1st Year Students


Video to watch before scheduling your advising appointment

Courses to Put in Your Shopping Cart

Building your Schedule Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Links


Video to watch before scheduling your advising appointment

 

We are excited to meet you virtually in your orientation advising appointment! To be best prepared for this appointment, watch the below video and add Introductory Biology - Biology 151* into your shopping cart. This video includes a list of courses you will register for based on the Algebra score of your math placement test. The more complete your shopping cart is, the more time we will have to discuss other things during your orientation appointment.

*If you are in BioTAP or BioPioneers you will have a particular section of Introductory Biology to register for. You will discuss this with your advisor in your appointment.

 

Link to Video Slides

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Courses to Put in Your Shopping Cart

 

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Building your Schedule Help

All first year students will need to take a diversity general education course in their first year.

Searching for Diversity General Education Courses (PDF)

 

Depending on the results of your writing placement test you will either need to take Engwp 111 or Engwp 112

Searching for Engwp111 or 112 (PDF)

 

All first year students are required to take either a Faculty first year seminar OR a Natural Sciences first year seminar in their first semester.

Searching for First Year Seminar Courses (PDF)

 

Use this fillable schedule planning grid as you make your schedule in SPIRE.

Fillable Schedule Planning Grid (PDF)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Useful Links

Math Placement Exam

Writing Placement Questionnaire

Placement Exam Directions

Living at UMass Amherst

Learn about Residential Academic Programs

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