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 change my schedule after August 3rd?
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?
What times do courses meet? 
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 change my schedule after August 3rd?

It's simple! You use the e-Reg system in WebAdvisor. Click here for detailed instructions, including screen shots. Remember, your schedule has been pre-built based on information you supplied on your Academic Course Planner and your writing and math placement scores.

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

In your first term, you're registered 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 matches the interested you expressed on your Academic Course Planner. If you're a declared major, review the List of Courses Required for Majors for more information. If you're exploratory you have a wide array of choices! We picked a course or two from the areas in which you expressed an interest on the Academic Course Planner. 

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 schedule will be built for you and available on August 3rd. If you wish to change your schedule on the 3rd, you may do so using e-Reg. 

What dates and times do courses meet?

On the Academic Course Planner we included a number or letter following the course number, for example, ACCO-101-01, ECON-102-Ab, etc. The -01 and -Ab equates to a specific date and time on the schedule. To view a listing of dates and start times, please check out the table below. Note that most MWF courses run 55 mins and TTh run 80 mins. Labs and studio art courses generally run 3 hours. Occasionally a course overlaps time slots. To view specific start and end times, we recommend you view the Course Offering Information pages and click on the links for Fall 2015 course listings. 

Class Time Period Class StartTime Days of Week
01 8:00 a.m. MWF
02 9:05 a.m. MWF
03 10:10 a.m. MWF
04 11:15 a.m. MWF
05 12:20 p.m WF
06 1:50 p.m. MWF
07 2:55 p.m. MWF
08 4:00 p.m. MW
     
Ab 8:00 a.m. TTh
Cd 10:10 a.m. TTh
Ef 12:20 p.m. TTh
Gh 2:30 p.m. TTh
     

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

Your math and writing placement levels will be available on your Degree Audit on August 3rd. 

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.)?

Contact the Office of Pre-Professional and Academic Advising for assistance.

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.