All students register online using the WebTree site.
Watch this video for an easy-to-understand overview of how to use WebTree. This chart (PDF) also does a great job explaining it. The video and chart are going to be your best friends if you are using WebTree for the first time.
Here's a detailed breakdown of how to use WebTree.
Your goal is to create a schedule with four academic courses.
Make a list of courses you want to take. Choose around seven. (You'll need alternates because it's unlikely you'll get into all four of your top picks. Don't let that stress you. Just stay flexible and breathe.) Prioritize the courses by considering which are most important to you and which will fill up the fastest.
You'll need the department name and number of the course and its section name (e.g., MAT 112 C), its five-digit Course Reference Number (CRN) and the times it meets.
Include different sections of the same course on your list. WebTree won't automatically give you a different section of a course if the first one you chose is full.
As you choose your courses, remember to look at the "Notes" column in the catalog to make sure you're eligible. For example, "PRM" means that the course requires permission. "PRQ" means that a course has a prerequisite. Footnotes using the numbers 1, 2, 3, or 4 designate which students (1 = First Year, 2 = Sophomore, 3 = Junior, 4 = Senior) may register for the class.
Don't worry about physical education, applied music, or military science courses now. Do not use WebTree to register for them. Instead refer to their program webpages for registration info specific to these programs.
Remember that all first-year students are registered for Davidson 101 automatically. Don't put this course on WebTree.
It's helpful to fill out a worksheet (DOC) before you go to WebTree.
Enter the WebTree site. You'll be asked for your User ID and PIN number.
Your ID is your Davidson ID. (It will begin with 800 or 801). If you are on campus, you receive your PIN from your adviser. If you aren't on campus yet, your PIN is the last four digits of your Davidson ID number.
Fill in Tree 1 by putting one course in each of these slots: 1, 1A, 1B, 1AA, 1AB, 1BA, and 1BB. Use the course's CRN, the 5-digit number found in your course schedule. We have developed a worksheet to assist you in keeping all of your choices organized.
Keep an eye on the times of the classes you're requesting so you don't double-book yourself. The courses in Slots 1A and 1B can be at the same time, since you won't get both of them. For the same reason, the courses in Slot 1AA and 1AB can be at the same time, as can the courses in Slot 1BA and 1BB. Think of it this way: that horizontal time conflicts are okay; vertical ones aren't
There can be duplication between the courses in Slot 1AB and Slot 1BA or Slot 1BB if you choose, because WebTree will only move on to Slot 1AB if Slot 1AA is full, and it will only move on to Slot 1BA or Slot 1BB if Slot 1B is full. It's not possible to get the course in Slot 1AB and the course in Slot 1BA. It's not possible to get the course in Slot 1AB and the course in Slot 1BB.
Confused? If you haven't watched the video or looked at the chart, we highly recommend that you take the time to view both items since they are very helpful in understand WebTree and course registration.
Tree 4 has different rules than the other three trees. Here's how it works:
You must submit your WebTree registration before 5 p.m. on the last day. If you do not, anything entered on WebTree will be processed, even if you have not clicked "submit."