New Student Scheduling
New students complete the New Student Scheduling Survey online through the Accepted tab on CampusWeb. The Office of the Registrar staff uses this information to assign each student a class schedule for the first semester. Students are placed in appropriate entry-level courses based on their chosen major along with general education courses required for all students. During the survey students also indicate if they wish to participate in vocal or instrumental performance groups.
Placement in English Composition and Mathematics is based on ACT subscores. Students need a minimum ACT Writing score of 8 or an ACT English score of 25 to place into college-level English Composition. Students scoring below the minimum will begin in Composition Skills. Students need a minimum ACT Mathematics score of 22 to place into college-level mathematics (College Algebra or major specific equivalent). Students scoring below a 22 will begin in Intermediate Algebra.
It is very important for students to submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended, making sure to include colleges attended through high school dual credit. It is especially necessary for students starting classes in the spring to send a transcript showing in-progress classes during the fall semester and then send a second official copy once final grades have been received. The Office of the Registrar Office staff will look at completed credits as well as in-progress credits when building class schedules.
Transfer students who have earned 30 hours or more may be asked to speak with a representative from their chosen major prior to registration for their first semester at C of O. This meeting helps to ensure proper placement in classes and provides an opportunity to discuss a timeline for graduation.
New student class schedules are typically available:
- Fall Semester Start - by the end of July
- Spring Semester Start - by the end of December
Once the Office of the Registrar has built a class schedule for the student, it will be visible in the Student tab of CampusWeb. Students should review their schedules to ensure:
- They are not repeating classes they have taken or are taking at another college
- The classes reflect their chosen major
Remember class schedules can change. It is a good idea for students to check their schedule a second time just prior to the start of classes to look for class changes including time and room adjustments.
New students may request schedule changes through the Office of the Registrar by sending an email from their C of O email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or by stopping by the Office of the Registrar located in the McDonald Administration Building. All students may request to add and drop classes through Friday of the first week of classes at 5:00 p.m.