Freshman Genesis Advising Information

Building a Freshman Schedule

During the Genesis event you will be meeting with a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning for both your fall and spring schedules. Your advisor will help you use the "planner" function in the online degree audit and online registration. If time allows, your advisor will assist you with fall registration.

If you have a definite interest area/major in mind, check with your advisor to see if that major has special general education requirements. Some majors require specific general education courses. Others have prerequisites that need to be taken the freshman year.

You will need to take a minimum of 15 credits one semester and 16 credits the other semester to have sophomore status the following year. Generally, this is five three-hour courses plus a one-credit course such as Freshman Seminar, an HHPA activity class or an applied music course. You may take up to 18 credits and remain within the block tuition rate. Academic Success Program (ASP) students are limited to 16 credits their first semester.

All traditional matriculating freshmen are required to take GEED 130 First Year Seminar. If you are anticipating being on an athletic team you should select a seminar that does not conflict with practice and event schedules.


Guidelines for Building a First Year Schedule

Alternative Credit Information

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