Your first opportunity to select courses for the next term, Initial Course Election (ICE), is conducted to help distribute available course seats equitably. The priority you receive during ICE is based on your anticipated date of completion when you first arrived at Furman and then by the number of Cultural Life Program (CLP) events you have attended prior to the ICE deadline for your group.

For example, if when you arrived at Furman you were expected to graduate after the spring semester of this year you would be considered a senior. As a senior, if you have attended 24 or more CLPs your ICE requests will be processed first, while if you haven't attended at least 24 events your requests will be processed separately after all other seniors compliant with CLP attendance guidelines.

ICE Priority Group

Anticipated Completion Date (when do you expect to graduate?)

CLPs attended
(prior to the ICE deadline for your group)
Rising Senior 2015 or sooner 24 or more
Rising Junior 2016 16 or more
Rising Sophomore 2017 8 or more

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.

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