Transfer Registration

  • As a transfer student, you will attend New Student Orientation January 19-22. 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. First, however, some important information about course registration:

    General Education Requirements

    Students at Eugene Lang College are required to complete two 4-credit writing courses Writing the Essay I and Writing the Essay II (LFYW 1000 and LFYW 1500). Students who transfer with first-year standing (less than 2 full-time semesters completed at a prior college), may be considered for an exemption from one or both courses, but only if they can provide evidence of having successfully completed equivalent courses at another college. Students who transfer to Lang with sophomore standing or higher are automatically exempt from first-year requirements.

    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. The academic department may 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. If you are undecided about a major, we recommend you explore the courses offered across several departments.

    Credit Loads

    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; you will need to complete the amount remaining 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; registering for more than 19 credits or fewer than 12 will affect your tuition charges.

    Registration Instructions

    Before you can register for classes, you must meet with your academic advisor. Your advisor will review any transfer credit you may have been awarded, explain your degree requirements, and help you register for classes during your advising session. Appointments are available in person, by Skype, or over the phone and will last 20-30 minutes.

    Scheduling an Appointment with your Advisor

    1. Go to and log in.
    2. Click on the “AcademicsStudent” tab.
    3. Find the Student Success Network and click the “Login to Starfish CONNECT™” button (you must allow pop ups in your browser).
    4. Click on the “My Success Network” button on the left.
    5. You’ll see your academic advisor in the My Success Network list. Click on the “Schedule appointment” link under your advisor’s name to go to his or her calendar.
    6. Look for available times, as indicated by a green plus sign and the words “Sign Up.”
    7. When you find a time that works for you, click on “Sign Up.”
    8. Be sure to indicate whether or not your appointment will be in person, over the phone, or by Skype by choosing the correct location.

    Preparing for Your Advising Appointment

    1. Read through the list of Best Bets for Transfer Students. These are the courses with the most seats currently available, and therefore may be especially useful to consider.
    2. Read through the general list of courses offered for the upcoming semester. This is a more comprehensive listing of courses offered for the upcoming term.
    3. If you have selected a course that has a prerequisite or an expected background in a certain subject area, and you have a course from your previous institution that may satisfy it, complete the transfer credit equivalency form.
    4. Select 10-12 prospective classes from those offered, and complete the registration worksheet. 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)

    Things to do After You Register

    1. Check your schedule after you register:

      • Log into MyNewSchool.
      • Select the “Student” Tab.
      • Select “View Your Class Schedule and Locations”
      • Select the correct term from the drop down menu
    1. See the big picture using DegreeWorks, a tool that lets you monitor your progress toward completing your degree. DegreeWorks shows you all the courses you need to take to complete your degree. You can find out more about how to use this tool in the DegreeWorks tutorial. DegreeWorks is available on the “Student” tab of MyNewSchool. Learn more about the Student Success Network and the ways it can connect you to faculty, your academic advisor, and campus services.
    2. Continue Checking your New School email account for information on tuition billing and payment

    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.

    Course Number

    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.