ART—FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 2008-2009
1) How long do I have to set up my schedule?
Each semester you have three weeks to freely drop and add classes. The sooner you get your schedule
set, the better since it can be difficult to catch up if you decide to enroll in a class late. You may not drop
required art courses.
From the third to seventh week, you may drop free electives with your advisor’s signature. You must
petition the art department to add any classes during this time. After the seventh week, any course
changes must be petitioned and are only granted in unusual circumstances. Courses dropped during this
period will be considered withdrawals and a “w” will appear on the transcript unless otherwise
2) How do I add or drop classes?
You will do all of your adding and dropping of classes through the on-line CoursEnroll system. You
may add and drop electives until September 19, the three-week deadline. During this three-week period
you may make as many changes to your schedule as necessary, but by September 19, your schedule
needs to be entered accurately in the Enrollment system. You may then drop free electives until October
17, the end of the seventh week.
3) Do I need my advisor’s permission?
You will need to talk with your advisor to discuss your schedule. Once the two of you have decided
upon a schedule for the semester, your advisor will electronically release your name/ID and allow you to
complete electronic add and drop as described above.
4) How many credits do I need to take?
You must take at least twelve academic credits to be enrolled full-time. Physical education does not
count toward these twelve credits. Most students take four or five courses (equaling 15-17 credits) each
semester. Students must petition the art department if they wish to take more than 19 credits per
5) How many first-year writing seminars do I need to take?
Students in the art department take two first- year writing seminars, one each semester