ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT FOR COURSE REGISTRATION
Academic advisement for registration at Morehouse College is designed to assist students in enrolling in appropriate courses and in attempting ample credit hours for timely graduation. The advisement conversations are based upon the student’s academic success plan for a course of study in a major sequence and in the core curriculum. Advisors review the student’s progress and discuss course options. The College Catalog is the designated resource for clarification on major and core curriculum requirements for graduation.
New Students Course Scheduling and Registration
New students will be contacted (via email) by an enrollment representative to schedule courses for their first semester. The email will include instructions for completing components that initiate the schedule creation process (i.e. Course Scheduling Advisement Form, foreign language placement exam, etc.) Once these components are completed, the enrollment representative will work with the incoming student to create their first semester schedule. This schedule will be created based on the major selected on his application, placement information from standardized tests, and (if applicable) Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, high school dual enrollment and/or college transfer credits. If no major is selected on the application, a general schedule will be created based on core curriculum requirements only. Required course materials will be provided to students who register for 100 level courses as part of their tuition and fees.
Academic Advising Week for Currently Enrolled Students (AAW)
The College typically designates the first week of November and the first week of April as Academic Advising Week (AAW) for currently enrolled students. Academic advisement for registration for J-Mester sessions takes place in the Fall (at the same time as registration for the following Spring semester) and academic advisement for registration for Summer sessions takes place in the Spring (at the same time as registration for the following Fall semester). Cross-Registration is only allowed during a designated period and those dates are communicated by the Office of Records and Registration. All pertinent advisement and registration dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.
Advisement for Students Who Have Declared a Major
During Academic Advising Week, students who have declared a major are required to follow the process established by the department of their intended major to select courses for the next semester. We recommend students take action prior to AAW to ensure they are prepared for advisement and thus, are able to register for their classes when the registration period begins. They may be required to meet individually or as a group with their assigned faculty advisor or to meet as a group of majors in the Department. Notwithstanding, if a student is unsure of his faculty advisor assignment and/or the departmental advisement process, he should contact his department chair. Students continue to be advised for registration in their major department until graduation.
Advisement for Undeclared Students or Changing Majors
The week before Academic Advising Week, students who have not declared a major will receive an email from Ms. Jacquelynn Davis, The Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support urging them to meet with her to: 1) declare a major, and thus enable them to be assigned a faculty advisor, or 2) schedule an appointment with her to discuss course selection. Students who are considering changing majors should contact Ms. Jacquelynn Davis via Jacquelynn.Davis@morehouse.edu prior to AAW for assistance.
Once academic advisement is completed, students receive an advisement form with course recommendations and approvals, and the departmental designee will remove the Academic Advisement Hold that is placed on each student’s account just prior to the beginning of the Registration period.
Registration (completed via Tigernet) begins the Monday after the Academic Advising Week. We strongly encourage students to register ONLY for the courses that have been approved by their academic advisor.
A student who is not officially registered for a course may not attend the course unless he/she obtains written or electronic consent of the appropriate department chair/program director or professor.
Students are held accountable for absences incurred and are responsible for the material that was missed prior to enrolling in a course. Students adding classes after they begin should meet with course instructors to get assignments and make up the work.