Freshman Classes


In this presentation, we'll learn how to choose your first semester freshman classes using your personalized Registration Guide. You will learn HOW to register in the next section. 

1. Pull out your personalized Registration Guide from the right-hand side of your folder.

2. At the top of your guide, you will find the following information:
    Your Name Student ID Number 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. Your Major If Applicable
      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.

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3. The first section is pre-registered 1st Semester Major Courses. You have been pre-registered in 1st semester appropriate major courses as they were available.
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4. The next section is the Required 1st Semester Courses. You have been pre-registered in all of these required 1st semester courses.

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5. The last section includes your General Education Courses. Here you will need to register for one or more 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 these General Education courses.

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    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, The Natural World, The Social World, The Political World, The Cultural World, The Foundation. 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.

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6. To determine which General Education classes you might consider registering in, we have also given you a "Fall 2015 Recommended Courses to Meet General Education Requirements" list. You can find this on the right-hand side of your folder. For any General Education categories you wish to complete, we recommend only taking courses from this list. Again, do not take courses in categories if your Registration Guide indicates your major will complete it.
For example: According to the registration guide above we will need to earn 6 units in the Political World. I see in the list below that I can take POL213 to earn 3 units of Political Science. I could write down this course code and add it to my schedule.
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7. One final note: if you believe you should be in a higher level math or English course, you can take a placement exam using the information provided here. This information is also on an orange half-sheet, located in the right-hand side of your folder.

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: $14.58
English Placement
    What: Seek placement into ENG113 or ENG123 When: Various dates by appointment Where: Academic Success Center (ASC) How: Make an appointment by calling ASC at (951) 343-4349 Time: One hour writing assessment Cost: Free

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