Register for Classes
Registering for classes is simple, but there a few steps to follow. We’ve created this information to address your initial questions and concerns. Good luck and please remember that your advisor, Peer Mentor and the First Year Team are here to assist you in this process!
Once you have been registered for a First Year Seminar course, you will be assigned to an academic advisor (this will be the professor teaching your FYS). Your academic advisor is available to help you make informed decisions about the courses you select, the major you choose, and the opportunities that you pursue while at McDaniel. He or she will also help you to understand academic regulations and degree requirements and to find the support and other resources that you may need on campus.
It is important to get to know your advisor well and to provide him or her with information about your interests, strengths as a student, and aspirations.
The process of “advising” at the college level means that you will discuss with your advisor the general education courses required for the college (The McDaniel Plan), review the results of your placement exams in English, Math and Second Language (this is why they must be completed by 6/1/12) and then choose the most appropriate classes for you to take in the Fall of 2012.
You will receive the name of your FYS course and advisor by approximately 6/15/12. You will receive this information in your McDaniel email account. Please check this account daily.
The next step will be to contact your advisor by email or phone and set up a time to meet by phone, email or in person. The advising and registration period runs from Monday, 6/18/12 to 6/29/12. It is important that you contact your advisor as soon as possible so you do not fall behind in the process of advising and class registration. Classes fill very quickly so you do not want to miss any of this process.
Before you have your advising appointment, it is important to do the following:
- Review the McDaniel curriculum called The McDaniel Plan
- Review the 2012/2013 online course catalog. The catalog has all the courses, requirements and academic policies of the college.
- Log into The Archway and click on “Test Summary” to review the results of your placement exams. You can use the links to the right to see “what my scores mean” and the math and second language placement charts.
Between 6/18/12 and 6/29/12: Advising and Registration Should be Completed.
During this time you will have your advising appointment and will choose classes with the help of your advisor that you will register for the Fall 2012 semester. Please make sure you are proactive and contact your advisor for advising. Your advisor must give his/her consent (clearance) before you will be able to register for classes.
When you are done with advising then you will register for your classes online. Please watch the following tutorial videos before you register so you know how to use The Archway.
- Select courses for your Preferred Sections ‘basket’
- Register course in your Preferred Sections ‘basket’
- Drop a course
- See your class schedule
When you are ready log onto The Archway with your McDaniel username and password and register for your Fall 2012 classes. You already have one course (FYS) so you will be signing up for three additional classes for a full time load of 16 credit hours.
If you have questions or get stuck call or email your advisor, they are available to help you complete this process and ease your overall transition to McDaniel. You should complete advising and registration by 7/1/12 to get the best chance of getting the courses you want.