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June 17, 2015 by Rubye Peyser Like many of you, I took a few AP courses and exams in high school and did fairly well. The Wesleyan website says that—for someone with qualifying AP scores—taking placement exams is, “strongly encouraged,” but not required. Let’s be honest: it was June; I had just finished my senior […]

Are you ahead on your credits and considering graduating early? Want to save 20-25% of the cost of attending Wesleyan? As pre-reg finishes up, this is a great time to think about whether accelerating is right for you.   To graduate you must complete 32 Wesleyan credits, live on campus for 6 semesters, and complete […]

Introduction Exploration is a hallmark of liberal learning. Take this first year to explore Wesleyan’s rich and exciting curriculum to broaden your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the world and the nature of knowledge. Discovering new intellectual realms and methodologies while diving deeper into those you love allows you to develop new perspectives and […]

Course admission is a fluid process that spans pre-reg, adjustment, and drop add. Distributing your efforts in the following categories will immensely increase your chances of getting in: Rank ‘em in your plan The first opportunity you’ll get to increase your chances in securing a seat in a class is through ranking during the planning […]

Still haven’t finalized a plan for pre-reg? Don’t worry! Your PAs are here to help! In general, there are two questions to consider when planning your courses: what do I want to take, and how can I get in the class?  The following is part one of a two part series of tips that will […]

If you’re an international student, you may be worried about studying abroad for 4 years in the states. The good news is- we have your back! Wesleyan has tons of resources to help international students ease the transition to Wes. Here are some academic and social resources to help with the transition:  1. Prof. Alice […]

On my last post, I explained a little bit about Living and Learning Seminars, 3 specific FYIs in which classmates are housed within the same residential areas. However, I did not get a chance to really explain what First- Year Initiatives are in general. First-Year Initiatives (FYIs) are seminar-style classes meant for and limited to […]

Hi Peers, On Monday, October 29, Spring 2013 Pre-Registration became live in our eportfolios, and it will remain so until Monday the 12 at 5pm. This means it’s time for us to get serious about deciding what courses to take next semester. The course selection process looks different depending on where we find ourselves in […]

Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that final adjustments to schedules, grading modes for classes, and cross listings must be made TODAY by 5:00pm. Classes may not be added after 5:00pm, and classes that are dropped after that point will show up on the transcript as a “W” for withdraw. Furthermore, grading modes and cross-listing […]

First Years and Transfers, I hope the first day of Orientation was enjoyable! Now, down to business… In addition to all the other orientation events (hall meetings, public/fire safety meetings, etc.) there are three important academic meetings for you to attend today and tomorrow. These are your group meeting with your Faculty Advisor and all […]

It’s that time of year! During Orientation, it is the job of my Peer Advisor colleagues and I to make your transition to campus life as easy as possible. Hopefully you met some of us when you arrived this morning (we were among the students standing by to help you move into your residence hall). […]

Senior year of high school, I was a daunted kid. Like many of you, I applied to a bunch of different colleges. Often older people wax nostalgically about how college was one of the most transformational periods of their life, which should have enlivened me at the time. It actually freaked me out – I […]

  Over the next week, you’ll be hearing from the other Peer Advisors and myself about Summer Registration. Some time before Monday, July 9 at 11:59 PM, you will be responsible for registering for two classes online (you’ll register for your remaining classes during orientation, in person with your advisor). One of them will be […]