Registrar's Office New Student Course Planning

Start your FlightPath by planning your course schedule.

Learn more before telling us what you want to study!

Review the following information about majors, courses, and academic planning:

Self-Service. This is home base for course registration, reviewing transfer credits (if applicable), placement test results and your degree plan.

Course offerings. You will have an opportunity to indicate your top preferences on your academic course planner, so be sure to review your options.

College Catalog. General education & major requirements, official academic policies. Not sure what courses you need for your major or for general education? Here’s where to look.


Once you’ve had a chance to review this information, it’s time for the next steps in the course planning process. Your first step is completing the Academic Course Planner (ACP). This will give us an idea of the courses you want to take. After you complete the ACP it’s time to take some placement exams. These are important to ensure you are in appropriate writing and math courses (if applicable). In the meantime please be sure to send any and all transfer credit to the Office of Admissions!

Help us make the best schedule for you!

Log in to your Hartwick Gmail account with your user name and password, then click the Academic Course Planner to enter the form where you let us know your academic interests and course preferences. If you have trouble with access, or have forgotten your log in information, contact Information Technology at or 607-431-HELP (4357).

Online placement exams for math, language (as needed), and writing help us make sure we are scheduling you for appropriate courses. Note that chemistry placements will be administered on campus during Orientation.

Have you completed courses elsewhere? Completed AP or CLEP exams? Have any other credit that is transferrable? Please be sure to have all transcripts sent to Hartwick. This will help us construct the best schedule possible! Click here for more information about transfer credit.

Find answers to your questions here:

New Student Schedule FAQs

Look for your course schedule by mid-January!

The information you submit will be used to create your course schedule, which will be released to you via Self Service (watch for an email from the Registrar’s Office with instructions for accessing your schedule online).

Adjustments to course schedules based on changing preferences can be requested by meeting with an academic advisor during J-Term, or by emailing

We’re excited to work with you to prepare for your first semester at Hartwick. If you have questions regarding the Academic Course Planner, please contact the Registrar’s Office at, 607-431-4460.


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Office of the Registrar