Registration, Advising & Declaring Your Major
Once you have been accepted to Salem College, you will meet with your advisor to plan your course of study and to choose your courses for the current term registration. There is no standing in line at Salem.
How do I register for classes?
An email will be sent to your Salem email account indicating when the interactive course schedule for the term will be available for online viewing. (No hard copies of the schedules are available.) Review the courses you need to take within your major as well as any general education requirements you may need to complete and use this to tentatively select the courses that best fit your personal schedule and academic needs.
Contact your advisor or sign up on their office door for an appointment to review what you have preplanned regarding your plan of study. Preparing prior to your appointment is important and necessary to the advising process. Always prepare for your advising appointment by reviewing the courses offered that best fit your schedule as well as your academic needs.
During your advising meeting obtain your advisor’s signature on your registration card and turn the card in to the Fleer Center. Please check with the business office to clear up any account holds you may have or your registration will not go through. Any holds on your registration will be visible on your SIS account. All holds from the business office, library, health services, Fleer Center, etc. must be removed before your registration will go through. It is your responsibility to notify the Fleer Center when your hold has been removed in order for your registration to be processed.
You can check the status of the courses you registered for online at “MySalem” on the Salem intranet.
How do I know who my advisor is?
Dean Williams and her staff advise all new students with undeclared majors as well as any student who has yet to declare his/her major. Once you officially declare your major, you will meet with the advisor assigned to you within that major for all future advising and registration appointments. All students should officially declare their major by the junior status, which begins at 17 completed courses.
How do I declare my major?
To declare your major pick up a green major card from the Fleer Center and schedule a meeting with the chair of the department in which you wish to major. Meet with the chair of the department to complete the card and obtain his/her signature, then return it to the Fleer Center. The Fleer Center will send it to the registrar's office where it is officially listed on your degree audit as your major/double major and/or minor (if you have one).
When and where do I turn in my registration card?
You must complete the yellow registration card front and back with your advisor’s signature. The registrar’s office will not accept incomplete or unsigned cards. The registrar’s office will not do academic advising. Turn in your completed registration card to the Fleer Center on the designated preregistration days.
Course Catalog and Schedules
The Salem College Course Catalog, including course schedules for upcoming terms, is now available on the Web at http://www.salem.edu/catalog. See also the main College Academics section for additional information on academic programs and schedules.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
2012 Summer Term I
2012 Summer Term II
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Description of Salem Terms
• Fall: End of August to mid-December
• Spring: February to mid-May
• Jan Term: January
• Summer 1: End of May to end of June
• Summer 2: July to first week in August
Annual Registration Period
• Fall: April to start of term
• Spring: November to start of term
• Jan Term: October 1 to start of term
• Summer 1: May to start of term
• Summer 2: May to start of term
• Fall or Spring full time enrollment: three courses (= four credit hours each course or total of 12 credit hours)
• Fall or Spring part time enrollment: less than three courses
• January (not required of Continuing Studies students) -- one course maximum per term
• Summer enrollment: two courses maximum allowed per term