Registering can be a little intimidating. Let's take it step-by-step.

Step 1: Make a Plan

All students must register for four academic courses. You'll add physical education, applied music and military science courses outside of WebTree.

Before visiting the WebTree site, choose the four courses you want to take. For suggestions, look at information about course options.

You probably won't get all four of your first picks. Don't panic! Be flexible (there will be other semesters). Choose several alternates for each course, and be aware of time conflicts (use this blank schedule for assistance). Courses with "PRM" in the Notes column of the class listing must be added through the Registrar's Office during the Add/Drop period, so do not include them in WebTree. Also look at the Notes column for the numbers 2, 3, and/or 4. These numbers indicate courses restricted to sophomores, juniors and seniors. If you include one of these courses, WebTree will ignore it.

There isn't a set schedule for students interested in a particular major. The first two years emphasize graduation requirements. A variety of course selections are appropriate and desirable.

Here is a completed WebTree for students with the following preferences: CHE 115 or BIO 112 (lab science), WRI 101 (Writing requirement), Visual Performing Arts requirement, and Historical Thought requirement.

Summer academic advisers will be available in June for email or phone questions if you need more help.

Step 2: Use WebTree to Submit Your Class Preferences

New students can submit their course preferences on the WebTree site. WebTree is where you'll fill in the courses and alternates you've decided on.

Note: Don't worry about physical education, applied music, and 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.

Step 3: Meet With Your Holistic Adviser

Your orientation materials will contain the name of your adviser along with your meeting time.

Step 4: Make Changes to Your Schedule (if needed)

You'll be able to make changes to your course schedule at orientation using Banner Self-Service online.

Step 5: Additional Changes (Add/Drop)

During your first week of class, you are allowed to add or drop classes using Banner Self-Service online, unless there are permissions or exceptions for the class. To add a class with exceptions or permissions, you'll need to pick an Add/Drop form in the Registrar's Office and take it to the faculty member for their signature. The form is not necessary to drop a class, and that can be done through Banner Self-Service.

During your second week of class, you are allowed to add or drop a class, but it must be done in person in the Registrar's Office after the proper signature has been obtained on the Add/Drop form. There is also an Add/Drop fee for changes in the second week of classes. You can not use Banner Self-Service to add or drop classes after the first week.

If you didn't find what you were looking for and have additional questions please email registrar@davidson.edu.

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