The Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC) is available to help you plan your spring schedule. Beginning May 28th, the AARC will begin contacting new transfer students to schedule phone or in-person advising. Transfer advising calls and meeting will run from May 28 through June 10.
Planning for Registration
Spring transfer students register early in the new year (see the New Transfer Student Checklist for dates), and they 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 fall 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. More information about the wellness graduation requirements is available on the Recreation and Wellness website.
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 fall 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.
The Academic Advising Resource Center will call each new transfer student to discuss course planning and registration for fall. These phone calls will bescheduled via email during the last week of May.
Transfer students interested in majoring in business or related fields should contact Dr. Robert Nicholson, associate dean 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 person listed below prior to registering for courses: Pre-Health Careers: Dr. John Vaughan (email@example.com); Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB): Dr. Krista Stenger (firstname.lastname@example.org); Biology: Dr. Gary Radice (email@example.com); Chemistry: Dr. Michelle Hamm (firstname.lastname@example.org); Math and Computer Science: Dr. Bill Ross (email@example.com); Physics: Dr. Con Beausang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 11 from 9:00 a.m. through July 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Once your registration window closes, you can't make any changes until new student orientation in August.