We hope the semester is off to a good start. Here is what you need to know about Confirmation of Registration.
You will be expected to finalize all course selections by the end of the day Jan. 30, when the add/drop functions in BiONiC are turned off. As a senior you are not automatically required to meet with your dean to confirm your registration. However, it is still crucial that you take the time now to make sure that you are taking classes that will allow you to make appropriate progress towards your degree and that you are correctly registered for those classes.
As a senior, you have the responsibility to review your registration bearing in mind the following:
1. Major: You should have met with your major adviser during preregistration to ensure progress towards major completion and to have your adviser make any necessary notes or updates to your online major work plan. If you were unable to have this meeting for any reason or if you have made any changes to your schedule that affects your major, you should consult with your major adviser as part of the confirmation of registration process and ask your adviser to update your online major work plan. Please also plan to consult with your major adviser if you have concerns about your ability to be successful in any course in your major. If your major adviser is on leave or if you don’t know who your major adviser is, consult the chair of your department.
2. College-wide requirements, including PE, distributional requirements and total credits: College rules require all students are required to complete PE by the end of their sophomore year and all college-wide requirements by the end of their junior year. They must also complete 32 units of credit by the end of their senior year. The Registrar’s Office has been emailing individual seniors who still owe college requirements or who need more than four units of credit to reach the 32 units required to graduates. Remember it is your responsibility to ensure that you are meeting all requirements. Your dean wants to be helpful as appropriate so please plan to come to walk-in hours or make an appointment if you are unsure how best to satisfy any remaining requirements.
Seniors with extra credits may seek permission to enroll in only three credits in one of the two semesters of their senior year. If you are interested in doing so, please complete the Request to enroll in three units and drop off at the front desk of the Dean's Office for your dean to review and approve.
3. Course placement: You should be taking courses for which you have the appropriate preparation. f you are unsure about whether you have the appropriate preparation, please consult the course description in BiONiC and the professor for the course. We recommend that all students enrolled in courses at Swarthmore or Penn consult their professors to make sure they are prepared for the course. If you still have questions after consulting the faculty, you should consult your major adviser (if the course relates to your major) or your dean.
4. Correct registration: Your BiONiC registration should include all the courses you are planning to take and no courses you are not planning to take. If you are having any problems correcting your registration, please see the registrar’s office.
If you do need to see your dean, you may come to walk-in hours for a five- minute consultation, or call 610-526-5375 to set up a fifteen-minute appointment.
Walk-in hours are posted online.
Once you have reviewed the registration according to the instructions above, you are done! You have finalized your class selection and self-confirmed your registration.
Taking a few minutes to review your registration now can save a lot of time and prevent a lot of anxiety later in the semester!
Wishing you a good start to a semester of learning in your classes and beyond them,