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Freshman Course Registration Information
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Scheduling courses for the first time and preparing for this challenging academic experience is an exciting process. At Geneva, we have designed a registration process to help make scheduling courses simple and convenient for new freshman. Below is a general outline of the steps you will take in registering for your first semester of courses.

1.) Create two schedule worksheets by using the course suggestions and offerings for your major.

2.) Create your preferred schedule (Beginning May 6 at 2:30 p.m.) by using the course registration page. With the username and password that you received in the mail, log in to the system and begin selecting your courses.

If you have any questions during the course registration process, please contact your admissions counselor at 855-979-5563.

 

BEGIN COURSE REGISTRATION PROCESS BELOW:



1.) CREATE YOUR SCHEDULE WORKSHEETS

GUIDELINES for Creating Your Schedule Worksheets (Read First) Expand

Please read the following very important notices before creating your schedule worksheets.

How many credit hours should I schedule?

  • Schedule a minimum of 12 credit hours. expand/collapse
  • To be a full-time student, you must schedule a minimum of 12 credit hours. Scheduling less than 12 credit hours can affect your health insurance, financial aid and athletic eligibility.
  • Do not schedule more than 17 credit hours* expand/collapse
  • The tuition cost is based on a maximum of 17 credit hours. Scheduling more than 17 credit hours will cause you to incur an additional tuition charge of $820 per credit hour beyond 17. *The following courses are not included in this limitation and may be taken beyond the 17-hour limit without special permission: COM 200, 201, 203, 204; EDU 220; ENG 221, 222, 223; HMN 491; MUS 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218; PED 101, 102, 104. Also, students accepted into the First-Year Honors Program may schedule up to 20 credit hours without incurring an additional fee.
  • Students accepted on academic probation may schedule a maximum of 14 credit hours.
  • We recommend that you take 15-16 credit hours per semester (5-6 classes).

Cautions:

  • Only include courses found on the 2014 New Student Course Selection Options for your major.
  • If you are taking or have completed advanced placement (AP, IB, CLEP) or college courses, do not register for similar courses until you know how the classes will transfer into Geneva. Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 to discuss.
  • For courses that require a lecture and discussion or lab, be sure to register for both components. 
  • Ensure (with your admissions counselor) that you have completed the proper prerequisites for courses. You may not be able to schedule courses that require prerequisites.

Special Circumstances:

  • I have been accepted on academic probation. expand/collapse
  • Student accepted on academic probation may take a maximum of 14 credit hours. Do not schedule over 14 credit hours. Also, you will be pre-registered for EDU 095.
    NOTE: You may choose to test out of EDU 095 by successfully passing the Nelson Denny Reading Test. The Nelson Denny Reading Test will be offered during Winter Orientation. Courses numbered 095 do not count toward graduation or overall GPA but do count for financial aid and full-time enrollment.
  • My SAT math score is less than 470 or my ACT math score is less than 19. expand/collapse
  • You will be pre-registered for MAT 095.
    NOTE: You may choose to test out of MAT 095 by successfully passing the Math Challenge Exam.  The Math Challenge Exam will be offered during Winter Orientation.
    Courses numbered 095 do not count toward graduation or overall GPA but do count for financial aid and full-time enrollment.
  • I am a first-year varsity athlete competing in a fall sport (ex: football, soccer, cross country)expand/collapse
  • All first year varsity athletes should schedule PED 101. Choose the 2 digit section that begins with the letter “V” and corresponds with your sport. (EX: PED 101 V1 = Football)
  • I will be a varsity athlete or Genevans choir member. expand/collapse
  • In order to participate in practice, you should avoid scheduling a class that begins after 2:30 or 3 p.m. if possible.
    MUS 215 Genevans is scheduled to meet Monday and Wednesday 4:00-6:00. This is subject to audition and acceptance in to MUS 215.
  • I would like to take a private music lesson (voice or instrumental). expand/collapse
  • You cannot register for some courses on the web, including private music lessons. If interested in taking a private music lesson, you will need to schedule with Mrs. Ruth Vos in the Music Department. Keep your private music lesson credit(s) in mind when scheduling your other classes so that your finalized schedule does not exceed a total of 17 credit hours**.
    (**see “How many credits should I schedule?”)
  • I have taken AP, IB, CLEP or college courses. expand/collapse
  • When creating your schedule, it is important to take into consideration any AP, IB, CLEP or college courses you are taking or have completed. Do not register for similar courses until you know how the classes will transfer into Geneva. Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 to discuss.
    AP Courses: The transfer of your AP course will depend on your AP exam score. Geneva’s AP Policy is available for download by clicking here.
    College Courses: Please contact your admissions counselor to determine how your college class will transfer in to Geneva.
  • My SAT essay score is a 400 or below and/or my ACT essay score is a 11 or below. expand/collapse
  • You will be pre-registered for ENG 095.
    NOTE: Courses numbered 095 do not count toward graduation or overall GPA but do count for financial aid and full-time enrollment.
  • My SAT essay score is greater than 680 and/or my ACT essay score is greater than 30. expand/collapse
  • You have qualified to take ENG 151: Honors English Composition instead of ENG 101: English Composition. You will be pre-registered for ENG 151.
    NOTE: If ENG 151 conflicts with a required class, you may opt to take ENG 101.
  • I have taken LESS THAN 2 years of one foreign language. expand/collapse
  • Students entering Geneva College with less than two years of one foreign language must make up the deficiency within the first two years of attendance at Geneva. Students who have not taken two years of the same foreign language must take two semesters of one foreign language at the college level. These students are encouraged to register for SPA 101, Elementary Spanish I or GRK 101, Elementary Greek I. Students who have completed one year of foreign language must take the spring semester of that same foreign language at the college level. For example, if you have taken one year of Spanish in high school you should take SPA 102, Elementary Spanish II. 
    NOTE: Geneva’s Spanish Assessment is offered during Summer Preview.

Begin creating your schedule worksheets below.


STEPS for Creating Your Schedule Worksheets (Read Guidelines First) Expand
STEP 1:   Download and print the New Student Course Selection Options for your major from the drop-down menu below.
The 2014 New Student Course Selection Options represents courses that an incoming freshman (without prior AP, IB, CLEP or College Courses) should take during the Fall 2014 semester. The courses listed on this form are the courses you should include on your schedule worksheets and Preferred Schedule. For course descriptions please download Geneva’s 2013-14 College Catalog. Course descriptions are listed in the back of the catalog by course name.  

Cautions/Reminders:

  • Not all classes listed on the New Student Course Selection Options will be available (offered or have open seats) when you create your Preferred Schedule.
  • When creating your schedule, it is important to take into consideration any AP, IB or college courses you have completed or are in progress of completing. Do not register for similar courses until you know how the classes will transfer into Geneva. Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 to discuss AP, IB, CLEP or college courses.
STEP 2:   nail-sample-schedule-worksheet.jpgDownload and print two copies of the schedule worksheet.
You will use the schedule worksheet to list the courses you plan to include on your Preferred Schedule.

Caution:

  • Each course has an enrollment cap. There is a chance that a class you listed on schedule worksheet 1 will be unavailable. If this happens, refer to schedule worksheet 2 and select a different section or different course.
 
STEP 3:  Review the Fall Undergraduate Course Offerings
Use the above course offerings link to view all of the available courses for the upcoming Fall Semester.

Cautions/Reminders:

  • Each course has a maximum number of seats available. Refer to the seat number section to see if the course is full. If full, the course will be closed and you will not be able to register. In that case, look for a different section of the course or a different course.
  • Each course has a Course Request Number (CRN). The CRN is unique for each course (section and time) NOTE: It is helpful to write this CRN number down for web registration.
  • Evening classes are course numbers ending in E1 or E2.
  • All first-year varsity athletes competing in a spring sport should schedule PED 101. Choose the 2 digit section that begins with the letter “V” and corresponds with your sport. (EX: PED 101 V1 = Football)
 
STEP 4:   nail-sample-schedule-worksheet-fill.jpgComplete your two schedule worksheets.
(View Example)
Include the course abbreviation, number, and section (Example: ENG 101 32) in the appropriate box (day/time). Also include the Course Request Number (CRN). Pay attention to the credit hour value of each course so that you schedule at least 12 credit hours but no more than 17 credit hours** (see “How many credits should I schedule?”}

Cautions/Reminders:    

  • Only include courses found on the 2014 New Student Course Selection Options for your major.
  • If you have taken AP, IB or college courses, do not register for similar courses until you know how the classes will transfer into Geneva. Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 to discuss AP, IB, CLEP or college courses.
  • For courses that require a lecture and discussion or lab, be sure to register for both components. 
    NOTE: “X” designates a discussions section or lab section and should remind you to schedule a lecture section for the course. (Ex: BIB 112 01 X = discussion section of BIB 112. You will also need to schedule a lecture section for the course.)
  • Ensure (with your admissions counselor) that you have completed the proper prerequisites for courses. You may not be able to schedule courses that require prerequisites.

All incoming freshman will be pre-registered for the following:
SSC 101 Learning & Transition, M: 10:10 – 11:05 a.m.

STEP 5:   You will receive your Geneva username and password by mail.
Beginning May 6, you may use your schedule worksheets to complete your Preferred Schedule online. If having trouble with your username or password, please contact helpdesk@geneva.edu or 724-847-6789.  

Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 if you have any questions.

Once your worksheets are ready, complete your preferred schedule below.

 


2.) CREATE YOUR PREFERRED SCHEDULE (First complete your schedule worksheets above)

GUIDELINES for Creating Your Preferred Schedule (Read First) Expand
Once you receive your username and password and have created two schedule worksheets, you may create a Preferred Schedule. Please note that the Preferred Schedule is not a final schedule and is still subject to change. Your schuedule will be finalized on August 4th. DO NOT purchase textbooks until your schedule is finalized.

If you have not yet created two schedule worksheets, please do so above before proceeding.

Please read the following very important notices before creating your Preferred Schedule.

  • Schedule a minimum of 12 credit hours. expand/collapse
  • To be a full-time student, you must schedule a minimum of 12 credit hours. Scheduling less than 12 credit hours can affect your health insurance, financial aid and athletic eligibility.
  • Do not schedule more than 17 credit hours* expand/collapse
  • The tuition cost is based on a maximum of 17 credit hours. Scheduling more than 17 credit hours will cause you to incur an additional tuition charge of $820 per credit hour beyond 17. *The following courses are not included in this limitation and may be taken beyond the 17-hour limit without special permission: COM 200, 201, 203, 204; EDU 220; ENG 221, 222, 223; HMN 491; MUS 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218; PED 101, 102, 104. Also, students accepted into the First-Year Honors Program may schedule up to 20 credit hours without incurring an additional fee.
  • Students accepted on academic probation may schedule a maximum of 14 credit hours.
  • By registering for courses at Geneva College, you agree to pay all applicable charges in accordance with the college policy.

Web Registration Hours

  • Web Registration is available 7 days a week, except between 4 – 7 a.m.

Begin creating your Preferred Schedule below.


STEPS for Creating Your Preferred Schedule (Read Guidelines First) Expand

Before you begin:

1. Prepare two schedule worksheets. If you have not created two schedule worksheets, do so above.
2. Know your Geneva username and password.

NOTE:
You should have received your Geneva username and password by mail. As described in the mailing, passwords must be reset before you can use them to logon to web registration.  If you have not received your username or password contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500. If you have forgotten your username and/or password or are experiencing problems with your username and/or password, contact helpdesk@geneva.edu or call 724-847-6789 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

STEP 1: Log into myGeneva 
(Usernames and passwords will be active for those who have received them, beginning May 6 at 2:30 p.m.)

  • Enter your Geneva username and password.
  • Problems logging in? Contact helpdesk@geneva.edu or call 724-847-6789 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

STEP 2: Watch the Web Registration video

STEP 3: Check for holds

  • If you are clear to register, there will be a green dot and “Registration Open” in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
  • A yellow “Inquiry Only” dot means you are not clear to register. Read the screen for the reason. Make sure you have selected the correct year and term: Fall 2014.

STEP 4: Enter your courses

1. Click the “Course Search” option.
2. Enter the Course Request Number (CRN) and click “Go.”

OR

Enter any of the search criteria to find the course you listed on your sample schedule.

3. When the selection detail appears, click “Add.”
4. Click “View my schedule” to check your schedule as it is being built.
5. Web registration is not a shopping cart. You are registered for courses as you add them. If you want to delete a course, click on the delete button in front of the appropriate course on your schedule. Please note, you cannot withdraw from the college by deleting all of your courses. If you wish to withdraw, please notify your admissions counselor

STEP 5:  Verify that your schedule is correct and print a copy for your records.

  • Your Preferred Schedule is not a final schedule. Schedules are final on August 4th.

STEP 6: Log out when finished.

Cautions/Reminders:

  • Only include courses found on the 2014 New Student Course Selection Options for your chosen major.
  • Scheduling less than 12 credit hours can affect your health insurance, financial aid, and athletic eligibility. In the same way, scheduling over 17 credit hours will cause you to incur an additional per credit fee.
  • For courses that require a lecture and discussion or lab, be sure to register for both components. 
  • Evening classes are course numbers ending in E1 or E2.
  • Varsity athletes (fall sports) , Genevans choir members and marching band should avoid scheduling classes that begin after 2:30 or 3 p.m. if possible in order to participate in practice.
    MUS 215 Genevans is scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday 4-6 p.m. This is subject to audition and acceptance in to MUS 215. 
  • The online help for web registration is located in the top right corner of each page. Click on the “?” to get context sensitive help.
  • Be sure to schedule both a lecture and discussion for BIB 112 (An X after BIB 112 signifies discussion groups). 

Please contact your admissions counselor at 724-847-6500 if you have any questions.



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