During the normal course registration process for the upcoming term, students who are scheduled to take a First-year Seminar review the First-year Seminars offered and elect/request the seminar they prefer, along with their other course elections. Whether they get into the seminar they elected/requested is determined during the registration processing period.
Students who did not get into their first choice during initial course election choose another First-year Seminar from among those with space available during the course changes period prior to the start of classes. Students enrolled in a First-year Seminar may use the online registration system to switch into a different seminar, as long as there is space available, during the course changes period or during the add-drop period in the first week of classes.
The details on the schedule for course election, course changes period, and add-drop period for a given term can be found on the Registrar's website.
Enrollment in a First-year Seminar is limited to 16 students. Enrollment above the limit is never allowed in a First-year Seminar course. Open slots are first-come, first-served. No waiting lists are maintained.
Effective in Fall 2021, First-year Seminars do not serve in partial satisfaction of the General Education requirements such as distributive requirements or the world culture requirement.