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About Registration - General Information
At RISD, most
departments preregister students into major classes and students then choose
electives and Liberal Arts on their own using WebAdvisor. Information on the First Year Program in Liberal Arts is available here. A few academic departments,
mainly Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Interior
Architecture, preregister students into some major classes and then organize
their own mini-registration systems, held just before classes begin, for selection
of advanced studios. Students must learn their department’s registration
methods and use WebAdvisor, the on-line student information system, to make
sure they are in the right classes.
operates on an early registration system. The Academic Calendar provides dates
of registration. Classes for Fall are chosen in April/May. Classes for
Wintersession are chosen in early November and classes for Spring are chosen in
early December. However, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior
Architecture and Industrial Design conduct some of their course selection just
prior to classes beginning.
on registration procedures is posted on the Registrar’s Office website. In WebAdvisor, the information is in the “News and Information”
section of the registration menu. The Registrar’s Office website contains
electronic versions of the Course Announcement and the Wintersession Catalog
along with additional information on registration.