Congratulations on your admission to Eugene Lang College!
As a transfer student, you will attend New Student Orientation January 20-23. The orientation program includes academic workshops about general degree requirements, presentations on majors and minors offered, interactive sessions with advisors and faculty to learn about academic opportunities, and individual appointments to resolve any transfer credit concerns. Find out more about orientation week, and get some useful reminders about preparing for your arrival.
You have the option to register online for courses during the summer. Please follow the instructions below, and complete the registration worksheet beginning January 6. Academic advisors will review your course selections on the worksheet and reply within 3-5 business days with your assigned PIN to register for classes online through the student portal, MyNewSchool. First, however, some important information:
Course Subject Code
Each course has a subject code attached, which identifies the general subject area. For instance, psychology courses are denoted with the subject code LPSY, history courses with the subject code LHIS, music courses with LMUS, etc. See a legend of the various subject codes.
Each course also has a number indicated, which identifies the level of instruction.
- 1000-Level Courses: Freshmen Only
- 2000-Level Courses: Introductory Level
- 3000-Level Courses: Intermediate Level (assumes some introductory course work in the field)
- 4000-Level Courses: Advanced Level (assumes some intermediate course work in the field)
As an example, LECO 3100 would be an intermediate-level course in Economics, and LLST 4450 would be an advanced-level course in Literary Studies.
General Education Requirements
At Lang, the only general education requirements are Freshmen Writing I and Writing II. If you have taken the equivalent at a previous institution, and received a grade of "C" or better, then this requirement is waived. Similarly, if you were admitted as a transfer student with sophomore standing or higher (30 or more transfer credits accepted), the requirement is waived. For questions regarding the general education requirements, please contact the Director of Academic Advising, Leah Weich, email@example.com.
Major and Minor Requirements
If you have decided on a major and/or minor, we recommend you review the specific requirements for that program. Once you select a particular area of study, the home page for each program includes a link labeled "Curriculum" that provides more details about the requirements. In general, most majors entail 12 courses plus a senior capstone; and the academic departments might accept up to 3 transfer courses toward a major (up to 2 toward a minor) based on a review of the course description or syllabus. This can certainly be reviewed with the departmental chair or director during orientation week, but a directory link is provided above for all departmental contacts this summer. If you are undecided about a major, we recommend you explore the courses offered.
An average credit load is approximately 15-16 credits per semester, which can often be achieved with four classes. The degree requires 120 total credits, and the remainder would be the amount once your approved transfer credits are applied.
Also, please note your full-time tuition charge allows you to register for 12 to 19 credits per semester at a flat rate; registration in more credits per semester will affect your tuition charges (or if registered part-time in fewer credits, your financial aid as well).
- First, read through the list of Best Bets for Transfer Students. Though not an exhaustive list of your options, these are the courses with the most seats currently available, and therefore may be especially useful to consider.
- Second, read through the general, broader list of courses offered for the upcoming semester. This is a more comprehensive listing of courses offered for the upcoming term, but note some courses may be closed or have only a few seats remaining (compared to those on the Best Bets list).
- Third, courses may have prerequisites or expected backgrounds in particular subject areas. If you have a course from a previous institution that may satisfy the pre-requisite, please complete the transfer credit equivalency form.
- Fourth, select 10-12 prospective classes from those offered, and complete the registration worksheet, beginning January 6. Remember to include the course subject and number, as well as the CRN. (The CRN is the four-digit number at the end; e.g., in a listing such as LNGC 1234 CRN 5678, the CRN is 5678). Once you have 10-12 selections, click "Submit."
- Once submitted, an academic advisor will review your courses, and then respond with any feedback or important reminders, and possibly some alternate courses to consider. If your course selections are approved, the advisor will include your PIN to register online. Please allow 3-5 business days for an advisor response.
- With your PIN for registration, log into MyNewSchool, and register for your classes. Once in MyNewSchool, click on the tab labeled "Student" near the menu bar, and you will notice a link on the lefthand side, "Register for Classes." Click on the link to register, select the upcoming Fall 2014 semester, enter the PIN you received from the advisor, and you should be all ready to register with your CRNs. We also recommend you keep the list of 10-12 choices, in case you decide later to change your schedule and need alternatives.