Course Selection and Registration

You will learn about registration and advising during orientation. However, below is a brief overview to get you started.

Your Academic Adviser
During Orientation, you will be assigned an academic adviser from Agnes Scott faculty. The Office of Academic Advising will try to take into consideration your field of interest. However, it cannot be guaranteed that you will automatically get a faculty adviser from your field of interest; this selection will depend on the faculty members’ current advising load. Your advisers may work in groups for your first advising session and will give you guidelines as to what is needed for registration. After discussing your interests and exploring a wide range of courses with your adviser, you will decide what courses you will take.

At the end of your sophomore year, you will declare a major and at that time you will be given an academic adviser in your major area of study. 

Registration
As you complete your registration, make sure that:

  • All required labs are included
  • No courses conflict in time
  • You meet all stated course prerequisites (see the Catalog)

Registration for new students will take place Tuesday, August 27. When you arrive on campus, you will be given information on where and when to register. The Registrar’s Office, Buttrick 101B, can answer any questions regarding the registration process.

Semester Course Load
International students must be enrolled full-time each semester.  The minimum full course load at Agnes Scott College is 12 credit hours* (3 courses of 4 credit hours each).  Sixteen credit hours or (4 courses of 4 credit hours each) is the most common course load.   Twenty credit hours (5 courses of 4 credit hours each) is the maximum allowed per semester, however, it is not a recommended course load in a student’s first year of study.  If you wish to take more than 20 hours, you must seek the approval of the Assistant Dean of the College.  *One credit hour normally represents the work related to one 50-minute session of instruction once a week for a semester.

You may take no fewer than 12 credit hours (3 courses of 4 credit hours each) and no more than 20 credit hours (5 courses of 4 credit hours each) per semester.  Sixteen hours or four courses is the most common course load.  It is not recommended to take 20 hours per semester in your first year of study.  One credit hour normally represents the work related to one 50-minute session of instruction once a week for a semester.  If you wish to take more than 20 hours, you must seek the approval of the Assistant Dean of the College.