All returning students may begin to enter their course selections during the same time frame. Consult the Important Dates page to find out when the submission deadlines will be for your priority group each semester.
Plan to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your course selections prior to the ICE submission deadline for your priority group. Use the tool to compose a healthy set of possibilities for you and your advisor to consider. Once both of you are satisfied with your selections, your advisor will update your record in ARMS via the Current Advisees screen. Advisor permission is required throughout our registration process for any of your requests to be submitted successfully. Visit the Academic Advising web site to find out more about what you can expect from your advising relationship.
All ICE requests for a particular priority group are processed at the same time, provided you are current with your CLPs, so all students have a similar opportunity to be enrolled for their first choices. Once processing is completed for each group, course schedules will be released via ARMS. Students may then adjust their class schedules using the Course Adjustment Processing (CAP) tools in consultation with their academic advisor consistent with the dates posted on the Important Dates page.
Course Adjustment Processing (CAP)
All students may use ARMS to adjust their course schedules as they see fit during designated periods identified on the Important Dates page. CAP is available for web-based transactions throughout the entire change period including the first seven class days of each semester. Consulting with your academic advisor about any changes you are considering is still a very good idea though. In fact, you won’t be able to execute any of the changes you are planning if your advisor has not cleared you to do so. The CAP tool is available via the ARMS for students menu. Follow the instructions provided on-line to navigate your way through the process.
Registration overrides (entry to full courses, instructor permission, prerequisite waivers, etc) require manual intervention. To do so, visit the Academic Records home page and select “How to… obtain forms and worksheets from Academic Records” or stop by our office in the Administration Building, Room 4. On the request: identify yourself by name and include your Furman ID number (printed on your ID card), mark changes you intend to achieve, secure appropriate signatures as indicated on the request, and submit in person at Academic Records. A staff member will confirm that the request has been processed before you leave the office.
Any change to a first year seminar assignment must be completed manually through Academic Records and will occur strictly on a space available basis.
COURSES WILL NOT BE ADDED TO YOUR SCHEDULE AFTER THE
COURSE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED.
Other Items to Consider
A normal course load each semester will be 16 credits; a typical student course load will consist of 4 four-credit courses. The minimum number of credits required for the award of a bachelor’s degree will still be 128 credits, eight semesters earning 16 credits each semester. After all students have had their first opportunity to register through ICE for the next semester, students in good academic standing who have already completed 32 credits are permitted to increase their course load up to 18 credits during the Course Adjustment period. Students with a grade point average of 3.30 or greater in their past 32 credits will be able to enroll for up to 20 credits at this point.
Students seeking to audit a course, enrolling for a credit-bearing course on a non-credit basis, may do so by submitting a completed audit request in person to Academic Records. Again, this may be accomplished only after all students have had their first opportunity to register through ICE for the next semester.
If you are considering enrolling for fewer than 12 credits you will not be considered a full-time student. We strongly suggest you consult with your advisor, Financial Aid, and/or Academic Records if this is your intention for any semester. Underloading may impact your financial aid eligibility, your progress toward degree completion, your participation in co-curricular activities (especially intercollegiate athletics) at Furman and may even affect interests outside of the university, such as your health insurance coverage.
You may elect a pass-no pass grading option for selected courses that you have already registered, consistent with the pass-no pass policy as stated in the university catalog anytime during the Course Adjustment period. Click on the “How to… obtain forms and worksheets from Academic Records” on the Academic Records home page to get a request or stop by our offices to learn more about this option. The final day for declaring courses pass-no pass is the mid-term date of each term. Consult the Important Dates page for specific information about mid-term dates.