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Advising Suite

CBE Advising Suite
Albertson Building, Room 306
Phone: (208) 885-7141
Toll Free Phone: (800) 960-3033

Karen Gillespie

Academic Advisor
(208) 885-6853
Albertson Building, Room 306A

Debbie Moos

Academic Advisor
(208) 885-5036
Albertson Building, Room 306B
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New Students

We do not expect you to register for every class listed below. We suggest registering for 12 to 16 credits. However, you must register for Math and English courses first semester for sequential purposes.

Follow the steps to select & register for classes:

Step 1- Review and/or print the sample registration plan. These courses are recommended during the freshman year.
Step 2- Print off a blank registration worksheet. Use this worksheet and follow Steps 3 through 7 to draft a schedule. View an example of a completed registration worksheet.
  • Step 3- Determine your math course.
    • Math placement is based on SAT/ACT test scores. Refer to the math placement chart. This website provides information on challenging math placement.
    • If you have a choice between Math 108 and Math 130 select Math 108.
    • Polya Mathematics Learning Center (Math 108 & Math 143)

    Transfer this course to your registration worksheet.

  • Step 4- Determine your English course
    • English placement is based on SAT/ACT test scores. Refer to the English Placement Chart.  This website provides information on challenging English placement.
    • If your ACT/SAT test score places you in English 109, you must register for ENGL 109 (Writing Studio, 1 credit) and ENGL 101 (3 credits) 

    Transfer this course to your registration worksheet.

  • Step 5 - If you are bringing credits to UI
    If you have Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits bring this to our attention.  Once you have completed the tests, and score accordingly, this may change math or English placement.

    If you are currently taking dual enrollment college credits (Running Start), bring this to our attention.  This will affect your course selection.
  • Step 6- Other course choices
    • All freshmen are required to take an Integrated Seminars (ISEM, 3 credits) course to meet general education requirements. Refer to the Class Schedule for course descriptions. This class must be taken 1st or 2nd semester.
    • BUS 190, Integrated Business & Value Creation, (3cr)
    • COMM 101, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, (2cr)
    • Natural Science (Choose one. Meets natural and applied science core requirement.)  
      BIOL 102 & 102L (lab) Biology and Society (4cr) 
      CHEM 100 Chemistry and the Citizen (4cr)
      ENVS 101/102L (lab) Intro Environmental Science and lab (4cr)
      GEOG 100/100L (lab) Physical Geography (4cr)
      GEOL 101/101L (lab) Physical Geology (4cr)
      GEOL 102/102L (lab) Historical Geology (4cr)
      PHYS 100/100L (lab) Fundamentals of Physics (4cr)
      PHYS 103/104 (lab) General Astronomy (4cr)
      NOTE: Both lecture and lab must be completed to satisfy core requirement.
    • Free electives: for example, physical education (PEB), foreign language, or any other class that interests you. One to three credits.

    Student Athletes must register for:
    Men - PEB 107-01 TEAM - Men's Team Conditioning
    Women - PEB 107-02 TEAM - Women's Team Conditioning

    Professional Golf Management Majors must register for:
    BUS 103, Introduction to PGA Golf Management

    Transfer course(s) to your registration worksheet.

  • Step 7- Selecting Classes
    • Find your selected courses on the Web CLASS SCHEDULE (login is not required), click appropriate semester (Fall/Spring), All Courses. Look up each course that you have selected.
    • Courses can be found using abbreviations (example: Math = MATH, English = ENGL, Business = BUS).
    • Days are listed as MTWRF, and R refers to Thursday. For example, if you see TR, this means the course is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • Refer to the three columns on the right to determine if seats are available.  These columns provide information on Maximum Enrollment, Current Enrollment and Open Seats.  Select courses with Open Seats.
    • The column on the left is the Course Registration Number (CRN). The CRN is the unique number required to register for each class.
    • On the registration worksheet write down the CRNs, Course Subject and Number, Days and Time of each class, and be sure to avoid time conflicts.
    • When possible choose classes that have Open Seats.  You cannot put yourself on a wait list for a class that you are registered for.
    • IMPORTANT Wait List information.

    Your registration worksheet should now be completed.

  • Step 8 -Advisor Hold
    • The advisor hold must be removed before registration is possible.  To have the hold removed, E-mail the list of selected courses to an academic advisor, Debbie Moos or Karen Gillespie. Once your schedule is approved, the advisor hold will be removed and you can register for classes.
    • Each semester, students must meet with an academic advisor to review classes before the advisor hold can be removed.

  • Step 9 - You are now ready to register, Vandal Web login required.

    After you have registered for classes:
    • Always view your Schedule-Week At A Glance to check for time conflicts.
    • At the bottom of the Registration menu, Add/Drop, select Schedule-Week At A Glance, which will display your weekly schedule.
  • Step 10- Contact us is you have questions
     Please contact Debbie Moos at 208-885-5036 or Karen Gillespie at 208-885-6853 if you have any questions. Our toll free number is 800-960-3033.


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