Advisement Guides and Resources

 

Freshmen

Freshmen new to King’s College do not follow the same registration process as current students. Class schedules for new students will be prepared by Academic Advisors and the members of the Registrar’s Office. You will receive your class schedule when you meet with an Academic Advisor during your New Student Orientation.

Please note: Before we can create your schedule, you MUST complete all the required Placement Tests and submit the Student Questionnaire in the New Student Portal prior to the dates listed below:

May 15, 2017 For students starting classes in the Summer Semester
June 5, 2017 For students starting classes in the Fall Semester
December 11, 2017 For students starting classes in the Spring Semester

Transfer Students

Students transferring to King’s College do not follow the same registration process as current students. Rather, transfer students are required to meet one-on-one with a transfer advisor to discuss your course of study, review your transfer credits, and register your classes for the upcoming semester. To ensure proper course registration, we strongly encourage that you bring the latest copy of your transcript to your meeting. You may call the Academic Advisement Office at 570-208-5872 to schedule your appointment after the dates listed below:

April 19, 2017* For transfer students starting classes in the Fall Semester
November 13, 2017* For transfer students starting classes in the Spring Semester

*The Academic Advisement Office can only meet with and register transfer students who have submitted their enrollment deposit.

Re-Admit Students

Former students who would like to return to King’s College to complete their degree, must complete the Re-Admit Application. Once officially readmitted to the college, you must schedule an appointment with the Office of Academic Advisement to register for classes.

Current Students         

Current students at King’s College register their classes online through their Web-Advisor account. However, before current students can register, they are REQUIRED to meet with their Academic Advisor each semester during the Academic Advisement Period listed in the college catalog. Once they meet with their advisor to discuss what courses they should take, they are permitted to register online on or after their listed registration date.  

Advisement and Registration Workshops

The Advisement and Registration Workshops lead new students step-by-step through the pre-advisement, advisement and registration process. Our goal is to eliminate the pitfalls students registering online for the first time often encounter and the stress of muddling through the unknown. All freshmen attend an Advisement and Registration Workshop during their CORE 090, First Year Experience. New transfers or students who were unable to attend this workshop during their First Year Experience course may attend a workshop on one of the following dates:

Date Time Building Room
October 19, 2016 3:30pm – 4:30pm McGowan 326
October 20, 2016 3:30pm – 4:30pm McGowan 326
October 25, 2016 3:30pm – 4:30pm McGowan 326
March 14, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm McGowan 326
March 22, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm McGowan 326

Because the workshop requires the use of computers, space is limited for each section, so register early! To register for one of these workshops, please send an email to AcademicAdvisement@kings.edu and include your name, student ID and which workshop you would like to attend. 

FAQs – Advisement and Scheduling Classes

  • How do I schedule my classes for the first semester?

    Before you can schedule your classes for your first semester, you must complete your Student Questionnaire / Curriculum Survey and the necessary placement test(s) (if required). Once these are complete, the freshmen advisors can create a schedule for you. See Advisement and Scheduling Classes

  • When will I receive my class schedule for the first semester?

    You will receive a copy of your class schedule after meeting with an Academic Advisor during your New Student Orientation Session.

  • How will I receive my schedule if I am unable to attend the New Student Orientation?

    In the event you cannot attend a New Student Orientation Session, please contact the Academic Advisement Office at 570-208-5872 so we could arrange to have your schedule mailed/emailed to you.

  • How can I Add or Drop a course from my class schedule? (New Students Only)

    Unlike returning students, students new to the college cannot add courses to their schedule on Web-advisor. So, new students are encouraged to discuss schedule changes with their Academic Advisor prior to the Last Day to Add a Course during each semester.

  • How can I Add or Drop a course from my class schedule? (Current Students Only)

    Current students can add or drop courses from their schedule directly on Web-Advisor as long as the course is open. Students should ALWAYS consult with their Academic Advisor before adding or dropping classes. These changes can be made prior to the Last Day to Add a Course during each semester.

  • How can I Withdraw from a course?

    Students who wish to withdrawal from a course must complete an official Withdrawal Form. These forms are located in the Academic Advisement's Office. You will need to obtain signatures from your instructor and your Academic Advisor. After both signatures are collected, forms must be returned to Academic Advisement Office for final approval. Please check the King's College Catalog for the official Course Withdrawal dates each semester.

  • How do I know what books to purchase for my classes?

    Once you have your schedule, you may purchase books, using the course code and number (ex. Core 115) and the Section letter. This will give you the exact title and edition of the book/s required for the course.

  • Where can I purchase my books for my classes?

    You may purchase books online from the King's Barnes & Noble website, in the bookstore when you come to campus, or from any discount college textbook website by using the title and edition or the ISB number of the required textbook.

  • How many credits should I take during my first semester?

    In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree in the traditional four year span, you will need to complete five courses, consisting of 15 to 17 credits, each semester. To be considered a full-time student, you must take a minimum of 12 credits. Always consult with your Academic Advisor to determine how many credits are best for you.

  • What is an overload?

    An overload is when a student wishes to take a sixth course or more than17 credits in a given semester. A GPA of a 2.5 or better is required along with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the Registrar. Additional charges apply.

  • Can I take more than 17 credits during my first semester?

    Permission for an overload is primarily based on the student previous academic achievement. As a result, first-year students are not usually permitted to take an overload.

  • How do I know which classes to take next semester?

    You should always review your Program Evaluation on Web-Advisor and check your Major Academic Planner before consulting with your Academic Advisor. For more information, review the Advisement and Registration Presentation and the Advisement and Registration Guide with Schedule Planner

  • What is the CORE Curriculum?

    All students at King's College, regardless of their individual majors, participate in the Core Curriculum. It is, as its name implies, central to all undergraduate degrees at King's College. It lays the foundation for a liberal education that will be reinforced in the major program and continued throughout life. Core courses comprise a common educational experience that seeks to develop a community of learners; enhance learning through the sharing of viewpoints and ideas; and encourage a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit, discovery, and transmission of that knowledge and truth essential to intellectual growth, moral maturity, and personal fulfillment.

  • What is the Honors Program/Curriculum?

    The Honors Curriculum replaces the Core Curriculum for those who qualify and have chosen to participate in the Honors Program. Detailed information about this program can be found in the college catalog.

  • How do I qualify for the Honors Program?

    Admission to the Honors Program is selective. To qualify, applicants must be in the top twenty percent of their graduating class and have a minimum score of 550 on the reading section and a minimum score of 550 on the math section of the SAT.