Spring 2019 preregistration will be open in PeopleSoft/Student Records Monday, October 29, 9:00am, through Monday, November 5.
*You must meet with your first-year academic advisor. Please schedule a meeting if your advisor has not already contacted you. Your advisor must remove a first-year advising hold before you can add classes.
*Check PeopleSoft for other holds, under the Tasks tile on the Home menu.
*Review your Academic Progress Report (attached) against distribution requirements https://catalog.williams.edu/degree-requirements/.
*Review the early concentration rules for first-year and sophomore students, https://registrar.williams.edu/forms-petitions/#early-concentration.
*Review the preregistration instructions and information at the Registrar’s website https://registrar.williams.edu/course-registration/registration/.
*Preregister for four courses. This is your best chance of getting in to the courses you want. Review the Registration Timeline for what happens between now and drop/add https://registrar.williams.edu/student-registration-timeline/.
*If you have questions about preregistration or problems with PeopleSoft, please check our website information, or stop in to the Registrar’s Office or e-mail to email@example.com.
Mary L. Morrison
MYTH: Preregistration is first-come first-served.
FACT: It doesn’t matter whether you register at 9:01 am on 10/29 or 7:59am on 11/6, you will have equal consideration for the course. All courses are open at this point. You should read the enrollment preference in the online catalog description; that will give you an idea of your chances if the course overenrolls. Check the Registration Timeline for information on when enrollments are reviewed and how you’ll know if you don’t get in to your first choice of courses.
MYTH: It doesn’t matter what you preregister for – you can always change courses later.
FACT: Preregistration is your best chance of getting in to a course you want. Many courses will be closed once preregistration is over.