Registration Options

Create your own schedule – Most majors at Carleton within the Bachelor of Arts are incredibly flexible during the first year, which allows you to “sample” courses from a variety of fields of study.  Please view the Carleton Central “How To” Videos to learn how to create your draft schedule.

First-Year Seminars

All Bachelor of Arts students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) in their first-year course load. Our First-Year Seminars will get you away from the lecture hall and give you the chance, in a small class of no more than 30, to discuss and debate topics with your classmates and your professors.  When you create your own schedule, you can choose a First-Year Seminar from a wide variety of fields of study.

How to Prepare For Registration as a BA Undeclared Student

  1. Go through the registration steps and familiarize yourself with registration terminology.
  2. Read the First Year Course Selection Guide for Bachelor of Arts students. This document will give you information about the required courses for each major within the BA for first-year students. If you are interested in majors outside of the Bachelor of Arts, you can read the First-Year Course Selection Guides for other majors and sign up for the required courses for those majors as well.
  3. Be aware of the Breadth Requirement for most majors in the BA degree. You must take 1.0 credit from three out of four breadth areas before you graduate from Carleton. Because you will be taking more courses in your area of study as you progress, it is easiest if you complete your breadth requirement during your first two years of study.
  4. If you already have ideas about the areas of study you may want to pursue, you can create your own class schedule. The Student Registration Assistance (SRA) team can help you enroll classes that fit your interests.

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