As a transfer student, you will attend New Student Orientation August 22-27. 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:
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 two 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.
If you have decided on a major and/or minor, we recommend that you
review the specific requirements for that program. Once you select a particular area of study, go to the home page for each program, which includes a link labeled "Curriculum" that provides more details of the requirements. In general, most majors entail 12 courses plus a
senior capstone. The academic department may accept up to three transfer courses toward a major (up to two toward a minor) based on a review of the course description or syllabus. This can be reviewed with the departmental chair. If you are undecided about a major, we recommend
that you explore the courses offered across several departments.
An average credit load is approximately 15-16 credits per semester, which can often be earned 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 that 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.
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.
Check your schedule after you register:
Each course has a subject code attached that 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 that identifies the level of instruction.
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.
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040