Advising, Registration and Major Declaration FAQ
Who is my advisor?
Entering freshmen are assigned a freshman faculty advisor. No later than the end of the sophomore year, students are expected to declare a major and will then be assigned to a faculty advisor in their major area of study. The major advisor will provide guidance through the remainder of their time at Lees-McRae College. Contact your FYS instructor, program coordinator or the Burton Center for Learning Assistance?? for more details.
When do we meet?
The advising and registration period takes place in the middle of each semester. During this time, you are required to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan and select classes for the next semester.
How do I register for classes?
Your academic advisor will register you for classes during your advising meeting.
When do I register for classes?
Registration for classes takes place during the designated advising and registration period. See the academic calendar for exact dates.
What is required in the core curriculum?
|Written and Oral Communications (6 hours)|
|RHE 101||Rhetoric I (3)|
|RHE 102||Rhetoric II (3)|
|Quantitative Requirement (3-5 hours)|
|MAT 111||College Mathematics with Applications (3)|
|MAT 112||College Algebra (3)|
|MAT 116||Precalculus (3)|
|MAT 117||Calculus (5)|
|Lifetime Health/Fitness (1 hour)|
|Complete 1 hour of any activity course|
|Seminars (12 hours)|
|CLA 199||First Year Seminar: The Environment and Self (3)|
|CLA 299||Sophomore Seminar: Career and Life Planning (3)|
|CLA 399||Junior Seminar: Global Citizenship (3)|
|CLA 499||Senior Research and Seminar (As required through individual program) (3)|
|Core Exploration (18 hours)|
|At least one 3 credit hour course is required in each of the following areas; Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Religious Studies, Fine Arts, Literature and History. Core Exploration courses are typically completed in the first two years of study. Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that selected courses meet the Core Exploration requirements. A list of approved Core Exploration courses will be available from the Office of the Registrar prior to advising and registration for each term.|
|Natural Sciences (3)|
|Social Sciences (3)|
|Religious Studies (3)|
|Fine Arts (3)|
How do I declare my major?
Students are expected to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year by submitting the Major Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar.
What if I want to declare a minor?
After selecting a minor and speaking with your faculty advisor, submit the Minor Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar.
Can I double major?
In most cases, yes. Speak with faculty advisors in both majors to ensure complete understanding of course requirements and sequencing. Submit a Major Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar.
How do I change my major?
After selecting a major and speaking with your academic advisor, you can submit the Change in Major Form to the Office of the Registrar.
Do I need to declare a concentration within my major?
Some, but not all, majors do have concentrations. If you choose a major with a concentration, check with the Program Coordinator or your academic advisor to see if a concentration is required.
How do I decide between a B.A. and B.S. degree?
Some majors allow students to choose between a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. program includes foreign language requirements in addition to program and core requirements. The B.S. program incorporates 6-8 credit hours in Math, Science or Computer Language. To learn more, speak with your advisor, the Registrar, or consult the college catalog.
How can I access the suggested 4 year plan for my major?
Speak with your advisor or visit the college catalog.
I'm a transfer student, how will I know which classes are required to complete my degree?
Transcripts are reviewed at the time of admission and students are notified of the number of credits and transfer equivalencies. During the orientation process, students are registered for their first semester classes and faculty advisors are assigned to assist in the remainder of the program.
I'm a new student and will be bringing in credit from AP, IB, CLEP or an Early College program. How will I know which will transfer in?
Lees-McRae welcomes students that have credit in these ways. During the orientation process, students are registered for their first semester classes and faculty advisors are assigned to assist in the remainder of the program.
What courses are required for honors students?
|The following courses are required of Honor Students:|
|CLA 199: First Year Experience||Art|
|HON 291: Honors Seminar||RHE 103: Rhetoric III|
|Note: Honors freshmen also take one of the following science courses during either fall or spring: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 114, BIO 115, or BIO 121. (Note: BIO 101 and 102 are for non-science majors.)|
|Sophomore Fall Semester
|Sophomore Spring Semester
|Junior Fall Semester
Student chooses any course within his or her major (3
|Junior Spring Semester
CLA 399: Great Books
|Senior Fall or Spring Semester
Senior Research Seminar
How do I withdraw from a class?
To withdraw from a course, a student must pick up and complete a Course withdrawal Form from the Office of the Registrar. The deadline for the last day to withdraw and receive a grade of "W" is typically four weeks after Drop/Add end. The exact date is published in the Academic Calendar.
How do I withdraw from the institution?
If a student wishes to withdraw from the College, he or she must initiate the process by picking up an Official Exit Form in the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal from the College after the last day to withdraw from a course will result in grades of "F" for all classes, unless the withdrawal is for medical or psychological reasons, or for extenuating circumstances which are approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.