2018 New Student Checklist

 

Incoming biology students please use the  2018 New Student Checklist to review important advising information. This checklist also includes info about advising workshops for first- year students.

 

First-year students need to attend only one workshop.

 

 

Fall 2018 Biology Advising Workshops Schedule:

  • TBA in early fall
  • Sign-Up HERE (online registration will open soon)

Are you unable to enroll in BIOL 1108?

Currently there are no open seats. Seats are reserved for incoming students during summer orientation. On Dynamic Class Search, the “reserve capacity available” is for “RC Block Enrollment section.” RC Block Enrollment sections are sections where seats are reserved for incoming students during summer orientation.

We recommend that you enroll in a back-up course for your major if you are currently unable to enroll in BIOL 1108. Please view your advisement report on Student Admin. If you are a rising sophomore, you may still need core requirements for your major. Some 2000 EEB and MCB courses only require BIOL 1107 as the prerequisite. For instance, EEB 2214, MCB 2210, MCB 2400, MCB 2410 only require BIOL 1107 as a prerequisite. Check your advisement report to see if any of these courses will fulfill a core requirement or if you can use these courses as related courses for your major.

Follow-up with your advisor if you are unsure of back-up courses for your major.

Lastly, seats may open in BIOL 1108 in the coming weeks or at the end of the summer. Use the Dynamic Class Search to see if there are any sections with unreserved seats for these classes.

Dynamic Class Search will help you view class availability and show you which class sections have unreserved and reserved seats for specific student populations (such as honors students, majors, or seats reserved for Block Enrollment ). Please pay attention to the “unreserved available” column on the top right hand side for sections with open seats for any student (not reserved seats).

Transferring Credit to UConn

Summer Transfer Courses: If you are planning to take courses elsewhere during the summer, you must verify that these will transfer back to UConn and count towards your degree.

If you are taking summer classes at another institution in Connecticut, use this database to verify how credits will transfer.

If you are taking courses out-of-state, you must get prior course approval from Transfer Admissions.  The approval process is completed through your Student Admin account.

 

**Make an appointment with your advisor to request a substitution if you have transfer credits in EEB, MCB, or PNB that can count towards the 24 credits in your major.

 

How to Swap Classes after Orientation

How to Swap Classes after Orientation

At orientation, we helped you create a class schedule to meet your academic requirements. However, from July 19-September 10, students can swap classes without a “W” (for withdrawal) notation on their transcript.

We don’t recommend dropping major classes without first speaking with your advisor. However, students can swap sections or general education courses or times on their own. Again, SWAP; DON’T DROP!

Below are useful tutorials that show you how to add/drop/swap classes:

Dynamic Class Search: Find Unreserved (OPEN) Seats

Are you receiving an error message on Student Admin that all seats are reserved? Use the Dynamic Class Search to search for classes with open seats.

This online tool will help you view class availability and show you which class sections have unreserved and reserved seats for specific student populations (such as honors students or majors). Pay attention to the “unreserved available” column on the top right hand side for sections with open seats for any student (not reserved seats).