1st Year Students Fall 2020


Video to watch before scheduling your advising appointment

Timeline of Summer NSO

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.

 

 

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Timeline of Summer NSO

 

When you actually register for classes will depend on the New Student Orientation date that you register for. If you have not yet registered you can do that here: Register For Summer NSO 2020.

You will need to complete the New Students Orientation Moodle Course prior to making your advising appointment.

 

Registration Block Complete NSO prep by Recieve Email to make appt Register for courses*
1 May 22 May 26 June 1 - June 4
2 May 29 June 2 June 8 - June 11
3 June 5 June 9 June 15 - June 18
4 June 12 June 16 June 22 - June 25
5 June 19 June 23 June 29 - July 2
6 June 26 June 30 July 6 - July 10
7 July 3 July 7 July 13 - July 16
8 July 10 July 14 July 20 - July 23
9 July 17 July 21 July 27 - July 30

*You will need follow the instructions in the email you receive to make a virtual advising appointment. We encourage you to add classes to your shopping cart prior to your virtual appointment. But you will not be able to register for these classes until you meet with an advisor.

 

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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 Exam

Placement Exam Directions

Living at UMass Amherst

Learn about Residential Academic Programs

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