July 7 Summer Registration deadline — 11:59 p.m. EST!

deadlines2Don’t let this deadline whoosh by you! 

Tonight at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time is the deadline for summer registration (course selection, academic interests, etc.) and the Academic Skills Assessment Survey!  Don’t miss this opportunity to get into two courses now for the fall or spring semester and get assigned a faculty advisor in your general area of interest.  Make sure you submit the skills assessment survey too, so that you will not have a hold on your enrollment in the fall.

Tonight also is the deadline for Disabilty Services notification and to sign up for the Chinese and Japanese language placement tests that will be given on campus in the fall.

General Education Expectations

Wesleyan does not have distribution requirements, but students are en­couraged to bring breadth to their programs of study through the GenEd Expectations. GenEd is divided into two stages. In the first stage, to be com­pleted by the end of the sophomore year, students are expected to earn at least 2.00 credits in each of three areas: Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), and Humanities and Arts (HA). Each of these credits must be earned in a different department. To complete the second stage, students are expected to earn 1.00 additional credit in any de­partment in each division.

Information about the GenEd area and department for every course in the Wesleyan curriculum can be found in WesMaps and the Course Supplement. Not all courses carry GenEd designations, and the GenEd designation of a crosslisted course is linked only to a single department. AP and IB test credit and transfer credit cannot be used to fulfill GenEd.

Students who do not satisfy GenEd are not eligible for University Honors or for election to Phi Beta Kappa. Also, some departments require fulfillment of GenEd for completion of the major or for eligibility for departmental honors. More information about this can be found on the honors Web site at www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/honors.html.

Faculty and Student Advising Handbook

This summer, as you think about which courses you will be enrolling in after you arrive at Wesleyan in September, please take time to carefully review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as you build your program of study over the course of your Wesleyan career. The Handbook also provides information about academic departments and programs, graduation requirements, study abroad, the major declaration process, academic support services for students, and the procedures of the Honor Board and the Student Judicial Board.