Advising & Registration
The Advising Period for Spring 2018 Advance Registration begins Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and ends Friday, November 3, 2017. Online registration will begin Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Information regarding registration access times can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website (please use the links at the right).
During the Advising Period, students must schedule an advising and course selection appointment with their academic adviser(s). Advising in the School of Humanities and Sciences is mandatory. Students must meet with their academic advisers to obtain a registration access code (RAC) which is necessary to register for courses.
Students should use their advising appointment to ask questions about majors/minors, Spring 2018 courses, possible summer coursework, internships, and to review midterm grades. It is helpful to review your degree evaluation and academic transcript before and during your advising appointment. Being proactive in reviewing your degree evaluation will help you and your adviser plan for course selection as well as resolve any discrepancies that can delay completion of your degree requirements. If you have not utilized or do not know where to find your degree evaluation, check out the Office of the Registrar’s tutorial: /registrar/degree_eval/ Students who are juniors or seniors with catalog years of 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 will continue to use the Degree Evaluation tool found within Homer Connect. Students who are freshman or sophomores with catalog years of 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 will be using a new degree evaluation tool, Degree Works.
As mid-term grades are due near the beginning of the advising and registration period, students who are struggling in a course should take the opportunity prior to or at their advising meeting to discuss options with the course professor as well as review the tutoring options from the Tutoring Services which can be found at www.ithaca.edu/tutoring. If the course is not salvageable, the student may consider withdrawing from the course. Students who wish to withdraw from a semester course should be aware that the deadline for doing so is Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The withdraw form is available online and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.