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Assembling Freshman Course Schedule

stanford78stanford78 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
edited June 2007 in Davidson College
My S will be a DC freshman in the fall. He's currently working on assembling his class schedule.

He's finally figured out the whole WebTree on-line course selection process, but is struggling with some of the course selections themselves.

For instance, should he sign up for the 2-year Humanities series? Do many kids take that series? Since you're required to complete the entire 2 year program to get credit for any of it, he's concerned about make just a long term commitment without knowing much more than what the courses cover. There's a 1-year series - would that be more advisable?

What's the best way to satisfy the freshman writing requirement? Is it a good idea to combine that with something that satisfies some other distribution requirement or focus on something that's focused on writing? Questions like that.

Freshman orientation is when many of these questions are answered. Many schools have freshman orientations that are earlier in the summer - many have already happened. DC's isn't until right before school starts, but the registration process has to be completed by the end of June.

Does anyone know if there's a DC resource to help (particularly incoming freshman) with these sorts of decisions (e.g. some sort of academic counseling akin to what is often available in high schools?)?
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Replies to: Assembling Freshman Course Schedule

  • mattmommattmom Registered User Posts: 1,763 Senior Member
    They meet with assigned academic advisors during freshman orientation--too late for initial course signup but in time for last-minute switching before classes start if space permits.
  • orangelightsorangelights Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    I'm not in humes but I'd say about 1/8 of incoming students sign up for that program. Yeah I reccomend doing your W requirement in a discipline you don't enjoy too much if its in a deparment you can't avoid and the W fulfills that requirement. Sorry I can't be of more help on the humes. I'd be happy to answer any more questions he has about where to put classes on web tree and which proffessors to take them with etc.
  • ohsixohsix Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    i wouldn't sign up for humes. I dont have first hand experience, but ive heard from people that it is a miserable experience. and i second orangelights on taking a w-class that fulfills a requirement. Its also good to have composition and literature aps out of the way if you took them, since it will give you a bigger choice of w-classes.
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