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Selecting Courses

There are a few steps in setting up your academic plan.

1. Complete the Course Preference Form:

You'll find this form on GC101 in the module: Academics - Courses and Advising.  This survey takes about twenty minutes and walks you through the various course options for your first semester based on your chosen major.

  • see what courses are required in your major for the first semester
  • choose from a set of common core courses (ie. BCM101, BCM103, HIS121)
  • add a course of interest, either in your major or an elective of interest
  • decide if you are taking La Vida or Discovery as your Outdoor Education experience

2. When you submit this form, the Registrar will register you for classes. We try our best to match your requests with available courses, and we do this on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to submit your AP scores and transfer credits to the Registrar's Office so that we can apply these courses to your college record.

3. Communicate with your Summer Academic Advisor (beginning in the first week of June)
Over the summer, you will receive contact from your summer academic advisor who will review your course schedule with you, and make any registration changes. Summer academic advisors are members of the faculty or staff who are available to answer questions and to help you fine-tune your academic plan for the fall. Check your email for communications from your summer advisor!

4. Meet with your Academic Advisor during orientation.  Your academic advisor will work with you to make any needed changes to your schedule. Every student will have an appointment with their advisor during orientation, which we'll schedule for you. If you have questions before then, contact Advising (advising@gordon.edu) or the Registrar (registrar@gordon.edu).


Still have questions?  The Office of Academic Advising is here to help!