Course Schedule and AP Credits
In general, first-year students register for four or five courses in the first semester, which consist of the following:
Sample Schedule for First-Year Students
First Year Advising Seminar (4 credits)
First Year Writing: Writing the Essay 1 (4 credits)
First Year Workshop (2 credits)
Elective Courses (2-8 credits)
For each category, you should indicate your top choices on the selection form. We recommend you choose a range of academic subjects and avoid requesting more than two courses from a single department. You have more than enough time to specialize in a particular area of study, so allow yourself this time for exploration: now is your time to experiment! We encourage a broad liberal arts education at Lang; try leaving your comfort zone and choosing subjects you wouldn't ordinarily consider.
Should you decide to change an elective, you have time during orientation week to adjust your class schedule with an advisor. We also have a designated add/drop period for the first two weeks of the semester to consider any further schedule changes.
Your advising seminar is a regular academic course, though the professor is the faculty advisor for all the students in the class. In addition to standard course content, these seminars pay special attention to developing skills you will need throughout your education at Lang. Your faculty advisor meets with you throughout the semester to discuss everything from academic goals to your personal adjustment to college. In addition, the faculty advisor schedules some classroom time to review important matters such as seminar pedagogy, and might arrange individual or group appointments outside of class.
First Year Workshops
You are not expected to indicate any preferences for the First Year Workshop, an introductory workshop taught in the first semester. Each workshop is attached to a particular advising seminar, so you are automatically registered into the appropriate workshop based on your advising seminar. The workshop orients new students to Lang, and sections are facilitated by Seminar Fellows (upper-level students with significant training and experience).
First Year Writing
All students register in a topic-based section of “Writing the Essay,” the first semester of a year-long sequence in expository writing. Exemptions are not available through examination scores such as AP English or the SAT Writing.
Please indicate if you were admitted to the dance program. You will be automatically registered into 8 credits, including your advising course Improvisation: Embodied, Moving with Somatics, Ballet Practices, and a First Year Workshop. You should therefore only select a First Year Writing section and elective class.
AP and Transfer Credits
Please remember to have official AP score reports mailed to our Admissions Office. To request a score report, contact 888.CALL4AP. For high school and/or college transcripts, please contact the institution directly. Mail all information to:
Lang College Admissions
72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011