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First-Year Scheduling

Eph2023Eph2023 2 replies1 threads New Member
Hi all! I’m an ED admit for the class of 2023. I’ve been looking online and I was wondering what the timeline is for freshmen scheduling their fall semester class. Also looking for any advice on which classes to take freshmen year. I’m pretty unsure of what I want to do but leaning towards a pre-med/healthcare route.
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  • writingpumpkin03writingpumpkin03 158 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I'm curious about this as well.
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  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College 2262 replies104 threads Forum Champion
    edited January 2019
    Welcome to College Confidential, @eph2023. Congratulations on your admission!

    In the spring (May-June), you will be sent info about how to pre-register for classes, and you will do so. You also will be assigned to an advisor with whom to discuss your choices. In early summer, you will learn that you may have been dropped from some of the classes that you wanted, and you will be given a day and time you can log on to pick new classes to replace the ones you did not receive. Changes still can be made in the fall and during the add-drop period.

    As far as what to take for pre-med, you can look for pre-med info online, but there is a recommended list of science/math courses to take by the end of college: here is a link: https://careers.williams.edu/sciences-health-professions/four-year-plan/

    During freshman orientation in early September, there also will be a pre-med meeting, and they will make sure you know what to take.

    Every student will want to look at the distributional requirements and start taking classes that meet those as well.

    You will look at the pre-requisites for courses.

    Apart from these considerations, take whatever looks interesting! Make room for intellectual exploration, and have fun!
    edited January 2019
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  • Eph2023Eph2023 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you for all the great information! Are there any courses or professors in any subject that you’ve heard are especially interesting or well-taught?
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  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College 2262 replies104 threads Forum Champion
    edited January 2019
    Once you are sent all the enrollment info in the spring, you also will be given access not only to the official PeopleSoft, but also to WSO, which has reviews by students of Williams professors and classes. That can be a big help in choosing classes. And then you also will be hearing word of mouth once you are on campus.

    Overall, more professors at Williams have great reputations than have bad ones, so it is easy to find classes for which to sign up where you will be enthusiastic about both the topic and the professor.
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  • NEPatsGirlNEPatsGirl 2845 replies106 threads Senior Member
    ^That is some of the best information I've read on this site, regardless of what college we are discussing. Kudos to @ivegraduatedmom
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  • ivegraduatedmomivegraduatedmom 60 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2019
    Thank you, @NEPatsGirl!
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