Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about new student course registration? Please take a moment to review the questions below. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, call us at (607) 431-4460!

How do I register for courses?
What classes do I take? For my major? What if I'm Exploratory?
How many credits should I register for?
When do I register? What's my registration date and time?
When will I be informed of my Math and Writing placement score/level?
What are permission required courses? What are pre-requisites? How do I know if I have the pre-reqs for a course? How do I get permission?
Did you receive my AP scores? Did you recive my college transcripts? How do I know? How did it apply?
How do I change my major? How do I declare a major?
What do I take if I'm interested in a pre-professional program (pre-med, etc.) or if I want education certification? Are these majors?
Who do I call with questions about how to use the e-Reg system (how to search for courses, how to register, etc.)?
Who do I call with questions about what courses to take (courses for a major, courses for gen ed, etc.)?
Who do I call if I'm having technical difficulties (can't log in, etc.)?

How do I register for courses?

It's simple! You use the e-Reg system in WebAdvisor. Click here for detailed instructions, including screen shots. Remember, your FYS and core courses that match your interests and major(s) will be registered for you and if you scored level 1 or 2 on the writing placement, you'll already be in ENGL-101 Writing Tutorial or ENGL-110 Composition.

What classes do I take? For my major? What if I'm Exploratory?

In your first term, you'll register for an FYS, courses required for your major (if you're declared) a writing course if you scored level 1 or 2 on the writing placement exam and, if there's room on your schedule, a course or two that sparks your interest. If you're a declared major, review the List of Courses Required for Majors and base your selections on the courses listed. If you're exploratory you have a wide array of choices! We recommend you pick a course from each division to explore different course opportunities. To see a list of courses by division, click here! If you're a three year degree student, click here for a listing of what you will need to take in your first term.

How may credits should I register for?

We recommend no more than 16 for regular degree students and no more than 20 for three year degree students. The minimum to register for to be considered full time is 12.

When do I register? What's my registration date and time?

Your registration date and time will be emailed to your Hartwick email account on July 1. However, on July 1, you can also check your date and time in WebAdvisor. Click here to learn how!

When will I be informed of my Math and Writing placement score/level?

Your math and writing placement levels will be included in the July 1 email. However, after July 1 you can also view this information on your degree audit in WebAdvisor!

What are permission required courses? What are pre-requisites? How do I know if I have the pre-reqs for a course? How do I get permission?

Courses that are marked with a 'Y' in the PM column in WebAdvisor course search results require instructor permission. In order to register for one of these courses, the instructor must sign you in to the class. Registering for permission required courses is not possible in e-Reg. If you want to register for a permission required course, you may contact the instructor during Welcome Weekend.

If you see a 'Y' in the PR column in WebAdvisor course search results, the course has a pre-requisite. Pre-requisites are requirements that must be met prior to registering for a course. For example, registration in BIOL-207 Anatomy and Physioogy II requires completion of BIOL-206 Anatomy and Physiology I. To view pre-requisites for a course, click on the hot linked course title on the search results screen.

Did you receive my AP scores? Did you recive my college transcripts? How do I know? How did it apply?

We will let you know via email when we receive and apply credit to your record. However, you may also check your degree audit. Credit from a non-Hartwick source, like AP, will appear in the last section of the degree audit with a grade of 'CR'. If you're curious how AP credit will apply, click here! If you have questions about transfer credit, click here for the transfer credit policy or give us a call! Please note: if you completed a course elsewhere, please contact the institution and have them send a copy of your transcript to Hartwick College Registrar' Office, One Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820. We must receive an official transcript to apply credit to your record.

How do I change my major? How do I declare a major?

Part of the Orientation program is to verify your major interests. However, if you change your mind after orientation or during the registration process, please click on our Forms and Petitions page, download and print a Change of Major form. Fill it out and mail or fax it to the address listed at the top of the form. We will process your request within 24 hours of receipt. Please note that declaring Nursing requires permission of the Nursing department and Art, Music and Music Education have specific portfolio requirements for admission. Also note that education and pre-professional programs cannot be declared as majors.  A listing of available majors is found here.

Who do I call with questions about how to use the e-Reg system (how to search for courses, how to register, etc.)?

If you have questions about using e-Reg, click here for instructions. If you find that the instructions don't answer your questions, give the Registrar's Office a call at (607) 431-4460 between 3 pm and 7pm during the registration period.

Who do I call with questions about what courses to take (courses for a major, courses for gen ed, etc.)?

If you don't know what courses to take, first take a look at the Suggested Courses for First Year Students and List of Courses Required for Majors pages. If you still have questions, contact the Center for Student Success at (607) 431-4195.

What do I take if I'm interested in a pre-professional program (pre-med, etc.) or if I want education certification? Are these majors?

Pre-professional programs and the education program are not majors at Hartwick. Thus, these cannot be declared as majors. If you're interested in a pre-professional program or in education certification, please read about your options by clicking here.

Who do I call if I'm having technical difficulties (can't log in, etc.)?

If you can't log in or are having other technical difficulties, contact the Technology Services Center at (607) 431-4357.