FALL 2013 Schedule Adjustment Period:
August 9 - September 16
Beginning on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 am, you will be able to adjust your fall schedule using MyUM (www.my.umd.edu). Seats are extremely limited and there is no guarantee that you will be able to obtain a seat in a desired course. If a course is full, check again in a few days. Please do not contact the Freshmen Connection advising office to request schedule changes; you must use the Portal (see below for the one exception). The Schedule Adjustment Period ends on Monday, September 16 at 4:30 pm. Courses may be added, when space is available, during the schedule adjustment period, and will appear on your permanent record along with other courses previously listed. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on your permanent record.
- You may NOT add/drop UNIV 100.
- You cannot add a class if doing so will enroll you in over 17 credits. If you are enrolled in ROTC or Marching Band, this may be an issue for you and you should contact us directly (email@example.com) regarding additions to your schedule. Be sure to include your full name and UID. This may take several days to update.
- You cannot register for a math course that you do not have eligibility to take.
After the Schedule Adjustment Period, courses may not be added. All courses for which the student is enrolled shall remain as a part of the student’s permanent record.
Reminders Before Adding/Dropping Courses
The FC staff has reviewed your schedule to make sure that you are taking the appropriate courses for your major as well as a variety of General Education (GenEd) courses and are in the appropriate Math course for your major. If you choose to add or drop a course, please first carefully consider the following:
- If you enroll in fewer than 12 credits, you will no longer be a full-time student at the University of Maryland. Among other things, this can affect your financial aid, insurance, and the visa status of international students.
- If you are bringing in AP, IB, or transfer credits, make sure you are not adding a course that duplicates a GenEd requirement. Every student received a GenEd worksheet at orientation. The GenEd worksheet may also be found at http://www.gened.umd.edu/documents/GenEdChecklist.pdf.
- Do not add a course that duplicates a GenEd requirement for which you are already enrolled. Listing all of your courses on the GenEd worksheet can help you avoid this mistake.
- Do not drop a course if is required for your major (see Course Recommendations for your intended major)
- Do not drop a course without simultaneously dropping its co-requisite (if applicable). For example, don’t drop CHEM132 without simultaneously dropping CHEM131 (see the course description at (see the course description at https://ntst.umd.edu/soc/all-courses-search.html?course=§ion=&term=201308&level=ALL&time=12%3A00+PM¢er=FC to determine if your course has a co-requisite).
- Do not enroll in a MATH course that is not required for your major. We have worked to ensure that you are in the correct MATH course for your major based on the results of your Math Placement Exam.
- If adding a class after the start of the fall semester, remember that you may have already missed important information and assignments. The only way to be certain that you will be permitted to and able to complete any missed work is to contact the course instructor prior to enrolling in the class.
- Log-in to the MyUM(www.my.umd.edu)
- Choose the Academics & Testudo tab from the top menu. On the left-side of the screen, click on Take me to Registration Drop/Add. To add a class, include it in one of the blank boxes, filling in the course information, section and credits (the grading method will always be Regular). To drop a course, use the Drop button for any classes you wish to drop.
- If a course cannot be added (and it will not take your total credits over 17), it is because it is full. Keep checking Testudo every few days to see if additional seats have opened up. Waitlists/holdfiles are not utilized for Freshmen Connection sections of classes and the Registrar will delete waitlists.
Courses to Consider
Looking to add a course that fulfills an outstanding General Education requirement or need an additional credit? You may wish to consider the following:
- BIOE100 – Introductory Mathematics for Engineering (General Education designation pending). This is a good course for students who are curious about an Engineering major.
- FMSC498D – Credit Cards and College Students. This 1-credit course runs in the second half of the semester. Learn how to manage your finances, stay out of debt and experience a great introduction to web-based coursework.
- KNES157N - Physical Education Activities: Coed; Weight Training.
- MUSC102 – Class Piano. This 2-credit courses