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Planning for Registration

Transfer students can access BannerWeb to begin looking at available courses soon after they activate their Richmond account. Follow the Registration Instructions to learn how to log on to BannerWeb.

Richmond Graduation Requirements

As you plan your schedule for the spring semester, it's important to think of it in the context of your years at the University of Richmond. The University uses a unit system to track progress toward graduation. You need 35 units to graduate. Most courses are 1 unit.

Of those 35 units, a third typically come from each of three types of courses:

  • General education courses, required of all students: They will help you explore the kinds of thinking and scholarly activity that happens across the academic world.
    Note: Transfer students coming from another college or university with 6.82 or more units of credit are exempt from the First-Year Seminar requirement.
  • Major courses: Courses that you will take to satisfy the requirements of your chosen major. Note that a course can be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements.
  • Elective courses: Those you choose because you find them interesting and valuable. (If you eventually decide to pursue multiple majors or a minor, you may take fewer elective courses.)
  • In addition, all students must complete Part 1 (online) of Alcohol Edu and register for a section of WELL 085 -Alcohol Education & Abuse Prevention Workshop. WELL 085 will meet one day in the spring semester and is zero units.

Registration Limits

Remember, most Richmond courses are worth 1 unit of credit. To be a full-time student, you must take at least 3.5 units per semester. You may take a maximum of 5.5 units in any semester. When planning for your spring schedule, please keep in mind your overall timeline to graduate and consider the transfer student residency requirement.

Preparing Your First-Semester Schedule at Richmond

When planning your schedule, remember to account for units you may earn through transfer credit from your previous institution. If you believe you will be bringing credit to Richmond for a course, do NOT register for that course for spring. GradTracker is an online program that allows students to review course history, check progress toward graduation, and plan future courses. New transfer students are encouraged to view the tutorial videos for GradTracker and use the What If function to view their major requirements and plan accordingly.

Advising

The Academic Advising Resource Center is happy to work with transfer students as soon as they start planning their schedules.

Transfer students interested in majoring in business or related fields should contact Ms. Laura Thompson, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Students in the Robins School of Business, prior to registering for courses.

Transfer students interested in majoring in the sciences and/or in pursuing careers in the health professions should contact the appropriate faculty summer advisor prior to registering for courses.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB): Dr. Krista Stenger, Biology: Dr. April Hill, Chemistry: Dr. Michelle Hamm, Math and Computer Science: Dr. Bill Ross, Physics: Dr. Matt Trawick, Pre-Health Careers: Dr. John Vaughan

Academic Advising for Transfer Students

The Academic Advising Resource Center will be available to help new transfer students through telephone advising. If you are in the Richmond area, we are also available to meet for in-person advising.

Registration Window for Transfer Students

June 5 from 9:00 a.m. through June 30 at 5:00 p.m. (Note: Registration occurs in Eastern Time.)

Once your registration window closes, you can't make any changes until Friday, August 25th at 8:00 a.m.