Course Registration Checklist for Transfer, Exchange and Visiting Students 
Below are the steps you should follow in preparation for course selection and registration.  Please make sure to check the Orientation schedule and your portfolio for important information regarding locations and times of meetings listed below.

Refer to WesMaps for a complete, up-to-date listing of course offerings.  WesMaps is an online course catalogue that includes course descriptions, instructor and scheduling information, cross-listings, General Education designations, prerequisites, enrollment limits and preferences, readings, modes of assessment, additional requirements, etc.

Click on the Pre-Registration link after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10 in your WesPortal to create a plan of study with several different course options.
Check your WesPortal after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22 for the results of the scheduling program—your course enrollments and faculty advisor assignment for the semester. Note your course Adjustment time for Friday, September 1.
Attend “The Nuts and Bolts” academic advising session for transfer students with the class deans and associate dean for student academic resources on Thursday, August 31.
At “The Nuts and Bolts” meeting, make an appointment for Friday, September 1 to meet with your class dean. Juniors who do not yet have a major advisor will meet with Dean Jennifer Wood. Twelve College Exchange students will meet with Dean David Phillips and Visiting International students will meet with their faculty advisor.
Attend the Academic Forum on Thursday, August 31 to meet professors and learn about majors from all departments and programs. 
On Friday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m., the Enroll Me (in the University) button will be activated in your WesPortal.  You are required to enroll in the University no later than Monday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m., so click the Enroll Me button from any computer in the Wesleyan on-campus network well before then.  Failure to do so means you are not enrolled in the University and cannot participate in the drop/add period.     
Classes begin on Monday, September 4, as does the drop/add period.  During this time (September 4 at 8:30 a.m. – September 15 at 5:00 p.m.), you may drop from or add courses to your schedule or change the grading mode of a course (when this option is available).  To drop or add a course, click on the “Drop/Add" link under the “Courses” option in your WesPortal. Course cross-listing changes cannot be made after the drop/add period.  Grading mode changes can be made up to September 29, but not thereafter.
After drop/add use the link to Current Classes and Schedule in your WesPortal to review your course schedule, grading mode and credits.  You are responsible for its accuracy!
After the drop/add period, you may withdraw from a course with signatures from your instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.  A “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on your                  
transcript.  The last day to withdraw from first quarter classes is October 13.  The last day to withdraw from full semester and second quarter classes is December 1.
Important General Information
Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate.  Up to 2.00 AP/IB credits may be counted toward your Wesleyan degree, depending on the score received on the AP/IB exam and on individual Wesleyan departmental regulations, such as the completion of a specific Wesleyan course with a minimum grade.  See your class dean for particular requirements.  AP/IB credit does not act as an automatic prerequisite in the course registration process.  Read more about pre-matriculant credits.
Sequence (Two-semester) Courses.  Sequence courses require the successful completion of both semesters to receive credit for the fall course.  Sequence courses are identified in their WesMaps listing with the text “Required Sequence” beneath the course title. If you fail the first semester of a sequence course, you may not continue in the second semester without the instructor's permission.  An “F” will be recorded on your transcript regardless of whether you continue the course.  If you fail the second semester of a sequence course, you lose course credit for both semesters.  Students on Twelve College Exchange for one semester should avoid enrolling in sequence courses they cannot complete and for which they will not receive credit.  To learn more, see sequence courses.
Faculty Advisor Period.  Transfer students entering with sophomore standing are assigned a faculty advisor who will meet with them during Orientation.  Junior transfer students who declare a major will be assigned a faculty advisor by the major department.  Dean David Phillips serves as the faculty advisor for Twelve College Exchange students.  See the Faculty/Student Handbook for more information.
Major Declaration.  Students at Wesleyan may not declare their major until the second semester of their sophomore year.  Junior transfers need to declare a major prior to their arrival on campus because declared majors get priority admission into certain courses during pre-registration.  Junior transfers who are not accepted into a major before orientation must declare a major during the fall semester, prior to pre-registration for the spring.  Check out majors to learn more about transfer students and majors. 
Auditing Courses.  You may attend a class as an auditor with the instructor's permission.  You will be added to the instructor's grade sheet and the course will be listed on your transcript as audited without credit (AU).  For more information, see auditing courses.
Course Credit Load.  The typical Wesleyan course carries 1.00 credit and the normal course load is 4.00 credits per semester.  Students must register for a minimum of 3.00 credits each semester. Students who earn 2.00 or fewer credits in a semester will be placed on Strict Probation as will students who are below the cumulative credit minimum.  Incompletes with provisional failing grades and the first half of sequence courses are not considered earned credit for purposes of promotion to the next semester or semester credit.  See semester course load and review and promotion for more information.
Drop/Add Period.  The drop/add period takes place during the first two weeks of the semester, from September 4 – September 15 (5:00 p.m.).  To drop or add a course during the drop/add period, click on the “Drop/Add” link under the “Courses” section in your WesPortal.  A course dropped during this period will be deleted from your transcript.  After the drop/add period, you may withdraw from a course with signatures from the instructor, your faculty advisor, and your class dean.  A “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on your transcript. 

Grades.  At Wesleyan, the grades of “E,” “F” and “U” are failing grades.  A student who earns failing grades in two courses (.75-1.50 credit courses) in a single semester will be Required to Resign from the University.  Two “D’s” are considered the equivalent of an “F” for purposes of academic review.  To learn more about this, see grades and review and promotion.
Grading Mode.  Many courses offer a grading mode option where students can choose to be evaluated by a letter grade (A-F) or Credit/Unsatisfactory (CR/U).  When that option is available, students enter their choice through the drop/add system in their portfolio.  Changes in grading mode can be made only through September 29, so make sure to check your schedule for accuracy.  See grading mode changes.
Graduation Credits and Residency Requirements.  To graduate, you must earn at least 16.00 Wesleyan credits and 32.00 credits in total (with no oversubscription, see below).  Students entering as sophomore transfers must complete at least five semesters in residence at Wesleyan; students entering as mid-year sophomores or junior transfers must complete at least four semesters in residence.  See degree requirements for more information.
All the work of a course must be completed and submitted to the instructor by the last day of classes. The only exceptions to this are final examinations and, in courses without a registrar-scheduled final examination, significant assignments such as final take-home exams, semester-long projects, and term papers, which must be due no sooner than the first day, and no later than the last day, of the exam period, and preferably at the time slot reserved for the registrar-scheduled examination. A student who is unable to meet these deadlines, for the reasons listed below, may request the permission of the instructor to meet the requirement no later than 30 days after the last day of exams. If the instructor grants the extension, a grade of Incomplete (IN) must be submitted to the registrar at the time grades are due. Grades of Incomplete must be accompanied by a provisional grade. If the student does not submit the outstanding work in the course by the deadline, the provisional grade will become the final grade.

Any provisional incomplete grades remaining by the end of the drop/add period of the subsequent semester will automatically be converted to the provisional final grade by the Office of the Registrar.

A student may receive up to two incompletes per semester by this method. To receive incompletes in more than two courses, the student must petition his or her class dean. The petition can be granted only on grounds of illness, family crisis, or other extraordinary circumstances. To petition for a brief extension of the Incomplete deadline, based on these same criteria, students must make a request to their class dean. The class dean will make the decision about whether the petition will be granted in consultation with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the course instructor.

Incompletes will not be granted for summer or winter sessions. Rare exceptions to this policy may be made in the case of serious emergencies, by petitioning the class dean. For the impact of incompletes on students’ records for the purposes of academic review, students should consult their class dean. Students on strict probation will not be allowed to receive incompletes without the prior approval of their class dean.

Students who started at Wesleyan prior to Fall 2018 can petition for an extension of the incomplete deadline based on the policy that was in place in 2017.

General Education Expectations.  Transfer students may apply credits earned at another institution prior to their matriculation at Wesleyan to the General Education Expectations by submitting a Transfer Credit Evaluation Form for General Education Equivalency.  General Education Expectations must be fulfilled to be eligible for Phi Beta Kappa, University Honors, or Honors in some departments. They must also be fulfilled for a student to graduate with a combined total of three majors/minors/certificates. Some majors require fulfillment of one or both stages either for entrance to or completion of the major.  See General Education Expectations for more information.
Oversubscription.  Students may count no more than 16.00 credits from any one subject towards the degree.  Credits beyond this limit will still be included on your transcript and in your credit total and grade point average, so it is important to keep tabs on useable graduation credits.  Your Credit Analysis in the Academic Career bucket in your portfolio is the tool by which to do this.  Go to degree requirements to learn more about oversubscription and the areas that have credit limitations, such as PHED, tutorials, pre-matriculant credits, etc.
Transfer Credits and Majors.   Acceptance of a transfer course for credit toward the Wesleyan degree does not necessarily mean it will count towards fulfilling your major requirements.  You must get permission from your major department to count your transfer courses toward the major.
Tutorials.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in individual tutorials during the semester with a faculty member.  All tutorial forms must be submitted and approved electronically by the end of the drop/add period.
Withdrawing from a Course.  In the fall semester, you may withdraw from a first-quarter course through October 13 and a full-credit and/or second-quarter course through December 1. A “W” will be recorded on your transcript.  See course withdrawals for more information.