:
She will get preference in the courses she pre-selects. The pre-selected courses then get sent to her advisor where they will review and confirm before you even arrive for summer orientation. When your daughter meets her advisor face to face they will review this "Pre-Selected Pre-Confirmed" schedule and finalize it.
Information on who her advisor is as well as their e-mail should be available at the above website, as well as what are major requirements, a list of courses etc.
I believe you can access it through the "New Student Portal" as well, however it’s new and I never used it. Nor did I ever pre-register but it seems painless.
If you have any questions about the advising you can call:
Hope I answered the question, if not, or if you have any other questions don't be afraid to ask.
I think I checked CC everyday when I was accepted to Northeastern. ;-)
It sounds like kids going to the later orientation sessions are really at a disadvantage. We can't get my daughter's major changed and they put her in a triple! What a mess. I knew she should have chosen a smaller school!
Student's who go to later orientation sessions aren't really at that large of a disadvantage since the school reserves seats in classes for incoming freshmen. If you're in Colleges such as Engineering, Bouve, Computer Science and Information Services, or Business your schedules are basically handed to you since a lot of the first and second year curriculum is the same for each student.
What is your daughter's major?
It tough sometimes to change majors since the school may have accepted students based on openings in certain majors. For example putting down on the application you wanted to be an English major because you thought it may have been easier to get accepted to the English program even though you planned all along to change to pharmacy.
Generally, changing majors within a college isn't too tough as long as it’s not an extremely selective major. I changed majors within the college of Arts & Science during my orientation. However if she wants to change between colleges she has to go through the internal transfer program.
Just as a note:
Are all SUPER closed.
Pharmacy in particular is crazy to change into, as the school gets more and more selective. This year Northeastern got 1800 applications to transfer into Pharmacy for only 15 external transfers and 1 internal.
As far as Smaller school vs Northeastern; I transfered here from a Small Private Catholic College and while it was more one on one with professors, the attitude and general feeling here is much more professional. I could tell the first week of classes I was getting a better education, and the resources are so much more vast. Its really all up to what the student prefers.
I could go on an on about stats blah blah but alas, that boring.
If you have any specific questions shoot? I'm more than happy to answer..
A few of my friends we're in White last year and they loved it.
Some how it seems that White has the best social atmosphere,
when I used to go over there everyone seemed to have thier door
open and know each other which was really nice. I think the rooms
are generally a little bigger than Stetson East/West and Spear hall,
allthough white is a older and the hallways don't look that great..I'd much rather live in some of the brownstone style residence halls like Kerr or White than the Stetsons.
The Location is great too, close to the T stop and near West Village (upperclassmen housing) and the dinning halls, and right next to Qdoba and the gym. She'll have a great time.
The triple is gunna be set up like such:
Right when you walk in on the left and right will be desks, then on one side there will be a bunk bed and on the other a lofted bed with a desk and dresser underneat, the're also 2 closets. I'd try and get there early and grab the single lofted bed, thats just me though.
I transfered from SJC in New York, I thought of Fordham, BC, and NYU, and choose Northeastern which I feel was very much the right decision.
Why did you want her to go to the Catholic College if you don't mind me asking?
If your daughter is religous she'll be more than at home here.
The "Campus Church" is St. Cecilia's which is only a short walk from the freshman dorms, and the Pastor is great, a really down to earth guy who is known all over campus by everyone.
In addition Northeastern is in negotiations with the Boston Diocese for the purchase of St. Annes church right on St. Stephen street, which would become the on-campus "Northeastern" parish.
When mass isn't running it will probably be used for preformance space.
Hope that helped,
Sorry for the delay in the response, super busy.
But keep em' comming!
Actually, she is not Catholic she is an Episcopalian. What we wanted in a Catholic College was a safety net. Catholic colleges seem to hold their freshman students a little tighter through curfews, required classes, and parietals. She liked the sense of community at Catholic colleges, and the commitment of service to others.
For reasons that I don’t understand, she felt overwhelmed when she visited B.C.. She was accepted at Providence, Stonehill and Merrimack. She was waitlisted at Villanova and B.U. I don’t know why BU didn’t overwhelm her. Villanova and BU were her top choices, and she flipped back and forth, depending on whether she wanted Boston or wanted a Catholic college.
Northeastern was an afterthought. We had an hour and a half to kill when we visited BU last summer, so we joined a Northeastern tour already in progress and attended part of a general info session. We were both more impressed than we thought we would be.
When she applied to Northeastern, it was nowhere near her first choice. Then we went to the accepted student session and she knew she wanted to attend! It was a big school, with a lot of activity, but everywhere we went there were friendly students and staff. It was a very well done orientation. Of course, the perfect weather helped too!
She was apprehensive when she found out she was in a triple, she had requested a double only. She wanted us to call and ‘fix’ it, but then she started chatting with her roommates and is very excited to meet them.
Last week BU offered her admission for January 2006, with a possibility of fall 2005. I thought she would jump at it. She declined. She is excited to attend Northeastern!