Your Registration Guide has been created for you based on your declared major, exam scores, and transcripts, to help you pick your first semester courses at CBU.
Follow the appropriate instructions below depending your admit status (Freshman / Transfer). Be sure to also learn about Math & English Placement exams.
- How to Read Your Freshman Registration Guide
In this tutorial, you will learn how to choose your first semester freshman classes using your personalized Registration Guide.
1. Locate your personalized Registration Guide that was provided at New Student Orientation.
2. At the top of your registration guide, you will find the following information:
- Your Name
- Student ID Number
- Date - The date your Virtual Orientation Class Registration materials were emailed to you.
- Admit Status - Admit status determines how many units you are permitted to take in your first semester. 12 is shown as the minimum because at least 12 units are required to be a full-time student.
- Major - If your major is incorrect, please contact Academic Advising to change your major and to recieve a new registration guide.
- If Applicable (Music / Athletics)
- This section only applies to you if you are a varsity athlete or involved in CBU’s music program.
- If you are an athlete or music student, you will want to register in the courses shown here.
3. The first section is Major - Recommended 1st Semester Courses. You will register for one or more of these courses depending on your major.
4. The next section is the Required 1st Semester Courses. You will register in all of these required 1st semester courses.
5. The last section is the General Education Courses. You will register for one or more of these courses.
In Part A, you can see your math placement and your recommended math course based on your major. If your technology or foreign language requirements say “exempt,” then you do not need to take those General Education courses.
- Part B shows the core General Education requirements that all students must fulfill.
- The General Education requirements are broken down into the following categories,
each with their own specific unit requirements:
- Biblical and Theological Core (9 units),
- The Natural World (6 units)
- The Social World (6 units)
- The Political World (6 units)
- The Cultural World (6 units)
- The Foundation Requirements (7 units)
- Some major courses may fulfill some or all of the units required in these categories.
- If a category notes that your major will complete it, do not take any courses in this category that aren’t in your major.
- The General Education requirements are broken down into the following categories, each with their own specific unit requirements:
- How to Read Your Transfer Registration Guide
In this tutorial, you will learn how to choose your first semester classes using your personalized Registration Guide.
1. Locate your personalized Registration Guide that provided at New Student Orientation.
2. At the top of your personalized guide, you will find your name, student ID number and admit status. Your admit status determines how many units you are permitted to take in your first semester. 12 is shown as the minimum because at least 12 units are required to be a full-time student.
3. Below this you will see your Required First Semester Courses. You must register for every course listed in the required section. You may have some required courses on your Registration Guide that are not presented here. Your English composition placement is also provided in this section and you will need to register in that specific English course.
4. Next are your General Education requirements. Here is a description of notes and highlights on your registration guide:
"T" and a checked box / X means you have completed this area with transfer units.
"EX" and a checked box / X means you are exempt and do no need to complete this area.
Pink highlights indicate unmet requirements. Look for notes describing which courses and / or unit amounts will be needed to complete these areas.
Purple highlights indicate areas that will possibly be met with in-progress transfer work.
5. The information at the bottom of the front of your Registration Guide is a final calculation of your units. This will inform you if you need any additional upper division or elective units in order to graduate.
6. On the back of your Registration Guide is a complete list of all your of required courses in your major. Please take note of any courses that list prerequisites. It is always best to take prerequisite courses as soon as possible.
- Math & English PlacementIf you believe you should be in a higher level math or English course, you can take a placement exam using the information provided here.Math Placement
- What: Seek placement into a higher level
- When: Anytime
- Where: Anywhere you have a networked computer
- How: Call the University Bookstore at (951) 343-4259 to purchase a login code and exam instructions
- Time: 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon course exam selected
- Cost: $14.68
- What: Seek placement into ENG113 or ENG123
- When: Various dates by appointment
- Where: The Office of Student Success
- How: Make an appointment by calling ASC at (951) 343-4349
- Time: One hour writing assessment
- Cost: Free