Your big assignment before coming to campus is to create a draft schedule of 3-4 courses for each semester before you meet with your advisor in August. While your academic advisor will discuss your choices with you, you need to bring your ideas to the meeting.
Remember this is a draft schedule – a chance to figure out what is offered and what you might like. You and your Academic Advisor (a Hendrix faculty member) will talk through your choices before anything is finalized.
Start by thinking about YOU.
Check the Course Planning Pages to find a few initial courses. The Course Planning Pages tells you where to start in each discipline or major. It is full of good advice. In your first year, plan on taking 100- and 200- level courses unless the Course Planning Pages suggest otherwise.
The Course Planning Pages contain general advice. The Course Planning Pages cannot cover the wide variety of student preparation and experiences. Please consult your Academic Advisor or individual Departments for unique situations.
Note: Official college rules are in the
Find and build your schedule from your CampusWeb site. (You're already there!)
On the left sidebar menu, look under Academics and choose
The add/drop page looks like this:
Make sure you are in the correct year and term (near top of page).
For first-year students, you should be able to see your TEC and Explorations sections for the fall. These were loaded based on your submitted TEC preferences. These are required for all incoming first-year students. Typically, these courses cannot be moved unless these courses interfere with your ability to graduate in four years
(extremely rare). If you are missing a TEC section or Explorations,
Decide on a course to add to your schedule based on your reading of the Course Planning Pages along with the Online Course Schedule (open this in a new window so you can easily reference both documents). The Online Course Schedule tells you what is offered on-campus this year. If you click a course title on the schedule, you can get a description of the course that includes prerequisites.
To start your education, choose courses that interest you or fill an intellectual need. Do not build your schedule to get requirements “out of the way”. This rarely leads to a satisfying set of courses. Most introductory courses carry learning domain or capacity codes so you automatically are working on the general education requirements.
To add a course within the Course Search system, search the departmental listings, rather than a single course. This allows you to see multiple course options rather than exactly one . Using the “Course Search” tab –
Once you have a set of basic courses related to your prospective major, you might not know what else to add. Expand your horizons with some courses related to your interests or courses that will give you useful skills. Spread out across the curriculum. Use your interests to drive the General Academic Requirements: Learning Domains and Capacities.