Advising Handbook

Advising Handbook for First-Year Students

Download the Advising Handbook (PDF) or contact the Orientation Office for an accessible version.

During Orientation, you will have an opportunity to sit down with a faculty advisor to review your selections for the fall semester, and to create a schedule of courses.

The first part of this handbook provides important information about Orientation and other student affairs activities. The student affairs section is followed by information about advanced placement, honors programs, premedical and pre-law advising, and the all-University curriculum.

Course Selection

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The next part of the handbook includes a section for each of the University’s schools and colleges to guide you through the process of course selection. Each section includes course descriptions for all the courses typically taken by first-year students.

If you are in Arts and Sciences; the Barney School; Education, Nursing and Health Professions; Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; the Hartford Art School; or The Hartt School, you will need to look at general education courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (pages 14–24) and the All-University Curriculum (pages 9–12).

For a complete list of all University course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Catalog.